Days after revealing that he had been suffering from a strange illness for over 2 years, Deyemi Okanlawon, a Nollywood actor and brand influencer, has advised his fellow men to pause and learn to think about themselves too so as to take care of themselves even as providers.
The talented thespian took to his Twitter account to reveal that men never choose to be providers, so the whole burden of providing for the family should be paused sometimes. This is to enable men to think and take care for themselves, including their physical and mental health.
According to him, this can also be done by visiting therapists and having alone time.
Here’s what he tweeted;
“Fellow Nigerian men PLEASE take care of your physical and mental health. You didn’t choose your gender or the label of PROVIDER so abeg no kill yourself.
Take off time from chasing those cheques and reward yourself with some quality ALONE time. Get yourself regular medical check ups – there are several things we men need looked at. Find time to speak regularly to a therapist. Trust me you don’t want to be a statistic.
Las las rent, school fees, food money, utility bills, etc will always be there and will be sorted whether you’re dead or alive. If you no meet up tell them say na owe you owe you no kee pesin! God help us all”.