Singer, Vanessa Mdee advocates for mental illness in a recent Instagram post.
A recent post on Instagram by Tanzanian singer, and talent show judge, Vanessa Mdee sees her standing for people suffering from mental illness. The chart topping East African singer known for her many hits including, Cash Madam shared an image of the brain by Onebyone writing;
“As we prepare for episode 3 tonight of EAST AFRICA’S GOT TALENT
#EAGT is a chance for talent to shine all over East Africa. But with our highs, there can also be lows. Reach out and remember:
> It’s OK to talk about #Mentalillness
> There is no shame in seeking help
> There is hope after diagnosis
The bongo flava singer is one of the judges on the talent show competition, East Africa’s Got Talent alongside Gaetano Kagwa, Makeda, Jeff Koinange. The show which is in its first season premiered on Aug. 4, 2019. It is a part of the Got Talent franchise owned by English talent executive, Simon Cowell.
The talent show competition is produced by South African film production company Rapid Blue and is broadcast simultaneously across for East African countries including; Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda. At the show’s premiere, seven year old Leynah Kagere from Uganda received the show’s first ever golden buzzer.
The show is set up to showcase a variety if talents from people of all ages from East Africa. Talents perform various acts including singing, dancing, comedy, magic, juggling, stunts to impress judges and viewers at home. The winner is expected to win $50,000, c.K.E.S 5,000,000.