Recently, fans of award-winning artist Makhadzi found themselves understandably alarmed after stumbling upon a distressing post from the singer.
Born Ndivhudzannyi Ralivhona, the singer took to Facebook over the weekend with a concerning message:
“I am now ending my life for good. RIP to myself. Please don’t call me; no one will answer.” Although she promptly deleted the post, screenshots had already circulated on various platforms.
The revelation sparked worries about the artist’s mental health, prompting questions about the possibility of suicidal thoughts. Despite returning to regular social media activity, discussing gigs and her triumph at the African Entertainment Awards USA, concerns lingered.
In an exclusive interview with ZiMoja, Makhadzi’s manager, Lucky Tshilimandila, offered reassurance about the singer’s condition. According to him, Makhadzi’s demanding schedule led to fatigue, emphasizing the importance of rest.
“She has been busy all year long, and it’s a matter of fatigue and just needing rest,” Tshilimandila stated. “Right now, she is getting some rest. She is in contact with a medical specialist and is taking things easy.”
As one of the country’s leading performers, the artist’s relentless schedule involves frequent bookings within and outside the country.
This year, Makhadzi undertook the challenge of releasing her project ‘Mbofholowo’ independently after parting ways with record label Open Mic Productions.
Her manager clarified, “She is a hardworking perfectionist who doesn’t like to disappoint her fans. But she is okay, taking a day or two off and just resting and putting her mental wellness first.”
This update aims to provide clarity to concerned fans while highlighting the importance of prioritizing mental health in the entertainment industry.