Lady Du opens her heart and reveals the secrets of her suicide attempt
She is a renowned singer, a successful businesswoman and an inspiration to many. Vocalist and DJ, Lady Du, real name Dudu Ngwenya, has been very open about her journey of healing from depression. On Monday, in a social media post, she shared how she almost lost her life and felt hopeless.
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Lady Du shared how one of her staff members at her beauty salon, Wawa helped her out of depression when she was down. “As I was praying, it hit me, three years ago on this day I tried taking my life. This young lady here and her sister saved my life. I was literally going through a lot in life I became a coward.” she wrote, adding: “The reason I praise God every single day of my life and I live such a simple life is because I was given a second chance, in that second chance God showed up personally and changed my whole life,” she said. She added that the one thing she takes pride in doing is thanking people that played a part in her life. “She (Wawa) now runs my business but it’s nothing compared to what she did for me but may God continue to bless her.”
In a previous interview with ZiMoja, she shared how she was overcoming depression. “There was a time when I wanted to give up. Living with depression and anxiety has not been easy,” she said. In 2020 she was about to give up on life. “Even attempted to take my life due to feeling like I had lost myself. I had nothing, lost all my friends, money and cars. I had absolutely nothing at all!” she said. “I then went to the studio. I had tried every single genre for 15 years.” This is when she recorded the song, Superstar. “It worked, then when we recorded Msebenzi Wethu. I was still unhappy and depressed. I chose not to sing that song but literally cry my heart out, asking God when he would pull through for me but without words. Nobody really knew how deep it was.”