Nigerian celebrities who in the recent past had publicly flaunted themselves using hard drugs either in their performance or posted pictures on any one of the available social media.
Due to the rise in such acts, the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said it has started to keep tabs on celebrities in Nollywood and the music industry for drug trafficking, abuse and links with drug cartels.
The agency said the move became necessary, following its investigation into the activities of Nigerian hitmaker, Davido, for showcasing hard drugs in his video ‘Fans Mi‘ featuring American rapper, Meek Mill.
In the video, which has gone viral since it was released earlier this month Davido is seen discussing with an unidentified man as they haggle over a briefcase of dollars and a bag full of parcels of hard drugs. There are also lewd scenes in the video.
In an emailed comment to Sunday Telegraph, NDLEA’s Head of Public Affairs, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, said,
The agency considers the musical video ‘Fans Mi’ inappropriate and indecent. It has the tendency to negatively influence and induce drug use and trafficking.
Besides, it is counter-productive on the campaign against drug production, trafficking and abuse.
The agency is investigating the matter and will take necessary action.
Also speaking, popular music video critics, Mrs. Nuella O’Peters, said,
It’s really outrageous seeing a brand ambassador and a mentor to millions of African youths indulging in such acts.
He even went as far as using the substance for cooking in the video.
Can you imagine! It’s uncalled for. I do hope the Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation will do something about the video.
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