Nigerian Afro-Pop UK Based singer Naira Marley had earlier this week declared that ‘internet fraud’ is not a crime.
This may or may not be connected to the recent controversy sparked by Simi after she called out internet fraudsters, and banned them from listening or purchasing her songs.
Marley posted on his Instagram handle stating that Yahoo-Yahoo is not a crime because the slave trade justifies it.
He wrote; “If u know about slavery u go know to say yahoo no b crime”
Africa News24 monitored Twitter Reactions :
For those that think “Yahoo yahoo” is not a crime, I hope you get duped in large proportions and don’t even come here to cry. Even if it’s 3k left in your account, I hope they take it away from you.
— Joe (@joezif) April 24, 2019
On this Naira Marley and his stupid comments on Yahoo Yahoo, you have to understand he’s from a generation of Nigerians who don’t know any different. It’s not just him. There are millions of young Nigerians who believe Fraud is NOT a crime. They think everything na hustle.
— Ayo Shonaiya (@AyoShonaiya) April 23, 2019
I'm not standing for injustice, but let us be realistic. If yahoo is such a crime and we need it stopped, would you rather have armed robbers on our assess? Is there anything else they'd do to fend for themselves? There's crime everywhere yunno
— regular guy😐 (@ukboy_Mike) April 24, 2019
But wait o, how come Yahoo Yahoo gets some sympathy but prostitution does not? Both are morally wrong and one is no doubt a crime.
— EarlyHunter (@davidtayos) April 24, 2019
By Now, Naira Marley should have been arrested for altering a statement that "Yahoo is not a crime" but in Nigeria, we take such thing for granted.
— Sir Bobo (@mrboboskie) April 24, 2019
I tweeted this. Yahoo is grossly supported because men are the one doing it.
A f*cking crime.
Transactional sex that's just morality and not a crime.
— Tony-Francis (@obynofranc) April 24, 2019