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|Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by wakabobo: 6:58am On May 17|
Yahoo Yahoo was written by Ezinne and published on wakabobo.com
I was very boring in my Uni. days. I think I still am sef. I never really engaged in anything in exciting. I always went my way and shied off from everything. My Uni. life remained uneventful until I moved into a new area in my final year. Not that things sparked for me, but I got a vintage perspective to the life of those living it up.
I had these neighbors, next door neighbors. They were ordinary like me, but not for too long. Soon their lives changed and they joined the “big league”.
Living next to them gave me a first hand expose’ into the life of “boys in the game”. My lovely once-upon-a-time average boys became overnight millionaires, living the life of exuberance that comes with it; abundance of drugs, women, cars, bling-bling. Of course as soon as they “stepped up”, they became long-term hotel residents who only came around the accommodation their parents paid for when they want to pick something or MAGA never pay.
Yahoo Yahoo- That was almost a decade ago. As it turns out, those my boys are still flamboyant today. But their story is hardly without (a few) bad news. One of which is that a greater number of them never graduated from the University. The little fraction that did graduated with very weak grades. But who cares, they are not exactly ever going on job hunting. More bad news is that most picked up drug habits (addictions), expensive tastes and a sizeable pool of enemies(with Law enforcement agents making up a fine number in this pool). All these are difficult to disentangle from, so they may have to live with it for the rest of their life.
But who cares, they have already chosen the high road, whatever that comes out of it is fine for them.
But the (mis)dealings of fraudsters(let me call them what they are) is nothing new. Igbos have an adage that says “if a poor man is told what it takes to be rich, they would choose to remain poor”.
There is a point in the life of an individual, a people or a society when they are deep down in the abyss of lack, in desperation, they resort to something brute to propel them to success. Any form of brute they resort to, usually involves illegitimate, immoral, inhuman exploitation of others. It’s important to state that some resort to hard work though, admirably.
You will be shocked how most big men truly made their money. Well, we may not be too shocked given that many people pride what should be a shame these days. Some say America is a house built by slaves, a very pretty house I must add. History has it that Banks in England funded slave voyages, as slave trade was a lucrative venture then. The slaves were seen as merchandise for trade, without a perspective of them as victims. Victims whose life was being destroyed.
Almost in the same vein a 24 year old fraudster never sees his MAGA as a victim. He enjoys the receipts from the victims as an abundance they have to spare. Never as something their life depends on. Never something their life would be wretched if it is lost.
In the same vein a serving official would divert money appropriated for the people. Seeing the monies they loot as a chunk from the abundance of an oil-rich nation. Never from the perspective that the fund being diverted would mean that some child, somewhere would be deprived of the opportunity of getting quality education, quality healthcare. It could also mean non-development of structures and infrastructure, lack of funds for projects, research, and different forms of development etc. It’s never seen that way. All the predicator focuses on is the windfall they will reap.
To think that a 23 yr-old boy can make N3million from “one hit” and burn it all within a matter of days or hours. Also, politicians would amass so much wealth, but few years down the line, the fortune disappears without as much as leaving dew behind. People win millions of naira in lottery and grow (back) broke within a disappointingly short period of time.
But these are the not-so-smart ones. The smart ones invest from money profited off windfalls. They go “legit”, washing their hands clean of the dirty they built from and disassociating themselves from every reference to it. Unfortunately, the society looks away, and joins in the celebration of their transformation, never demanding for an atonement for the atrocities committed before their transformation.
One big irony is that sometimes, the traits that propel them to success will be the same traits that hold them back from breaking higher ground. Those who succeed in illicit trades are known to be impulsive, defiant and ever ready to kill or maim. While it takes discipline, patience, loyalty, diligence to succeed in legitimate businesses. Only very few people are able to refine themselves by weeding off the former and imbibing the latter. Those who are successfully able to do so rise up to lead empires, become godfathers who dictate what stays and what goes in a society. People who make and unmake generations. People others look up to for justice.
And we wonder why our society is broken today when we celebrate prosperity drenched in blood, pain and agony of others.
Gain made off the pain and sorrow of another can never be justified, regardless of whether it has been institutionalized or has become a culture, in whatever form in appears; fraud, corruption, slavery, etc. It only creates a cycle that traps the predictor eventually. No one escapes the vapour of the water they steamed. Our reputation in the international front already bears the brut. With consequences that is hard to escape and even harder to redeem.
