Kenyan Celebrities who re-counted their Battle with Depression and Suicide
There have been very many cases of depression where a person gets to feel sadness, which is brought by different circumstances such as bad memories, losing a job, Loss of interest or pleasure in activities that you once enjoyed and other issues. Here are some of Kenyan celebrities who opened up on being suicidal and depression
The former Citizen Tv presenter narrated how she battled anxiety and depression from the age 14. She told how she used to run away from school for no reason. She also stated that she was on medication before.
“Sometimes life happens and the way you react as someone who struggles with anxiety and depression is that you can be a little extra than a regular person. I have been through some dark times,” she stated during an interview
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The former Capital FM news presenter Miss Mandi went into depression due to body weight.
“After a month of working out, I didn’t “see” any results and that bothered me just like everyone else who is starting their fitness journey. Once the first month was up, life came at me so hard I battled a mini depression. For 3 weeks, I locked myself in my house, I cried, drank and barely ate. If I had to leave the house I would put on a “brave” face. As I wallowed in my dark days, each day would call me and apart from checking up on me she would say “don’t you think if you went to the gym you’ll feel better?” I would always answer no. For those 3 weeks, the gym was the last place on my mind. I continued being in my shitty cycle,” stated
Tanzanian musician Vanessa Mdee stated that the music industry was very demonic and she made a decision to exit. She also stated that there is time when she was depressed, which led her into becoming an alcoholic.
“Trust me I used to wake up every morning questioning what the hell is this about,
why are we doing this again, a lot of people used to say to me but you are in America now, (I live in Atlanta now) and that is the Mega of Music you have the perfect opportunity, I’m gonna tell you this, and this is a note to my African stars and artistes out there, don’t chase the American dream there are too many Selinaa Gomezs out here, not yet even conceived and there is only just a few chances not to kill your dream but be great where you are, that’s the only way to do it.
They will come to you, organically no body is really giving chances to Africans like that, it’s when you shine in your space, is when the chances will come to you. Don’t kill yourself chasing the American dream,” she stated
Rapper Jackson Makini famously known as Prezzo shared some details about his life. He was forced to stay indoors a whole year and he decided to join Mungiki. After marrying Daisy in 2008, he had tough choices to make.
“At that time Daisy Mama Zari, loved Ng’echu but hated Prezzo and wanted me to stop doing music and probably be an accountant or a teacher somewhere, a carpenter…anything but not music. And I was like I spent so much time building this brand and I’m not gonna just leave it like that. So from that point onwards, I left them with that Mansion that I was living in and I took another penthouse. So for also most a year, I lost myself. For one year, I used to have my bodyguard bringing me food, bringing me whatever I need in the house, I never left the house for a whole year. I was like I was in a house arrest and slowly getting into depression,” stated Prezzo.