Daddy Owen. photo credit: Instagram/Daddy Owen
Daddy Owen has opened up about his life in the public limelight.
The star who is now making waves online due to his turbulent marriage spoke to Massawe Japanni about his depression journey.
“I have gone through a lot mentally and I did not know this would lead to hurt in the future. nilijikaza sana but that is not how to handle it.”
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Daddy Owen explained,
“At the time no one in the family knew I was going through depression. I did not know I was suppressing issues that later affected me. One day it all exploded. That is when I had to seek help and dig deep into what was affecting me.”
He said that he finally sorted the issues and found peace.
“That is why I did not do any interviews last year. Because I was at peace.”
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Now that most gospel artists are jumping ship and heading to secular, will Daddy Owen do the same thing?
“I have never been tempted to leave gospel. Music is just a vehicle to carry the ministry. I’m okay, I’m fine I have no option. I have been in a marriage for 4 years.”
Addressing the issues on his marriage that is fodder for netizens online.
Daddy Owen said, “Your life is not your life anymore anything you do or your actions have repercussions and that is what I’m careful about as a parent. Things happen but you have to be cognizant of what you want you children to grow up and read about the two of you.”
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Asked if he is getting access to his children, Daddy Owen said,
people can laugh at me, make fun of my eyes, my musculinity and call me names but not my children, that is why my children are not online.
“That I cannot discuss. What I can say is, at home mimi ni baba watoto, mume and kiongozi wa jamii yangu and secondly, how I’m I viewed out there is as a minister, star while others hate you. Now when things happen in my life, what do I carry with me what do I let go of? That is the question. Also what legacy will I leave my children with? All this is to protect them.”