A Nigerian Twitter influencer simply identified as Tunde has allegedly committed suicide — less than 24 hours after posting that he was in dire need of money.
Tunde, better known as Tuneri, had taken to the microblogging platform on Tuesday to seek financial help.
“I need money like mad, Jesus,” he had written in a terse post which has over 2,000 likes and more than 900 retweets as of the time of this report.
I need money like mad, JesusAdvertisement
— Tunde (@Tuneri__) March 9, 2021
According to his friends on Twitter, Tunde battled depression due to lack of money before taking his own life.
While TheCable Lifestyle is yet to independently confirm Tunde’s demise, a lady who claimed to be his girlfriend narrated how she got the tragic news.
What is Tuneri's password?
Me: Ask him nau, is everything okay?
Jide: I need to unlock his phone, he is deadAdvertisement
Me: Please stop joking
*Also me * Proceeds to call my bobo's phone and the voice wasn't his.
— I Bake Cakes (Onícake) in Lagos (@ttolaa_) March 10, 2021
The development has since ignited mixed reactions on the social media platform with many users expressing their different views.
Some users on Twitter also stressed the need for people to always check on their friends.
“Tunde took his life out of depression, only God knows how long he has been trying to hold up! For a young man like him to fight and give up means he’s been holding up for a long time. We always tell men to speak up but the question is ‘when they speak up who would listen?” a user queried.
“Tunde said he needed help, he called a few folks . But the they respond? No they probably thought it was one of those normal gist. To think that he was a media personality baffles me where all his colleagues will think all is going well with him…” another user wrote.
On his Twitter bio, the influencer revealed that he lost his old account at one million followers.
Here’s what others had to say:
Omo, seems Tunde was an amazing guy going by all the tributes
It's not a time for think pieces
Let's pray for his family and loved ones at this very difficult time. 😢
Rest well big man
— Cinderella Man (@Osi_Suave) March 11, 2021
The death of Tuneri is just another day to put this here again… How guys really really need to start uplifting each other because we are all we've got!!! I mean how Tunde tweeted he needed money yet no help came through. Sad!
May God comfort his family and his girlfriend Tola pic.twitter.com/72Sum8tpGz
— 👨🏽 King One X 🙌🏽 (@MrOneXMind) March 11, 2021
No offence bah but people are quite hypocritical. Dude killed himself because he needed money, I'm sure he has guys who could wrap up 100-200k for him or his close follower's but no, it's now that he's dead, they are saying 'Tunde No'
No what exactly.
Do better abeg.
— Fejiro • Warri based chef • Extraordinaire (@chef_fej) March 11, 2021
Tunde committed Suicide due to Depression, its beyond Wicked & Insensitive to use his name to trend your Business tbh. You can always talk about your business but leave a Dead Person out of it 👌
— Odogwu 👑 (@Daddy_Nomso) March 11, 2021
Going through tunde’s TL, while he was in need badly, he was still praying and encouraging other people in the same situation. Rest well tunde.
— Dr PamPam | Omo Iya Ologi (@UnclePamilerin) March 11, 2021
RIP To Tunde. This depression of a thing is real and it can result to anything if care is not taken or expectations are not met. I’m also in this state honestly but mine is not directly related to money.
— Shobaba (@femzy190) March 11, 2021
— Dr Dave (@Doprime) March 11, 2021
We all keep saying suicide isn’t an option Buh treat people like it’s an option.
Suicide doesn’t end the chances of life getting worse, it eliminates the possibility of it ever getting any better.
— BLackBErry 👑 (@thebusayour) March 11, 2021
This is so heartbreaking. Men go through a lot of pain and unfortunately we internalize the struggles so we don’t bother others. We need to open up and hear each other out more often and help where we can.
Rest In Peace Tunde (Tuneri) and may God have mercy on your soul. 💔🙏🏾
— ✨👑 DaddyMØ👑✨✊🏾 (@therealdaddymo1) March 11, 2021
Please, encouraging people not to commit suicide is something, let them know they'll loose an opportunity to be better and again suicide is a pathway to hell, the thought of going to hell after suffering on Earth again 💔…#saynotosuicide
It's so painful 😢😢😭😭.
— 🇳🇬🇳🇬 001 of Nigeria 🇳🇬🇳🇬 (@Oladunmoye_) March 11, 2021
In 2017 I almost took my own life, tunde was one of the people that checked on me.
2021, he’s dead!
Sigh! I wish he could’ve used the strength he gave me on that day.
— 🌸 Orgasm.NG 🌸 |#EndSars (@orgasmdotng) March 11, 2021
Honestly for a guy to survive this period, he needs to be able to open up to either his parents, his friends or his woman, sadly nobody listens until they can’t take it anymore and go.
— Mr. Marshall (@Neo_Marshall) March 11, 2021
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