Nigerian singer, Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley, is being criticized after his supposed Abuja drive-in concert turned out to be crowded despite COVID-19 gathering restrictions.
Just few months ago, Naira Marley was indicted in Lagos for the same offence when he showed up at a birthday party hosted by Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele-Bello, in honour of her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, known as JJC Skillz.
The event which was meant to be a “drive-in concert”, was held at Jabi Lake Mall Car Park. This was organized by Play Network Africa, Traffic Bar, El’Carnival and proudly sponsored by Glenfiddich with tickets sold between the prices of N20,000 and N250,000.
According to reports, fans at the concert defied the social distancing order as stipulated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), fans 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 both 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 the actions of Naira Marley.
They described the concert as a setback to Nigeria’s fight against the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, the Police Force and FCT authorities have been urged to take necessary actions against those who were at the concert and the organisers.