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I battled depression for so long until I couldn’t anymore – Ayeni Adekunle reveals as he steps down as CEO of ID Africa

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Ayei Adekunle, a renowned Nigerian media entrepreneur and PR consultant, has revealed his battle with depression while also announcing his exit from one of his companies, ID Africa.

Via a  statement shared on his official Instagram account this morning, Ayeni wrote;

Year 2018: 166% group revenue growth. Over 300% increase in staff compensation. Dotun finished second masters with distinction and kicked off PhD. But I missed my retirement target, struggled with depression, and finally decided this entrepreneurship thing is not worth dying for.

Now learning to ‘live a little’, to start watching movies and listening to music again, pulling back from day to day at BHM where I now no longer have an office, and acquiring more Orara and Onobrakpeya. Maybe my first Ehikhamenor too!

I’ve spent every day of my life, since I left secondary school, doing all I can to change my story; using my skills and talents to escape poverty, to change my life, change the world around me, and help as many people as I can.

It’s been a long journey from when I first registered a business name in 2006, from when I operated from my work station inside my Akute flat; from when I squatted in friends’ offices, and couldn’t hire any staff.

But it’s still a long journey to where we want to be: one of the most successful organisations from this part of the world, using a deep understanding of media, marketing communications, and technology, to make people happier, companies better, and the world smarter.

We open a new chapter today, on the journey towards accomplishing that mission, with a strategic business combination (ID Africa + NET Newspapers), and the appointment of Mr. Femi Falodun who will take over from me as CEO of ID Africa.

We’re still a very small organisation. We have never received any investment, enjoyed any significant bank support, or partnership. But our dreams are big.

And it’s beginning to unravel, thanks to the passionate young people who work here, to the clients and partners who believe in us, to friends and acquaintances who continue to bring opportunities our way, and to all the geniuses and giants in media, marketing and technology whose inventions and innovation continue to show us that it is indeed possible.

We will now proceed to spend the next 5 years aggressively plotting the future of our business here and in other markets.

How does one do that, without compromising health, family, soul, and life?

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Entertainment: Top 5 Trending Stories Of The Week

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InformationNigeria Top 5 trending stories of the week

Below is a recap of some of the trending stories that you might have missed during the course of the week.

Kindly click on the links to read up on the stories.

Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, Rema, Others ominated for 2020 MOBO Awards (Full List)

Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, Rema, Others ominated for 2020 MOBO Awards (Full List)

Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, Rema

Seven Nigerian artistes, including Burna Boy, Wizkid and Tiwa Savage have made the UK’s MOBO Awards 2020 nomination list.

Burna Boy Snags 2021 Grammy Nomination

Burna Boy

Burna Boy

Afro-fusion Nigerian artist, Burna Boy, has received another nomination at the 63rd Grammys scheduled to hold in January 2021.

Davido Gifts Fan N1M For Creating A Video On His 28th Birthday

Davido

Davido

Nigerian musician, David Adeleke, professionally known as Davido, has rewarded a lucky fan with the sum of one million naira for creating a video of his hit songs on his 28th birthday, November 21, 2020.

BBNaija’s Kiddwaya, Erica Arrive In Sierra Leone; Susan Waya Asks Fans To Pray For Them

BBNaija’s Erica, Kiddwaya Throw Jabs At Each Other On Twitter

Erica, Kiddwaya

Ex-BBNaija housemate, Kiddwaya and Erica arrived in Sierra Leone on Friday for the eviction party of the country’s reality TV show, Housemate Salone.

Alleged Abortion: ‘I Am Not A Murderer’ -Ultimate Love Star, Rosie Says In Touching Video

Rosie and Kachi

Rosie and Kachi

Ultimate Love reality star, Rosemary Afuwape, popularly known as Rosie, has left her fans reeling after she bared it all in a touching video.

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‘It Made Me Understand That I Wasn’t Respected’ – Reekado Banks Finally Speaks On Wizkid’s Insult

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Reekado Banks at HotFm

Nigerian singer, Reekado Banks has finally opened up on how he felt after his colleague, Wizkid publicly humiliated him on social media a few weeks ago.

Information Nigeria recalls that Wizkid slammed the singer after he took to his Twitter page to promote a song they both worked while the #EndSARS protests was still on-going.

The ‘Joro’ crooner called his colleague a fool and also told him to delete his post down.

Reekado Banks, however, did not respond and he yanked off the song from his album tracklist.

Speaking on the issue for the first time officially, the singer said during an interview on HOT 93.3 FM in Lagos that he felt very disrespected.

Read Also: Reekado Banks Trashes His Song With Wizkid After He Called Him A Fool

In his words;

“It made me understand that I wasn’t respected as much as I thought som it’s like I dey my lane then”, he told the host.

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‘Not Everyone Who Dies Is A Good Person’ – Kemi Olunloyo

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‘You Are Practicing Witchcraft If You Attend Church Vigils’ - Journalist Kemi Olunloyo

Controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, has stated that she has refused to mourn some people who died in 2020 for the fact that they were terrible people when they were alive.

Taking to her official Twitter page, the self-proclaimed investigative journalist says that it is not compulsory to respect the dead if the said dead was not a good person when alive.

Read AlsoCNN stole my Investigation On Lekki Tollgate Shooting”: Kemi Olunloyo

In her words:

“Stop that stupid line. ‘Respect the dead’. FOR WHAT? They didn’t ask for ur respect. 90% of dead people were removed by God for a reason. This 2020, some of the worst people in my life DIED. God fought for me while they made my life miserable. I’m not mourning them Everybody dies”

See her tweet below:

Olunloyo’s tweet

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