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Popular Nigerian Actress Funke Akindele fined over house party during the COVID-19 lockdown

Nigerian actress Funke Akindele-Bello has been arrested after hosting a birthday party for her husband during a lock-down in the country despite being the face of the ‘Stay Home’ campaign.

The actress was also called out for hypocrisy as she was one of many celebrities who advised people to stay at home in a campaign by Dettol Nigeria to raise awareness about proper hygiene and social distancing. A lot of people where out raged at the fact that she adviced people to social distance but dint do the same.


The Nollywood actress faced backlash after her husband posted a video of the party on his Instagram live feed on Saturday. News about the party caused outrage among Nigerians who said her actions violated movement restrictions put in place by the government to curb the spread of corona virus in the city.
The couple were arrested and appeared in court on Monday on charges connected with breaking the Lagos State Infectious Disease 2020 regulation under the Public Health Law. The couple pleaded guilty and were fined and handed a 14-day community service sentence.
The West African nation, the most populous in Africa, has recorded more than 200 cases and five people have died so far, according to Nigeria’s Center for Disease and Control.
Funke Akindele took to her Instagram page to apologize after the video surfaced and explain that most of those who attended the party were members of her production crew who had been in self-quarantine at her studio while working on an upcoming film.

A celebrity comedian AY came to her defense in a tweet telling Nigerian to focus their energy on the government and not on her,He encouraged her say she will rise again. Nigerian on twitter quickly began to oppose the views of AY saying that he had yet to say anything against the government so why was he saying this now. People on twitter began to send so much hate his way that he plead with them to stop sending hate his way.

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