Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti has said that he would rather be an internet fraudster also known as ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ instead of a gambler.
Kuti insisted that gambling is a scheme created by foreigners to sell false hope to people and milk them of their resources. He begged African youths to stop gambling and engage in ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ instead. Speaking further, Kuti insisted that gambling is a lost cause from the get-go when compared to Yahoo Yahoo. Making case for his preference still, Seun noted ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ can be controlled unlike gambling where the people are at the mercy of a scheme. He said: “I’ll never be the one to say, ‘you’re a bad person for gambling’. But I’m begging young African people. See your greatness ehn, doesn’t lie in all these gambling. Yes, they’ve made you feel like if you don’t own anything, if you cannot afford certain things, women won’t look at your face. You too that you are a woman, you won’t be able to attract a good man and all that. Yes, I understand, but not by gambling. Because in gambling, you’ve already lost. That’s a set up. You’ve lost already. Do the one that you’re in control. I prefer ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ to gambling, I swear. Do ‘Yahoo Yahoo’. Do ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ dey go rather than gambling; please. “Just the way alcohol isn’t our life in Africa but nobody will say anything about alcohol. They’ll keep shouting ‘igbo igbo’ (weed). Why? Because, it’s the whites that make alcohol, finish. “When we were young the same pastors, people that said gambling was bad, they are now the ones doing endorsement for gambling all over the place. Because gambling is now a white man’s business. “All these gambling firms you’re seeing, they are white men’s businesses. There to extract the little that we have in our pockets. All the gambling platforms, selling you false hope.”
This article was originally published on Naija News