Even though the past four months have been an uphill battle for songstress Cici, she has learnt difficult lessons from her journey.
Cici and her ex-boyfriend, Arthur Mafokate are currently embroiled in a legal battle, after an altercation between them allegedly turned violent in June.
The songstress laid charges of assault against Arthur, who in turn laid counter charges against her, and the matter is being heard in court.
Reflecting on her romantic relationship with Arthur, who was also responsible for launching her career, Cici told Drum magazine she should never have dated in the industry.
Despite everything that has happened between them, Cici said that she was grateful to him for the role he played in her career.
“I will never take that away from him, but I should’ve stuck to the memo of never dating in the industry. It will never happen again,” she said.
Cici said that after five months into their relationship, things apparently started to take a nosedive.
The singer claimed that she felt like she was compromising herself because of the challenges they were facing.
“I felt like I was compromising myself and I wasn’t getting anything in return. I was shutting out my friends and family. I was depressed half the time,” she said.
Speaking to TshisaLIVE earlier this week at her first official public event, Cici said she was in good spirits and that she had to take charge of her life.
“I feel good. I had to take charge of my life and not let everything come to a halt because of what was done to me. I’m very excited to be out here tonight,” she said.