Naira Marley, Nigerian singer, has stirred up a public furore on social media over his comments about the novel coronavirus.
Ever since the COVID-19 broke out in Nigeria, there has been panic among citizens, even as the country’s authorities placed restrictions on social gatherings to prevent further spread.
Marley, who’s a renowned street singer, took to his Twitter page to drop a post, asking fans to retweet if they’re among those who don’t believe in COVID-19.
His tweet, which has been liked nearly 7,000 times — as of the time this report was filed — didn’t go down well with a number of netizens.
While some disapproved of his tweet, describing it as wrongly timed, a few others defended the controversial crooner, charging that he never suggested that coronavirus is a sham.
After he started “trending” on the microblogging platform, Marley took to Instagram live to make a video where he clarified his stance on coronavirus.
He urged people to leave him to his convictions on the killer virus.
“If I don’t believe in what you believe in, then I don’t believe it! I said retweet if you don’t believe in coronavirus and they want to kill me. Are you stupid or you’re dumb?,” Marley charged in the clip.