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Nigerian Celebrities Are Depressed And Smiling – Ubi Franklin

Ubi Franklin and his son

Ubi Franklin and his son

Popular media personality, Ubi Franklin has come out to say that the most depressed people in Nigeria today are our celebrities.

He recently revealed that too many celebs deal with lots of problems that they never share, and these problems end up destabilizing them.

According to him, issues ranging from finance, health, low self-esteem, cyberbullying and public perception/expectation ruin our popular figures on a daily basis, but they always prefer to cover it up with a smile.

He added that even artistes that struggle to release hit songs go through tough times mentally.

His words, “The most depressed people in Nigeria are your favorite celebrities, we all want to keep that front that we are doing ok, some struggles they don’t tell you range from, Financial, health , low self esteem, cyber bullying and public perception/expectations , no hit song ETC.”

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Ubi Franklin, born Ubi Ekapong Ofem, is a Nigerian music artist manager, Entrepreneur, TV show host and the founder of record label Made Men Music Group (Triple MG).

Ubi Franklin was born in Cross River State, Nigeria on 2nd February 1986. He is the 11th of 15 children. He had his primary and secondary education in Calabar, after which he studied law at the University Madonna Nigeria.

On November 1, 2015, Ubi Franklin married Lilian Esoro. Their son, was born on 17 July 2016. Presently, he has four children, three daughters and a son. Franklin admitted that from July 2016 to March 2017, he struggled to overcome bouts of depression which almost led him to commit suicide.

Franklin is also a public speaker. He was a speaker at the Youth Enterprise Conference organized by Nairabet’s founder,Otunba Akin Alabi. He also shared stage with chairman of First Bank, Ibukun Awosika, and Veteran Nollywood Actor Richard Mofe Damijo at the Hub Business Conference organized by Commonwealth of Zion Assembly.


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