Sound Sultan Urges Entertainers To Use Their Platforms To Speak Against Corruption, Internet Fraud


Nigerian music celebrity, Olanrenwaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan, has urged actors in the Nigerian entertainment industry to contribute their quota in the fight against corruption and internet fraud by using their platforms to speak out against the twin evils.

Sound Sultan made the call over the weekend in Lagos, in a media chat with Sani Emmanuel of the Media and Publicity Unit of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

He noted that music was a powerful instrument of sensitization and change, which should be channelled to the benefit of society, such as educating the youth on the dangers of corruption and internet fraud.

“When I started as a musician, I wanted to be a kind of mouthpiece that when you listen to my music it will hit you with my message and even if you are dancing to it, it will still make sense to you,” he said.

He decried the rise in internet fraud in the country, saying its increasing attraction to the youth has taken an alarming dimension. He, however, sees the twin development of internet fraud and economic crimes as consequences of past corrupt leaderships in the country as well as the lowering of societal moral standards.

According to him, “The Yahoo boys are products of corrupt leadership in the country. I don’t like talking about the cause of this situation without talking about history. I think Yahoo boys learnt from the corrupt leaders and they honed their skills from them before they start to perpetrate the crimes.”

While praising the EFCC for its efforts at tackling corruption in the country, the musician regretted that fraud and corruption have so much degraded moral values in the country to the extent that Nigerians now openly celebrate corrupt and dishonest people for their ill-gotten wealth.