Star singer and actress Adomaa has narrated a mysterious story of how she was divinely hugged in a moment of vulnerability when she was just about to commit suicide.
In 2015, she had come to public notice for covering multiple award-winning Reggae/Dancehall artiste Stonebwoy’s ‘Baafira’ featuring Sarkodie.
Stonebwoy, alias 1Gad, in a Viasat 1 interview exclaimed it was due to Adomaa’s “jazz version” that he noticed “the worth” and “how big ‘Baafira’ was.” They would later collaborate in 2020 on ‘Boom 3x’.
Things did not go as expected along the way, however. Almost as sudden as her rise to fame was her plummet due to some personal and professional circumstances including her fight with anxiety and bad record label decisions.
Her confidence was impacted, her health began to take a severe blow and depression followed. This was when she found herself considering suicide.
A Leo, she told sit-in host of the Big Show radio programme on Class 91.3 FM, Prince Benjamin (PB), about the climax of the suicidal thoughts and how what she recognises as a divine intervention saved her.
“My mom is a medical doctor and she had a bunch of drugs which I wasn’t supposed to see because she was supposed to dispose of them [because] they had expired,” the singer nicknamed ‘The Butterfly’ began. “I managed to find them, and I had a bunch of pills in my hand.”
In her room, she found herself “crying” and telling herself, “this is it, so I’m just going to swallow and lie down and whatever comes, comes.”
Having the expired pills and water ready, she “legit, was going to,” end her life but she first looked up at “my ceiling” and said a prayer.
“God, I guess this is what it comes to,” she earnestly said.
Narrating the story, she lit up when she remembered what took place right after those words.
“In that particular moment, and I kid you not, I know if I say this it’ll sound bizarre [and] people might not believe me but I promise you this happened,” she noted before revealing: “Somebody hugged me.”
“It was as real as I am touching Kukua right now,” she held the Big Show producer seated to her left. “But there was nobody in the room.”
“It just felt like an envelope and I didn’t see anyone,” the ‘Dede’ actress continued. “But for some reason, I wasn’t afraid.”
She rather felt “an overwhelming sense of love. Overwhelming, and I couldn’t take the pills.”
The feeling lasted between “30 minutes to an hour,” and she explained that she “felt very at peace, very zen.”
She was not out of the woods yet, however. There were subsequent times the suicidal thoughts “would creep back,” but it was not as before because, “that experience I had had gave me hope.”
“There was just something hopeful about it,” she stressed and explained that the mysterious hug meant that: “There was more to life. There is more that you’re supposed to be doing. You just have to figure it out.”
Adomaa was categorical in saying, “It was God” that hugged her.
The 33-year-old star recounts how soon after the close shave in 2018, things began to look up for her. She had a call from Nigeria to act in a series along with legendary Ghanaian actor Fred Amugi.
Currently, she is a star actress playing the lead role in the television hit called ‘Dede’.
Partnering with Ugandan music company Nyege Nyege, she is out with a 7-track audio-visual extended play (EP), ‘Becoming Adomaa’, that chronicles her story from fame to seeming obscurity and “beginning again.”
On Monday, January 2, 2023, she is hosting her fans and others who either can relate to her experience or are simply curious, at the Silverbird Cinemas, Accra Mall, for the ‘Becoming Adomaa Experience’.
Patrons will be treated to a red carpet experience and a documentary & short film screening covering The Butterfly’s riveting story.
For details and tickets visit adomaa.com.