Nigerian musician Olamide Adedeji aka Baddo, has known as for an finish to drug abuse following criticism at present trailing his tune ‘science student’.
This is coming after the Senate led by its President, Bukola Saraki, convened a roundtable in Kano the place it resolved to go after importers and distributors of medicine, at an excellent which the Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanusi known as for the necessity to topic public officers to drug check.
Similarly, the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria additionally inaugurated a drug management group to test distribution of codeine and different addictive substances.
Music star, Olamide has subsequently joined the marketing campaign in opposition to drug abuse amongst Nigerian youths with the tune “Sciencestudent”.
The tune with the hastag #Sciencestudent is a Young John and BBanks produced observe launched by Olamide in 2018 after his hit single `WO’ which additionally trended like wild fireplace in 2017.
`Science Student’ in accordance with Olamide also referred to as King of the road, discusses the rising price of drug abuse within the society.
Most of his songs which depict happenings within the ghetto typically are trailed with criticism and `Science scholar’ sang principally in Yoruba is not any exception.
The title of the tune itself comes from the present pattern of youths mixing totally different laborious medicine in varied portions.
The YBNL boss in his response to the criticism mentioned on his Instagram @baddosneh saying, “Since the discharge of #ScienceStudent, the assist has been huge.
“As you might be all sharing, dancing, singing alongside to this relatable music of mine, I need you all to take a while to mirror on the topic, say no to drug abuse.
“Don’t abuse alcohol. Stop mixing what you don’t find out about. Live responsibly and drink responsibly.
“Don’t aspire the ‘highness state’ however a state of goal achievement and keenness discovery.
“Together let’s put an finish to drug abuse and save as many lives as attainable.
“The video will be out soon and I can’t wait for you all to see it. #SayNoToDrugAbuse#DrinkResponsibly #ScienceStudent,” Olamide added.
However, Don Pedro, filmmaker and communication knowledgeable has known as for a ban on the tune which has humorous skits and the `shaku-shaku’ dance steps on Instagram.
Pedro who alleged that the tune celebrates drug utilization appeals to the National Broadcasting Commission for the ban.
“This tune should not be allowed to hit the airwaves or any type of wave.’
“He is talking Yoruba, Yes, so that you…. He is encouraging youngsters to take Tramadol.
“He is encouraging the kids to do monkey path, that’s, he’s eulogizing all types of illicit medicine and making it stylish’’, Pedro mentioned.
Similarly, actress Lala Akinloju, has expressed issues over the “disturbing pattern’’ to advertise drug and substances utilizing music and dance within the Nigerian leisure business.
The actress who didn’t talked about names on her instagram mentioned that it was disturbing how folks have been feeling ~cool’ with such growth.
“This encouragement and promotion to sue laborious medicine and get `excessive’ underneath the affect within the title of tune and dance is disturbing!
“What’s extra disturbing is how snug all of us are with it.
“Me- I’m disturbed.’’
However, some followers have come to the protection of the ‘Shaku Shaku’ crooner by saying that the tune teaches the society the results of drug abuse.
Twitter consumer (Zainab Yetunde) mentioned, – If you perceive Yoruba, it’s best to know Olamide wasn’t selling drug use in anyway. He was really speaking in regards to the results of doing medicine. Abi, se mi o gbo Yoruba mo ni? #ScienceStudent.”
@makkymaksPls let’s cease this wokeness. The lyrics isn’t in anyway selling drug use; But folks all the time must blame their issues on one other individual.”
Olamide, who raps principally in Yoruba and has been described because the voice of the ghetto.
He not too long ago bagged the ‘listener’s alternative’ award on the simply concluded Soundcity MVP awards.
The Bariga born artist, who has seven albums to his title, got here into limelight in 2011 along with his debut album ‘Rapsodi’ earlier than beginning his personal label ‘YBNL’ in 2012.