COVID-19: Nigerian Actress Funke Akindele Under Fire For Hosting House Party Amid Lockdown

 COVID-19: Nigerian Actress Funke Akindele Under Fire For Hosting House Party  Amid Lockdown

Prominent Nigerian actress Funke Akindele has been widely criticised for holding a party during the lockdown imposed to tackle COVID-19.

The party in her Lagos mansion was held to celebrate the birthday of her husband, producer JJC Skillz.

Meanwhile, Akindele has appeared in a Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) video to raise awareness about coronavirus.

She has defended the party, saying that everyone who was at the party had been living in her house for two weeks.

In light of this, all gatherings of more than 25 people have been banned in Lagos, which has an estimated population of about 20 million people, in order to halt the spread of the virus.

It is not clear from the video, posted online by JJC Skillz, whether the party exceeded that limit – but it has however been widely condemned for setting the wrong example.

Nigeria has confirmed 224 cases of coronavirus so far, with five deaths and 27 people discharged.

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