Former hiplife artiste Lord Kenya has revealed that he was a cocaine addict for over 12 years during his career as a musician.
The former Ghana Music Awards winner told host of Starr Chat Bola Ray that getting hooked on drugs cost him a lot of money and almost ruined his life.
“I did cocaine for twelve years…yes [it cost me money] I got it from everywhere that I performed.”
He also added that he could not perform at any event without sniffing cocaine to boost his energy.
According to him, he was introduced to drugs through some friends but stated that he has now found God and is happy with his life.
He also revealed that all the awards plaque he won during his career had broken and not even one has been kept for future reference.
“All the awards have been broken,” he said on Wednesday on Starr Chat aired from the Rainbow Hotel in Takoradi in the Western region.
Lord Kenya before becoming a pastor, won several awards with his hiplife tracks notable among them are ‘Artiste of the Year’, ‘Hiplife Artiste of the Year’, and ‘Hiplife Album of the Year’ at the Ghana Music Awards 2001, and ‘Best Ghanaian Rap Music Award ‘at the Anansekrom Festival in Canada 2000.