Professionally known by her mononym, Wahu, has confessed that at much younger age, she suffered from depression and thought her life was meaningless.
The 36-year-old singer, who is married to fellow singer Nameless, revealed that she had expected to die before her 25th birthday.
The bubbly and lively Wahu narrated that her teenage years is the direct opposite what people think. On a long Facebook post which had her opening up about her life, the singer 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’.”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. Don’t believe the -ve 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.”
Thankfully, the bold singer, who is full of spirit, began her music career in 2000 and has seen not only her 25th birthday but also several years more. She has two daughters, Tumiso Nyakwea and Nyakio.