Rising singer Ade Ebenezer, widely known as Olakira, recently opened up about a challenging phase in his life that led to his expulsion from a church. In an interview with TVC, he shared his journey from gospel to secular music and revealed the impact of his expulsion on his mental health.
Olakira candidly disclosed that he was expelled from the church for engaging in relationships with four members of the choir. The experience deeply affected him, leading to a period of depression and a loss of focus. Recognizing the need for professional help, he sought therapy to aid in his recovery.
Reflecting on his past as a gospel artist, Olakira acknowledged that transitioning to the secular world presented its own set of challenges. He described the transition as overwhelming due to the sudden exposure and crowded nature of the secular music industry. Seeking therapy became essential for him to navigate this new chapter and overcome the distractions he faced.
Olakira attributed his comfort around women to his upbringing by a single mother, emphasizing that he naturally felt more at ease in their presence than with male peers.
The singer’s willingness to share his personal struggles highlights the importance of addressing mental health issues within the entertainment industry. Olakira’s journey serves as a reminder that artists face their own unique challenges and that seeking help is a crucial step toward healing and growth.
As Olakira continues to make waves in the music scene, his story serves as an inspiration to others facing similar struggles, promoting a message of resilience and the pursuit of personal well-being.
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