Betty Bayo is among the latest line of celebrities to speak about the tough battle with depression. The Kenyan gospel artiste opened up on her battle with depression and had some counselling words for Kenyans who might be undergoing it.
The lady who was married to controversial Pastor, Victor Kanyari explained her struggles on her YouTube channel. She said;
‘Someone might ask if I have ever been depressed and I would say, yes I have. I knew I was depressed after I attended a wedding only to realize that I had worn slippers. I had not combed my hair nor had I applied lotion on myself.
in my mind, I knew that before I left home I had planned on attending a wedding but I did not plan on attending while looking unkempt.’
But thankfully the singer had some great news to share with her fans and followers. She added;
‘Thankfully I overcame my depression, with time I will open up on what drove me there in the first place and how I overcame that phase.’
Other Kenyan celebs who have also said that they have suffered depression are;
Annitah Raey – The Hot 96 presenter sunk into depression after a rape ordeal at Jevanjee Gardens after she ran away from home due to the harsh nature of her mother
Joey Muthengi – The Voice of America correspondent has battled depression and anxiety since the age of 14.
Mejja – The Kansoul member Mejja battled depression after his wife left with his child while he was away on a business meeting.
Pierra Makena – The ‘Beat Box Live’ DJ went through depression at the worst time ever, during her pregnancy.
Grace Ekirapa – The Crossover 101 TV host tried committing suicide in Class 8 and once again in Form 3 after suffering from depression.