Msaki, whose real name is Asanda Mvana, has announced a music break.
After weeks of trending and being the buzz of the internet, the artist has finally decided to leave music.
The singer issued an official statement in which she stated that she is unable to deal with the bullying and criticism resulting from her alleged adulterous affair with Smash Afrika.
She expresses gratitude to all who have helped her musical path.
“I just wanna thank everyone for this incredible outpouring of love and support. I wanna thank my day 1’s that are still with me that bought my first album in advance and who gave me my independence. Please also understand why I have to leave this space. Please release me. I may seem weak because I let this get to me,” she wrote.
“But I am sensitive and sentimental, an empath (this is my most valuable creativity tool), and my skin is not thick. It is porous so I feel the changes in the breeze. I’m moved quickly and deeply and I understand this may be abnormal. I don’t expect everyone to understand, but I know some of you get it,” she continued.
Msaki urged people to be nice to her other music colleagues.
“The same sensitivity where my songs come from is the same sensitivity that cannot handle this callus badgering and normalization bullying. Allow me to take my leave for wholeness. Please remember me as the one who said we are not meant to take this even if it comes with the territory. I stand for them as I leave,” she wrote.
“We need to love more. Please don’t push people to the edge and only have empathy after they become statistics. Be kind to my colleagues, we are just people. We need more gentleness and grace for each other. Please can we change?” she continued.
The Khusela vocalist said her team will manage her social media accounts, and she will announce her final gig guide soon.
Read the full statement below: