- Ubi Franklin has reacted to the trending video of a young man, Izu, reading his suicide note hours before taking his own life
- The music boss in a lengthy Instagram post, revealed he attempted to take his life on several occasions 3 years ago
- Franklin revealed he was bullied into depression and this made him consider suicide
- He added that he got bullied again in the last two years but decided to rise above it and not allow social media to control his happiness
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The video of a young man, Izu Madubueze, reading his suicide note hours before he took his life is currently trending online leaving many social media users heartbroken and some, annoyed.
One of such people who has reacted is Triple MG boss, Ubi Franklin and he has opened up on some interesting things about his life. In his lengthy Instagram post, he revealed he attempted suicide on several occasions 3 years ago.
The father of four who stated that he was bullied into depression in the last two years but decided to rise above it all to put his happiness first and not let the opinions of strangers on the internet bother him.
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"SAD VIDEO TO WATCH - I watched this video of IZU reading out his suicide note before he took his life and I remembered doing this several times 3 years ago unsuccessfully and I am here today.
I got bullied so much on Instagram in the last two years that I started getting depressed again and this time I told myself “Ubi” who are these people talking about you? Do you know them or their families? Everyone has something they are hiding and won’t tell the public but go on social media to bully others of things that they also have done or their parents have or their brothers, sisters and friends have done."
He said he asked himself a big question, "How can you do better? " and that was how he started using his platform to speak out against the mistakes he has made in life that feel can be avoided by someone watching his lives or reading about how he has turned his dark days into brighter and beautiful days.
Stop Bullying people on social media, it’s another Pandemic on its own. You are not any perfect and you will never be. When you see people’s struggles on social media and you judge them and then forgetting how horrible you are in your own controlled reality life and how you can’t even feed, how you sleep with married men to make money or how your parents have stolen from Government to send you to school. Before you bully or criticize people, check yourself first. Suicide is never an option. I am here today because I know there is got to be more. God Bless you all and remain blessed," he added.
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The death of Izu has shone a light on social media bullying and the trend of 'cancel culture'.
The young man in the now-viral video had earlier taken to the platform to recount a bad experience with a police officer who racially profiled him and almost had him killed.
Shortly after this, he was added to a list of 'abusers' curated by a lady identified as Nanichi Anese. According to her, another lady had accused him of 'non-physical harassment'.
In the next several tweets, Izu tried to find out who the lady was so he could clear his name as he was put in the same list as other men accused of rape. However, his attempts were futile.
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In other news, a corps member from Kogi state, Bolufemi Princess Motunrayo committed suicide. She was reported to have died after drinking two bottles of sniper, a dangerous insecticide.
The lady, who hailed from Ijumu in Kogi state, was also a graduate of Banking and Finance from Prince Abubakar Audu University, Anyigba, Daily Trust reports. She was said to have committed suicide on Friday, January 10, leaving behind a suicide note, that read, “life is not worth living”.
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