Banky W depression
Banky W. Source: Instagram.

Nigerian artiste Banky W has addressed the issue of depression at a master-class event themed “Dealing With Depression”.

The singer, who has been open about his experience with depression, said those living with depression should talk to someone about it.

Banky urged them to imbibe “love yourself enough to try” attitude towards life.

Other speakers at the event included Triple MG boss Ubi Franklin, Gbonjubola Abiri, a psychiatrist, medical doctor and member of Joy, Inc.’s advisory board, and Gbemisola Ogunrinde, a psychologist and member of the Central Working Committee at Joy, Inc

Banky said, “No one is immune to depression, so as long as you have a brain, you can succumb to it. Some people are vulnerable due to their biological condition, or any other facet, which many therapists have to look out for.

“It can also be a combination of different factors, so it becomes necessary that to address the issue, every professional needs to find out the source of the problem.”

Ogunrinde, then, said that “victims of depression need to open up and talk to people – that way, it becomes easy to identify the problem”.