CEO TrippleMG Ubi Franklin, dazed his fans on Thursday when he revealed that he almost took his own life.
Franklin in a statement posted on his Instagram page disclosed how he struggled to overcome the pangs of depression that nearly made him commit suicide.
He noted that during that period, his life took a turn for the worse and he practically lost control of his actions.The record label owner said he was in such a bad shape emotionally that he paid regular visits to the hospital in search of a cure for his depression.
Franklin added that when his depression got out of hand,he decided to indulge himself by purchasing a state-of-the art car that he had always dreamed of. But the plan failed.
The respected showbiz personality said his real cure came when he finally realized that he was carrying a “baggage” and all that he needed to do was pray his way out of depression
Hear him: “I was quite depressed and it became so bad that my life began to deteriorate so much that I literally couldn’t eat nor sleep and other members of my family and my close friends became really scared.
“I had thought that the depression would stop at this point, but, to my dismay, it didn’t. Even after I finished paying for my mortgage, it grew worse.
“I was so scared and all I kept saying and asking myself was ‘Who will take care of my son? I got home and started acting in a funny manner. My security guard had already turned on the generator. I screamed at him to turn it off that I needed some peace and quiet. I was in that dark house all by myself and everything was falling part.”
Admonishing his fans, friends and colleagues to fight depression with prayers, he wrote:“Brothers and sisters, I want to admonish you today to pray fervently. Don’t let anything or the Devil to break you. I assure you that some things won’t matter after some time.”
Ubi Franklin’s depression must have been triggered by the breakup of his marriage to Nollywood actress Lilian Esoro and his separation from long-time friend and business partner ,Inyanya.