Mary Boyoi fakes sickness as way to get more YouTube subscribers

Singer Mary Boyoi lies in an ICU bed pretending to be critically sick | Photo: Courtesy

A South Sudanese singer, Mary Boyoi, admits that she wasn’t really sick as posted on social media on Tuesday, but instead, she was looking for more followers and subscribers on YouTube.

On Tuesday, Mary took to social media calling on well-wishers and South Sudanese across the globe to wish her a speedy recovery while pretending to be in the Intensive Care Unit in Tanzania.

“Your prayers in my hospital bed are urgently needed by clicking on this [YouTube channel],” said Mary Boyoi in a Facebook post shared widely on social media.

After faking being critically sick in ICU, the South Sudanese singer claimed to have received 139,000 viewers on her YouTube channel.

“I wasn’t sick but team Mary Boyoi [was] promoting All I need video,” she confessed.


She receives negative reactions from the public for pretending to be sick when she is not


“Mary Boyoi. That was a terrible thing you did to your viewers and followers. How could you pretended to be sick just to trick people to visit and like your YouTube channel? You are very unethical my sister,” said Peter Nhiany in comments section.

“Worst promotion ever. And God listens to your heart too. Hoping you don’t fall sick for real soon,” said Remmy Diri.

“I thought we were going to keep it a secret,” said Sam Dee Elly, a member of the promotion team who blamed Mary for spoiling the fun.

“Joke with everything but never Joke with something related to sickness my dear,” advised Chiok Guek.

“That is a primitive way of getting fame! Murle should go to schools,” said Witty Maluak Deng.

According to YouTube Terms of Use, the more followers, subscribers and viewers you have, the more money you can earn through Google AdSene when your channel is monetized.

Mary Boyoi accuses fans of copyright infringement, threatens lawsuit

South Sudanese musician Mary Boyoi, known for singing off-pitch, is threatening to file a lawsuit against copyright violators who uploaded her new video on YouTube without permission.

“My management here in Tanzania is working on how to sue SSD GUNA Studio and bring there YouTube down for downloading and uploading Mary Boyoi Music on their page,” said Mary in a Facebook post.

“For now Konde Gang will not release the video until the copyright is done and let the above mentioned face the law.”

She also warned anyone who practices copyright infringement to refrain from doing so, or else they will face the full force of the law.

“I also assure you that this problem will be resolved within this week that so that it stops anyone from uploading our music [on] their YouTube channel,” she threatened.

Mary Boyoi, who’s currently in Tanzania, is working on a new video with a Tanzanian musician, Rajabu Abdul Kahali, popularly known by his stage name as Harmonize.

In recent years, Mary’s songs have become unpopular in the music industry.