Veteran Nollywood actor Zack Orji has revealed why Nigerian young artists in the entertainment industry die at a tender age.
In a chat with Saturday Beats, Zack Orji noted that the problem with young musicians who do drugs is simply due to poor parenting. He noted that they were not properly brought up by their parents.
Zack lamented on the nonchalant attitude posed by parents each time they have issues relating with drugs with their children who are supposedly the leaders of tomorrow.
In his words;
“I would say the problem of drugs in the entertainment industry especially with young musicians is a problem of poor parenting. We must inculcate in our children a good moral compass. When they go wrong, we must not fail to correct them. We should not condone certain things and make our children feel like they can get away with certain things. That is one of the problems we have with the so-called influential people in the society.
They are always ready to bail out their children irrespective of what the children did, not minding the fact that whatever your son does to another person, that is also another human being. “A number of parents in America for example, who choose to be their children’s managers do that because of the bad influence they fear that they might be exposed to either from their peers, managers or other places.
Look at Beyonce who started at a young age; in her early 20s, she was already an international superstar but she was being managed by her parents. That helped to guide her. I know a number of young Nigerians who are heavily on drugs; some of them have gone for rehabilitation. A lot of it has to do with poor parenting, negative peer pressure and a feeling of insecurity; believing that you have to do something to belong to a certain class.”
Do you agree with Zack Orji that our youths are falling apart due to bad parenting?
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