Ammara Brown has spoken of the abuse her mother suffered at the hands of her father, the late Andy Brown.

“My mother confessed to me about all the different forms of abuse she suffered at the hands of my father. At first it was difficult to accept. I know I am not the only person who went through this, as millions of women also went through it. These abusive people need help, as it does not mean that they are totally bad people, but they need help.

“I now want to find a husband and settle down, but l could not do that with something like that in my heart. It was something that l could not speak out about. For me adulthood and self-awareness motivated me to finally speak out about the certain pain that l was suppressing inside,” she said.

She spoke as she launched her video for the song “Tichichema”, which dwells on gender equality and gender based violence “Through this song l know that at least I can change one person who has been going through abuse-be it physical, emotional and mental. Usually people tend to ignore emotional and mental abuse but it really affects people the most.”