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Nigerians Roast Naira Marley Over ‘Yahoo Boys’ Statement


Marlians Defend Naira Marley On Twitter

Nigerian singer, Azeez Fashola, better known as Naira Marley, is at the receiving end of a social media backlash over a comment he made on internet fraud with respect to slavery.

Naija News had reported earlier that Naira Marley, said internet fraudsters (Yahoo boys) are crucial to the circulation of money in the Nigerian economy.

This online news platform understands that Naira Marley made this comment during an Instagram live session on Tuesday.

During the session, Naira Marley urged Nigerians to pray for internet fraudsters (Yahoo boys) “as they are crucial to the circulation of money in the economy.”

“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? You better sit down and pray for yahoo boys. If dem stop yahoo, the money would not pass you guys,” he said.

“The money will go like this, from Obasanjo to Tinubu, from Tinubu to Mr Japa, you think me I need Yahoo? I make money from my music,” the ‘Japa’ crooner said.

Apparently displeased with the statement, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to berate the singer.

Naija News captured some of the reactions below..