Kenyan Celebs Who Won The Fight

They beat depression

By  | Feb 03, 2022, 04:07 PM

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Celebrities have the wealth, fame, cars, clothes, and extravagant lifestyles that we all desire; from the outside looking in, their lives appear to be perfect. It's easy to confuse having all the superficial things for genuine happiness, yet many celebrities have acknowledged to not having it all together behind closed doors.

Despite their glamour, wealth, and celebrity status, famous peopleĀ are not immune to mental problems. One could even argue that the pressure to be flawless and the lifestyle that comes with fame contribute to heightened depression, increasing our fav celebrities' emotions of anxiety, loneliness, and sadness.

We've gathered a list of some of our favorite Kenyan celebrities who have faced the illness and come out stronger on the other side. These celebrities have demonstrated that depression is not anything to be ashamed of, and that everyone, regardless of social class, can suffer from mental illness.

Size 8


The first celebrity on our list is Kenyan singer, songwriter, and actress Linet Munyali, better known by her stage name Size 8. The secular-turned-gospel performer has spoken openly about her emotions of emptiness and how she often feels unfulfilled in her music career and in her purpose. Since becoming a well-known personality, the musician has stated in several interviews that she has struggled with depression on a regular basis. Size 8 was just ordained as a minister, and we can only hope that her new career path is in line with her mission and that she continues to triumph in her battle with depression.

Jackie Matubia


Jackie Matubia, an actress, entrepreneur, and social media star, has also struggled with depression. Jackie suffered from postpartum depression after the birth of her first child, which nearly wrecked her marriage. The actor confessed to feeling overwhelmed, having self-doubt, and having poor self-esteem. Jackie was fortunate to be supported by friends and family, and she was able to fight her way to the other side. Jackie is expecting her second child, and we wish her a healthy and joyful pregnancy.

Grace Ekirapa


Grace Ekirapa, a TV anchor, media personality, and psychologist, is the next person on our list. The TV host suffered from severe depression, which led to her attempting suicide twice. Despite the fact that these attempts occurred before she became popular, she now uses her platform and voice to raise mental health awareness.

Mejja


Mejja, a Kenyan rapper and gengetone musician, has also struggled with depression. After his wife left him, the father of one revealed that he struggled from depression and even considered suicide. Thankfully, he did not go down that path, but he continues to advocate for open discussions about depression and mental health, particularly among boys and men.

We can only hope that their stories are an inspiration to anyone reading this and facing similar mental health struggles.