A few days ago, upcoming artiste, Nairamarley, took to his Instagram page to state that internet fraud aka Yahoo Yahoo, is not a crime.
The singer in his post, wrote;
”If you know about slavery, you go know say Yahoo no be crime”.
Rapper and #ENDSARS campaign advocate, Ruggedman, has joined other Nigerians to condemn the singer for his statement.
@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 cyber crime. The people who bought slaves died ages ago. If you want to fight that, then start a cause/movement against the British and America. Who ever owned slaves, but stealing the hard earned money of other people isnt about slavery.
Thousands of qualified Nigerians cant get jobs outside Nigeria because of “yahoo”. Their families are suffering. Young Nigerians are suspect everywhere they go because of “yahoo”. If you want to do it, enjoy. Nobody is stopping you.
But remember that if you do the crime, if you are caught you do the time. I got friends that are into it, I dont judge. I got friends who are in jail as we speak for doing it, I dont judge.