Fashion consultant, Denola Adepetun, popularly known as Denola Grey has opened up on being bullied as a child, as he said kids can be a bit awful.
Many of us as kids have one or two experiences with bullies, some of us might have even been though one in school.
In a recent interview with Betty Irabor, Denola Grey talked about his battle with anxiety, what triggered it and how he was able to overcome it.
The media personality revealed that he began suffering anxiety from a young age and this anxiety developed into depression.
Denola said he believes it was triggered by the bullying he was subjected to as a child, “It got really bad in 2010. I was in Texas,” he explained.
He said he developed a distrust and fear for people and this led to excessive drinking. This continued until he decided that wasn’t the life he wanted for himself.
He started seeing a therapist in 2012 when he was meant to move back to Nigeria.
Grey disclosed that he was bullied in boarding school in Kwara state because his body was too skinny and this made his head look bigger.
He was also bullied because he wasn’t “masculine”, didn’t play sports, and all the other things boys are known to enjoy.
“In boarding school in Adesoye, my nickname for two years was Barbie. I was like 11, 12 years old. It was so mean. Kids are awful.” He said