Why many artistes result to using drugs – MI Abaga reveals

Renowned Nigerian hip-hop artist and music executive, MI Abaga, has recently discussed the reasons why many artists resort to drug usage.

He has shed light on the prevalent issue of mental health challenges within the entertainment industry.

During an interview, MI Abaga expressed his concerns regarding the susceptibility of individuals in the creative field to mental health issues.

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He attributed this vulnerability to the constant exposure to rejection, hopelessness, and negativity that creatives, including artists, often face.

MI Abaga emphasized that the situation deteriorates for successful artists, leading many to seek solace in drug addiction as a way to cope with their struggles.

“Creatives are generally more at risk of mental health challenges to the extent that even when we are in the middle of it, there is no support. We face a lot of rejection, hopelessness, and negativity. Yet, when one becomes successful, it gets even worse.

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The problem is so big and many artists are turning to drug abuse. We need to tackle the issue collectively to find ways to help creatives in Nigeria and Africa when faced with rejection,” MI Abaga said.

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