I was depressed and locked myself in a room when I was approaching 40 – Okyeame Kwame reveals

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Okyeame Kwame has openly acknowledged that he faced a period of depression as he approached the age of forty.

In an interview with Kwame Dadzie on Joy Prime, he revealed that his distress stemmed from the pressure he felt to produce more hit songs and keep up with the fierce competition in the music industry.

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During this time, he confessed to feeling a strong inclination to be alone and even disregarded phone calls from others.

According to him, he discovered solace when he developed a deep appreciation for nature.

He claims he found solace and escaped the depression by immersing himself in the wonders of the natural world.

This newfound interest sparked his passion for climate change issues, leading him to actively support various initiatives aimed at addressing this global concern.

In his own words…

When I was turning 40, I became depressed. I didn’t like my life. So I stayed in doors for almost a year. I didn’t release an album, I didn’t pick any calls. I stayed in-doors for almost a year reflecting.

And after I came out of that depression, I realized that most of the things that depressed me (the way the society sees me, where I wanted my music to get to that it wasn’t getting to, the insatiable desire to become number one, the urge that I have to compete) all those are things are things that become a part of consumerism. They are things that will cause one to do things without considering the feeling of others without considering the feelings of the universe,” 

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