Teebillz – businessman, manager and husband to Tiwa Savage – has been putting up some very dark and disturbing posts and images on his Instagram account all morning.
Of course, the English and grammar errors on the posts made me think perhaps this was a hack job – and indeed the posts have just 2 minutes ago disappeared from his page – but they all seemed to allude to being driven to the wall by his #IfIStartToTalk singer wife and her family, her mother in particular.
In the midst of all of the noise, there was a lot of scandal being thrown, accusations of Tiwa sleeping with this, that and the other, and deep-seated family issues with resentment aimed both at his father and her side of the family.
Teebillz did, however, allude to feelings of despondence, using images from suicide sites and saying goodbye to his children and the world in general in several posts.
This concerns us here at Viva Naija the most. There is a man at his wits’ end (for the sake of argument. I fully expect the ‘hacked’ excuse to start flying) and the way the Nigerian audience responds is the EXACT reason why we keep our weaknesses to ourselves and mental illness flourishes.
These are just a few of the ‘sympathetic’ responses the man’s cry got:
And because nothing is sacred and we feel we can meme the heck out of anything:
If a man has funds at his disposal, exposure and access to medical care abroad, and still gets treated this way when he is drowning, what happens to Iya Taibat? And Mama Paulinus? And Papa Emeka?
We need to change. People are hurting and hurting badly.
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