Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti has waded into the trending discussion about Yahoo Boys which started after men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) raided Club 57 in Lagos and arrested 12 suspected internet fraudsters.
The news became a debate after fashion enthusiast, Noble Igwe reacted by labeling Yahoo boys as fraudsters who are armed with laptops. His opinion drew criticism from some quarters who are of a contrary opinion.
One of those who have contributed to the debate is Seun Kuti who in a Facebook post labeled the Yahoo boys as fools themselves. According to him, it was stupid for them to scam a white man and still end up spending the money on materials made by whites which is equivalent to returning the money to them.
Seun Kuti wrote:
”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.”