The Ghanaian actress and philanthropist opened up about how the dancehall star supported her when she was falsely accused of being involved in a sex tape scandal.
In an interview with AJ Sarpong, Fella narrated how the sex tape rumours affected her mental health and made her consider ending her life.
She said, “A few years ago, I had a breakdown and I thought of taking my own life. It hurt me when people made assumptions without knowing the truth. I value clarity and having a clear mind, as it enhances my productivity. So, when such situations arose online and I felt helpless to explain myself, it took a toll on me.”
Fella recalled how she was shocked when her manager called her and asked her if she was the person in the sex tape that was circulating online.
However, Shatta Wale quickly stepped in to verify the truth and sent her a link to the video, which showed that Fella was not the person in the tape.
This act of kindness helped her regain her confidence and move forward.
She said, “The girl in the video looked like me. When I got home, I was crying, and then Shatta called me around 11 PM.
“He comforted me, saying, ‘Mummy, mummy, forget about it,’ and shared the link with me. When I watched the video, I noticed that the girl had a tattoo on her back, whereas I don’t have one.”
Fella Makafui, who is currently premiering her new TV series featuring Shatta Wale and her husband, Medikal, acknowledged that without the support of the dancehall artist, the situation could have worsened.
She said, “If Shatta hadn’t sent me the link, I might have believed the rumours and taken drastic measures. If you remember, he took to social media, criticized the people spreading false information, and shared the link to prove that I was not the person involved.”
The interview with Fella Makafui also highlighted the importance of mental health and self-care within the entertainment industry.
The pressures of fame and constant public scrutiny can have negative effects on even the most resilient individuals.
Fella said, “Since then, I have decided not to listen to people online. They don’t know me, and they have no right to judge me or dictate my actions.”