Naira Marley, Olamide and Other Nigerian Celebrities Accused Of Getting Involved In ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’
The age long battle against “Yahoo Yahoo” seems to not be diminishing any time soon, especially with some ‘high profile’ Nigerians backing the act up.
Many Nigerians in the diaspora have shared that this fraudulent behaviour has constantly ruined their chances of being treated equally or fairly in the different segments they found themselves with.
However, in light of the recent revelations by Nigerian singer, Naira Marley who has openly come out to support the illegal activity, we can boldly say the major reason for this crime is ENTITLEMENT!. Let us take a look at some Nigerian celebrities who have also in one way or the other supported Yahoo Yahoo, while some have been accused of being involved in Yahoo.
Olamide and Lilkesh
The street went gaga when Olamide and Lil Kesh got back together to give us one solid jam, “Logo Benz”. Immediately it came out, it had all the makings of a hit, the beat was a whole vibe. But looking beyond that, Nigerians looked keenly to discover the song was actually promoting ritual killings and Yahoo. With blood freezing lyrics like “If money no enter I go do blood money”, Logo Benz started receiving negative reviews from many. What do we expect from someone whose record label is “Yahoo Boy No Laptop”.
Everyone remembers how we all jammed to “Living things” right? Good news is, there are about four yahoo boys the popular music sensation praised in his hit song. He praised the “chache” boys for wiring all the funds. This hit song dragged out rapper Falz, who called 9ice out for promoting yahoo yahoo with his song.
And of course, as usual, Falz was counter dragged for interfering with the hustle, he was not brought up on the street so how dare he criticise the one thing that drives the street right? 9ice played the PR perfectly, came out to say his song was not glorifying the scam, but as a “ginger” song for everyday workers. But we all know the truth right?
What does Hushpuppi do for a living? is a very controversial question many people have wondered. What does Hushpuppi do for a living? What can a young man do in his life to earn so much money? In fact, there’s very little information about this guy and the source of his wealth Hushpuppi.
Usually, their expensive cars, houses, telephones, hotels and resorts get into the camera lens. Each year, people speculate about who among the yahoo boys is the richest, and this year, many fingers pointed at Ray HushPuppi. It is not a secret that Ray was from a low-income family, but his life has changed since he left Nigeria. Nevertheless, there is yet to be someone who can take the title of the richest yahoo boy as Hushpuppi cannot be named a yahoo boy simply because he is rich and has refused to tell anyone the source of his wealth.
After Simi slammed ‘Yahoo boys’ and banned them from listening to her songs, Adekunle Gold has been hit with allegation he once edited documents for internet fraudsters. Adekunle however denied ever editing documents of such nature. In an interaction with a fan who levelled the allegations against him, the singer said: “There was a time like that? How come I’m just finding out myself? Wow!”
Here are screenshots of what ensued between Adekunle and the fan.
Naira Marley during a recent Instagram live session, urged Nigerians to pray for internet fraudsters (Yahoo boys) saying they are the reason money circulates to the common man. He said: “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?”
The video has since stirred reactions from Nigerians who described Marley as a disgrace and bad example to young Nigerians. However, a few Nigerians supported Marley, staying that Yahoo boys were the reason some Nigerians can eat and survive.
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