Nigerian popular comedian, producer, and actor Ayo Makun known as AY,https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/tori-60040565 shared a post advicing his colleagues in the entertainment industry to stop seeking validation from social media.
AY in his post earlier today, advised his co-celebrities to stop seeking validation from netizens. According to the comedian, the truth or lies will never make the people who genuinely love them leave.
He advised them to save themselves from depression and protect their mental health.
He went on to urge them of the need to set boundaries and be cautious of what they churn out on social media in order to avoid the prying eyes of bloggers
“We need to set boundaries and be mindful of what we share or partake on social media. Balance is key. This is a place where people fly with available information. Bloggers will forever go with any information that brings them relevance and trends. There is no respect or empathy. People seem to think the more negative positions they take, the more relevant they become,” he wrote.
AY added, “Some have become judges in issues they know little about and have through bad comments and lack of empathy, sent many to their graves. The search for validation is most often unhealthy because it gives people, especially strangers, too much power in determining one’s self-worth.”
Ayo Makun “AY” is a Nigerian actor, comedian, Radio/ TV presenter, producer, and film director and entrepreneur. He is the host of the AY live shows and AY comedy skits.