A popular music producer and singer, Olumide Ogunade, aka ID Cabasa, has said that he encourages artistes not to abuse drugs while working with him.
He told Sunday Scoop that when working with artistes, he always made sure not to judge them, particularly because he knew he was also not perfect.
He added, “We create an environment that does not promote or encourage drug abuse. I encourage artistes I work with to come in their right frame of mind for us to connect better, instead of being high before coming.”
The Gongo Aso producer also stated that many entertainers do not talk about their battle with depression because of their egos. He noted that societal pressure had contributed to the rising rates of depression in today’s world. According to him, it was majorly caused by ego, because people were trying to either camouflage or hide their insecurities.”
The singer added that society should encourage the concepts of individual journeys, instead of the usual competition and comparison. He said, “Expectations need to be managed, and we should push the narrative of individual journeys that would help people run their race without comparing them to other people. Collaboration and connectivity should replace undue and unholy competition.”
He also encouraged parents to pay attention to their kids and listen to them not only from the place of responding but also to understand them.
Advising young artistes, Ogunlade said, “Let us keep learning, because the industry is always changing. We should learn the business of music, and life.
So much is going on that proper education and learning will expose us to.”
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