Zylofon Music signee, Kumi Guitar has stated that although musicians generally have a positive outlook on stage and in their performances, more than half of them are depressed.
The highlife singer was speaking in an interview with Happy FM’s Doctar Cann on the ‘Showbiz Xtra’ show when he made this assertion.
According to Kumi Guitar, musicians go through so much trauma, they are however obliged to hide their pain when they mount any stage.
“We entertain people. At times, we come smiling but we are pained inside. I can tell you that 98 percent of musicians are depressed. We are going through a lot of traumas but we need to entertain so we smile,” he told Doctar Cann.
He continued; “Even when you are at the backstage, you keep thinking. When we are done with our performance on stage, we go back into our shell thinking. If musicians will be truthful, most of them who look like they are making it are not making it.”
Throwing more light on what he thinks is the cause of depression in Ghanaian musicians, the “Betweener” hitmaker noted that unfavourable Ghanaian music industry and the lack of systems in the industry contributes to it.