MzVee (Credit: Instagram - @mzveegh. Photo by: Manuel Phoyography)

Ghanaian singer and songwriter, Vera Hamenoo-Kpeda, known by her stage name, MzVee, has lamented the low level of awareness about Depression in Africa.

According to Mzvee, mental health does not receive the necessary attention, a trend she will like to change with her platform.

Speaking on E Vibes, the singer explained that “every time I get the chance, like on this platform, I will talk about it. I remember when I came, I went on a certain radio show and there was this caller and the first thing he said to me was ‘Mama Depression’ he thought it was funny so I had to tell him on air that it wasn’t funny.”

MzVee laments low depression awareness in Africa

When you travel outside every child is assigned a therapist, unfortunately, we don’t see that side of it here. It’s affecting so many people who are unable to come out to say it. She added

She further told Becky that mental health awareness is the recognition that our psychological well-being is an important part of everyone’s health, productivity, happiness, and the well-being of communities.

“What worked for me was communication”

MzVee, is a Ghanaian singer, Afropop, dancehall and R&B artiste. On 24 June 2022, MzVee released her fifth album, titled 10 Thirty inspired by her 10th year as a musician and to celebrate turning 30 years. 10 Thirty, a ten–tracked album featured Nigerian musicians, Bella Shmurda, Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage and Ghanaian musicians Stonebwoy and Kofi Kinaata.

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