The Tanzanian singer Ray C has marked three years of sobriety after falling deep into hard drugs that almost ended his life.
The singer thanked former Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete once more for the transformation saying that he saved her life and music career.
“I was at a point where I was done with life and contemplating suicide but I could hear a voice say ‘I am not done with you,” she said in an interview.
“I will bring along people to help you and lift you up. People you cannot imagine. Sure enough, I did get those calls from people urging me on. Telling me not to quit; my mum, Kikwete. Can you imagine the president of the country offering to help you?”
In 2012, the former president took up her hospital bill and assured her mother the state will help and ensures she’ll beat the addiction.
Ray C and her mother were even invited to State House, Dar es Salaam to meet with Kikwete then.
The songbird said that Kikwete and her family fighting with her during her addiction gave her hope.
“It was God telling me I am important, that this is not you and that you have to get better,” she said.
“So I felt if people of that calibre can think of me and want to help me, who am I not to want to help myself? Today, I look back and see all I have done and gone through and I am still here.”
In 2014, the singer was rumoured to have gone back to the drug.
Kikwete came back to offer her encouragement urging her to take methadone dose exactly as prescribed by the doctor and she’ll beat the addiction.
Methadone is used mostly to treat addiction to opioid drugs such as heroin, oxycodone.
“God is not done with me. I have so much to give to my family, my fans who support me and healed with me. They are real and they are like my family,” she said.