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Falz Slams Former Petroleum Minister, Diezani, For Speaking Against “Yahoo Yahoo” Boys



Nigerian rapper, Falz has reacted to Former Minister of Petroleum, Allison Diezani’s remark on how internet fraudsters cause a major problem to the nation.

Recall that Diezani Alison-Madueke, fled Nigeria for the United Kingdom as soon as Jonathan lost the 2015 election to Muhammadu Buhari.

Over the years, she has continued to evade arrest and prosecution for alleged corruption in Nigeria and several attempts by the EFCC to trigger an extradition treaty with the UK and have Diezani return home for a trial have failed.

In a recent event which was conducted online, Diezani gave a lecture about fatherhood and Ijaw women’s participation in politics.


In her speech, she lamented on how internet fraudsters, popularly known as ‘Yahoo Yahoo boys’, reinforce negative societal behaviors and values in Nigeria.

Her words below:

“The ones that have swag, the Yahoo Yahoo boys as my son would say; these in short, are the role models they are looking at. These are the ones that reinforce negative societal norms and values, This is a travesty of an unfolding tragedy for us.

“Why have I spent time talking about fatherless homes and the impact it has on our children? The truth of the matter is that an irresponsible boy tends to become an irresponsible man and it is therefore a vicious cycle. If you plant yam, you cannot harvest plantain.”


She spoke further, stating that there are no shortcuts to working one’s way up the ladder of life. According to her, Progressing in life, in work and in relationship, marital or otherwise, is always dependent on consistent effort and on hard work.

In response to her speech, Falz went hard on her via his Instagram page for being on the run and still opening her mouth to speak on issues like this.

His caption to his post reads:

“You are on the run, but your mouth still dey run. Who be Yahoo Yahoo girl if no be you?”


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