Nigerian celebrities have maintained divergent opinion on the issue of internet fraud, popularly called “Yahoo Yahoo.”
The conversation about internet fraud started after the raid on a Lagos nightclub on Friday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
A celebrity, Noble Igwe, on his social media page, had pointed out the likely spots that the anti-graft agency could also investigate.
“Record label Estate/ Property Business Car Selling business The Above are major 419/fraud fronts in Nigeria.
“EFCC needs to have a waiter stationed at every club within Lekki & VI. After last night, club owners are going to record low sales and Uber drivers will be busy tonight.
“Online stores and stores on Admiralty/Fola Osibo are used for money laundering.
“Armed robbers on Instagram are regarded as G boys but in reality, their’s a different type of stealing.
“People steal and then turn around to blame the government for making them criminals.
“Anyone that defends a criminal is a criminal and while we have a list for people advocating rape culture, we should also have one for such people.
“An armed robber is an armed robber. You are a thief armed with a computer.”
This opened the floodgate to a lot of comments from Nigerians on social media who called Igwe “a snitch” and blasted him for trying to compromise other people’s business.
Also, Nigerian celebrities such as Seun Kuti, Big Brother Naija 2017 winner Efe Ejeba; former 2018 housemate K-Brule; popular Instagram comedian, Abisoye Olukoya Michael, better known as Oyemykke; and former rapper, elDee, have been sharing their own views on the issue of internet fraudsters.
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See some of their feedbacks below:
Seun Kuti said, “Wetin yahoo boy dey take money do? No be to buy expensive white man things? Lol. If they weren’t busy buying White man drink but building their communities maybe just maybe, I will see dem but I don’t. Steal white mans money and the only way u can express that wealth is too seek validation by consuming the most expensive white man things and u say u are a Gee? All Yahoo boys are Mugus for whitey still, dem be learner. Wait that 100k u used 3 months to set the job how long did it take Gucci to collect it back? MUGU. Until we can express our success outside of white validation thru their brands and luxury items of status and class, U STILL BE MUGU.”
And in a separate post said, “Politician and yahoo boy only want to oppress with their wealth. #sameni
Bank md and yahoo boy love luxurious life #sameni
All the elites and yahoo boys don’t give a fuck about community. #sameni
Former Big Brother Naija winner, Efe Ejeba tweeted;
elDee The Don, a former rapper reflected on how he contributed to the decay in the society on his Twitter handle;
See some of his tweets below:
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