Lifestyle October 03, 2018 at 05:00 pm

5 African musicians who have battled depression and aren’t shy about revealing it

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

Farida Dawkins October 03, 2018 at 05:00 pm

October 03, 2018 at 05:00 pm | Lifestyle


AKA – South Africa

Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, otherwise known as AKA, is a South African rapper and businessman.

AKA is known for being extremely introspective and candid on social media and beyond. He told Sunday Times Live, “I think the definition of an artist, to me, is someone who can be vulnerable and honest. They open themselves to anything. At the end of the day, my music has to be a reflection of my life and it just so happens that my life is under a microscope.”

Subsequently, it came as no surprise when the rapper let the cat out the bag about his romantic relationship and the end of it.

Although he doesn’t disclose the reason why he and media personality Bonang Matheba parted ways, it is speculated that the relationship ended due to the rapper’s bouts of depression.


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