Popular comedian and actor, Okey Bakassi says the rate of drug abuse and consumption in Nigeria is alarming.
Okey lamented that more worrisome is the high number of Nigerian celebrities engaging in illicit drugs, which he said was bad influence on the youths.
Bakassi spoke when he appeared as a guest on Emma Ugolee’s ‘The Gist’ alongside African China and Sound Sultan.
His words: “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, however, admitted that he also indulged in the act when he was younger, and noted that entertainers often take drugs to boost their creativity.
“I did some of it too; It enhances creativity in the short term,” he added.