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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

70% Of Nigerian Celebrities Are On Drugs – Okey Bakassi


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Ace comedian, Okey Bakassi has raised an alarm at the rate Nigerian celebrities consume drugs. The veteran Nigerian actor who a guest on Emma Ugolee’s ‘The Gist’ alongside African China and Sound Sultan, said;
“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.”
However the entertainer who also revealed that he took he tried out illicit drugs when he was much younger, noted that entertainers often take drugs to boost their creativity.
“I did some of it too. Creativity is part of it. [It enhances creativity] in the short term,” he said.
A mental health expert who was also on the show;



“[Drugs and] alcohol [today] is the to-go guy and yet the most commonly abused substance.”
He also said:
“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.

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