Filmmaker, Niyi Akinmolayan and actor/musician, Banky W engaged in a war of words over depression and suicide days ago.
Recall, Niyi who directed The Wedding Party 2 shared a post on his Instagram page in which he stated that some people just might have committed suicide because they are done with the world and not out of depression.
He shared his opinion about suicide in the wake of the death of two international celebrities, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdian who both committed suicide days apart.
Banky W felt Niyi’s opinion on suicide was disgusting and shouldn’t have been aired as it was very insensitive to the families and loved ones the suicide victims left behind.
Niyi, on the other hand is insisting that suicide victims should not be painted in a bad light when they are gone because some of them might have just taken the decision in good faith.
See their exchanges below:
Afterwards, Banky W took down his post, saying he was giving attention to what he considered an insensitive and heartless way to state an opinion.
He shared the below:
Now, Banky W has shared hotlines for people going through depression who need someone to talk to following his recent spat with filmmaker, Niyi Akinmolayan over their different views on people who commit suicide.
According to him, ‘If you’re battling depression in Nigeria, and need someone to talk to, please try these numbers’.