Ghanaians mocked me into depression after VGMA 2016 - Pappy Kojo

Ghanaians mocked me into depression after VGMA 2016 - Pappy Kojo

Pappy Kojo says after being snubbed from an award even after three nominations, the mockery that came afterwards drove him into depression in 2016.

Hiphop musician, Pappy Kojo has revealed that after being snubbed from winning an award at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) of 2016, he fell ito a period of depression because of how Ghanaians mocked him amidst his disappointment.

Pappy Kojo was nominated for three separate categories in his debut year as a recording artiste. Despite the opportunities, the "Awoa" singer did not take home a single award.

Almost immediately after the awards show, Ghanaians took social media, especially Facebook and Twitter to mock the musician and his career. Indeed, this went on for months.

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But speaking to Deloris "Delay" Frimpong-Manso on the TV show "Delay", Pappy said that it took him a considerable period of time to get back to his feet.

The musician has since released a number of singles and also been in others. Perhaps, the biggest hit with his contribution so far since the disappointment is the song "Akwaaba" with Mr Eazi.

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The rapper said in the interview: "[It was] that bad. Even shows...I wouldn't go to shows...People expect you to be great and they aren't even structures for you to be great.

"It's like telling me to be like Cristiano Ronaldo and they aren't even stadiums."

Depression is considered a mental health by medical practictioners. It is thought to be a prolonged period of sadness with an extreme lack of motivation to do anything about it.

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