This Monday, allow us bring to you a snippet of Olamide-badoo’ lyrics in “Science Student”
The track by Olamide Gbenga Adedeji, known professionally as Olamide is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist who dropped the single in 2018 with a most eccentric visual “Science Student – Kosewe, kosegbo, kosewe, kosegbo – Kosewe, kosegbo, kosewe, kosegbo – Won ti po’mi gutter po, oju ti dirty – Won ti po chemical po, awon mo science students” which completely targets the extent drugs have been abused on and by the Streets absolutely captures the thematic area Mr Jubril Adekunle Kosoko focuses on; focusing on the ills, extremes and consequences of drug addiction and rehabilitation of addicted lots.
Mr Kosoko who used to be an ex cultist and drug addict sees the need to transform the minds of drug addicts in the society. Addiction which remains a common yet widely misunderstood health condition with prevailing stigma that prevents affected individuals from seeking information and support saw Mr Kosoko establishing Behavioural and Addiction Control Initiative (BACI) in 2018.
According to WHO – Psychoactive drugs are substances that, when taken in or administered into one’s system, affect mental processes, e.g. perception, consciousness, cognition or mood and emotions. According to this Health Organization, 35 million people are estimated to be suffering from drug use disorders – 0.5 million deaths attributable to illicit drug use annually while about a hundred and eighty thousands deaths were directly linked to drug use disorders in 2019.
As about now, report reveals that BACI over the years has been able to achieve the following:
(a) Rehabilitation and treatment of Ten cultist and drug addicts
(b) Drug Abuse and Cultism campaigns in different secondary schools in Lagos, Ogun and Oyo States
(c) Drug Abuse and Cultism campaigns in communities both in Lagos and Ogun state
(d) Drug Abuse and Cultism campaigns in different churches both in Lagos and Ogun state
(e) Partnership with Center For Youth Studies(CYS) For life skills training program on health and behavioural issues for young persons with disability
(f) Partnership with Stampout Drug Abuse Initiative to educate cultist and drug addicts to mark 2021 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
BACI is working towards a world where drug addicts are rehabilitated and provided with a structured plan that will help them to detox, undergo behavioural therapy, rehabilitation while creating learning avenue for them to acquire new skills that will help them to stay clean and sober