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SEC Warns Nigerians Against Investing In $Davido

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THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned the public against investing in the meme coin allegedly linked to the popular Nigerian singer, David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido.

It will be recalled that the music star on Wednesday 29 May 2024 unveiled a meme coin called $Davido. 

However, SEC, in a statement posted on the Commission’s website on Friday, warned that anyone who patronises the meme coin, do so at their peril.

“The general public is hereby advised that meme coins lack fundamental value and are purely speculative. The general public is further warned that investing in meme coins, including $Davido, is highly risky and should be done with a full understanding of the associated risk.

Capital market operators are by this notice warned not to associate with instruments that fall outside the SEC’s regulatory purview. Such instruments should not in any manner be distributed or monitored through any capital market mechanism.

“Please, note that the Commission does not recognise $Davido as an investment product or investable asset class under its regulatory purview, as such individuals who patronise it, do so at their peril,” the statement read.

The SEC said it will keep a close watch on market developments and is ready to step in with regulatory action as needed.

The Commission further explained, “Generally, meme coins are cryptocurrencies inspired by memes and internet jokes. They are often envisaged as fun, light-hearted cryptocurrencies promoted through a social media community and sometimes through celebrity endorsements.

Meme coins are also not intended to serve as a medium of exchange accepted by the public as payment for goods and services, or as a digital representation of capital market products such as shares, debentures, units of collective investment schemes, derivatives contracts, commodities or other kinds of financial instruments or investments.”

Meanwhile, $Davido has been widely criticised by Nigerians after its value nosedived just a day after its launch.

Social media was awash with disappointed investors and fans venting their frustration as the coin’s value plummeted, with many expressing their dismay and disillusionment.

 

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