Samthing Soweto video sparks concerns

Samthing Soweto video sparks concerns
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Samthing Soweto

Lerato Sengadi & Samthing Soweto spark fears over mental health [watch]

A video of a forlorn-looking Samthing Soweto has gone viral after fans speculated that all is not well with the hitmaker…

Samthing Soweto video sparks concerns

Samthing Soweto video sparks concerns
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Samthing Soweto

It’s been a difficult few months for South African artists following an unprecedented amount of deaths in the entertainment industry – including a number of suicides. This has taken a toll on many celebs – including singers Samthing Soweto, TNS and publicist Lerato Sengadi who have all expressed their profound sadness on social media.

The stars have fuelled concerns over the past few days that all may not be well with them.


In a video that has gone viral on social media, a forlorn Samthing Soweto is seen speaking to his fans.

He says: “Lets try and take care of each other as much as we can. Take care of your family. Life is really tough”.

The video trended on Twitter with many tweeps weighing in. “Let’s help Samthing Soweto, something ain’t right,” posted one tweep.

“He’s really not ok, he’s even walking on the streets like he’s lost or something”, tweeted another.

The video – originally posted on Samthing Soweto’s Instagram account – was taken a day after the death of Riky Rick.

Lerato Sengadi, who is the widow of rapper HHP, who ended his own life in 2018, is also struggling amid recent events.

The PR guru revealed that she was taking the death of rapper Riky Rick – who also allegedly ended his life over depression – very hard.

“It’s so hard to say goodbye,” she tweeted alongside a picture the late rapper.

And following Tumi Mooi aka DJ Dimplez’s sudden death over the weekend, Lerato claims she is “broken again”.

She tweeted: “My guy! Always one phone call away. We always told each other how much we appreciate our friendship. Our partying words on Friday were ‘you know I got made love for you?’ And he said ‘I know…’ then we hugged, smiled & flashed each other our dimples! Tumi! I am broken… again”.


Meanwhile, singer TNS has also raised the alarm among fans that he is battling his own inner demons. Last month, the KZN muso went viral after making a Facebook post about contemplating suicide

Speaking to Sowetan last weekend, the singer claimed he had been suffering from “bouts of depression”.

The hitmaker also defended his words from criticism from fans.

He said: “When we, as artists, come to the very people that find their healing through our music, to seek conversion, consolation or just to even vent – we are met with so much hostility. It is like we are not expected to have bad days but rather live like robots. Always happy and never sad, and that is unfair.

“Artists also face deep obstacles in their own personal lives but fans forget that they were once healed by our music. Instead, they are the very people who turn around and make fun of us. The problem is exactly that, who do we run to? Who do we communicate with about our feelings?”..

We need to pray ???????? harder than before ???????? pray for yourself, pray for your family, pray for bonke abantu obathandayo and bonke abalwa nemimoya❤️???? ungalindi kuze kufike iDemon coz uzohluleka

Posted by TNS on Tuesday, 1 March 2022

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