Controversy as Falz tells singers to stop praising ‘Yahoo Boys’
Falz the Bad Guy has stirred some controversy after his advice to fellow singers, to stop praising Yahoo Boys, a parlance for internet fraudsters.
Falz spoke in an interview on Oak TV, that hailing the Yahoo Boys amounts to glorification of what is wrong in society and urged artists to desist from doing so for the sake of the future.
In his interview, Falz made mention of no one, but he was soon pitted against 9Ice, an older musician, with commentators divided on the merit of his advice.
Here are some of the comments that summarised the controversy:
Falz wants to talk about morality and decency in art, but Davido insulted his elder, Dele Momodu, right on his own song.
By every standard Falz has not made a quarter of the impact 9ice has made in the music industry. What nonsense!
Falz spoke about musicians praising criminals & fraudsters. How is that wrong? Surely you cant compare fraud & disrespectful conduct? https://twitter.com/VillageParrot/status/877898746109063172 …
Music is now money in Nigeria,, that’s why falz can have a running mouth,, where were you when 9ice sang Life Drama! #Lawyer_With_0_Brain!
— Is Ma Il (@easycentz) June 22, 2017
Yahoo Boys taint Nigeria’s image, make it hard to attract investments & go oversees. Falz won a BET Award for NGR & & you’re coming for him?
I cannot believe that Falz is getting dragged for saying people should stop hailing fraudsters. Is everything okay in Nigeria?
lol y’al think Falz is an idiot cos he talks like one in his videos ? Someone that was top of his class in Law school.
— Deacon ‘Dolapo (@dollycent) June 22, 2017