Popular Ghanaian musician and General Secretary of Ghana Game Boys Association, Rashid Joseph widely known as Nhyiraba Kojo has registered his dissatisfaction on the rate at which the society call young men who live luxurious lifestyle as sakawa.
Speaking in an interview with Amansan Krakye, he said; “first of all, if we put music aside, if you see any young guy cruising a nice vehicle then some people would conclude that it is a fraud. For all, you know the person might have parents or siblings abroad or maybe the car might not even belong to the one riding it.”
“So, if you see some young ones driving a car and you conclude that they’re into fraud then it means you’re not smart. Secondly, can’t God bless the young ones to also drive the best of cars in town. So, me especially these fraud statements I don’t support it.”
“Why don’t we also say that white young guys who ride the best of cars abroad are also into fraud because, for all you know, they might be living on the wealth of their parents? To me, there is more youth who do music and are living well so we shouldn’t say they’re into fraud.”
Nhyiraba Kojo furthered that he wondered why the society does not tag white guys living luxurious lifestyle as fraudsters.
In the same interview, Nhyiraba Kojo remarked that being sent money by a white man in abroad is not fraud but rather it’s like having a penpal who sends you gift due to their benevolence.