South African Rap star Gigi Lamayne just partnered with an NPO in Durban to educated younger generations on depression and possible ways to over come it.
The rapper was hospitalised last month after battling depression for 7 years.
Gigi told Times Live that speaking with the NPO was the first step towards her healing. “This is because for the first time, I can be in a neutral environment with people who want to know rather than to judge. It’s no secret that many South Africans are unaware of mental illnesses, i.e. depression and I feel that this therapeutic form of sharing will empower not only me but young people around me,” she said.
“I am hoping to make people understand more about depression and the importance of healthy environments. It’s important moreover in African homes to understand that mental illnesses do exist,” she added.
The rapper recently released a well received single titled Bozza featuring Kwesta.