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COVID-19: Nigerians React As Naira Marley Performs At Abuja Concert, Disobeying Flight Ban And Social Distancing

Naira Marley
Naira Marley

Many Nigerians have reacted to a viral video showing Singer Naira Marley and his fans disobeying COVID-19 social distancing guidelines during a drive-in concert that took place in Abuja on Saturday night. 

Marley performed at the concert on Saturday night after he flew into the Federal Capital Territory in a private jet alongside ex-BBNaija housemate, Kim Oprah, who hosted the event, despite ban on interstate movement and flights.

The federal government had announced that only flights used for transporting essential goods and evacuating nationals of different countries are allowed in the airports till further notice.

However, Marley and his fans appears to have defied all existing COVID-19 guidelines during the concert which was meant to be a drive-in concert – attendees are meant to enjoy the concert from the comfort of their cars parked at the venue of the event.

Many Nigerians on Twitter have criticized Naira Marley for his actions, while others question the authorities for allowing a concert despite increasing cases of coronavirus in Nigeria.

See some mixed reactions below;

It would be recalled that Naira Marley was arrested in April alongside former governorship aspirant in Lagos State, Babatunde Gbadamosi for attending a party organized by Nollywood actress Funke Akindele and her husband, JJC Skillz, which was a violation of lockdown rules in Lagos state. 

Read Also: Lockdown Violation: Arraignment of Naira Marley, Former Governorship Candidate Gbadamosi Delayed

The actress and her husband were also arrested and were sentenced to 14 days community service and ordered to each pay N200,000 fine.

Watch a video of the ‘drive-in’ concert below;

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