Beverly Osu, a Nigerian actress and model, has stated that she will ride a “okada,” or commercial bike, despite pressure from her fans.
Beverly Osu, a Nigerian actress and model, has stated that she will ride a “okada,” or commercial bike, despite pressure from her followers.
In response to a query on whether or not she agrees with the idea that fans exert pressure on celebrities, Beverly Osu made the remark in an interview.
“Fans put pressure on people they want to put pressure on. I am never under pressure. The pressure that happens to me is the pressure from my loved ones, my family and myself.
I can jump on the bike right now and do what I have to do. I can dance on the street. I fought for my own freedom; I don’t want anyone to put any chip on my shoulder because I am still discovering myself.”
Speaking on health-related issues, Beverly Osu claimed that despite a rising suicide incidence among young people as a result of being overburdened, Nigerians don’t take issues relating to mental health seriously.
“Nigerians don’t take mental health seriously. It is said that when one has an emotional problem, it weakens every other organ in one’s body. Mental health is real and it is inevitable for humans.
“I have heard people say to themselves, ‘I can never be depressed’. But there are moments when one slides into a dark side or a feeling of inadequacy. There are times when one feels overwhelmed. We (Nigerians) are trying now but we cannot deny the fact that young promising youths are killing themselves every day because they are overwhelmed.”
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