Depression Killing Creatives in our Industry - Kumi Guitar
Artiste, Kumi Guitar, laments the sorry state of creative celebrities due to the unending wave of depression
Kumi Guitar has said that most creatives in the Ghanaian entertainment industry are currently slowly dying from depression.
He explained that the ones who aren't dying from it are having to deal with it heavily, privately, in their closets.
The artiste claimed that not everyone has the grace to handle depression-like himself and a few others.
“Maybe because God has granted me the grace to handle my issues doesn’t mean I am a better man than whoever is not able to handle theirs,” he said.
This he said to Accra-based Happy FM in an interview.
Kumi Guitar's career took a nosedive after Nana Appiah Mensah’s company MenzGold was closed down.
This enough is a valid cause of depression, he said.
“If I do not share my issues on social media, that doesn’t mean I am fine. I may be dealing with issues in my own small corner. We all have issued”.
“Some people might not open up about their issues on social media, but you will marvel when you meet them and they tell you some of the things they’re handling and keeping to themselves,”
“We are all different and definitely our reaction to issues will be different as well.” he maintained.
He recently said that that trials and tribulations are part and parcel of an artiste's lifespan.
According to him, a musician cannot avoid trials and tribulations while climbing up in the Ghanaian music industry.
"If you’re an artist, in all, this makes you. Whether it comes good or bad, it is up to you to turn it into a positive vibe for yourself. If you take things negatively before you’d know it, you’d be saying or doing things that you shouldn’t be doing,”