"There Are Spirits That Haunt Me"-TNS

The musician sets the record straight on his suicidal thoughts

By  | Mar 04, 2022, 09:37 AM  | TNS  | Drama

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In the wake of the shocking death of rapper Riky Rick, who committed suicide, there is still a lot of grief in the South African entertainment industry. Since his death, many celebs and ordinary people have spoken openly about mental health issues on social media to raise awareness.

Celebs including Minnie Dlamini and Black Coffee have expressed their suicidal thoughts, leaving fans concerned about them. Durban based musician TNS recently shook his fans after taking to his Facebook account to share a cryptic suicidal message. His intention is to commit suicide, but he will do so after releasing 'Kubi'.

In an interview with TshisaLIVE, TNS set the record straight on what he meant on his Facebook post. He spoke about his upbringing and said it was tough.

He said he has always had suicidal thoughts but prayer keeps him going. “As people we are not the same, we come from different backgrounds. My life was never easy from my birth, I have a lot of spirits. If I don't pray, I know I will be suicidal. No-one knows. My daily prayers are what keep me alive. It's not like someone wakes up and thinks about this. My life was never easy. I  have suicidal thoughts. It's not something that started now," he said.

He went on to explain that there are evil spirits that haunt him, “Things have tormented me while on my way, they have haunted me. There are spirits that haunt. I just want people to forget that I am a person with many flaws because that's not me. How do you enjoy your dream come true when there are lies, when they are so many rumours about me? How will you enjoy whatever money you get when you are haunted? Do you care about money? No. When I first arrived in the entertainment industry, people dragged me into lies," he said.

The musician recently went on Instagram live to open up about the problems he continues to encounter in the industry. He said there is a group allegedly planning on using muthi to either kill him or paralyse him.

He said he does not have parents to fight his battles for him. "They try to do all this bad things so that I quit, so that I give-up, so that I become paralysed, so that in the end, I'll be unable to make the kind of music I made for South Africans,"  

He said he was not in competition with anyone, so he asked those who had a problem  with him to speak up. "The problem is that in all that is happening they are making fun of my work, and planning sh*t against me. Apparently, there are things that I have and I am not supposed to have… This has been bothering me. I’m not competing with anyone and if someone is competing with me (they) must come forward," he said.

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