Popular Afrobeat singer KiDi has declared that he is determined never to let a woman break his heart again, recounting his experience with heartbreak in the past.
KiDi dismissed rumors surrounding his mental state and clarified the circumstances surrounding his previous heartbreak when he was inquired about the nature of his past struggles. Also, KiDi denied attributing it solely to a broken heart but acknowledged that it was a complex mix of various personal challenges.
“No, it was a lot of things. After SHS, I promised I would never give my heart to a girl to break…I have collected my first share,” he revealed.
Despite the inborn difficulties in the music industry, KiDi made it clear that he wouldn’t succumb to pressure or link his challenges solely to his musical career.
“I don’t see pressure; I won’t put pressure there. As much as a lot of things were happening, I wouldn’t say it had to do with that. Many things were happening in the background; I cannot say, they are personal. That, compounded with so many other things, can be a little bit overwhelming,” he explained.
KiDi credited his mother’s prayers for providing him with strength and resilience. “I have a prayerful mom, I am grateful. I do pray, but my mom’s prayers always keep me,” he expressed.
KiDi revealed plans to resume his tour following a break, indicating that he is prepared to navigate the intricacies of the international music scene with a heightened understanding of cultural differences and the need for perseverance.
He revealed that the reason for the long break was because he was battling mental health issues. He noted that it was important for him to return better and stronger.
The Unique Challenges Faced By Young Africans
Afrobeat sensation KiDi provided profound insights into the unique challenges faced by young Africans when pursuing their dreams and aspirations.
The singer emphasized the considerable delays and additional hurdles that individuals born in Africa often experience compared to their counterparts in more developed nations.
KiDi vividly illustrated the difficulties young Africans encounter, suggesting that they must exert significantly more effort to achieve their goals compared to those in more privileged circumstances.
“As a kid, if you are born in this part of the world, your dreams and your goals are delayed 10 years. Whatever someone is doing five times, you have to do it times 50. Your effort has to be double; you have to strive, you have to have a monster mentality because you are unfortunate from the start; you’ve lost the race before it began,” he stressed.
He underscored the importance of self-improvement and emphasized the need for individuals to invest in learning and development to bridge the variation between African countries and more developed nations.
The artist did not shy away from addressing systemic issues prevalent in various sectors across African nations, including challenges within the entertainment industry and agriculture.
“Not just by being African, we know the broken systems and all—the entertainment industry, agriculture, and everything in Africa,” KiDi noted.
In promoting a broader perspective, KiDi encouraged people not to limit themselves to smaller opportunities but to explore larger horizons. He emphasized the significance of understanding diverse approaches and learning from various experiences.
KiDi also shared his own experiences, offering an intriguing cultural observation regarding international shows. He expressed his amazement at the punctuality of foreign audiences, highlighting that they tend to arrive early compared to Ghanaian audiences. This cultural nuance could have implications for the entertainment industry, underscoring the importance of adaptability in a global context.