Eddy Kenzo Blames Stress for Increased Use of Drugs among Artists
4 November 2021
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Ugandan artist Eddy Kenzo has blamed excessive use of drugs in the music industry to stress and the desire by artists to live an expensive lifestyle they can't afford.
Over the past few years, there has been an increase in the number of artsts in the country who’ve ended up in rehabilitation centres due to drug abuse.
Speaking during an interview with Diaspora Connect, Eddy Kenzo blamed it on the desire to live outside their means, and in return fail to maintain the image that they had normalized their fans and the media.
"Most people don't know how to handle stress. They are depressed because they are feeding on what they earn. The demands are too high right now because they are looking at living a lavish lifestyle. You have to work so hard to achieve that.
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"Personally, I want to go back to the village and experience that life. But you will find an artist who will find happiness in vacationing in America and Dubai. So every time they don't get access to this, they resort to drug use," Eddy Kenzo said.
Eddy Kenzo advised fellow artists to get other means of solving their midlife crises rather than forcing and faking life because they want to please onlookers.