By Seyi Babalola
Concerns concerning Funke Akindele’s message about depression have been raised by Nigerians on social media.
Concerns were raised after Funke gave an impassioned viewpoint on the reality of depression and the importance of being kind to others in a tweet on Wednesday.
The Jenifa actress tweeted: “Depression is real. Please be kind to others. Yes, don’t trade your happiness with anything, but still, be humane in all you do. We are all on a journey in this world. Be conscious. Be aware. Share. Make peace. Take risks and be grateful for success and victory. Yet be aware, love, forgive, and stay happy.”
Reacting, many followers took to Funke’s comment section to express concern about her tweet, asking if she was fine.
Below are some of their tweets:
@abayomiibitunde: Hope you are doing fine, Funke? Please be fine. Be free to discuss with trustworthy folks if you need to unburden. Be fine.”
@dreychino: “Big mummy. I hope you are fine. We need you to be strong for us! Keep loving you ma.”
@now14128311: How much have you lost for the election that makes you depressed, madam? Better days ahead, and keep your head up.”
@DikeKelechi6: “I’m sending healing to everyone going through difficult times. May your burden be lessened in Christ’s name. Amen.”
@Omotolanidowu: “Many are going through a lot but don’t have the right people on their end to spill it out to, if you’re that person, please take a deep breath and say to yourself everything is going to be fine. Go out and refresh your memories. Life is too short. Please move on.”