King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, the veteran Fuji musician, popularly known as K1 De Ultimate, on Friday, advised up-and-coming musicians to shun drugs and focus on their crafts.
K1 gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.
He urged the artistes not to allow drugs and other social vices to derail them from God’s purpose for their lives.
According to the ‘Ade Ori Okin’ crooner, staying away from drugs and violence will also earn them more respect from their fans.
“I don’t smoke, but the issue of drugs goes beyond mere smoking. Today, people inject and sniff all sorts of things, but we must all teach artistes about the consequences of the usage of drugs.
“It is not true that it is only after the use of drugs that they will give good account of themselves on stage; It is all about education.
“But this problem is not peculiar to fuji, it is the same with all genres of music, talk about Rock music, it is important that we educate them.
“If I do drugs I’d look awful at my age, just focus on what’s important, which is your craft.
“They should take their future seriously, if I had been a drug user, I probably wouldn’t be here,” he said.
On the issue of artistes throwing shades at their colleagues in order to test their popularity, he told NAN that the trend is universal and not peculiar to the fuji genre of music.
“We used to listen to foreign music a lot when we were young, but many people don’t pay attention to the fact that even those foreigners abuse themselves in the songs,” he said.