Nonhlanhla Qwabe, who is better known as Skolopad, has opened up about her struggle with depression after she was turned into a “sex slave” by famous men who promised to help her climb in her music career in the entertainment industry.
Qwabe rose to fame after she began appearing at events in revealing outfits. She once wore an outfit made out of boerewors and plastic.
According to The Citizen, Skolopad said just when things seemed to be going well for her at the time, everyone who had promised to help her turned their backs on her.
Qwabe has alleged that a “famous man” who had promised to help her with her career if she slept with him, was now ignoring her. Another DJ also asked her to visit him at his house with the promise of helping her record her music. But that did not pan out either as he allegedly changed his tune and asked for sexual favours in exchange for a successful entertainment career, reported Isolezwe.
"His wife walked in on us while he was on top of me having his way with me. What surprised me is that the wife was the one who apologised for having disturbed us. The next day she was told to take me home. We agreed with the wife that I would leave by myself, and when he phoned to ask if she had indeed done as instructed, I would lie and say yes because he would be upset with her. I saw that day that famous people can do as they please. I also realised how other women are treated badly by their partners,” Qwabe told the publication.
Qwabe refused to name the famous men, she was too afraid that they would “finish” her and call her a liar.
She said it has affected her relationship with her daughter, who believes there is no future for her in the entertainment industry.
“I wish to find people who will help me without demanding sex,” said Qwabe.
Qwabe decided to take her struggles to social media as a call for help.
“When people want more of you and you are not given that opportunity, it leads to depression. They use power to oppress, lest we hope big brands are not the contributor,” she said.
It is believed the Kwaito entertainer, Skolopad is on the verge of giving up on her music career.
Meanwhile, earlier today, Briefly.co.za reported that Mzansi rapper, Tweezy, admitted that he is going through a very difficult time. The muso is suffering from depression and will be taking a break from social media to get himself together again.
The pressure that is put on musicians is immense, and can often lead to depression and other serious problems. C
Celebs are not immune to this pressure and many of them - including Cassper Nyovest and Mshoza - have succumbed to it, at a great cost to their own mental health.
Rappers have it very hard - they have to uphold a certain 'tough' image for their fans, but Tweezy has bravely admitted he isn't doing so well.
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