LAGOS, Nigeria; 24th July 2018


Joy, Inc. is set to host a special edition of The Joy Masterclass – with the theme ‘Dealing with Depression’ on Saturday, July 28, 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria.

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.

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.

According to the World Health Organisation, despression is the leading cause of disability in the world, with over 615 million people suffering from anxiety and depression. Evidences from recent nation-wide poll 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.

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.

Joy, Inc. [] is the benefit company focused on building a generation of happy, flourishing and fearless young Africans leveraging the latest research on happiness and resilience.

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


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