Nigerian top singer, David Adeleke populary known as Davido has ignored government advisory on spread of COVID-19 otherwise known as Coronavirus, performed in a club that had more than 50 people in attendance in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital on Saturday amidst fear of the disease in the state.
Governments across the world have been advising citizens to desist from taking part in a gathering that would have more than 50 people. In Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, officials have announced a downward review of the threshold to only 20 people.
Health experts, including the World Health Organisation, strongly recommended social distancing, a practice that involves people keeping a physical distance of at least one metre from one another, as a potent form of suppressing the spread of COVID-19, a new strain of coronavirus currently ravaging the globe.
It would be recalled that the artiste met with the state Governor where he said Makinde truly inspire him before proceeding to the club to perform.
It was unclear whether the governor was aware of the musician’s other missions in Ibadan.
Oyo state has joined list of states that have confirmed case of Covid-19. Nigeria 26 confirmed case with the breakdown as -Lagos- 19, FCT- 3, Ogun- 2, Ekiti- 1, Oyo- 1.
Social distancing was implemented in China, where the virus was believed to have broken out in November 2019, and the country has now recorded tremendous progress, including reporting no new infections for three days and counting.
Even though celebrities across the world, including Elton John and Ellen DeGeneres, have been lending their voice towards social distancing and self-isolation awareness by the larger populace, Davido still proceeded with at least three events around Ibadan on Saturday.
First in the afternoon, Davido appeared at a wedding in Ibadan. Later in the day, he was cited at Club Derok and Stone Café, both in Ibadan, it was learnt from those who attended and multimedia shared online. Stone Café said on its Instagram page at about 10:42 p.m. that Davido and his crew arrived at the club, although the information now seemed to have been taken down.