“Illuminati” crooner Naira Marley caused a meltdown on Nigeria’s blogosphere where he stated on his Instagram page that advanced fee fraud, also called “Yahoo,” is not criminal.
Specifically Naira Marley had stated “If u know about slavery u go know say yahoo no b crime..” This statement actually follows “Ayo” crooner Simi‘s declamation that yahoo Boys should not buy her music.
The statement pushed Naira Marley and indeed “Yahoo” to the top of the Twitter trends in Nigeria. Fans across the world and even other artistes began to weigh in on Naira Marley‘s statement.
“Sucasa Micasa” crooner Ruggedman, who now doubles as a social activist, weighed in on Naira Marley‘s statement and ultimately ended up schooling him on crime and criminality and how slavery should never be used to justify both.
“@nairamarley My brother, I love your music and all but you need to get one thing clear and do not mislead people. Especially kids on social media. You can do Yahoo all you want, but do not disrespect the part of the black race that were sold into slavery by trying to use it to justify cybercrime,” Ruggedman stated in part.
He also clarified that stealing other people’s money has no relationship with slavery. He then challenged Naira Marley in the following words: “You say the Nigerian leaders are looting trillions outta this country, why aren’t you hacking their accounts and giving back to the people Robin Hood style? I swear I go hail you for that one. “
Will Naira Marley take up the challenge?
Well, what do you make of Naira Marley‘s statement on internet fraud and Ruggedman‘s reaction? You may wish to join the conversation by dropping your thoughts in the comment section.