Singer, Folarin Falana popularly know as FalzTheBahdGuy has called on fellow entertainers to stop glorifying fraud with their music and desist from praising fraudsters. He criticized Nigerian artists over their lyrics which seeks to glorify prominent people of questionable characters mostly involved in fraudulent activities such as Yahoo Yahoo. 9ice, Twitter users attack Falz for saying musicians glorify fraudsters.
Falz, in a chat with Hiptv, said the culture of praise-singing internet fraudsters aka Yahoo Boys is at the detriment of the society. He further advised that as an entertainer, lyrics of songs should be aimed at encouraging good morals for the young generation of Nigerians to emulate.
9ice, Twitter users attack Falz for saying musicians glorify fraudsters
Here’s what he said: “You are an entertainer and you are in a position to be a role model to younger ones coming up in the industry and you are greeting all the yahoo boys, all the fraudsters’ you are even calling their names personally; you are hailing them.
“With this act, you are making the younger ones think or feel it is good to do it. You are destroying our future, please stop it. If you are an entertainer, sing about something that can help our lives. Paint a picture, tell a story and do not glorify fraudulent people, it’s not good.”
His statement stirred up a lot of controversial comments on social media. While some Nigerians, especially Twitter users believe Falz is right, others totally disagree with the notion that Nigerian artists are encouraging crime with their lyrics. Also, popular singer, 9ice, has reacted to Falz’ statement, saying he is not promoting fraud in his songs, rather his song is to motivate people to go out and work to earn a living. Well, everyone has a different opinion about Falz’ statement.
See 9ice’ response below as well as some reactions on Twitter…