Joey Akan, a Nigerian entertainment journalist, claims that Nigerian music’s history and prosperity are based on cybercrime.
The journalist claimed in a tweet that yahoo lads (online fraudsters) sponsored and maintained an industry alive that had no institutional or corporate funding.
Joey sent out a tweet;
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.