It was bound to happen, a musician in Nigeria by the name of Nkem Owoh has made a music video and posted it to YouTube about
the whole Nigerian 419 Scam thing... cause inevitably ex-Minister what's-his-face always
fails to transfer that $28,000,000 he stole from his government
to your neighbourhood bank account... I wonder why?
Anyhow, Nkem Owoh's video is called "I Go Chop Your Dollar", and it is directed by Uzodinma Okpechi. The funny thing is that
this video is better than half the stuff MTV
plays these days - the gist of the plot is a scammer reveling with his dancers
and a song in his heart, while a greedy witless mark is duped.
"I go chop your dollar..."is the chorus, and by the third round it really sticks in your
head. I'm amazed Saturday Night Live hasn't already caught on to
this and spoofed it.
Check out I Go Chop Your Dollar here, but first I need
you to deposit me some funds my good friend! Yes!?
Here are a couple of lines from the music video;
419 no be thief, it's just a game
Everybody dey play em
if anybody fall mugu,
ha! my brother I go chop
Oyinbo man I go chop your dollar
I go take your money and disappear
419 is just a game
you are the looser, I am the winner
PCSTATS sees about 0.04% of our readers come from Nigeria, so if you're in Africa right now please drop us a line and let us know if "I go chop your dollar" really is breaking the airwaves on your continent.