Nigerian musician and actor Falz has once again condemned cybercrime, stating that the illegal activity is tarnishing the image of Nigeria in the international community.
Speaking in an interview, Falz mentioned that even though he received serious backlash from some of his colleagues and the general public for his stance against cybercrime, he is still determined to call a spade a spade and call out all those who defend the illegal activity popularly known as “Yahoo Yahoo”.
“I’ve always said it from the beginning and maybe I was the first person to get a backlash on this. I’ve never been a fan of celebrating cyber-crime. When I said it in an interview, it got me a lot of backlash. I will say it again and again; cyber-crime is wrong, cybercrime is giving us a horrible name especially outside Nigeria” he said.
The rapper made it known that it is indeed true that people are suffering but there are people who in spite of their situations are trying very hard to make it through legal means instead of stealing from other people.
“It’s destroying our youths and a lot of people are feeling it’s the only option. I understand the sentiment of people being not privileged and feeling like they don’t have the opportunity and they feel this is the fastest way to get money.
But people are out there actually putting in efforts, toiling, struggling to make it by doing legitimate stuff and not just taking from someone else.
One thing I believe in is that live your life, let others live theirs as long as you living your life does not affect another person negatively.
So long as you are taking from someone else, that is an offense even against humanity and it’s bad. I’ve never subscribed to it and I’ve never been a fan of celebrating it”.
Most of the fraud activities that has been reported over the years usually involves Nigerians and as the result the sentiments Falz is understood.