Despite ban on inter-state movement due to covid-19, musician Naira Marley performed at a convert in Abuja on Saturday.
The concert was put together by Play Network Africa, Traffic Bar, El’Carnival , and was sponsored by Glenfiddich.
The event venue was at the Silverbird Entertainment center. Tickets were sold by Nairabox and Ariya for between N20,000 to N250,000 , and it was all sold out.
Naira Marley, 26, and Oprah shared videos of themselves inside a private jet owned by Jetlyfe, en route Abuja and upon arriving in the federal capital.
– Moment – Naira Marley and – Kim Oprah arrives in Abuja last night for Naira Marley drive-In-concert despite the ban on domestic flight.
— Postsubman (@Postsubman) June 14, 2020
Fliers advertising the event was being shared on Instagram stated that it was going to be a drive-through , however that wasn’t the case at the event.
Naira Marley was seen in various videos online from the concert performing with a crowd and no social distancing protocol was observed at the venue.
Most of the people at the even were not wearing nose masks as stipulated by the NCDC for Nigerians to wear nose masks in public places.
This has sparked outrage on social media with many comparing their actions to that of Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, who was on April 6, arrested and fined for hosting a party in her Lekki home in violation of the coronavirus lockdown restrictions.
Naira Marley, who is not a stranger to controversies, was also indicted when he showed up at the party which Akinedele organised in honour of her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, also known as JJC Skillz.
Many Nigerians have also taken to social media to criticise Naira Marley, Oprah, and the organisers of the concert, Play Network.
They urged the police and FCT authorities to take necessary actions against the attendees and organisers.