Many Nigerian Musicians Are Depressed, They’re Going Through Worst Things – Iyanya
Nigerian singer, Iyanya has revealed that many of his colleagues are depressed but pretending to be happy on social media.
Iyanya disclosed this in an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, where he recalled how he opened up about his difficulties last year on Twitter, saying that things got worse for him in 2021 because he couldn’t get booked for any event.
The singer said his tweets inspired many people because Nigerian singers fail to share the vulnerable parts of their lives, which is why a lot of them are frustrated and have no idea that others are in worse situations.
He said, “It is the reality of the game, you know. When you are out for a while coming back is even harder. Most people don’t even come back. When you come back like that you have to let people know that sharing our stories inspires so many people.
“So many people reached out to me to say ‘thank you for that tweet you made. You’ve inspired me’.
“We [artists] don’t share this [vulnerable] part of our lives. That is why so many people are frustrated not knowing that another person is going through something worse than theirs.
“A lot [of musicians are depressed]. A whole lot. The people who you see out there making you feel like things is good, they are the ones going through worst things. So, they try to make you feel like they are right. People are going through a lot. So, you have to be vulnerable with your experiences.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Iyanya recently revealed that he spent N52 million on his song “Like” featuring music stars, Kizz Daniel and Davido.