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Is Vanessa Mdee’s man Rotimi behind her decision to quit Music?


Tanzanian songbird Vanessa Mdee recently announced that she is quitting the music industry a move that caught many of her fans by surprise.

Speaking in her recent episode on Deep Dive with Vanessa Mdee, she  revealed that she made the decision after suffering from depression.

I don’t know who needs to hear this but my mission is to be a light. I know that I will probably disappoint a few people and that’s okay, I know that my fans don’t wanna hear this but guess what I am never gonna be too far away from you, trust me. The reason why I had to leave the industry is because I needed to choose my life, the music industry is demonic. People will tell you half-truths about what really goes on, and the truth is I just wanna be an advocate for honesty and beauty and being a sincere advocate for what facing your demons can do for you.

“Now my fans are probably asking themselves right now; Are you gonna never sing again? Are we gonna never see you perform? Let me reiterate, I love music, I love to create, I love to perform, I’m a vessel, this is what I was brought on earth to be, but maybe I was a vessel to be here in this moment to have gone through everything that I have gone through so that I can tell you most honestly the truth about things you will never hear somewhere else,” said Mdee.

Now days after making her announcement, she did a separate video recanting her words.

Mdee revealed that she will continue recording new music but maintain that she will try to do it differently

“Muziki ni sehemu ya maisha yangu for the rest of my life, nitatengeneza muziki for the rest of my life. Nita-perform for the rest of my life lakini sitaki kuwa sehemu ya music industry,” she said.

Fans are however convinced that her current relationship with Nigerian-American rapper Rotimi may have everything to do with her recent decision.

A fan reached out to blogger Edgar Obare  sharing snippets from an interview done Rotimi’s ex girlfriend Christina Rogers.

In the interview, Ms. Rogers revealed how Rotimi became domineering and violent in their relationship prompting her to walk out.

“Before the abuse became physical, there was several instances of emotional and verbal abuse. Were you ever afraid that things would get physical?

never in 100 years could guess that he would have become abusive. When it happened, I was in shock. I had to ask myself if it really happened. I had to ask his assistant if it really happened. I had to ask him if it really happened. I was in disbelief and I was terrified at the same time. Right before it happened I told him that he was going to ruin himself.” Miss Rogers said

Could it be possible that Rotimi may have affected the Tanzanian singer’s decision to quit music?