The inside story of Nigerian poet, Adeleke Rachel Tioluwani who committed suicide

Recently a lot has been happening around the Nigerian literary space following the death of a Nigerian poet, Adeleke Rachel Tioluwani who committed suicide after weeks of battling depression.


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Series of unverified news has been flying around as regard Rachel’s death. However, a close friend to the deceased and insider has shared some information surrounding the victim’s life before her sudden death. One thing remains valid: she died following a battle with depression.

Adeleke Rachel Tioluwani

According to, Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems.

Recently, Ideal Health NG published an article, 9 natural and healthy ways to handle depression on our mental health catalogue following series of depression cases that has been reportedly rampant among young Nigerians intellects.

Adeleke Rachel Tioluwani (loves being called Richie) was a Nigerian poet who had one way or the other contributed to the Nigerian literary scene with her brilliant art.

On the 21st of April, 2020, the news of her death broke out through a series of Facebook posts made by her friend, Solomon Sebastine as a tribute. Since then, there has been a lot of questions concerning how she died and the background story of what her life was right before she decided to take her own life.

An older friend, Susan Banjo Oladosu has however shared details of her conversation with the deceased followed by her own side of the truth. Find in embedded post below:

Adeleke Rachel Tioluwani is gone, just the same way Nigerian poet, Chukwuemeka Akachi and 4 other Nigerian writers and students had committed suicide in 2019.

Ideal Health NG will continue to advocate against depression. And in our own little way, we will keep dishing out informing and resourceful articles regarding the topic in question.

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