- Motivational speaker Oyemyyke has encouraged men to speak out
- Oyemyyke said that many men are depressed because they cannot express how they feel
- In his post on social media, the motivational speaker said men are allowed to be weak
Motivational speaker Abisoye Michael, popularly known as Oyemyyke, is encouraging men to speak out and stop hiding their emotions.
Many men find it hard to express their feelings because society defines them by their strength and the ability to hold it all in, but Oyemyyke says that the narrative has to be changed.
The motivational speaker took to his social media page to note that a lot of men are depressed because the society tells them not to talk too much.
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Oyemykke explained that many men send him messages about what they are going through and they tell him that they cannot talk to anyone about it. According to him, it is so bad that they cannot even tell their wives how they feel because they see it as a weakness.
Encouraging men to stop conforming to the standards of the society, Oyemykke said that they are allowed to feel weakly.
He said: "The community tells them to take it in, you are a man. It is time to change the narrative. It is time for all the fragile masculinity shields to go in the bin. If you are a man, and you’re feeling weak, you are allowed to feel weak. You are allowed to be broke, don’t let them kill you."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a viral video showed a thoughtful husband encouraging his wife during labour. The thoughtful husband showed her a series of notes he wrote as a way of encouraging her. The notes reveal their eventful journey through their marriage, which made for an emotional viewing experience.
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