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Banky W, Ubi Franklin, Dr Gbonjubola Abiri to speak on ‘Dealing With Depression’ in A Joy Masterclass- Registration is Free | Saturday, July 28th



The benefit company focused on building a generation of happy, flourishing and fearless young Africans leveraging latest research on happiness and resilience, Joy, Inc. [] is set to host a special edition of The Joy Masterclass with the theme ‘Dealing with Depression’. This special edition of #TheJoyMasterclass holds on Saturday, 28th of July in Lagos, Nigeria.

Guests at the masterclass who will share about their experiences dealing with depression include Nigerian singer, Banky Wellington  known by the stage name Banky W, entrepreneur and music artist manager Ubi Franklin and Dr Gbonjubola Abiri, a medical doctor, consultant psychiatrist, managerial psychologist and member of Joy, Inc’s advisory council.

Depression, according to the World Health Organisation is the leading cause of disability in the world, with over 615 million people suffering from anxiety and depression. Evidences from recent nationwide polls and data gathering by Joy, Inc. with help from research partners at Yale and NOI-Polls confirm the same crisis in Nigeria. At least 7 million Nigerians have previously been reported to suffer depression.

The Joy Masterclass, hosted by Chude Jideonwo, founder of Joy, Inc. and Yale World Fellow weaves the confluence of thinking and research about happiness, human flourishing and resilience  across Psychology, Economics, Divinity and Philosophy  into practical lessons, habits and tools that help participants transform their thinking, attitudes and actions. This edition is in partnership with Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative and She Writes Woman, two internationally recognised non-profit organisations working on mental health in Nigeria.

Joy, Inc. had earlier this month embarked on a #FightDepression Media Tour across TV and radio stations to change perceptions about depression and other emotional/mental challenges.

Though free, potential attendees are advised to register for the masterclass at

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