- Victoria Nkong has shared her opinion on social media as it regards the disturbing trend of substance abuse in the entertainment industry
- The talent manager cited DMX as an example while noting that it is usually hard to stop and it’s best for people to avoid intake
- Nkong also took a swipe at Naira Marley among other top stars who encourage the use of drugs
Nigerian talent manager, Victoria Nkong, recently took to her page on Instagram with a post dedicated to addressing a disturbing trend in the creative industry.
Nkong started out her post by mourning the late Earl Simmons aka DMX who died some days ago after initially suffering a heart attack from drug overuse.
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She went on to draw her focus back to the Nigerian entertainment industry and the problem of substance abuse. Nkong noted that it appears there has been a conspired silence about the matter even when people are aware.
The talent manager also called on top entertainers in the industry to stop making the upcoming ones come to the conclusion that the use of drugs is also part of the craft.
Her post read in part:
"Can the blown atrtistes stop passing on an impression to the aspiring artists that drug is a part of the craft? Can we have more sober artistes or rehabilitated addicts share their process and success stories so that the younger ones can learn?"
Nkong noted that a lot of celebrities are not living healthy lifestyles while highlighting rapper, Naira Marley, who she accused of publicising the substance usage lifestyle on a daily basis.
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In a different portion of her post, Nkong said it is sad to discover that some artistes are ashamed to admit that they are sober for the fear of appearing ‘uncool’.
Drawing back to DMX, Nkong noted that the late rapper struggled with his battle against addiction. She added that such is the case of abuse and it is best to stay away from it altogether.
See her post below:
Legit.ng previously gathered the report of a social media user who narrated what he experienced at a burial.
The individual explained that he was surprised to see that the father of the deceased seemed unhurt by his daughter's death.
In his tweet, he said the father narrated that his daughter died from drug abuse and he educated the young against addiction.