Nigerian fashion mogul Toyin Lawani has spoken on the effects of fake lifestyle syndrome on young girls and the obsession with portraying an extravagant lifestyle solely for the purpose of impressing others on social media.
On her Instagram story, Lawani pointed out that a lot of young girls want to live a fast and luxurious life just to show off on social media.
According to her, this fake lifestyle prompts them to club all night and follow ‘yahoo’ boys.
Lawani appealed to parents to intervene and guide their children’s path.
“Too many young girls out there tryna beat the fast lane, travel, do jetskye lifestyle, city to city, change of locations, wearing designers syndrome etc. Just to show off for the gram.
“All at what age? Clubbing day and night following yahoo boys, shouting period upandown. Ojuyinatoja. See how they are cutting your destiny short.
“God this fake lifestyle syndrome is getting out of hand. Parents, pull your children’s ears and guide their path. This is enough. For God sakes, all this can be for, at bare minimum,” she wrote.
Lawani’s statement follows the tragic death of Instagram influencer Austa, who was allegedly stabbed to death by her boyfriend, Killaboi.
Killaboi, who confessed to the crime via social media on Monday, claimed it was a result of a heated argument between them at his residence in Oral Estate, Ikota area of Lagos state.
After the altercation, Austa went missing for several days, prompting her mother to visit Killaboi’s house in search of her.
Expressing remorse and regret, Killaboi shared Instastory posts where he tearfully admitted to ruining his life at the age of 26.
He vowed to ensure that his late girlfriend receives justice, as he cannot live with the guilt.
Killaboi also disclosed that he fled the scene out of fear after committing the crime.