Channel 4’s true crime documentary How To Hire a Hitman investigates the internet’s most annoying corner – murder versus websites.
In the prelude to the piercing and frightening show, Capital Xtra Yinka Bokinni will reveal a list of hitmen, many of whom are ordinary people caught up in this dark, mysterious underworld. “
Despite being a true crime enthusiast, Yinka couldn’t prepare herself for the “overwhelming” discoveries involved in this gruesome act.
‘I don’t think there was anything I could read that would justify hitting someone,’ she said, ‘or at least trying.’ Metro.co.uk before the start of the programme.
She continued, “But when it comes to identifying information, zip codes, NI numbers, and Facebook profiles, it got a lot going when I was reading it, because I thought ‘that’s too many people.
“There were not only issues in India, Canada and Spain, there were places in Tottenham Court Road and New Cross, so it was something far and wide, but also very close to home.”
The first part, which airs tonight at 10 p.m. on Channel 4, follows Yinka to America after discovering that an assassination has been issued in nearly every state.
While the power of social media has been a useful tool for the majority over the years, “easy access” to request a hit on someone online was a concept that didn’t fit well with Yinka.
“The fact that accessing the website was so easy for me, and it didn’t take much mental strength, was really scary,” she added.
We tag locations, publish live stories, and people know where you are. We can be tracked through our own work through apps such as Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.
Before I enrolled, I went to an online school to see how much information I had, but as a layman, you don’t even think about it. Don’t even think about taking pictures in your house or on the street.
“One of the main things that surprised me is how long people can get angry about. It’s one thing to put pressure on your neighbor, but to actually order an attack on someone, and they still go after that information to implement it.
“It’s that tunnel vision of anger, and I just hope I didn’t trigger those feelings in someone else because that was just the next level,” she added.
While the 33-year-old presenter is known for her outrageous and vibrant personality on Capital Xtra, Yinka hopes her latest presentations will allow audiences to see her “smart and inquisitive” side.
If I know I’m doing well doing my research, and if I’m sure I’ve got everything in the bag, I’m not afraid I’m not qualified.
The more my documentary started coming out, the more I knew I was just a human.
“My character pushes me through the door in this stuff. It’s a different side to me because Assassins and Aich’s new song don’t necessarily move in the same body, but it’s nice to be able to do different things.
How to Hire a Hitman airs tonight at 10 p.m. on Channel 4.
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