Nigerian singer, Ahmed Akinbiyi also referred to as Bella Shmurda says people should not judge internet fraudsters, popularly known as ‘Yahoo boys’.
The talented artiste who made this statement in a recent interview with Echoo Room, explained in clear terms what he actually meant, and tied his thoughts to the fact that everyone is trying to earn a living; stressing that internet fraudsters should not be criticised.
Interestingly, the discussion went personal when he was asked whether he had been involved in internet fraud, but the singer failed to give a diirect answer.
He said, “I didn’t say I didn’t do it, though. Just shoutout to everybody. Everybody is looking to make ends meet. So you can’t just blame anybody. This part of the world where we find ourselves is messed up,”.
Speaking about the same set of people, Bella Shmurda revealed that economic hardship in Nigeria has made life difficult for many youths and not all ‘Yahoo boys’ are comfortable with swindling unsuspecting people.
“It’s painful that you just have to get money by every possible means. It isn’t everybody’s wish (to engage in internet fraud). If some people that got their money through that means aren’t happy with it. It’s painful, not something to be proud of. But you just have to be make it.
“You can’t have kids and be telling them that you’re poor because you refused to join others to find wealth by every means. What kind of explanation is that? If your kids notice that things aren’t going well for you, they will ask certain questions,” he added.