DRUG ABUSE: Femi Kuti Predicts A Sad Future In The Music Industry

In a recent interview with Hip TV, son of legendary Afrobeat originator and legend himself, Femi Kuti has weighed in on the topic of artistes venturing into music for the wrong reasons and the drug abuse issue currently being discussed in the industry. Here is an excerpt on the interview:
On people joining the music industry for the wrong reasons, he said;
“We must insist to teach our children music properly or else there will be pandemonium in the industry. Everybody is joining music for the wrong reason. It’s not about the fame. Music is very godly and it’s so important that if it’s not done properly, I fear that we are going to have a very sad future in the industry. So that’s why I keep insisting that young boys and girls should learn a musical instrument.”
On drugs and substance abuse in Nigeria, he said;
“The drugs and alcohol abuse is everywhere, it’s just not Nigeria. The great Europe and America – It’s a big problem there too. But what they do since they know it’s a problem is an institution – they have rehabilitation centers. When you crash, you go into rehab. The only institution we have is Yaba left and it’s not ghen ghen enough. Sensible people will understand there is a problem. How did America/Europe tackle these problems? Even my father’s time, they were on hard drugs. Heroin, cocaine and everything. I don’t know if Nigeria has gotten there but the alchohol is a massive problem. We have to start tackling it now or else we are going to be in big problem.”

Post a Comment