Award-winning secular musician turned pastor, Lord Kenya has revealed drugs and bad friends influence crippled his Stardom unexpectedly.
The former Hiplife artiste who several times since becoming born again has revealed that he was addicted to Indian hemp and cocaine during his rapping days for about twelve  years said he rather craved for attention when he was an athlete.
The Sika Baa rapper told HitZ FM, popularity through music came as a surprise to him since it was not planned so managing it was difficult for him as an artiste.
“I craved for fame but didn’t realise when I got it… I wanted attention as a sports person but I couldn’t get it till I became popular through music. I didn’t handle that unplanned fame well because I didn’t know what it is. Fame came to meet me on the way.
“Fame got into my mind too much so I noticed that many people tagged me as an arrogant person. When I left Mark Okraku’s Slip record, I thought I was on top because of FAME. It obvious I understood why those who tagged me as arrogant did so because Fame would not allow me to do the usual things I was doing when I was unsung.
“Another problem that ruined my fame as a known artiste was bad friends influence and drugs. When I went into drugs, there were some things I might have done that I wasn’t aware of.”
The Veteran Hip-life star and now Gospel Musician, Abraham Philip Akor Kojo Kenya, popularly known as Lord Kenya, further stated he was incautious when he was choosing his friends during his heydays.
He said most of his friends took advantage of his fame putting his brand in an awkward position.
Discussing how an artiste can manage fame, Kenya advised young artistes to be circumspect with the kind people they choose as friends and also avoid illicit acts that can destroy their brands entirely.
“Most of my friends used my name to get the ladies of their choice and others took many precious things away from me at my blind spot.” Lord Kenya told Andy Dosty
Lord Kenya walked away from music in 2010 after turning Christian, and currently pastors the Jesus Power Church.
Source: Edward Acquah||Kasapafmonline