Thebe Prince, known in local music circles as Young Prince, is the hit maker of a song dubbed Sadi Dikgaka – a dedication to the flamboyant and sexy local television presenter Sadi Dikgaka who is a role model to many.
With his hit song Sadi Dikgaka, Young Prince got so much recognition, both nationally and internationally where the song was even nominated in South African awards, which highlighted his potential. The song has been enjoying massive airplay both in local radio stations and South African radio stations.
He is looking forward to collaborations with veteran local artists like Vee Mampeezy, Han C, Chef Gustos and Spiza. It has not been all that rosy for Young Prince and he has been forthright about the devil he is fighting – depression.
He said he will not let his dreams be consumed by depression and knows that most artists and many Batswana are going through that dark side.
“I think the first step for me was to acknowledge that I have a problem and then talk about it because as much as that will help me to get the help that I need, it also raises awareness to many people out there who are in a situation like mine and that will help them realise that it is not the end of life,” he said.
He intends to continue raising awareness about depression because many young people that find themselves fighting it because of unemployment and many other issues. He is also the ambassador of One Family Empowerment – an organisation that deals with abuse of many kinds, be it to both men and women. He said that he will continue to use his experiences to people out there even if he is not too well himself because that is one thing that gives him purpose. “I am ready to go out there and work hard in my career and also in assisting the many young people that look at me as a role model,” he said.
The President of Botswana Musicians Union (BOMU) Pagson Ntsie has been prompted to seek ways of assisting artists facing the same challenges of depression as Prince.