It’s not easy but I’ve won my fight against depression – Pappy Kojo

Ghanaian hip-hop and hiplife recording artist Pappy Kojo, born Jason Gaisie has finally disclosed what has kept him away from music.

According to the Fante gem rapper, he was off music for some time because he had suffered some level of depression that he needed to fight first.

The ‘Akwaaba’ hit-maker said, he has finally won the battle against the depression that almost destroyed his life and career.


In an interview with Berla Mundi on the Starr Drive Wednesday 23, 2019, Pappy Kojo excitedly revealed that;

“I’m happy, I’m good now. I didn’t know how else I was gonna learn and grow. Right now it’s like I know what I’m doing. I’m aware of what I’m doing.”

Speaking on factors responsible for the depression, he disclosed that his depression wasn’t only because of the awards.

He said;


“That year was just full of darkness. One, the awards thing, two, me and Joey [Joey B] weren’t cool that year. There were things that happened to me for the first time.”

“I felt like I just wasn’t ready, I just didn’t know how it worked. I just came to Ghana and the only thing I knew was Joey. I didn’t know anyone before this music thing.”

The ‘fante Vandam’ said that seeing a therapist for about 3 months helped to an extent, but did not work for him, so he had to devise another means to overcome the state he was in.

He detailed “I had to work on myself. I stopped recording, I wasn’t doing anything at all. I felt like I didn’t want to do music anymore. Guilty [Guilty Beats] kept me going.”

Touching on his feud with Joey B, said;

“Joey is like my brother, and brothers do fight. But that year happened to be our first major fight. Me and Joey fight every time. Now I know what joey likes and doesn’t and vice versa.”

Pappy Kojo is currently promoting his new single ‘balance’ which features Joey B and expects to release an EP later in the year.

Source: www.Ghface.com


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