First son of the popular actor who died a year ago, Lekan Oladapo a.k.a. Giorgio Lekinson has revealed about his dad’s battle with drugs and other sundry issues.
The promising and talented actor who is making grand effort to bring back the memories of his dad with his unfulfilled project, Irosun Meji, said his father’s drug problem could be traced back to when he went to India to study acting. “On his return from India my mother noticed his change of attitude and one day she caught him sniffing a white substance suspected to be cocaine which led to a serious argument and fight. All efforts by family members to persuade him to give up on the bad habit proved abortive.
This affected his growing acting career and he was shut out of the scene for some years before he returned as a king in the old popular home video titled ‘Koto Aiye’, in 2002.
The dope thing messed up his career before he later quit. In 2007 Lekinson, who was a board member of Osun State’s Art and Culture during the time of Governor Oyinlola, was diagnosed of cancer of the lung.
We thought he would die but Lekinson survived the terminal illness that left him bed ridden for two years.
He fully recovered and bounced back in 2009 before he eventually died in 2012. It was a natural death; my father did not die of any sickness as reported,” he said.Armani Arante as the Yabatech graduate Business Administration is called also shed more light on how his dad died. “On that sad day, Lekinson complained of tiredness and contemplating of going to the hospital the next day but his elder brother encouraged him to go that day which he agreed, but he died on his way to the hospital,” Armani revealed