Fast-rising Nigerian singer, Olakira, recently shared his journey of transitioning from being a gospel artist to pursuing secular music.
In an interview with TVC, Olakira revealed that he faced challenges in his church when he was expelled for being involved with four female members.
The expulsion took a toll on his mental health, leading to a period of depression. In order to overcome it, he sought therapy and made the decision to transition into secular music to find a new path.
Olakira acknowledged his past experiences and admitted to having relationships with choir members while he was a gospel artist. He expressed regret for his actions and recognized the impact they had on his reputation within the church community.
The singer also opened up about his upbringing, mentioning that he was raised by a single mother and feels more comfortable around women than men.
It is important to note that another Nigerian artist, Omah Lay, recently made headlines after disclosing personal struggles related to depression. Omah Lay revealed that he had an affair with his therapist, which further worsened his depression.
He also mentioned feeling a sense of abandonment from people he once looked up to and experiencing doubt, disrespect, and hate from others.
Both Olakira and Omah Lay’s stories highlight the challenges and personal struggles that artists may face in their careers, as well as the importance of mental health support and seeking professional help.