It hurt to read negative comments about my experience – BBNaija’s star, Kayvee

Former BBNaija Season Shine Ya Eye housemate Ololade Gbolahan, popularly knowns as Kayvee, has revealed after seeing negative comments about him regarding his mental health.

Kayvee made this disclosure in a statement via his official Instagram handle in celebration of World Mental Health Awareness Day noting that it was a lack of adequate knowledge about mental health.

He wrote, “It hurt to read negative comments about my experience, but I then realised that the real problem is people’s limited knowledge about mental health. Mental health is simply how a person is faring with their psychological and emotional well-being.

“The @bigbronaija show was a once in a lifetime opportunity and one I will always be grateful for. Although I intended to go far, when I noticed something wasn’t right with my emotional well-being, I did the best thing for myself by seeking help. I chose my well-being.”

Kayvee opted to leave the Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye house after he battled with his mental health in his second week on the show.

The 26-year-old photographer also noted that the support he got from people around him helped him to get back on his feet.

He also stated the importance of celebrating the event, saying, “#WorldMentalHealthDay is a chance to talk about the importance of mental health, recognise the signs, triggers and getting help. Never be afraid to seek help. #FreeYourMind

“Recovering was easier because I had my support network around me— family, friends, #KayVeeFC and well-wishers who uplifted me with their words,” Kayvee added.