Diverse reactions have trailed the statement by Nigerian singer, Azeez Fashola, better known as Naira Marley, that internet fraudsters (Yahoo boys) help Nigeria’s economy.
Concise News understands that Naira Marley said this on recently in an Instagram Live video.
According to him, the political class have looted the country and thus the economy would have collapsed if not for “Yahoo Boys” who make money “go round” in Nigeria.
“All you guys, all the money in your pockets, all the money you spend, you think it’s the government that is making the money go round?” he asked.
“You better sit down and pray for yahoo boys. If them stop yahoo, the money would not pass you guys
“The money will go like this, from Obasanjo to Tinubu, from Tinubu to Mr Japa, you think me I need Yahoo?
“I make money from my music.”
However, the statement from Naira Marley about “Yahoo” and how it helps the Nigerian economy, has drawn wild criticisms as well as commendation.
These Nigerians took to Twitter to register their reservations and opinions about the issue, saying it affects the country’s image and that “Yahoo” is not a thing to be supported.
There were still others who believed that “nobody holy pass” and that those involved in “Yahoo” should not be described as criminals.
Concise News gathered some of the comments as seen below:
Na only @nairamarley de promot #yahoo? since d tym of olu mantain abi uf fogoten Yahooze? Uf fogoten @Iceprincezamani verse on joor remix where he said 'yahoo boy asking wat is capslock' abi wia @IamReminisce said 'shoutout si awon keybord wariors internet gangsters.@iam_Davido
— Creator…. 🇳🇬🛫✈🛬🇦🇹 (@Rhema_Abass) April 24, 2019
Men are being mistaken for Yahoo boys, (iPhone users & dreadlocks gang). That's the effect of this crime in Nigeria.
Abroad, every Nigerian is already presumed a fraudster until proven otherwise.
You should speak up against it!
— ً (@pictaler) April 24, 2019
I have always said this times without number: if only Nigerian youth channelled the energy they use in defrauding people online in the name of #Yahoo to inviting them into the country for legitimate business Nigeria would have gone farther than this.
— Tayo Ekundayo-Ojo (@Tyedayo2) April 24, 2019
I have a friend, an upcoming music artist. 1 day he jst received a string of debits summing up over a million, almost emptying his acc.Some yahoo boy used his acc to pay loan.4 weeks he couldn't get himself, started havin suicidal thoughts. #Yahoo is bad, there's no dignity in it
— Sam (@SamKelvin5) April 24, 2019