Nigerians on Twitter had a go at Funke Akindele and her husband JJC Skillz for throwing a house party during the government-ordered lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Funke and Skillz hosted friends to a house party on Saturday, April 4, 2020, to celebrate the birthday of the Nigerian rapper.
It is not known if the veteran actress and her husband flouted Lagos State Government’s order of not having more than 25 people in a single gathering with the party which had the likes of Naira Marley and Eniola Badmus in attendance.
Several video clips have been seen from the party on social media and Twitter Nigeria wasn’t here for it.
As at the time of this writing, ‘Funke Akindele’ is the number one trend on Twitter Nigeria as she was on the receiving end of heavy criticism.
“What Funke Akindele and the husband did was highly irresponsible, I expected both of them to know better,” a Twitter user @OlisaOsega wrote.
“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.”
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
— Mazi Olisaemeka C. ™ (@OlisaOsega) April 5, 2020
Check out other angry twitter users:
VIDEO: See the Crowd at Funke Akindele’s Party with Naira Marley in attendance, Eniola Badmus and people who just barely returned from the UK
And this same people will still blame the government? pic.twitter.com/uNWoUMMZGY
— Eniola Opeyemi (@eniola_opeyemi) April 5, 2020
Funke Akindele messed up though.. It's like she's making a mockery of the whole Coronavirus thing.
Question is if there's truly a total Lockdown in Lagos , How did all those who attended get to the venue? 🙄🙄🙄
Na only poor people soldier dey beat!!#CoronaVirusInNigeria
— Otunba sweet boy (@_dr90210) April 5, 2020
To many people’s disappointment also, Funke was one of the celebrities who were used by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)- the agency responsible to curb the spread of the corona virus- to sensitize people on how to stay safe from corona virus.
It's gross irresponsibility for Funke Akindele, who should know better as an ambassador of the @NCDCgov, to throw a party in this delicate period. Practice what you preach ffs! What message are you passing to your followers? "Coronavirus is not that serious"?
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) April 5, 2020
Funke Akindele was giving out COVID19 prevention advice just over 2 weeks on the official NCDC handle. Is it willful ignorance and anyhowness that’s causing her to throw a party in these coronavirus times?? 😤👀😩 pic.twitter.com/w6inIqybXi
— ✨👑 DaddyMO👑✨ (@therealdaddymo1) April 5, 2020
@NCDCgov used Funke Akindele in a video to sensitize people about the need to stay at home, wash hands and practice social distancing.
The same Funke Akindele’s organized a crowded house party with Naira Marley, Eniola Badmus who returned from the UK. https://t.co/WWs9ZtWrQg
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) April 5, 2020