Some Twitter users have expressed displeasure at the lyrics of singers Olamide Adedeji a.k.a Baddo and Keshinro Ololade aka Lil Kesh’s new song titled: ‘Logo Benz.’
The controversial track from the former labelmates was produced by Rexxie and dropped on Thursday.
Following the release, fans took to social media to condemn the lyrics which seemed like it openly endorsed Advanced Fee Fraud (aka Yahoo scam) and money rituals.
The song opens with the lyrics ”If money no enter, I go do blood money” and has a recurring chant of “A fe ra Benz’ (we want to buy Benz).
Our correspondent observed that most fans pointed out the impact of songs in the society and cautioned artists to refrain from using their platforms to promote societal ills in any form.
@AyoBankole tweeted, “Logo Benz. No melody. No depth. No message. Just a shameless promotion of ritual killings; desperation for money at all costs, including human blood.
“This is filth. Olamide and Lil Kesh didn’t just go beyond the line, they landed in the dustbin of history’s trashiest artists.”
@Yung_stunning said, “Literally, Logo Benz song by Olamide was a nonsense song that urges ritualist to be swapping girls for Benz.
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“The song should be ban before it gets out of hands. Sometimes our artists don’t know how powerful they are and the message they disseminate to the people.”
@Chidoziewilson wrote, “Am I the only one thinks that the logo Benz song is going to create an avenue/excuse for these ritualists and self-acclaimed yahoo boys to intensify their struggle to keep using human beings as sacrifice.”
They further condemned the latest song trends that appear to endorse illegal money-making schemes. Victor AD’s ‘Wetin We Gain’, 9ice’s ‘Living Things’ and Chinko Ekun’s ‘Able God’ were listed as examples.
@Osascruz said, “From “Living Things” (Fraud). Wetin we gain (any you make it, just make it) Able God (Fraud/Yahoo) Logo Benz (Ritual) The trend will continue because such songs blow faster.”
@Ani_nomso tweeted, “It went from Olu Maintain’s “Yahooze” to Kelly Handsome’s “Maga don Pay” then down to 9ice’s “Living Things” & Now Lil Kesh’s Logo Benz.
“From “If i hammer” to “i go do blood”, its only get worse as we continue normalising fraud.”
Meanwhile, Olamide has reacted to the opinions swirling around about the song stating that it was intended to draw attention to the ritual killings and internet fraud.
Tweeting on Friday @Olamide_YBNL, he said, “Logo Benz is for the 3rd party to have a glimpse into the current state of youths in our society. (Runs girls x runs boys)
“I’m not sure if there’s anything like too much awareness, but pardon me if there is. It’s all over the news, it’s always been in movies, don’t box musicians,” he said.
Fans are, however, not pleased as they feel it is the same ‘weak’ defence he gave when ‘Science Student’ received similar backlash and was subsequently banned.
Meanwhile some have called for the boycott of his upcoming concert tagged ‘Olamide Live In Concert’ (OLIC) billed to hold later in December.
@MrLewinOkotie tweeted, “Condemning Olamide shouldn’t just end on social media cos I know the same people bashing him already probably have bought tickets for Olic.
“Boycott his shows and petition brands that endorsed him. When he loses a couple endorsements his head would be correct.”
@Voiceofinsanity said, “This Logo Benz song is enough a reason for Nigerians not to grace his OLIC this weekend!”
@Xotie tweeted, “You guys should boycott OLIC. We need to send a message to Olamide. This new song is so sad. There re families that have lost loved ones to rituals.”