How Young Thug saved me from depression – Shallipopi

TikTok sensation turned mainstream artiste, Crown Uzama better known as Shallipopi, has revealed how he escaped depression.

The ‘Obapluto’ crooner said the music of American rap star, Young Thug saved him when he was battling depression in the past.

Shallipopi made this known during a recent interview on ‘Is This Seat Taken’ podcast anchored by journalist, Chinasa Anukam.

Young Thug save Shallipopi

The 23-year-old singer recalled how financial constraints and lack of love made him depressed at some point in his life.

He said that he used to listen to Young Thug, whom he described as his “best artiste” and late rapper, Dablixx Osha, and their songs helped him through the phase.

Shallipopi said; “I listen to Young Thug, he is like my best artiste. Not only Young Thug, you know Dablixx Osha? The artiste that died like two years ago? I would say they saved me from depression.

“Because there was a stage in my life when I was depressed, not because of love, o, no, because of love too. Everything was making me depressed. No love, no money… and, you know, you have to be in a certain situation to play a song to understand the lyrics of the song, so like they saved me from that depression stage of my life.”

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Nigerian movie producer, Biodun Stephen, has opened up on her struggles with depression in the past when she was having difficulty securing acting roles in the industry.

She revealed during a chat with popular media personality, Chude Jideonwo, that the fact she could not get movie gigs made her dump acting.

Biodun recounted how frustrating and depressing it was for her to attend auditions only for the person to get picked while she would return home disappointed.

She said; “I left acting because I felt it wasn’t for me. I broke down, I couldn’t watch TV, because I would go to auditions with someone, and I would be watching them and wonder why I wasn’t getting picked. So, it got really depressing, frustrating and I put it aside because I thought maybe, this acting thing was not for me.”