Since the arrest of celebrity actress Funke Akindele and her husband JJC Skillz over hosting more than 20 persons in a birthday celebration party, the social media community has been on fire.
Whilst so many “woke” Nigerians have condemned their actions on twitter and the likes, there’s another faction that has taken it out hot on them. Clamoring for Funke to be stripped off her ambassadorial duties, and other endorsements.
The couple was arraigned yesterday, but in the motion to allow the law to take its full cause, clips that went viral also showed that the government did not practice social distancing in carrying out the letter of the law.
In a bid to show solidarity and support some celebrities went on to encourage the actress and her family with words on their social media.
Media personality Uti Nwachukwu dropped his 2cents about the situation thus;
“NIGERIA: the same ones screaming I love u! The same ones Begging you for help, the same ones admiring you ARE THE SAME PEOPLE That clamor for your persecution at the slightest misstep🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️ One of the first lessons I learned early: don’t fall for most of the praises of the ones that claim they are FANS! Unless tried and tested. They ache to see you fall from grace !! But not this time!! STAND STRONG FUNKE!
He who has obeyed this SHUTDOWN 100% should cast the first stone …
She has apologized… She has even tweeted that she is broken, if that doesn’t scream remorse I don’t know what else would
H.E @jidesanwoolu Please Please Please impose a Fine and Free #freejenifa 🙏🏾🙏🏾
Comedian Ayo Makun also weighed in on the matter, but Twitter NG was repulsed by his stance and attacked him for being a hypocrite in his judgment of things and for his line of defense.
AY Posted thus;
YES! NOBODY IS ABOVE THE LAW. BUT I WISH THOSE OF YOU WHO CALLED OUT@funkeakindele
CAN DO SAME WITH YOUR COUNTLESS OPPRESSORS IN GOVERNMENT… EVEN WHEN THE SKY IS FILLED WITH CLOUDS THE SUN STILL SHINES ABOVE. FUNKE WILL RISE AGAIN
See the dragging that ensued;
The Oppressors that usually seats at the VVIP of your show? When some of them attend your next show,Kindly repeat this message to their ears
— Lanre Bam (@larucheebam) April 6, 2020
The people who called out @funkeakindele could only do so simply because of her stupidity & foolishness.
How can you be an Ambassador for a campaign & be posting on social media your own activities undermining such campaign?
How many oppressors in the govt have you called out?
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) April 6, 2020
“Can do the same with your countless oppressors “ lol . Funke is our Fav but she did a wrong and we have always countered the bad governance melted out on citizens but you have never spoken out for once cause you think you have arrived, well let me leave it at this for now.
— 🤴EZE_IMO©️👑 (@AkiMarlin) April 6, 2020
Not all the celebrities are sensible, olohun
Your friend did the wrong thing, still got the balls to post it on SM and you here to say what is not
Had it been na one normal street guy do this shit, they use him to preach but they don't want to be used to preach
— Alàgbà Dòtun (@dotlad02) April 6, 2020
AY, if I had the audience you have, I’d do my 💯 to drag the government to do better. Sadly we don’t even see you championing any campaign against bad governance. You are rich and privileged now but you are not in anyway fit to criticize anyone here.
— Mamuzo (@mamuzoADUMS) April 6, 2020
Why we are on this subject, please can we have any tweet or comment or even a video where AY called out any of our countless oppressors in government. At least he is a Nigerian and he has the platform to use for speaking the truth to power
We can start the calling out from here
— Blessed Beyond Measure (BBM) (@Drmuzoic) April 6, 2020
We've never seen you call out bad governance with your platform, now you wanna preach to us because the law found your friend wanting, please!
— George✌️ (@GeorgiaRaz) April 6, 2020