Maga no need pay

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  1. basenji

    basenji Administrator Staff Member

    This is not a lad tune: in fact it's quite the opposite. Naija artists fighting cyber crime.

  2. Sphinx

    Sphinx Administrator Staff Member

    That one's kinda cool.
  3. Cold War Kid

    Cold War Kid Ninja

    A nice effort.

    So is this supposed to be having any effect?
  4. basenji

    basenji Administrator Staff Member

    @Cold War Pikin: I dey schock! Na Banky W be dat...
  5. basenji

    basenji Administrator Staff Member

    Post this here as I don't know where else to post it. If you ever need to know what they're singing:

    Maga no need pay!
    For me to buy correct motor,
    For me to take make my dough,
    Maga no need pay!
    Eh! Eh!
    Maga no need pay!

    Reminiscing as I walk to my car,
    Thinking about how it used to be,
    For Ekpoma, I dey ride okada and most times I dey soak garri,
    I wanted to change the way I lived
    But I didn’t have to do those things.
    Now I’m rolling VIP
    And all the girls wanna be like me, yeah...

    You ask me how I deal with my reality,
    Gotta tell you truly it ain’t easy, no!
    I feel the pressure to find something wrong to do
    Then I remember you reap what you sow!
    Now I’m sitting staring at the screen of my computer,
    I’m thinking really hard about what truly matters,
    What with all these data, just to catch a maga,
    It could have been my father, or someone else’s brother

    Maga no need pay!
    For me to buy correct motor,
    For me to take make my dough
    Maga no need pay!
    No need for me to go cafe
    I hustle hard to make my pay
    Maga no need pay
    No need to do Yahoo-Yahoo (to do Yahoo-Yahoo)
    Maga no need pay!
    Eh! Eh!
    Maga no need pay!
    Eh! Eh!...Eh! Eh!

    Seven in the morning, it’s a brand new day
    Eyes still swelling, still at the cafe
    Hustling real hard from Sunday to Sunday
    Hoping someday that maga will pay
    But maga no need pay
    For me to live correct
    They call me Mr. Capable, I gat my self-respect
    No need to do Yahoo-Yahoo for me to cash a cheque
    I don’t need no maga, just work harder now

    Tell me what a boy like me should do
    Thought I heard the guys that rule do Yahoo-Yahoo
    And if I do not do it I’m uncool
    I’ll be a fool to the girls in school
    But maga no need pay to get a good degree,
    Or have a great opportunity
    Don’t have to hack and attack,
    Make use of CD cracks
    We’re keepin’ it original, now you know my swag

    Twale officer!
    What’s the problem sir?
    Or there’s a law against cruising in a Range sir?

    I don’t know what you think we are,
    Cos we roll in fancy car?
    We’re making the sweet money,
    I call it the candy bar.

    All those wey maga pay,
    Where dem dey today?
    I’m straight no deceit,
    My money get receipt!

    I don’t mess with cybercrimes,
    But I make the cypher rhyme.
    I get paid for my time,
    Don’t need to scam a dime!

    I’m your role model’s role model,
    There’s no second guessing whom...
    Wordsmith was made to make you change like a dressing room.
    I’m living proof that there’s dignity in labour,
    My bars is life imprisonment and this is hard labour.

    My father said I was a star before I ever spit a bar,
    He said when you travel far,
    Don’t forget who you are.
    Represent Nigeria,
    Represent for Africa.
    Even when the things were hard,
    I place my future in my God, (Yes, yeah)
    See my nation’s reputation suffers much condemnation,
    This’ our situation.
    Are we cybercrime criminals? No!
    We are the mineral resources of our fatherland,
    We must rise and take the stand.
    Every day heroes are born,
    All stereotypes are torn.
    Things we did to cause us harm,
    We off that and now we on,
    Hard work, positivity,
    Truth, reliability
    Expose your ability,
    Change our reality,
    That’s word! (Yeah, yeah, yeah)

    Yeah, yeah...listen everybody,
    Put your BLING up right now!
    BLING in this case means we’re Brilliant, we’re Legitimate, we’re Inspired, we’re Nigerian and we’re Great!
    It means that we do not have to do anything that we ought not to do to make money y’all!
    We just gatto apply ourselves and work hard and be creative and innovative.
    Be truly Nigerian.
    We will get there, y’all!
  6. Cold War Kid

    Cold War Kid Ninja

    I meant does it stop a scammer from doing 419?
  7. basenji

    basenji Administrator Staff Member

    I know, I just wanted to be positive. The answer to your question is "probably not".
  8. YogiBear

    YogiBear Ninja


    Microsoft and Nigeria have released a song and video as part of a campaign to dissuade people from getting involved in cybercrime.

    The song, "Maga need no pay", is part of Microsoft's Internet Safety Security and Privacy Initiative for Nigeria. "Maga" means victim. The song also references "yahoo-yahoo," a slang term for so-called advance free fraud (AFF) scams.

    [ame=""]YouTube- Maga No Need Pay - Banky W, Bez, Cobhams, MI, Modele, Omawumi, Rooftop MCs, Wordsmith[/ame]
  9. Zzbyrd

    Zzbyrd Member

    That's a great message and song! Let's hope it brings a little positive in a bad situation.

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