Rose Muhando made hit after hit back in the day. A lot of gospel musicians cannot even hold a candle to the Tanzanian songstress. Her music would play in matatus, households and sometimes nightclubs.
Her career however took a nosedive like Kanye West’s will inevitably do very soon. This was after she started gracing headlines for extremely disturbing reasons. But iit seems the poor headlines are not stopping yet.
A photo of her recently made rounds on Facebook and it goes without saying, the lady seems to be going through a harrowing experience. Her hand appeared to be bandaged up and her skin was covered in blemish and what appeared as wounds.
Initially, rumours were rife the former Tanzanian sensation had bleached her skin. Netizens concluded the products the “Nibebe” hit maker allegedly used to lighten her skin might have just stopped serving their purpose.
The poor lady looked weak and completely emaciated as she clutched onto a microphone and stood barefoot.
Early 2017, she had been arrested for breaching a contract with a Tanzanian church. She had also been accused of aborting her child and being involved in drug abuse.
Reports had also indicated she had planned to relocate to Kenya after serving as a choir teacher for a short while.
Rose is not the first female artist to lose her way. Whitney Houston is also one famous singer from America who started singing in the church pews and ended up getting addicted to hard drugs.
The star’s drug abuse became so severe that she openly smoked crack cocaine in front of her young daughter Bobbi Kristina.
At the height of her fame in the 1980s and 90s, Whitney was one of the world’s best-selling artists. But within years her descent into a drug-addled hell saw the hits dry up – and her millions swallowed up by ruthless dealers.
It is thought Whitney, who died from a suspected prescription drug overdose, blew a $100million (10 billion shillings) fortune feeding her habit.
In a brutally honest interview with TV chatshow queen Oprah Winfrey in 2009, Whitney finally admitted for the first time that she was addicted to crack in the 90s after marrying R&B star Brown.
She even admitted she spent seven months living in her pyjamas while hooked on the killer drug.