Dennis Nana Dwamena, best known by his stage name KiDi, has opened up about his health, life, and loss in a new song titled “Not Ok.”
Themes that are sure to hit home with listeners are touched on in the moving reflection on what he’s been through over the previous few months.
The song features the musician being vulnerable as he discusses his personal issues and refutes rumors that he had a stroke while on break.
Before KiDi enters with his soulful vocals and sighs, the song opens with a somber string arrangement. He sings on the challenges of coping with life’s challenges and health troubles.
The first verse features the poignant line, “If I tell you say I’m okay the I lied, Everything I feel in my heart and soul, Oh as you see me so I’m smiling but I’m dead inside” a sentiment that is sure to strike a chord with anyone who has ever struggled with their mental health.
KiDi emphasizes the concept that life is valuable and delicate and that we should be kind to individuals, especially when we are unaware of their circumstances, throughout the song.
He sings of his liver problems, his battle with despair, and hiding inside, providing a real and realistic representation of sadness.
The song’s release is especially appropriate given that he announced his recovery last week with a video showing him looking fantastic and sipping from a cup.
“A little under two months ago, I made the painful decision of cancelling my tour to take care of my health that included taking time off social media. In that time, I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love from family, friends, fans and the brands i work with. You all made me feel incredibly loved in this difficult period and I cant appreciate you enough,” he posted
Many people around the world continue to struggle with anxiety, depression, and grief, making KiDi’s “Not Ok” a critical and relevant addition to the musical landscape.