Many of us Envy Fame but we truly don’t know what famous people go through . Popular and Rich people get to experience more depression than the poor people. Nigerian Singer/Song writer Omah Lay went through terrible depression that almost took his life . His Album “ Boy Alone “ was recorded during the worst moment of his life . To Omah lay , his depression got worse when he slept with his Therapist . Therapist who was supposed to be helping him finally slept with him . Omah lay revealed that many people he looked up to stopped showing him love , his girlfriend broke up with him and he almost went mad . He had to get a therapist that ended up using him . He cried day and night all alone and the only way he could express his feelings was via music . He did the entire “ Boy alone album when he was depressed “ . He promised himself that , that was going to be the last time that he will cry in a song . He however overcome the depression .
Many of your favorite artistes are dying slowly 🤦🤦
Music they say is good for the soul , you can be sick and get well after listening to a particular song .You might have a heart break but a single song can make you cry it out and heal .You might have a low self esteem and after listening to a song you regain yourself. Music is healing the LISTENERS while many of the musicians suffer and die from Depression . You can’t count the number of Artistes who are on drugs or depressed why ? Music Instead of healing them kill them more .
Why do many Musicians suffer from Depression ?
You noticed someone’s Career is moving faster than yours (Note, there is always someone ) .
You become sad , you are not jealous of them but just for a fact that you are even working more than the person , it hurts you .The thoughts of it gets you depressed .
You think Someone has stolen your Show ( Worst if it’s true ) .let’s say MTN was to get you on a show worth millions and some Nigga goes ahead and change it .You lose it and next day you hear some random Artistes will be performing excluding you . This gets you depressed .You start thinking and in trying to forget , You get into Drugs and boom depression steps in .🤦🤦
Someone Dissed you ,Criticized your songs or performance negatively . Ever thought of a Case Where you do your best and people just complain ? Some criticize even when it’s good. Mr Leo sang love songs people complained , He got into Inspirational music and people say that’s not the Leo they know . He will get into Njang and they will say the same .Things like this gets an Artiste depressed . Depression kills .
Unfair Business and Record deals .
Ever signed a Record deal and tomorrow you regret it ? Signed a deal and in two years you dropped no music ? Your fans are worried and asking . Questions from left and right killing you . You feel like you should just explode but no way . Unfair deals can Plunge an Artiste into Depression .
Failures and Mistakes .
Have you ever had a great song and became a star overnight ? People loved you and played your songs everywhere and you were on every show .After some time the vibe dies down. You try your best to Bring up another hit and e no Di Waka. Everything that Comes up people call it nonsense and trash .You are losing your fans and deals .Depression steps in and deals with you . Drugs become the new solution to end your life Quick .
As a musician make sure you are unique and different. It saves you from a lot. No competition, no backstabbing and nothing . Just a small circle .