By Tata Mbunwe
Cameroonian female rapper Tilla (Tafari) is said to be hospitalised at the Mbingo Baptist Hospital in the North West region, one day after she dropped a suicide note on her Facebook page.
A message on her Facebook page, supposedly dropped by her friend Georgette on Friday said she could not respond to any messages at the time, after she had been “rushed to the emergency room”.
“Yesterday, Tilla was rushed to the emergency room where she received first aid,” said the message posted on her Facebook about 4pm on Friday.
“For now, she cannot respond to all the numerous calls and messages but be assured that she is undergoing therapy and recovering at Mbingo Hospital Bamenda.
Thank you all so much for your love and support as we continue to pray for her restoration,” the message furthered.
Earlier on Thursday, a weary Tilla, also called Godmother, announced that she was “tired of living” and “just wanted to say goodbye”.
“Just want to give some closure to those of you who might care,” she said, adding that, “I’ve tried to stay alive for so long but I’m no more fighting. I never asked to be born in the first place. I hate this earth.”
She also told her fans “no parties”, a message which shattered hopes for a Valentine Sunday concert she was deemed to hold on September 13 at the Bamenda Commercial Avenue.
Tilla’s suicide note dropped on her 52 thousand-follower Facebook page like a bomb, as it came barely two weeks after her 31st birthday on January 26.
Many Cameroonians have not taken it lightly and among those who have shown concern is relationship coach, Delly Singah, who told Tilla on Facebook suicide is not an option.
In another post, she said many singers live on drugs and they could be depressed when the drugs in them expire.
Tilla was born as Bongkiya Venagesho Lantum Bertilla on 26 January 1991 in the Northwest region of Cameroon.
She is known by her stage name, Tilla Tafari aka Godmother Don Dada. Ever since she released her first music single in 2014, she has released at least nine other singles, alongside a 14-track first album in 2019.
She is still promoting her second album titled Butterfly, which was released this year.