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Mo’chedda opens up on exit from music, depression

By Adetutu Adesoji

Years after disappearing from the music scene, Modupe-Oreoluwa Oyeyemi Ola popularly known by her stage name, Mo’Chedda has provided answers to the lingering questions about her sudden absence from music.

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The ‘Destinambari’ hit maker who was one of the most celebrated female pop stars in the Nigerian music industry revealed the cause of her early retirement from music in a new episode of Dang Monologue, a video series where people speak their truth.

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According to the erstwhile rapper/singer, the industry was hostile to her and some of her counterparts hated her which led her to fall into depression and also contemplated suicide . “The industry was hostile, I would be performing and they would turn off my microphone because the A-list artiste doesn’t like me. I didn’t get it, I didn’t know there was hate, I never knew hate.”

“The day I won the Channel O award, that was when Twitter was making waves and people I knew started dragging me online. People started asking why I won the award, people starting questioning me and carrying stories around me.”

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‘’I felt as I had failed, especially because I had thought that business will pick up. They had so much hate for me, they started bad-mouthing me to people to companies, to producers, so I was kind of blacklisted, so you know all that time people were saying, where is Mo’Cheddah, nobody wanted to work with me because they hated me and they wanted to do everything in their power to ruin me and I felt God forsook me, sadness consumed me.

The only reason I did not kill myself, first I didn’t know how I will kill myself. I thought about it so many times, I thought of drowning myself in the 3rd Mainland bridge, at times I wanted it to be quick. So, I will be praying that God should just kill me,” she said.


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