Cybercrime and the beast it breeds…
Weeks back Simi did a video about how cybercrime was tarnishing the image of Nigeria and Nigerians in general. It hindered many from obtaining Visa to enter other country and even made Nigerian suspects anywhere they are found. She went ahead to tell anyone in the act not to buy or listen to her songs and that was applauded by a section of her fans while another set quickly defended this set of human beings.
Cybercrime is referred to as “Yahoo Yahoo” in Nigeria apparently because those that started it where using the yahoo mail and Yahoo messenger back then to carry out their evil deeds. The name apparently stuck.
Continuing with the story another artist days later by the name Nairamarley goes on about how the whites took our people and made slaves out of them and went on to support the dastardly act by saying those involved in the act are just collecting back what the white man took from us. What hurt the most for me was role models and artist like Davido subtly supported the act and even while Ruggedman spoke against it explaining the senselessness in the act. He was told to go write lyrics by the same Nairamarley. TundeEdnut also tried speaking against it but apparently with his association with the so-called Yahoo yahoo he was dragged down. Just few hours ago the same Nairamarley goes ahead to tell us to pray for the so-called Yahoo Yahoo boys that they are the one allowing money to circulate in the economy. Sigh!!!
To be honest with all of you reading this, I am sad, I am sad for my country, sad for the mindset and mentality of those that should know better and sad that people would go so low just to defend something so indefensible. In a sane economy where people are looking to invent the next best thing to revolutionize mankind some backward thinkers still think crime pays. It is so appalling to think that people would support vocally people that cause pain, heartbreak and sorrow to families all in the name of circulating ill gotten wealth. Have we fallen so far off that this is how we reason now? Really, I should not be surprised by those supporting such dastardly act. Their lifestyle and those that fund them are not different so why was I expecting them to be different. I will not support people that have two hands and legs, can work and develop people but prefer to swindle innocent people for a living. Put yourselves in those people’s shoes. All their life savings, all what they have worked for just goes away like that because someone would rather just take the short cut. Even some go ahead and use people for rituals to get this money and this is who someone would open their mouth and support. It is such a shame.
CYBERCRIME IS WRONG!!!! NO MATTER WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH YOU CAN WORK LEGITIMATELY AND MAKE IT. THERE SHOULD NOT BE ANY EXCUSE FOR SUCH AN ACT!! WE SHOULD DO BETTER AS A NATION. ARTIST SHOULD DO BETTER, REMEMBER WHAT GOES AROUND COMES BACK AROUND. LET US BE HONEST THEY NEVER END WELL, THAT PART NEVER GETS TO SOCIAL MEDIA.
I have a dream one day Nigeria will be great. Our youths would take pride in doing honest work and earn the pleasure of working hard. One day we will also have good leaders that would not fail us and everyone will see crime for what it is CRIME!
Tomorrow I shall be writing on the Sri Lanka Bombing. RELIGION SHOULD NOT BE AN AVENUE TO MELT OUT VIOLENCE PEOPLE. My heart goes out to all those who continually lose their lives in the Northern parts of Nigeria.