I Nearly took my life – Mocheddah

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I Nearly took my life - Mocheddah
I Nearly took my life – Mocheddah

Nigerian rapper and singer, Modupe-Oreoluwa Oyeyemi Ola, known by her stage name as Mocheddah has revealed that she suffered depression, due to hostility and hate in the music industry.

In a recent interview with DANG MONOLOGUE, Mocheddah opens up on her battles, and how she almost took her life.

She said: “I was coming from a naive, God-fearing family and I went into the world of adults and I was thrown into a jungle and people did not care if I was 16, they attacked me.

“The industry was hostile. I would be performing and they would turn off my microphone because the A-list artist doesn’t like me. I didn’t know there was hate. I never knew hate.

“There was one day I looked at my Mum and told her ‘you taught me everything about love but you did not teach me to hate’. I don’t know why she did not, but the truth is there is hate in the world, so I went into the industry thinking everybody loved everybody. I didn’t understand that hate”.

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She also spoke about how she won the Channel O Music Award and how her name was dragged because of the award.

She stated: “The day I won the Channel O award, that was around when Twitter came out and people I knew started dragging me online.

“People started asking why I won the award, people starting questioning me and carrying stories around me.

“How do I meet a legend and I kneel down to say hi to her and she is like ‘Get off me’, a woman I have looked up to for years, the industry was hostile”.

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She further said, when she left her record label, Knighthouse, people did not want to hear her side of the story, which broke her, leading to depression.

She said: “What broke me was that when I left my label. People chose to pick sides and obviously it wasn’t mine.

“I felt as if I had failed, especially because I had thought that business will pick up. They had so much hate for me.

“They started bad-mouthing me to people, to companies, to producers, so I was kind of blacklisted. They wanted to do everything in their power to ruin me and I felt God forsook me, sadness consumed me.

“I googled ‘there is this darkness inside me’ and I saw a lot of people had it, they were talking about depression.

“The only reason I did not kill myself, first, I didn’t know how I will kill myself. I thought about it so many times. I thought of drowning myself in third Mainland bridge, at times I wanted it to be quick, so I will be praying that God should just kill me.

“All I had to do was understand that as long as I was at peace with this person, every other thing will be OK. I live to be happy.”

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Published on: November 29, 2018. at: 11:26

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