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Comedian AY advises celebrities to stop seeking validation from social media users

"We need to set boundaries and be mindful of what we share or partake on social media. Balance is key," he wrote.

Ayo Makun [Instagram/AyComedian]

Nigerian comedian, film producer, and actor Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY, has shared strong advice with his colleagues in the entertainment industry.

AY advised his celebrities to stop seeking validation from netizens. According to the comedian, the truth or lies will never make the people who genuinely love them leave.

He advised them to save themselves from depression and protect their mental health.

In his words, "It’s time to stop seeking validation from social media. No matter the truth or lies about you or your personality. Those who love u still love u. Save yourself from depression, protect your mental health. Connect, spend time with, and build relationships with real people in your life."

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He wrote that there is a need to set boundaries and be cautious of what they churn out on social media in order to avoid the prying eyes of bloggers.

"We need to set boundaries and be mindful of what we share or partake on social media. Balance is key. This is a place where people fly with available information. Bloggers will forever go with any information that brings them relevance and trends. There is no respect or empathy. People seem to think the more negative positions they take, the more relevant they become," he wrote.

AY added, "Some have become judges in issues they know little about and have through bad comments and lack of empathy, sent many to their graves. The search for validation is most often unhealthy because it gives people, especially strangers, too much power in determining one’s self-worth."

AY is a Nigerian actor, comedian, radio and TV presenter, producer, and film director. He is the host of the AY live shows and AY comedy skits.

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