US-based Tanzanian songbird Vanessa Mdee has hinted at making her long-awaited comeback in music.
Taking to her socials, Mdee reminisced on her days as a performer and shared a video from when she sang at the Crans Montana Forum in 2019.
“I miss performing,” Mdee wrote, adding that she is waiting on a signal from God.
“Trusting God for my next step as a performer. Waiting on His instruction.”
This comes nearly three years since Vanessa Mdee opened up about her decision to quit music.
Speaking on her podcast “Deep Dive with Vanessa Mdee“, the songbird said that while she loved music, the industry was demonic and it steered her down the wrong path.
The reason why I had to leave the industry is because I needed to choose my life, the music industry is demonic. People will tell you half-truths about what really goes on, and the truth is I just wanna be an advocate for honesty and beauty and being a sincere advocate for what facing your demons can do for you.
“Now my fans are probably asking themselves right now; Are you gonna never sing again? Are we gonna never see you perform? Let me reiterate, I love music, I love to create, I love to perform, I’m a vessel, this is what I was brought on earth to be, but maybe I was a vessel to be here in this moment to have gone through everything that I have gone through so that I can tell you most honestly the truth about things you will never hear somewhere else,” Mdee said back in 2020.
The singer also opened up about falling into depression and alcoholism.
“I drank myself to sleep every night. I am not proud of it but it is my truth and I know there are people who need to hear this. I was lying to people around me to cover up and to keep the facade alive,” she said.
“I became a person of horrible choices. I couldn’t recognise myself anymore because I woke up every day trying to just get by and I don’t want to just get by anymore. More than ever, I had moments of anxiety and moments of depression, I had moments of I don’t know what to do next because this pressure is unnatural for a human being. And what comes after that? This may come as a shock to many because I hid it so well but I was depressed and an alcoholic,” added Ms Mdee.