“Nigerian music history and success were built on cybercrime” – Media Expert, Joey Akan

Nigerian entertainment journalist, Joey Akan, has opined that the country’s music history and success were built on cybercrime.

Akan made this known via a tweet he shared on popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter. According to him, online fraudsters popularly known as yahoo boys, funded and kept alive an industry with no institutional or corporate funding.

In his words,

“Afrobeats Hall of Fame will never be complete without honourary mentions to Yahoo boys who funded and kept alive an industry with no institutional or corporate funding. It’s a reality we hate to admit, but huge parts of Nigerian music history and success were built on cybercrime.”