Comedian Zeddy – real name Zainabu Zeddy – warned that there would be a death of a comedian if the industry players did not deal with issues surrounding depression among creatives.
8 months ago while mourning the mysterious death of Churchill Raw comedian Njenga Mswahili, fellow comedienne Zeddy, pointed out that depression is a leading killer among comedians due to low financial gains.
“Sijui nianzie wapi aki! Nko na makasiriko mengi saa hii 😥 tutapoteza Wasanii wangapi juu ya Depression!!! Rip Bro😪 ingawa sijui kilicho kufika but najua depression imechangia sana. Ombi langu kwa Jamaa na Familia tuoneni kama nyinyi tu msiweka matumaini mengi kwetu sababu tunatafuta Riziki kama nyinyi tu!” She posted on her social media.
(I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START. I’M SO ANGRY. HOW MANY MORE ENTERTAINERS ARE WE GOING TO LOSE TO DEPRESSION? RIP BRO. EVEN THOUGH I DON’T KNOW WHAT GOT TO KNOW BUT I KNOW DEPRESSION PLAYED A HUGE ROLE. MY PRAYER TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS, DON’T HEAP TOO MUCH PRESSURE AND EXPECTATIONS ON US, BECAUSE, JUST LIKE YOU WE ARE ALSO HUSTLING.)”
The Churchill Raw comedian Njenga Mswahili – whose real name is Anthony Njenga – was found dead on November 7, 2019 in Ndonyo Market, Dagoretti South, after allegedly being hit by a train.
Zeddy also pointed out that there is a comedian who has also fallen off the radar and she was afraid something could have gone wrong.
“KWASASA NAMTAFUTA MMOJA WETU KASEE UKIWA NA HABARI KUMHUSU DM PLIZ..BEFORE RIP NYINGINE NI HAYO TU. RIP NJENGA MSWAHILI KOMA THAYO JABA🙏.
On June 28, 2020, Comedian Kasee was found dead on the road leading to his home in Kinoo.
His body was transferred to Chiromo Mortuary.
The police are yet to give out a detailed report on what caused his death.
Kasee is survived by a wife and two children.
(FOR NOW, I’M LOOKING FOR ANOTHER COMEDIAN, KASEE. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION OF HOW I CAN GET HOLD OF HIM, DM ME…BEFORE WE START POSTING MORE RIP MESSAGES.)
Here are past videos of Kasee on the Churchill show.