Okey Bakassi, Sound Sultan, African China were guests on Emma Ugolee‘s The Gist and they discussed drug use in the entertainment industry.
Okey Bakassi claimed that conservatively, 70% of Nigerian celebrities are on some substance that makes them high.
African China also weighed in on the matter. He said, “Thank God for my days,” after which the host said “when it was just weed.”
Okey Bakassi continued, “Now you hear all manner of names. From SK to Kush to Loud. The names come like everyday and you’re struggling to keep up with the nomenclature of it.”
The comedian did admit that he dabbled into the use of drugs when he was much younger, claiming it enhances creativity in the short term.
He said, “I did some of it too. Creativity is part of it.”
See the video below:
“When I see what these young artistes are doing today with drugs, I thank God for my days” – African China . “Conservatively, 70% of Nigerian Celebrities are on drugs today. They have gone ballistic ” – Okey Bakassi . Alcohol is the to go guy and yet the most commonly abused substance” – Mental health expert. . “Can drugs enhance creativity in a place where there is no creativity?” -Sound Sultan . . “This is not a joke” – The Gist The consumption of hard drugs by Nigerian youths, especially amongst entertainers today is ALARMING!!!! There is fire on the mountain and nobody seems to be on the run…one day we we would wish that we put out the fire. . . Join #THEGIST with Emma Ugolee as it addresses this subject matter this evening at 10:30pm on Hiptv channel 324 on Dstv and 74 on Gotv.