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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Why I stopped smoking Marijuana - 2face Idibia


Innocent Ujah Idibia popularly known as 2face is arguably one of the best musicians to come out of Africa.
In a recent interview, he opens up like never before.
Excerpts from the interview;
When it comes to drugs, I can say I drink Panadol sometimes when I have headache. Or I can take Vitamin C.

Marijuana?
Yes, I have tried it before. I tried it and I felt ire.
I don’t want to even start encouraging anybody or talking about that. But I am just being truthful. I have done it before.

Cocaine, heroin? I have never taken tried those ones. Never, ever, ever.
I have never taken marijuana to go onstage. It was just for relaxation purpose. But like I said, I don’t even want to go there.
So, let’s leave that. I just knew marijuana wasn’t for me. So I stopped. Because it makes me feel I am in another world.
I stopped using it a couple of years ago. I wouldn’t say it was difficult stopping it. It wasn’t too difficult.
It was just craziness that introduced me to marijuana. You know how youthful energy used to push one into things like that. In those days; I listened to songs like Rolling down the Street Smoking.
All those songs can influence, if you want to be influenced. It is not for me to advise musicians not to write or sing about drugs.
One thing about art is that you cannot hide reality from it. You cannot hide the truth from it. It is just like movies as well. You are depicting reality the way you see it from your perspective.
So if you say they should not show guns in movies, they should not show the bad guys, you are distorting reality. You must present things the way they are. It’s the same thing with music.
Sometimes you want to paint a picture of reality. You can’t run away from that. So you say some of these things. It’s basically left for kids to hear it, for them to feel it and then resist it and they get stronger.
Because, sometimes the kid you are hiding something from, the day he would discover that thing, it would be worse than the one who has seeing it since.
The thing is just to bring up your kids the right way. Not letting them fear, but let them see the truth, the reality and make their choices by themselves.

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