COVID-19: Nigerians blast Funke Akindele for throwing house party

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Funke Akindele and her husband threw a house party despite government's ban on social gatherings
Funke Akindele and her husband threw a house party despite government's ban on social gatherings

Nigerians have taken to social media to call for the arrest of Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele popularly known as Jennifer after she threw a house party that defied the lockdown, social distancing and self isolation.

In a video circulating on social media, Akindele had her full of guests including other celebrities at a time the government directed a 14-day lockdown to help the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control trace contacts and contain COVID-19.

Some Nigerians found Akindele’s defiance of government order as irresponsible and have called for her arrest by the authorities.

In attendance at the party is controversial singer, Naira Marley and Nollywood actress, Eniola Badmus among others.

Although Chronicle NG is yet to confirm the date of the party, guests were not wearing face masks or observing any precautionary measures spelt out by government.

The video of the house party was posted by her husband, JJC Skillz who used his mobile phone to record the event with his wife also in the video.

Here’s how Mazi Olisaemeka described Akindele’s action. “What Funke Akindele and the husband did was highly irresponsible, I expected both of them to know better. How can you organize a house party with so many people in attendance at this time when social distancing is very important. It’s disappointing really,” she tweeted.

Danny Walker also shared a similar position. “Even if Funke Akindele and her husband don’t care about themselves, they should do it for their twins. Their survival depends on their parents using their heads. I don’t even touch people in my house anymore, talk more of strangers. Highly disappointing,” he added.

Tosin Olugbenga said her actions was even more worrisome because she is an ambassador of NCDC. “It is an high level of irresponsibility for Funke Akindele and her husband to organize a house party with so many people in attendance at this time when social distancing is very important. To imagine that @NCDCgov  used Funke Akindele an an Ambassador.