Culled from >>>>>https://wakabobo.com/yahoo-yahoo-riches-unjustified/
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|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by Smallcharger: 8:32am On May 17|
|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by willbayo(m): 9:13am On May 17|
|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by sheedy407(m): 10:30am On May 17|
But i didnt read any meaningful thing in this write up
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|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by NwaAmaikpe: 10:30am On May 17|
God bless you OP for this honest writeup.
I tell anyone who cares to hear.
If you are broke,
If you are jobless,
Get a rich married sugarmommy.
But never attempt yahoo-yahoo.
God hates fraudsters.
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|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by talk2saintify(m): 10:30am On May 17|
|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by teamsynergy: 10:31am On May 17|
I like ur last paragraph. the west create civil war in Africa just to keep tapping resources like tantallum, Cobalt , uranium etc. this is what people do. they make gain from your pain.
what really bothers me is the fact that no one is talking about the rot in our banking system, or how do these g boys collect their money without alarming effcc and avoiding all the barriers in place. am sure the banks really have a big part to play in this.
I don't fancy gboys though, you hustle (steal) money , only to spend it on hoes and expensive hotels. what a waste
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|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by HeyCorleone(m): 10:31am On May 17|
To amass wealth is to stick your hand in dirty things.
No man on Forbes 500 has made his money absolutely legit without doing a few "wuru-wuru".
So we should stop overflogging internet fraud.
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|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by Fukafuka: 10:31am On May 17|
|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by Kylekent59: 10:32am On May 17|
Where is their baba Olu maintain.
Even Kelly handsome. Nå dem be baba for yahoo.
How do you feel when you are spending someone else's money?
Don't you reason the state he/she might be in?
Now the money comes and all you could do is to be opulent. Luxurious life style.
You don't even ask your self "when I die,and I am asked how did I acquire such wealth what is gonna be my rply"?
I knew a yahoo guy who sold everything he's gat and renders it to the poor. He repented and he is now a magnate.
Yahoo is evil. I dnt support evil.
Even the bible said it" they would do all sorts of things to acquire wealth"
Truth be told, 90% of guys are into yahoo because of their GF.
|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by ruggedtimi(m): 10:32am On May 17|
|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by Felixalex(m): 10:32am On May 17|
These broke Nairaland Yahoo boys wannabes will come and attack this article now
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|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by Teetopz: 10:33am On May 17|
3 empowerment programmes run by governors in Nigeria.
1. Wheelbarrows in Benue
2. Mai shayi in Kano
3. Shoe shiners in Borno
2019 will surely be an end to an era...
2 years military wasted years
4 years Democratic wasted years
10k jobs lost
15 times medical trips
76 times Foreign trips
Thousands wasted lives
Violation of courts orders
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|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by GOFRONT(m): 10:33am On May 17|
Some people will still come and say there's nothing like Yahoo yahoo...
|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by Hardeybohwarley(m): 10:33am On May 17|
Enough of this Yahoo syndrome. Abeg, despite the fact that's it's wrong, many us have Gee as friends or Neighbours. Will coming online to rant or express views stops the dreadful and morally bankrupt act? No,you can only play your dislikeness card well by walking up to them and telling them your view. Let see how many people have got that balls.
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|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by ExpiredNigeria: 10:33am On May 17|
|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by Virginkpekus(f): 10:33am On May 17|
Rubbish write up...would you prefer them carrying guns and robbing their fellow Nigerians? How many articles have you written about politicians who are the real thieves in this poo hole country?
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|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by holluwai(m): 10:34am On May 17|
Nairaland and overflogging issues.
|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by Holarbizzy042: 10:35am On May 17|
|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by AutoSpaNg: 10:35am On May 17|
|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by King4Roller: 10:35am On May 17|
Na woman be the cause of all the problems wey dey this world.
|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by saasala(m): 10:35am On May 17|
Tired of this topic seff...
|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by positivelord: 10:35am On May 17|
|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by ayusco85(m): 10:35am On May 17|
Nairalander think otherwise
|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by Oritzy: 10:36am On May 17|
|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by nkwuocha: 10:36am On May 17|
When I hear Yahoo or G,all I see is ritualists.
Shouts to my guys who deep no hands in blood to make the money.
Hypocrite we have here In Nigeria. Even people with ogboni as Fathers will come here to talk nonsense.
|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by idris4eva(m): 10:36am On May 17|
|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by mhisbliss(f): 10:36am On May 17|
Ayam not understanding, are you saying yahoo is justified as long as we do it then wash our hands clean and invest the money?
|Re: Yahoo Yahoo: Riches Unjustified by ayusco85(m): 10:37am On May 17|
So u can be reasonable sometimes?
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