Posted by News Express | 14 June 2020 | 1,584 times
By ALAO ABIODUN
Amidst the rising coronavirus cases in Nigeria, popular musician Azeez Fashola popularly known as
Naira Marley has come under attacks for performing in Abuja despite COVID-19 gathering restrictions.
The event which was meant to be a ‘drive-in concert’ held at Jabi Lake Mall car park.
It was organized by Play Network Africa, Traffic Bar, El’Carnival and proudly sponsored by Glenfiddich with tickets sold for N20,000 and N250,000.
It was gathered fans at the concert defied the social distancing order as stipulated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
They reportedly trooped out of their vehicles to the stage ground to witness Naira Marley’s performance.
Similarly in a trending video, Naira Marley and former Big Brother Naija housemate, Kim Oprah were seen alighting from a private plane despite restrictions placed on air travels by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
Many Nigerians have taken to social media to criticise Naira Marley.
They described the concert as a setback to the nation’s fight against the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.
The commentators urged the Police Force and FCT authorities to take necessary actions against those at the concert and organisers.
The Nation recalls Naira Marley, few months back, was indicted in Lagos when he showed up at a birthday party hosted by Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele-Bello, popularly known as Jenifa in honour of her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, also known as JJC Skillz. (The Nation)
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