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Naira Marley and Zlatan - “Am I a Yahoo Boy”
Naira Marley and Zlatan’s “Am I a Yahoo Boy” has become a UK and Nigerian phenomenon surrounded by controversy. The song itself is irresistible, as Naira Marley and Zlatan trade verses with the roughness of grime and the bounce of Nigerian trap over an afrobeats rhythm. “Am I a Yahoo Boy” is about if Naira Marley and Zlatan are in fact “Yahoo boys”—in short, internet fraudsters. They laugh off the accusation. Nearly a day after the song and video were released—last Thursday—the duo were arrested on charges related to cyber crime. Now, it’s unclear if the song was dropped in anticipation of an arrest or if it’s another case of the government cracking down on music that can be perceived as a glorification of crime—a prominent issue in rap, especially through the UK’s war on grime. Regardless, Naira Marley and Zlatan have stumbled into a UK and Nigerian hit with “Am I a Yahoo Boy.”
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