- Gospel musician Cwesi Oteng has revealed that he suffered depression
- This was soon after he endorsed the NPP in during the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections
- Oteng said he decided to go off the music scene and is prepared to bounce back
- He had a chat with YEN.com.gh on Twitter
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Gospel musician, Cwesi Oteng, has been missing in the music industry for a while now but is set to bounce back.
Oteng, in an exclusive interview with YEN.com.gh on Twitter, opened up on a number of factors causing his inactivity in the music industry.
According to him, he faced severe depression which caused him to withdraw.
The depression, he indicated came not long after the 2016 election which saw him endorsing the NPP and publicly campaigning for the then-candidate Akufo-Addo.
Telling how he was able to recover, Oteng said he encouraged himself because he realised that nobody would.
According to him, though he pushed and broke grounds for the community he came to support, no one was there to support him when he needed and so “I spoke with myself”.
He was quick to add, however, that campaigning for Akufo-Addo and the NPP did not affect his career in any way.
Oteng explained that he did not put out any music in 2 years between 2014 and 2016, the same year in which he campaigned for the NPP. His next recording, he added, was in 2018.
Oteng has appealed to Ghanaians to come to his aid and support him to succeed this time.
Meanwhile, Oteng made waves with his debut ‘God dey bless me’ which people called Reggae gospel. He was acknowledged as the one to have introduced that genre to the music industry.
He and others including Agya Koo, Maame Dokono, Diana Asamoah, Kwabena Kwabena and Bibi Bright vouched for the NPP and massively campaigned for President Akufo-Addo to win the election.
Today, some of them, like Maame Dokono and Agya Koo said they have regretted their actions, while others are still campaigning for the NPP.
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