Popular media entrepreneur and fashionista, Noble Igwe has likened drugs to food in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Kemi Filani News recalls that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) had arrested De General, the skit maker, for alleged drug possession.
The agency had said it found cannabis Sativa, 225mg of tramadol, and drug paraphernalia from his Lagos home.
The occurrence has sparked diverse reactions from different audiences stakeholders in the entertainment space.
Sharing his thoughts on the issue, Noble Igwe took to Twitter to claim drugs are like a sort of food for many Nigerian entertainers.
“Drugs are like finger food within Nigerian entertainment space,” the tweet read.
Recall that Basketmouth, the comedian, had earlier mocked operatives of the NDLEA for “wasting taxpayers’ money” to pull off a night raid that only recovered what he described as just “a pinch of igbo (weed)”.
“I wondered how the NDLEA guys felt after that raid, taking a boy with a pinch of weed to their head office. You’re supposed to have a bit of shame. Those dealing in weed, you know them,” Basketmouth had said.
“Why are you harassing people? Common, guys. We have bigger problems to worry about. These guys need those things. Have you read the headlines in Nigeria recently? Those things can make one take cocaine.
“Don’t get me wrong. I’m not supporting the use of marijuana, I don’t do such. I’ll never do such a thing but what I’m saying is that you people are wasting taxpayers’ money to go and arrest someone with a small pinch of weed.”