“The fault in our stars”. This is an American phrase that is used to warn people who admire celebs above all else to remember that everyone has some skeletons they are/have been fighting.
The phrase can be used to describe any Kenyan celebrity that we have among us. And it even isn’t a dig to say as much as human beings in every part of the world have shared experiences that mirror each other.
Yesterday, Kenyan songbird Wahu Kagwi decided to remind us of the veracity of this statement by peeling back the onion that is herself, showing that even those who burn bright also have issues like most of us do.
In a post on Instagram, the musician has for the first time disclosed that she had self-esteem issues as a teenager. The mother of 2 remarked that she never thought she would amount to anything in life and she felt ugly and unintelligent.
That was not all, the chocolate beauty narrated that she would assure her 17-year-old self that everything would eventually be fine if she could go back in time;
“As a teenager and into my early twenties, I had terrible self-esteem issues. I felt ugly, unintelligent and unworthy of being loved. I never thought I’d amount to anything much in life. I wish I could go back in time and tell 17 year old wahu that everything’s gonna be more than ok. That God is on her side and she will overcome,” she said.
The singer who started doing gospel a few years ago was sharing her story in an attempt to motivate and encourage young people who might be going through different challenges in life, noting that God’s love is unconditional and nothing can stop it from reaching anyone.
“I don’t know who needs to hear this but don’t believe the lies the devil will throws your way. Gods got you young girl…Gods got you young man. And there’s nothing like being worthy of God’s love..no..his love is unconditional. It knows no religion, no “I’m good or I’m bad”…no “I don’t deserve good things to happen to me”…no. And the bigger your test the bigger your testimony,” said Wahu Kagwi.
Say what you will but the singer has done well for herself not only in her successful solo career. Her personal life has also been a boon to her with her 15-year marriage to Nameless blessing them with two beautiful girls and wonderful memories.