Nigerian singer, Emma Nyra has come under attack on social media for slamming Nigerians who are celebrating the arrest of a suspected Internet fraudster, Raymond Igbalode Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi.
KanyiDaily had reported how Hushpuppi and his 10 gang members were arrested in the United Arab Emirate, Dubai on June 10, 2020, for defrauding over 1.9 million victims to the tune of $435.6 million (N168 billion).
Emma Nyra took her Twitter page on Sunday, July 5, 2020, to call out Nigerians for celebrating the arrest of Hushpuppi, noting that rejoicing his downfall will put money in thier pocket.
She further claimed that Nigerians hatred for Hushpuppi for the fact that they felt oppressed by his expensive social media lifestyle and everyone wished to be like him.
“A lot of people are happy about what happened to Hushpuppi because he was oppressing them on social media. The truth is that rejoicing in his downfall is not gonna put money in your pocket. I’m tired of reading about someone else’s downfall. Let me jeje hustle my own,” she wrote.
A lot of people are happy about what happened to Hushpuppi because he was oppressing them on social media. The truth is that rejoicing in his downfall is not gonna put money in your pocket. I’m tired of reading about someone else’s downfall. Let me jeje hustle my own.
— Emma Nyra (@EmmaNyra) July 5, 2020
Emma Nyra’s comment has triggered a lot of reaction on social media.
Emma Nyra this is Twitter not Instagram. Hushpupi defrauded people of billions of naira & you somehow think he should be hugged or given a pat on the back? The truth is that rejoicing on his downfall is cool no one will be his victim anymore. Hushpupi deserved everything he got. https://t.co/JFsyKw05ZS
— Unapologeticallyana (@iamauniquequeen) July 5, 2020
Happy to say that I have never consumed any content with Emma Nyra's name on it. I only sort of know this person exists because Fally Ipupa once mentioned her name on a track. Very happy to go through the rest of my life without hearing anything from this person.
— David Hundeyin🔴 (@DavidHundeyin) July 5, 2020
Emma nyra said we're happy hushpuppi was caught because we're broke and envious of his wealth. She has balls to say her mind, cos a lot of celebs feel the same way but wont say it. Kudos to the young lady 🤣
— Oris (@_Ortodox) July 5, 2020
So Emma Nyra has decided to sacrifice herself for dragging today pic.twitter.com/19uSwfcslh
— Emmanuel Drexzy (@emzhydo) July 5, 2020
Honestly,I never knew Emma Nyra was daft and stupid as well. 🤡
— SANTORINI (@KinqKudos) July 5, 2020
Emma nyra deliberately put up herself for drags, pls drag her with words that'll pierce her bones, so the next time she wants to tweet like a premium dingbat she'll give it a second thought. pic.twitter.com/NKffrLj7to
— AESTHETICS (@Anonymous_Rea) July 5, 2020
Emma Nyra thinks Nigerians are celebrating Hushpuppi's downfall because he oppressed them on Socialmedia. Emma Nyra should submit herself for a very strong Covid-19 test because she is displaying all the symptoms of a sick poverty of the mind mentality patient 🙄
— Matto | The Omonile Lawyer™ |⚖ (@MatthewOttah) July 5, 2020
A carefully written tweet laced with bullish ignorance by Emma Nyra.
What a way to make a first impression on those that don't know who she is.
— Sammy Desh (@Deshysmalls) July 5, 2020
Dear Emma nyra, this isn't the best way to come back into our music space and gain little relevance.
Try some more reasonable and brilliant ideas. Also make sure your baby is old enough before you make a reappearce.
— Makinwa 'Dust' (@Mahks55) July 5, 2020
I kinda get Emma Nyra's overall point but it was worded loosely
— David Dizi ✂ (@Dizixv) July 5, 2020
I don’t know why y’all are surprised about the okoto yarn from Emma Nyra. What is Emma Nyra?
— Omo Adejumo (@Oyinperri_) July 5, 2020
Baba God,don't let me be dumb like ENNA NYRA….oops elele ft davido on my phone,deleting right now
— If my tweet pain u,go drink sniper (@xhakasthy) July 5, 2020
Her music is not doing the justice , neither her name " Emma Nyra " is for her ,so the best thing was to compose a tweet filled with ignorance and maximum stupidity to get everyone's attention. Maybe the people she is affiliated with does fraud .
— #Gooner. Fanatic. (@Platinum_mb) July 5, 2020
Meanwhile, on Friday, July 4, 2020, Hushpuppi was charged with the conspiracy to commit money laundering before a United States court, one for which he could get a maximum jail term of 20 years if convicted.