A few days ago, Nigerians – being notorious for fraud, resurfaced on the front burner of the world news after 77 Nigerians were arrested by the Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI) for being the brains behind a notorious fraud cartel that has scammed several foreigners.
Reacting to the news, popular Nigerian-born American singer, Jidenna – in a recent interview on The Breakfast Club explained to the hosts why he thinks Nigerians are known for scamming.
In his words;
The reason why Nigerians are known for scamming is not that we are bad people but because we are smarter than a lot of people.
So, as criminals, we gonna be the best at it and so, we will be the best at hacking and everything we do.
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The Classic Man singer was further asked if he had scammed anyone before to which he replied,
No, I have not scammed anyone before.
Jidenna went further to explain one of the things he did and which might be seen or perceived as a scam. He said;
I did some things, I used to sell chains from China town.
I get it for cheap because, in the hood, I know all the latest jewelry and then I get the cheap ones and I take it to downtown Boston to sell to white boys.
That was a scam.
Jidenna became big after the release of his hit single, Classic Man. In the visuals of the song, the singer and producer looked dapper spotting clothes made from African textiles synonymous with Nigeria.
Watch the full interview in the video below;