Nigerians took to social media on Sunday to criticize entertainer, Afeez Fashola known as Naira Marley.
The criticism was stirred by the party hosted by Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele and her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello, Nigerian singer, and producer, better known as JJC Skillz.
The couple went against both Lagos State and Federal government orders on Saturday as they hosted a house party in celebration of JJC Skillz’s birthday amidst coronavirus lockdown.
The party was crowded with popular faces such as Naira Marley and Eniola Badmus in attendance.
The couple even went ahead to showcase photos and videos on social media.
Nigerians are now calling for the arrest of the celebrities including Naira Marley who is under trial for his alleged involvement in credit card fraud.
@NotJustSalmanPR, “Sidney pranked us, he got away with it. If the government doesn’t arrest everyone that attended that Funke Akindele’s house party, Maybe everyone should just go back to their normal lives and let the virus kill all of us.”
@Ewaoluwa wrote: “NCDC ambassador, Funke Akindele and everyone at the party should be locked up now.”
“You’ll see Naira Marley in anything that has to do with stupidity,” a Twitter user wrote.
You’ll see Naira Marley in anything that has to do with stupidity.
— Kaluba (@YungHusband_) April 5, 2020
Another said: “See the Crowd at Funke Akindele’s Party with Naira Marley in attendance, Eniola Badmus and people who just barely returned from the UK.
“The height of irresponsibility!”
See the Crowd at Funke Akindele’s Party with Naira Marley in attendance, Eniola Badmus and people who just barely returned from the UK
The height of irresponsibility!https://t.co/IYVo36gQEG
— DANNY WALTER 👑 (@Danny_Walterr) April 5, 2020
Naira Marley keeps losing respect we marlians have for him day by day,tweet by tweet, action by action.
— The Only Kayomide (@Kayomideee_) April 5, 2020
However, in a now-deleted tweet, Funke Akindele said everyone who attended the house party was camped in her Estate before the lockdown.
Below are some reactions to Funke Akindele’s explanation:
Naira Marley a former musician turned actor was with funke akindele and company for the past two weeks in amen estate because of their upcoming shoot so they have all undergone their own quarantine so they are 100% safe . NCDC gave them the go ahead and this is one of the costume pic.twitter.com/zLD3O96f2x
— #Gooner. Fanatic. (@Platinum_mb) April 5, 2020
Funke Akindele’s excuse is stupid, it is silly and is actually a shameful lie.
So Naira Marley has been living in your house for 14 days? That restless Naira Marley? Really?
And even if it were true
Why are people in your house for 14 days? Is it a Coronavirus isolation centre?
— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🛂 (@DrOlufunmilayo) April 5, 2020