Kenyan award-winning singer Wahu shared the lowest point of her life when she had depressing thoughts to commit suicide.
She said, “When I was 19, I suffered from depression. I thought my life was meaningless. I thought I was such a failure and a massive disappointment to my parents.
I wanted to do myself (and the world) a Favor and just die. I remember walking past my dad’s medicine cabinet and just thinking how easy it would be to just “end this”.
Born Rosemary Wahu Kagwi, she is professionally known by her mononym, Wahu, as a Kenyan singer-songwriter, former fashion model, actress and entrepreneur.
The inaugural recipient of the MTV Africa Music Awards 2008 for Best Female Artist category continued, “I remember thinking that I would never live to celebrate my 25th birthday, and if I did, I’d be nuts. Like literally a Mathare case.
Looking back now all I can say is the devil is a liar!! Look at ALL what he didn’t want me to enjoy! A career that I love, a family I adore, and an opportunity to encourage so so many young people.”
The Pearl of Africa Music Awards, Chaguo La Teeniez Awards and Kisima Music Awards winner added, “Don’t believe the negative whispers that sink you into depression. Don’t believe them at all.
You have to know that your future is absolutely bright. And the bigger your struggle appears to be, the greater your future is. So give thanks even in times of hardship because success and happiness is just around the corner.
I love you all, and wish you all the very best that life has to offer.’’
Wahu is married to the Kenyan award-winning musician, Nameless and the couple have two daughters.
The ex-model dedicated her hit single “Sweet Love” to one of her daughters.