COVID-19: Funke Akindele-Bello sensitizes fans on the need for social distancing

COVID-19: Funke Akindele-Bello sensitizes fans on the need for social distancing

- Funke Akindele recently left social media buzzing following a recent video she posted to her Instagram page

- In the video, the actress sensitized her fans and followers on the need to collaborate with the government to fight the coronavirus

- This comes after she was arrested and penalized for contravening the social gathering ban by throwing a birthday bash for her husband

Nollywood actress and filmmaker Funke Akindele-Bello has revealed she learnt a lot during her trial and prosecution for contravening the social gathering ban by throwing a birthday bash for her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skills.

The Jenifa star in the new video shared to her Instagram page urged people to collaborate with the government by remaining in their homes as the fight against the spread of coronavirus continues.

The actress said: “These past few weeks have been a learning curve but we must keep moving forward. My dear friends, coronavirus is real. We must collaborate with the Lagos State Government and Federal Government by staying at home, staying safe.”

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Meanwhile, the much loved Nigerian actress recently trended on social media, following the burial ceremony of President Muhammadu Buhari’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari, who recently passed away.

The government official who died on Friday, April 17, was laid to rest during the early hours of Saturday, April 18, according to Muslim rites, and a large gathering at the burial site caused an outrage on social media.

Disgruntled Nigerians berated the federal government for allowing the gathering of so many people at the venue, despite the fact that the president had legalized the quarantine act, which prohibits citizens from holding large gatherings in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.

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The actress and her husband were both convicted and got 14 days community service and were also fined N100k each. This came after they both pleaded guilty to the charges laid against them.

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Just recently, Legit.ng reported that she caused a buzz on social media following her return to Instagram.

The Jenifa star made her first post since her arrest and prosecution, and fans loved it.

She shared a photo of herself with the caption, "Breathe". Within 37 minutes of posting, the photo garnered over 73,000 likes. Fans and her industry colleagues also took to her comment section to shower her with love and accolades.

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