Ace Nigerian comedian, Okey Bakassi in a new Instagram post took a swipe at Nigerian celebrities who claim that marriage affect their fanbase.
Sharing a photo of Jay Z, Beyonce and Blue Ivy who took a break for their music tour for a vacation in Cannes, told celebrities who make marriage and fanbase an arguable topic to stop giving useless excuses, if marriage isn’t their thing.
He also crowned Jay-Z and Beyonce the richest couple in the with massive fan base. Here’s what he wrote;
Arguably the richest couple in the Music world Jay-Z and Beyonce with massive fan base.
I’ve heard some celebrities say, if you marry you lose some of your fans from the opposite sex. I don’t care if it’s true or not. #justdoyou
If #marriage is your thing do it, if it’s not stay your lane…. stop giving useless excuses.
This isn’t the only time Okey Bakassi is addressing a controversy amongst Nigerian celebrities. Okey Bakassi had before now raised concerns over the alarming rate of drug abuse and its consumption in Nigeria as a guest on Emma Ugolee’s The Gist, alongside African China and Sound Sultan. According to him, majority of illicit drugs consumers are Nigerian celebrities.
He said in the interview;
“Conservatively 70% of Nigerian Celebrities are on some sort of substance today. They have gone ballistic. You hear a lot of names- SK, Kush, Loud, etc. the names come everyday and you’re struggling to keep up with the nomenclature of it.”
Bakassi, however, admitted that he also indulged in the act when he was younger, and noted that entertainers often take drugs to boost their creativity.
“I did some of it too. Creativity is part of it. [It enhances creativity] in the short term,” he said.
According to a mental health expert who was also on the show with the comedian, “[Drugs and] alcohol [today] is the to-go guy and yet the most commonly abused substance.”