The comedian Okey Bakassi claims he has been solicited in Nigeria and abroad to sell narcotics.
In an interview with Channels TV, the comic claimed that scammers and drug traffickers approached him and encouraged him to join their organization.
He said the invite was extended after he moved to Lagos.
The comedian claimed that people in the entertainment industry are easy targets and are often approached to sell drugs.
He said although the business is lucrative, he refused the offer and decided to “keep things simple”.
“When I came to Lagos as a young man, I was tempted in so many different ways by different people. And I’m talking about fraudsters and drug dealers,” Bekassi said.
“I was approached. When you’re in entertainment, you are approached to peddle drugs. I have been approached overseas, I have been approached in Nigeria by drug dealers.
“They show up in your hotel and that talk business and they tell you other people who are doing it are making money. But it is dangerous.
“For me, I want to be able to sleep well. I am not afraid of the police or any law enforcement agencies. So I have tried from day one to keep things simple.”
In 2017, the actor said that “70 percent of Nigerian celebrities” use illegal drugs.
Bakassi, on the other hand, admitted to partaking in the act when he was younger and observed that entertainers frequently use drugs to increase their creativity.
Born Okechukwu Anthony Onyegbule, Okey Bakassi rose to notoriety after receiving the Best of Nollywood Award for ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ in 2014.