What Nigerian hip-hop lyrics have to say about the country’s Yahoo Boys

The Conversation (2019)
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Abstract

The article is based on lyrics from 2007 to 2017 involving 18 hip-hop artists. All the songs I studied were by male singers apart from one entitled, “Maga no need pay,” which involved seven multiple artists. In all the songs, the glamorization of cybercrime and cybercriminals was one of the most significant themes. The implications are discussed.

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Suleman Lazarus
London School of Economics

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