In 2017 interview, with Nigerian comedian, Okey Bakassi he claimed that over 70% of Nigerian entertainers use hard drugs.
According to him,
“The rate of drug abuse and consumption in Nigeria is alarming and what is more worrisome is the high number of Nigerian celebrities engaging in illicit drugs, which he said was bad influence on the youths.”
He also said, when he appeared as a guest on Emma Ugolee’s ‘The Gist’ alongside African China and Sound Sultan.
“Conservatively 70% of Nigerian Celebrities are on some sort of substance today.
“They have gone ballistic. You hear a lot of names- SK, Kush, Loud, etc. the names come everyday and you’re struggling to keep up with the nomenclature of it.”“I did some of it too; It enhances creativity in the short term,” he added.
Bakassi, however, admitted that he also indulged in the act when he was younger, and noted that entertainers often take drugs to boost their creativity.
Last year, Nigerian Popular musician David Adedeji Adeleke popularly known as Davido brought to the fore the disturbing claim, where two of his friends passed in the controversy of what is believed to be drug related course.
Recently a nigerian movie star , Lala Akindoju sharing some concerns, she says that Nigeria entertainers are not worrisome to this drug related issues rather it seems like that are promoting this
In her own word: