Nigerian actor and TV host, Okey Bakassi has raised concerns over the increased rate of drug abuse and its consumption in Nigeria.
Bakassi said these illicit drugs are mainly consumed by Nigerian celebrities.
The comedian made the assertion saying, “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.”
Bakassi admitted that he also indulged in the act when he was younger, explaining 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.
Good number of Nigerian celebrities share photos where they are seen smoking marijuana on Instagram.
Ayo Balogun popularly known by his stage name ‘Wizkid’ features in this category. His last Instagram post explains this.