Nigerian Afro-pop singer, Jahbless who is now based in the US has expressed his opinion over the recent arrest of Naira Marley and Zlatan by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Recall that EFCC had on Friday arrested the pop stars.
Speaking on their arrest, Jahbless urged the government to prosecute Marley and Zlatan if they are found guilty of being internet fraudsters.
Making reference to American hip-hop stars Jay-Z and Rick Ross, who sing about crime, Jabless opined that if Marley and Zlatan were arrested for their lyrics, then songs like ‘Yahooze, Maga’ should be investigated.
Hear him:”Dear Ruggedman, first of all, I would like to thank you on the civil right services, if all artiste could speak up same way you’ve been doing, Nigeria would be a better place.
“However, if these new acts are being arrested because of their creative process then you might have been paddling to a wrong direction.
“The last time I checked there is freedom of speech in this country, if an ignorant 22 years old tweeted a wrong statement …we can always put him on check, which you did regarding Naira Marley, but how about Zlatan, he Is picked up for a tweet or a song “am I a Yahoo boy” you think is worth the energy and resource for the agency to pick them up because of there creative process? then songs like Yahooze and Maga Don Pay and many more should be subjected to investigations.
“Even in the western world people make music about guns and drugs if the governments are quick to pick them up people like Rick Ross or JayZ should have a duplex in penitentiary, because they sing about crime doesn’t make them criminal
“If Naira Marley and Zlatan are truly fraudsters, let the government takes its course and do their investigation, everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty.
“We all need to thread carefully and make sure this whole process is for the right course, if these guys end up being innocent then our creative rights are in trouble. Meanwhile “Am I a Yahoo boy” has 300k views in 24 hours not bad publicity after all. Peace”
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