Why Yahoo Boys Are Still ‘Mugus’ To The Whites – Fela’s Son, Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti has added his loud voice to the condemnation of internet fraud in Nigeria as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, intensifies the war.

Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti, the son of music legend Fela has thrown out his own opinion about the recent clampdown on internet fraudsters.

Declaring them as ‘Mugus’, Seun said until they dupe the whites and use the money to develop communities, they remain the real losers.

It would be recalled that public opinions have remained divided over the arrest of internet fraudsters in Lagos State.

He 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”

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  1. Okay! I have been reserved about this so called yahoo of a thing (internet fraud) but a comment made by Seun Kuti was by far the most irritating. One would think that age came with wisdom, but obviously it doesn’t in some people. How can you call yahoo boy MUGU for making money and buying expensive things made by white men? I have one simple question for you Mr. Seun Kuti to measure your stupidity. What Nigerian made product do you make use of? If you have a car, was it made in Nigeria?, the clothes you wear, are they all made in Nigeria? The wines you drink, are they all made in Nigeria? You buy imported wine that you can afford or cheap car that you can afford and you are smart, but yahoo boys buy more expensive versions of what you buy and you call them MUGUs? That level of hypocrisy is what irritates me.
    You say the yahoo boys are not giving back to the community but what has the community or the country as a whole given them? All your politians that steal your money, they don’t develop your community with it, then what reason does a yahoo boy who robbed a white man have in developing the community. Mr. Man have sense.
    Facts: bars, hotels, clubs, boutiques, electronic dealers, architects, builders, restaurants, malls etc all benefit from this so called yahoo boys and most of them will shut down if they didn’t exist.
    Yahoo has created more jobs for Nigerian youths than any other government in the country. It has reformed touts to gentlemen and dirty boys to frosh boys. Whether you like it or not, one of the reason the country is still safe is because the youths have a place to sink their minds, a place to find hope even in a country where no one cares.
    You think it’s easy? You think defrauding your colonial master and her cousins is easy? You think it’s an easy job? Do you know the sleepless nights they endure and the hardships? Then you open your mouth to talk such nonsense. Mr. Seun Kuti, you are not a wise man. The youths fend for themselves. Give them an accolade. The politians steal your money. Write about them, or better still sing about it, if you can even sing sef.


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