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Kansoul singer Mejja speaks out on having suicidal thoughts


By Annette Amondi

Singer Mejja has opened up on how he almost took his own life after being dumped via short message.

In a radio interview, the singer said he had suicidal thoughts after his baby mama ditched him.

Mejja had just gotten back from signing a well-paying deal with a brewery company in Thika and Kansoul was at it’s peak when the incident happened.

“We were in good terms and had been together for 5 years. All of a sudden when I went to sign a contract I got a text asking me if I had arrived safely and I said I did. Then the next thing I got a text telling me to move on with my life. I thought the text was meant for someone else and she had mistakenly sent it to me,” Mejja said

He went on to narrate how suicidal thoughts immediately started crossing his mind.

“Suicide is a thought that crosses your mind, I can’t deny that. You feel suicidal because you look at other people’s happy lives and you feel that there is something wrong with your life. It crossed my mind but there was a friend of mine who would come and we would hang out and when the suicidal thoughts crossed my mind we would start talking about stuff like football so he kept me busy and away from my thoughts. But the problem was at night because the negative thoughts would creep in when you are alone. I rarely slept at night,” he added

The singer urged anyone with suicidal thoughts to speak and seek help.

“It’s good to talk about depression, if you have friends reach out, call them, and see them physically because they lie sometimes that they are okay and they are not… And don’t believe everything you see on social media, because if I didn’t tell you my story you would never know. Don’t wish for someone’s life because you don’t know their story,”said Mejja