The topic of cybercrime has been the trending topic of discussion for a couple of weeks and has caused quite a lot of controversies.
“Yahoo Yahoo” has become normalized in the country and many see no harm in it while some do. Some would say those who do ‘Yahoo Yahoo” are doing it because of the present situation in the country, yet the majority of them ridiculously squander funds they received from their “maga” on cars, clothes, jewelry you name it.
Some artistes have glorified the act and do not see it as a crime and the number one ambassador for ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ is Naira Marley. His latest song “Am I A Yahoo Boy” with Zlatan landed him in a very big mess with the EFCC.
Zlatan and others were released but Naira Marley was left in custody of the EFCC as evidence against him is “Overwhelming”
He even went as far as releasing a song titled “4Days In OkoTieeBoh”. The song clearly gives details of his experience in custody of the EFCC as well called out those who snitched on him.
At the end of the song, he says not to judge so easily as no one is perfect. It is quite obvious that Zlatan is trying to justify Naira Marley’s crime which should definitely be seen as an aberration.
Judging from my own perspective, internet fraud is a crime and whoever is found guilty, should be prosecuted meaning Naira Marley is no exception.
If we are to be real with ourselves, Naira Marley is not a legend as against Zlatan’s opinion in the song “4Days In OkoTieeBoh” and should never be treated as one.
He has done nothing worthy of that status and this scandal alone has even drawn him aback as a person not to think of him in the league of legends.
We need to be very careful of who we call a “Legend”. If we are truly to call him a legend, where do we put the people that are truly worthy of the status?
As youths, we need to think rationally and reasonably in order to curb the menace affecting the country not glorify it instead.
However, this won’t still stop me from creating a conversation regarding Zlatan’s claim that he and Naira Marley are young legends. Do you think he is right?
Written by Olabimpe Olaosebikan