During his hugely successful broadcasting career, Boyga Adeseye developed a life-threatening addiction to crack cocaine and sex. Now, following his spiritual rehabilitation and a calling to serve God, Adeseye shares his experience and inspiration with others.
Oak Park, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/28/2012 -- Following the fall and rise of his career, health and spirituality, broadcaster Boyga Adeseye is today announcing the launch of his new book – ‘Crack Didn't Crack Me, A Broadcaster's Spiritual Rehabilitation’.
During the 1970s and 1980s Boyga Adeseye was living a prominent life in the limelight. As a household-name broadcaster in his native Nigeria, he was known to many as an on-screen success story.
However, this period also spawned a dark shadow that would blight his life for years. Experimentation with marijuana quickly led to a habitual addiction to crack cocaine and sex.
“My success got me caught up in life, very fast,” explains Adeseye, who moved to the United States to commence a job as a TV news anchor, something which later didn’t materialize.
He continues, “I not only became a crack cocaine addict, but also a sex addict. I came close to death on several occasions and, while I grew sick and tired of always being high, the lures and devil of addiction kept me sinking deeper and deeper into despair.”
However, during an unlikely meeting in New Jersey, Adeseye discovered everything his life had been lacking to date.
“I experienced the presence of the Holy Spirit. This happened as I was getting ready to board the bus. A "crazy-looking" woman was getting off the bus. I stepped aside to let her through. As soon as I did this, I felt a very warm feeling all over me, which caused me to freeze. I stood in the position and started crying, totally oblivious to everyone around me. When I came to, the woman was gone. She was nowhere to be found,” he adds.
Putting the experience down to divine intervention, Adeseye no longer felt the need or addiction to use drugs. Having been clean since 1995, with no need for medical or psychological treatment, Adeseye became born again and has been serving God diligently since 1999.
Having shared his testimony with his church, Adeseye’s latest spiritual calling has caused him to release a book and share it with the world.
“The Holy Spirit cleaned me up. It behooves me to share this testimony with the world, simply because its evidence of God's redeeming power. There is nothing too big for God to handle. There is no situation that He cannot change for the better. He is an awesome God,” Adeseye says.
Crack Didn't Crack Me, A Broadcaster's Spiritual Rehabilitation is available now. For more information and to purchase the book, please visit the author’s official website: http://www.boygasspiritualrehab.com
About the Author: Boyga
The name Boyga is actually shortened for Adegboyega, which means “The Crown that exalts the throne”, in his native Yoruba language. He had to make this change when he arrived in America, because as he puts it, “I did not want to twist anyone’s tongue.” What he still finds fascinating is how people have “murdered” the pronunciation of Boyga. “I’ve been called booger, burger....” I’ve always laughed it off. “You must have a sense of humor to be sane, or else you might as well be dead.”
Boyga attended the famous Igbobi College in Lagos, Nigeria. He became one of the best voices on Ogun Radio, Abeokuta. He was invited to become a news anchor, with Nigeria’s premier news network, NTA, or the Nigerian Television Authority. He came to the United States to continue his broadcasting career, but unfortunately, he got caught up in the dangerous world of drugs.
Boyga has worked in different capacities since his spiritual rehabilitation.
He lives very modestly with his lovely wife, Deborah and “very talented” daughter, Enaes in Michigan. They love doing everything together as a family. The highlight of their day is walking down to the Detroit Riverfront, sipping Chai tea.
Boyga enjoys writing and inventing. He has three screenplays to his credit and holds a US patent for an invention.