Veteran Actor, Kanayo. O. Kanayo, has lent his voice to the South Eastern youths especially, to retrace their steps from the trending act of ingesting this mind-bending and body-wracking methamphetamine or Crystal Meth popularly called ‘Mkpuru Mmiri’ into their bodies.
In a three-minute video Kanayo delivered in the Mbaise dialect of Igbo language, he made the youths understand that getting hooked to this methamphetamine will amount to living in bondage and risking their future.
He said, “The people who asked me to bring this message to you want me to address you on the use of the dangerous drug called Mkpuru Mmiri. The drug is death. It is a drug that makes youths, both male and female, who are into it to hardly know what they are doing. Its effect is such that anyone who is under its influence would start to misbehave by hitting their heads on hard surfaces or manifesting some other strange behaviours because they are no longer in control of their sense of reasoning.
My people, it is because of the love we have for you that we are bringing this message to you. Young men and women, please, I beg you in the name of God, not to use this drug because Mkpuru Mmiri has no known cure. So, don’t get involved with it because it will mar your life and future. From what we now know about the drug, it can also lead you into other vices like stealing, armed robbery, murder. We are praying seriously that evil should not be our ruin and the ruin of our children.
I am sending this earnest appeal to you in my capacity as someone who has seen it all on both the local and international scenes. My popularity is known all over the world. But as you all well know, that popularity did not come about from drinking or smoking or sniffing dangerous drugs. I don’t smoke cigarettes. Although I do take beer, once in a while, I have never gotten drunk or intoxicated by it. Please, I am appealing to you to stop ingesting yourself with Mkpuru Mmiri. It can never make you a star or a rich man. Take a look at all the prominent Mbaise sons and daughters; none of them got rich or became popular by smoking something.
We don’t even know how it found its way into our space,” he noted in a recent newspaper interview. “I suspect that it is possible that those who want to destroy our future brought it into our state and our youths are unfortunately embracing it. In many Igbo communities today, unemployed youths and some artisans have made Mkpuru Mmiri their companion. After taking it, they see themselves as being on top of the world.”