I’ve Never Experienced Depression – Korede Bello
Nigerian singer Olukorede ‘Korede‘ Bello has spoken about depression.
He said that he has never experienced depression.
According to TheNation, the 27-year-old entertainer said he only knew about depression based on its definition, though he is deeply involved with advocating for mental health.
Best known for his hit single “Godwin”, a semi-gospel and pop song which became a national anthem and topped many music charts across Nigeria, Bello suggested he sometimes had to deal with waves of emotion.
He noted that he tries everything possible to safeguard his internal environment from being impacted adversely.
Speaking in an interview with TheCable, he said: “I advocate for mental health but I don’t know what depression is.
“When I say I don’t know what depression is doesn’t mean I don’t know what the theoretical definition is. I don’t know what it means to say I’m depressed.
“I know that there are times when I go through some waves of emotion, I just try to protect my internal environment as much as I can.
“There will be times where obviously things do not go as you expect. I’m proactive with my mental health so I don’t let myself get to that place because it probably will be really bad if I ever get there.”