He made these statements in an interview with JoyNews’ Doreen Avio. Moreover, Obour noted that depression comes as a result of a musician’s inability to handle the pressures of the industry.
He stressed that as musicians it is important to handle your career during high and low moments.
“…Some people have not been able to deal with high and low times in their music career. In this country, we are not taking the work of a psychologist serious enough.
“I agree that many artistes are going through depression because things are not really going well for them. We are in an era where some artistes have to do things themselves…”
He further urged that musicians should take time off their busy schedule to visit a psychologist anytime they feel depressed.
He also added that depression is a temporal phase in any musician’s career which will surely pass.
The MUSIGA president urged that musicians facing depression hold on to hope and stay strong during hard times.
“…This is a phase that will not be there for long and I advise many artistes to treat it as a face. Some people are still making it in the music industry and t means there is hope…”