Secular artiste turned gospel singer Irene Logan has opened up on her cigarette addiction and battle with depression at the prime of her career.
â€œMy journey in the public eye started in 2006 when I took part in the â€˜Stars of the Futureâ€™ competition. I was young; I think I was about 22 years thereabouts, and I so badly wanted to fit in as an only child.
â€œI had grown up in a Christian home, and I wanted to explore the world, so that steered me away from my true calling,â€ Irene Logan explained how she got into the cigarette addiction.
Speaking on the Reason is Jesus on Joy FM on Sunday morning, the â€˜Runawayâ€™ hitmaker said the addictions altered part of her life during her mid-20s.
â€œIt [the addictions] put me in a world that wasnâ€™t meant for me. It put me on a completely different path, and it opened me up to all types of associations.
â€œThat led me to all types of addictions, and it altered a big portion of my life,â€ she said.
The â€˜Kabilaâ€™ singer added that she couldnâ€™t keep up with the life she was living at a point.
â€œI used to pray to God to allow me to die because I was going through a lot,â€ she disclosed.
Explaining how she disassociated from the lifestyle she adopted, Irene Logan said â€œI got out by grace. It was so bad; you know how the story of Jonah in the belly of the whale ended, I can relate to it so much because no matter how much I run away from God He found me.
â€œHe chased after me, he run after me and made sure that he brought me right here at this moment and I can say it was grace. Grace found me.â€
She urged young people to embrace their true self and allow God influence their lifestyles.