By Deborah Mustapha
In a bid to drastically curb the spread of Corona Virus, the newly awarded best female actress Comedienne, Funke Akindele, held house party yesterday.
However, the move has led many Nigerians to rant as its called violation of rules. Read tweets;
@Danny_Walterr, “See the Crowd at Funke Akindele’s Party with Naira Marley in attendance, Eniola Badmus and people who just barely returned from the UK. The height of irresponsibility! 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”.
“Some of us said it was wrong to use Funke Akindele in that NCDC video, una say no, people look up to her, I hope you know the party she organized yesterday sent a message to those people who “look up to her” that Coronavirus is not that serious?” @FeralJack_
@Tife_Fabunmi, “It’s actually disappointing when we see educated people act like illiterates. Imagine an NCDC ambassador who is aware of what’s right and still doing the opposite. Even if you don’t care about your own health, what about those that attended the party? Funke Akindele messed up mehn”.
“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”, @OlisaOsage.
However, with many reactions, Funke Akindele has disappointed her fans and shakes the reputation of NCDC being the ambassador.
To recall that Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde, popularly known as Funke Akindele is a Nigerian actress and producer. Funke starred in the sitcom I Need to Know from 1998 to 2002, and in 2009 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She plays the lead character in the show Jenifa’s Diary, for which she was named Best Actress in a Comedy in 2016 and 2020 in Mom war movie at Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.