Amidst the daily increase in Nigeria’s COVID-19 toll, controversial musician Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley and BBNaija star, Kim Oprah have incurred the wrath of Nigerians for attending a concert in Abuja despite government’s restrictions on public gatherings.
The event whose tickets reportedly sold for N20,000 and N250,000 was meant to be a ‘drive-in concert’ held at Jabi Lake Mall car park. 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, Marley and Oprah were seen alighting from a private plane despite restrictions placed on air travels by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
Many social media users have since called for appropriate authorities to take necessary actions against the concert'[s attendees while criticizing the singer. They described the concert as a setback to the nation’s fight against the ravaging pandemic.
Recall that a few months back, Marley was indicted in Lagos when he showed up at a birthday party hosted by Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele-Bello in honour of her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, also known as JJC Skillz.
Despite the exponential rise in COVID-19 cases, singer Naira Marley performed on stage at a concert with massive attendance by other Covidiots in Nigeria's capital city Abuja.
— Naija Viralz (@NaijaViralz) June 14, 2020
– Moment – Naira Marley and – Kim Oprah arrives in Abuja last night for Naira Marley drive-In-concert despite the ban on domestic flight.
— Postsubman (@Postsubman) June 14, 2020
And to be fair
Naira Marley is not the main problem.
Despite increase of Covid19,
Over 500cases every night now;
We have opened churches & mosques,
Ganduje has opened football centres,
See we are a mad country.
However you look at it.
Let’s open everywhere.
Whoever dies, dies.
— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🛂 (@DrOlufunmilayo) June 14, 2020
This unfortunate concert by Naira Marley was put together by Play Network Africa, Traffic Bar, El'Carnival and was proudly sponsored by Glenfiddich.
Silverbird Entertainment Centre was the venue while Nairabox and Ariiya sold the tickets.
There, you have your Covidiots! https://t.co/A8K347Vfy8
— Demola Of Lagos (@OmoGbajaBiamila) June 14, 2020
Why should Naira Marley (who seem to like so much walaha) be arrested again when we watched on TV how several government officials who work with the president flout the lockdown rules and nothing happened to them? The Aisha Buhari issue is also about an SA flying around.
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) June 14, 2020
So Naira Marley held a concert in Abuja yesterday in the middle of a pandemic and people were humming body upandan. But if 1/4 of those people go to church/mosque you People’s antena will stand & your critic pen will start overflowing. Issokay.
— Umeh (@UmehWrites) June 14, 2020
I don't want to hear anybody asking how Naira Marley managed to travel to Abuja again. When Nigerian Government says, "No inter-state transport," there is a silent "…for the poor" following it.
— DR.PENKING™ (@drpenking) June 14, 2020
So KimOprah hosted Naira Marley’s concert yesterday but will be wearing nose masks at bbnaija reunion. Interesting 🤔
— Arizona (@_MzJayde) June 14, 2020
1. Somebody approved the Naira Marley concert
2. Somebody approved the non-essential flight to Abuja
3. Somebody approved a bottle of hard liquor per ticket
4. Somebody didn’t stop the concert when it lost control
6. Somebody should be sacked this morning…if somebody is serious
— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) June 14, 2020
EFCC is the greatest PR of all time in Nigeria.
They arrested Naira Marley and made him a superstar.
They arrested Diezani Allison-Madueke and made her an investment commissioner in Dominican Republic.
— POJE🧢 (@Iam_Poje) June 7, 2020
Naira Marley did it first with Funke Akindele. Sincere there was no stringent punishment for that I know he'll repeat it, and voilà he did it again in Abuja overnight.
Lawless citizens, lawless govt, lawless nation.
— AyeMojubar (@ayemojubar) June 14, 2020
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