Ace Ghanaian musician, Emmanuel Kofi Botchwey, popularly known by his stage name Kwaw Kese has revealed how depression led him to almost quit but from now onwards he has vowed to compose good and motivational songs.
In an interview with MzGee on TV3, the musician revealed his intentions to come out with his latest album dubbed “Victory” and also said that he has grown from the crazy type we use to know to a more reasonable person.
“The whole album is called Victory. The song is not gospel but motivational. I think I’ve grown from the crazy Kwaw to a more responsible Kwaw now so most of my songs are like songs that are going to touch hearts to more. It’s going to inspire people to show love.” He stated.
“I can’t be like the Kwaw 15 years ago now. Now I have grown, I have kids, family, and people who look up to me.” He added.
Kwaw Kese also narrated how he suffered depression for four months in the United States and almost led him to quitting music but the Lord touched him and he had to come back to the country and continue with his music career.
In 2014, after my manager was killed in cold blood and the same year I got divorced, got arrested and sent to prison, all these three things happening in one year, at a point I decided not to do music again.”Kwaw Kese added.
“At that time, I had nobody to look up to you apart from God. I was really depressed and didn’t want to do music again. I didn’t know what to do with my life but God spoke to me, I listened and I came back to Ghana and that was better.
“I was depressed for four months. I heard a voice telling me I was stronger than this and people look up to you so go back and do what you have to do.” Kwaw concluded.