Popular Ghanaian artiste, Kwaw Kese, has revealed depression almost ended his career in music.
In an interview on TV3’s New Day, Kwaw Kese said he struggled with depression for four months in the United States and almost quit music until God spoke to him to continue with his career.
“In 2014, after my manager was killed in cold blood and the same year I got divorced, got arrested and sent to prison, all these three things happening in one year, at a point I decided not to do music again.
“At that time, I had nobody to look up to apart from God. I was really depressed and didn’t want to do music again. I didn’t know what to do with my life but God spoke to me, I listened and I came back to Ghana and that was better.
“I was depressed for four months. I heard a voice telling me I was stronger than this and people look up to you so go back and do what you have to do”.
Explaining the motivation behind his new song ‘victory’, he said the song was a short story of his struggles in life and he intends to motivate people with songs like these.
However, he also added that he has now grown into a more responsible person after he decided to continue with his career.
“The whole album is called Victory. The song is not gospel but motivational. I think I’ve grown from the crazy Kwaw to a more responsible Kwaw now so most of my songs are like songs that are going to touch hearts to more. It’s going to inspire people to show love.
“I can’t be like the Kwaw 15 years ago now. Now I have grown, I have kids, family and people who look up to me,” he said.
By Juliana Tamatey, showbiz writer, Daily Mail GH