Napoleon, of the ‘Nonya Money’ fame was sent to rehab after he lost consciousness and hit the streets as a beggar due to excessive abuse of drugs. The former music star was taken to rehab and is now out with some really important advice for fellow artistes.
Innocent Asiimwe commonly known as Napoleon rose to fame with his ‘Nonya Money’ hit a song that tickled men because of it dealt with the influence of money in most relationships. His music was often likened to Red Banton’s which must have robbed some shine away from him. Nonetheless, he was a household name in the early 2000s.
Napoleon’s troubles began in 2004 when he was involved in a car accident which got him hospitalized. As part of recovery, doctors advised him to stop performing at concerts and it is the reason actually why the ‘Nonya Money’ album was never launched. His music consequently fizzled out and threw him to the one hit wonders section.
In May this year, a couple of artistes including Jose Chameleone raised their voices asking music fans to stop judging artistes unfairly and rather help them in the battle against drug abuse. Napoleon’s name came up with revelation that he was roaming the streets of Jinja as a helpless man. He was taken to rehab.
Now that he is out, clean, and free man, Napoleon has resorted to using his experience to help other drug addicts. He accepts that drugs distracted him from pursuing a very promising career. He lost focus due to excessive use of marijuana and other narcotic drugs.
Drugs have always been the order of the day and truly I lost focus because drugs took me up and distracted me from my career as well as doing other developmental things.
When I was taken to Butabaika, I was subjected to several treatment and injections but I managed to get back. Now whoever is listening and hearing me should stop doing and using drugs. I would not love to see some one end up the same way like I did because it’s like meeting death.
Napoleon is not the first Ugandan celebrity to go through rehab because of drugs. The likes of Dave Dash, Jackie Chandiru, among others have also been reborn and rescued from drugs by rehabilitation after they almost lost their lives to drugs.