In this article I will be talking about 4 popular Nigerian celebrities yo probably didn’t know were drug addicts.
Drug addiction is one of the diseases that has eaten up the Nigerian entertainment industry, and it is one that is not easy to break free from.
Many Nigerian celebrities who were addicted to the substance started using it so as to boost their confidence, while some were were also pressured by their peers.
Breaking out of the addiction has never been an easy task, but those determined to make it out usually do and live a better life.
After a thorough study and research, here is a list of 4 Nigerian celebrities you probably didn’t know were drug addicts.
1. Tonto Dikeh:
Celebrated Nigerian actress, Tonto Dikeh, in an interview with BBC Pidgin, made the revelation that she once battled with hard drugs. According to Tonto Dikeh, her addiction brought about some setbacks in her life.
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Tonto Dikeh also said that she wants to take “Say No To Drugs” to the streets, and use her foundation to help in the rehabilitation of drug addicts because it is something that has set her back a lot in life.
2. Hanks Anuku:
During his active days in the Nollywood industry, celebrated actor, Hanks Anuku used to be one of the most sought-after Nigerian actors.
According to reports, Hanks couldn’t even work effectively because he was into drugs and it really affected him.
Years later, Hanks Anuku revealed that he has received God’s healing while hooking up to a program of the Synagogue Church of All Nation (SCOAN) which is pastored by Prophet T.B. Joshua. Hanks talked about how he wasn’t mentally stable for about seven years, as he announced that he has stopped drinking and smoking.
3. Toyin Abraham:
Another Nigerian celebrity who was a drug addict is Toyin Abraham. Despite her success in the Nigerian movie industry, Toyin Abraham once told her story of how she overcame cocaine addiction during the 2017 edition of Success Story Africa which was held in Lagos.
According to Toyin, she smoked a lot and didn’t even know she was looking horrible until she decided that she deserved a better life and changed for good.
4. Majek Fashek:
Late Nigerian singer, Majek Fashek was one of the most famous musicians in Nigeria in the early 90s. His music was apreciated worldwide and he was indeed really talented.
News of Fashek’s bankruptcy broke out in 2015 and at the same period of time, it was reported that he was admitted into a drug rehab centre in Abuja.
During this period, a picture of the popular musician made rounds in the media and one could easily tell looking at the picture that he needs immediate help. He however recovered and went back to music.