Somizi has been more open and vulnerable to his community online about feelings and mental health awareness. While we are used to Somizi displaying his cushy lifestyle he does take time to be real with his followers and discuss real issues.
Last Thursday he took to his Instagram to have a follow-up on an Instagram video that he did on Tuesday. The socialite and celebrity chef got onto an Instagram live all sweaty from the gym wishing his loyal followers a happy Thursday. He narrates how he got a DM after his recent IG tv video from a woman who was about to commit suicide.
“I decided to go through my DMs. Thank you for trusting and sharing your stories. There’s one person who said she was five minutes from committing suicide.”
“She decided to go through Instagram and thanked me. She said that I was on time,”
“I’m glad that I’m not selfish and I share. I hope that my stories will encourage you, even when I am going through the most,”
His Tuesday Instagram video was in his words him hitting two birds with one stone, he spoke about a heavy topic but managed to keep it light-hearted by doing what he is good at cooking in this video he made a delicious cooled ginger concoction In the second part of the video Somizi touched on some serious issues, one of them reminding his followers that they are not alone in their problems.
Sharing that people are going through lots of situations such as depression, anxiety and relationship problems. He emphasised that his followers are not alone even Somizi in all his fabulosity is dealing with his load of issues. He reminds them that things do have a way of turning around.
In the follow-up IGTV video, he took a moment to reflect on one of his fans who came across his videos when they were going through a dark time, in a private DM the fan claimed that Somizi’s inspirational video ultimately kept her from ending her life, this is one of many DMS and interactions the inspirational celebrity comes across on a daily basis. He encouraged his followers to spread messages and words of hope to others in their own lives who might be going through a difficult time.