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Solid Star’s career decline drove him to drugs — Brother

Many were shocked when videos surfaced online showing a popular singer, Joshua Iniyezo, aka Solid Star, looking destitute and walking aimlessly on the street. According to his brother, Joseph, who posted the video, the singer was addicted to drugs and was being adversely affected by it.

In an interview with Saturday Beats, Joseph noted that the singer was bothered by his declining career. He said, “I have spent all the money I have, and it has gone beyond me. I had his Instagram login details because I used to manage him, but got busy because of my job. I just had to log in to let his friends, fans and fellow celebrities know what was going on. It is better that way before videos of him on the streets go viral.

“His career always bothers him. He is not one to bother people by asking for help. But, he needs to go out there and meet with his colleagues, but he does not like to ‘link up’. I believe when one is down, one ought to cry out, and crying out does not necessarily mean begging. That was one of the things that really triggered him. It is making him depressed, and adding smoking to his problems made things worse.

“I do not stay with him, but he smokes loud a lot, and hardly eats.”

Joseph also stated that Solid Star was now in rehab and was responding to treatment. He said, “I know everyone has their problems but none of his colleagues have shown support. However, DJ Neptune called me to find out if it was a scam, and I told him it was not. He said he would call me back, but I have not heard from him since then. The only one of his colleagues who has shown support is the comedian, Isoko boy. It is mainly his fans and loved ones that have genuinely shown care and support.”

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