Despite growing concerns over the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria, singer Davido performed at a nightspot in Ibadan City, Oyoo State on the night of March 21, 2020. Davido entertained a crowd of more than 50 people at Stone Café despite warnings by Nigerian federal and state governments to avoid social gatherings and practice social distancing. A video posted on the Instagram page of Stone Cafe Ibadan confirmed that indeed, Davido held a show at the club.
The video showed the Skelewu hit-maker sitting in the club as a large number of people trooped in to greet him. He was seen posing for photographs with Asiwaju Segun Olalere, the CEO of the club.
“It’s @davidoofficial x @bredhkn in the building. And they came through with the full squad. This isn’t a throwback. They are here live! 10:42 pm,” the club wrote.
Real name David Adedeji Adeleke, the singer attracted social media bashing:
But didn't Davido himself arrive from the US after suspending his tour just last week?
He didn't self isolate himself, rather he has been merry-go-rounding from Lagos to Ede and now to Ibadan. It is not even funny — WorldFamous O (@olamideyelo) March 22, 2020
So Davido after visiting Presidential Material in Oyo State, Still Performed at a social gathering last night and billed to perform tonight as well after a Covid 19 case is detected in Ibadan.
I am sure he would come Apologize again.
His clowns will defend this again.. pic.twitter.com/xwOisYQIeE— Adebowale A Adebambo ???? (@Adebambo_A) March 22, 2020
A day after the performance, Governor Seyi Makinde confirmed the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Oyo state. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday confirmed 30 cases of COVID-19 in the country.
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The centre said Abuja, which reported one case in on Sunday now has four cases. Ekiti has one case, while Lagos has 22. The confirmed case in Oyo State was a United Kingdom returnee who had been on self-isolation.
“Three new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Lagos, Nigeria. Two cases are returning travellers and one is a contact of a confirmed case,” the NCDC said.