70% of Nigerian celebrities are on drugs – Okey Bakassi

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Popular Nigerian 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.”

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