A Facebook user identified as Emmanuel King has claimed that a famous hit song is contributing to the high rate of ritual killings in Nigeria
He claimed that Victor AD’s song titled “Wetin We Gain” has been interpreted wrongly by many people especially the youths
His statement suggests that the lyrics of the song sets a ‘get money by all means’ mentality which unfortunately, a lot of young guys are misinterpreting as getting money through illegitimate and gruesome ways. Although his claim is a stretch and puts the artiste in bad light, there’s no doubt that words are powerful and music can be used as tool to drive and push messages that might be wrong for so many individuals.
Many who have listened to the song Wetin We Gain are familiar with lyrics such as ‘if we no get money, wetin we gain? a line that directly questions the usefulness of existence without money. This has been claimed to since spark an unending desire for young men to resort to fetish ways of money making.
Emmanuel however stated that the song is perceived wrongly as it should be an inspirational song on how to struggle to make it in life but many have interpreted it in a different way.
This is his post:
Some Nigerians reacted to his claim, with some saying everyone is responsible for their behaviour. And others concurring with what he claims.
Here are some of the comments:
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