Addicts’ Rehabilitator Supports Ban Of Olamide's 'Science Student'
The National Coordinator of Christ Against Drug Abuse Ministry, Dokun Adedeji, says one way to reduce growing cases of drug abuse in Nigeria is to check what goes out on social media.
While giving his opinion on the call for Olamide’s song “Science Student” to be banned in Nigeria, as it promotes the use of drug, CADEM coordinator told Bounce News that promotion of drug and alcohol in songs by celebrities is one way of misleading youths.
"We must find a way of not letting things like this appear because they are encouraging our young people to do the wrong thing,” he said.
Dr. Adedeji, who rehabilitates drug users, cited another song with lyrics that beckon on ladies to come to a party with their 'feeding bottles'.
A film maker, Don Pedro Obaseki, had in a viral video condemned the lyrical content of Science Student and asked the censorship board to ban the song.
After criticisms trailed the song, Olamide quickly put out a post on his Instagram page to condemn the use of drugs.
He wrote: "Since the release of #ScienceStudent, the support has been massive. As you are all sharing, dancing, singing along to this relatable music of mine, I want you all to take some time to reflect on the subject, say no to drug abuse.
"Don’t abuse alcohol. Stop mixing what you don’t know about. Live responsibly and drink responsibly. Don’t aspire the ‘highness state’ but a state of purpose fulfilment and passion discovery.
"Together let’s put an end to drug abuse and save as many lives as possible. The video will be out soon and I can’t wait for you all to see it. #SayNoToDrugAbuse#DrinkResponsibly #ScienceStudent."