MzVee complains about low depression awareness in Africa
MzVee (Credit: Instagram – @mzveegh. Photo by: Manuel Phoyography)
Ghanaian singer-songwriter Vera Hamenoo-Kpeda, known by her stage name MzVee, has lamented the low awareness of depression in Africa.
According to Mzvee, mental health isn’t getting the attention it deserves, a trend she’s hoping to change with her platform.
Speaking on E Vibes, the singer explained, “Anytime I get the opportunity to do it, like on this platform, I’m going to talk about it. I remember when I came I went to a certain radio show and there was this caller and the first thing he said to me was ‘Mama depression’ he thought it was funny so I had to tell him on the air it was wasn’t funny.”
When traveling outside each child is assigned a therapist, unfortunately we don’t see that page here. It affects so many people who are unable to say it. She added
She went on to tell Becky that mental health awareness is the recognition that our mental well-being is an important part of the health, productivity, happiness and well-being of communities.
“What helped me was the communication”
MzVee is a Ghanaian singer, Afropop, dancehall and R&B artist. On June 24, 2022, MzVee released her fifth album entitled 10 Thirty, inspired by her 10th year as a musician and to celebrate her 30th anniversary. 10 Thirty, a ten track album featuring Nigerian musicians, Bella Shmurda, Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage and Ghanaian musicians Stonebwoy and Kofi Kinaata.
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