Azeez Fashola, Nigerian singer better known as Naira Marley, has stirred up the hornet’s nest on social media platforms over his thoughts on the novel coronavirus.
The talented singer took to his Twitter page on Monday to ask his followers to retweet his post if they’re among those who don’t believe in COVID-19.
His tweet, which has garnered nearly 8,500 likes — as of the time this report was filed — didn’t go down well with a number of users who registered their annoyance on the microblogging platform.
The tweet also comes at a time when Nigeria recorded its first death from the killer virus.
“But has naira Marley ever been a positive influence? Were we expecting any different? Listen to the kind of music he makes, you really can’t give what you don’t have its simple Man has never been a bright fellow,” a Twitter user said.
“Naira Marley is looking for attention. Trying to get more infamous. He’ll soon release a song about Corona Virus. Don’t take him seriously. He’s our well-paid clown,” another user said.
Here is what some Nigerians had to say:
But has naira Marley ever been a positive influence? Were we expecting any different? Listen to the kind of music he makes, you really can't give what you don't have its simple
Man has never been a bright fellow.
— KACHI 🍕🍳🍲🍱🍛🍜 (@Chef_Kachi) March 23, 2020
Naira Marley is looking for attention. Trying to get more infamous.
He'll soon release a song about Corona Virus. Don't take him serious. He's our well paid clown.
— Mazi Marvin the Paranoid Android (@Boboye_Ak) March 23, 2020
Zlatan ibile : No one is as stupid as I am
Naira Marley : Hold my beer 🤦🏿♂️
— ALHAJI JAFAR (@Aj_Watches) March 23, 2020
Naira Marley has finally joined Zlatan and Davido in using preposterous way of chasing clout to promote tracks or videos.
As someone with a massive fan base, you really don’t need this. I’m a fan bro, You’re doing it the wrong way and you’ve got no one to tell you the truth.
— Duke of Ibadan 🀄️ (@AsiwajuLerry) March 23, 2020
Naira Marley has always been foolish. He's not dumb cos obviously he's educated but he has always been a fool. The same with Zlantan Ibile.
Did they not learn anything from Olamide? I mean you can be street and still compose yourself na.
— 𝙄𝙣𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚 𝘼𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙪𝙩Ⓜ 👨🏽🚀 ✈ (@AimThaMachine_) March 23, 2020
This Naira Marley issue taught me two things:
– No matter how strong your fan base is, your fans can drag you anytime and
– No matter how popular you're, you can still be senseless than an unborn child
— 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐀𝐋𝐊𝐚𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐄 🌎🇳🇬 (@thetalkativeNG) March 23, 2020
You are dumb and dull to expect better from Naira Marley. He called girls puta and you all danced but you are here now expecting him to act sane, not possible.
A lion can never give birth to a goat, nothing sensible can come out of Naira Marley’s tweet or speech..it’s expected
— Lola Okunrin (@lollypeezle) March 23, 2020
Naira Marley is a compound idiot.
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) March 23, 2020
Bus Conductor on the Streets of Lagos knows there's #COVIDー19 in Nigeria and is making sure that every commuter entering his bus sanitizes their hands. But Naira Marley who schooled in UK is insisting there's no Coronavirus because of weed/colorado. SMH pic.twitter.com/rPoqi0IYJY
— . (@SmartAtuadi) March 23, 2020
"Dear Diary, for the first time in over a week, I'm happy today. These people were calling Naira Marley their president but today, just like I did, he has disgraced them. I'm happy" pic.twitter.com/8eRyfzkvGB
— … (@Sxmto_) March 23, 2020
AYE Video drops 5PM today.
When Naira Marley drops the video, you’d definitely rush to view it so you can highlight the immoralities and criticise it.
Either ways, YouTube pays them the more the views, what other way can he make that happen?? By triggering y’all. 👌🏽
— Duke of Ibadan 🀄️ (@AsiwajuLerry) March 23, 2020
Naira Marley is an exceptional idiot.
— Kelvin Odanz (@MrOdanz) March 23, 2020
Y'all gave online relevance to a person that steadily preaches Negativity as a lifestyle & you are surprised his sensitivity failed at a serious like COVID..
I mean what else do you expect from a Naira Marley? Lol
— YH (@Yemihazan) March 23, 2020
Why is naira marley behaving like a retard? He shld use his platform to enlighten people abt #COVID19 instead he is acting stupid
— otunba_damioflagos (@toydam17) March 23, 2020
Abuse of codeine, weed and other forms of intoxicating drugs will just lead to the reduction of brain cells and reasoning..
We shouldn't have expect much from naira Marley
— Zaddy of #MUFC (@Zaddy__Chris) March 23, 2020
What an irony it would be for @officialnairam1 Naira Marley to be infected with the virus. 😂
— Jeremy 👑 (@TrojanJay) March 23, 2020
If Naira Marley can tweet dumb shit, what of those who liked it? pic.twitter.com/cV3RGFUbBf
— 👑McBantz👑 (@McBantz) March 23, 2020
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