Award winning and controversial simger, Azeez Fashola, better known as “Naira Marley“, has stirred up the hornet’s nest on social media platforms over his thoughts on the raging coronavirus.
The talented singer took to his Twitter page on Monday to ask his followers to retweet his post if they also believed Corona virus was a folktale.
His tweet, which has garnered nearly 8,500 likes as of the time this report was made didn’t sit well with a number of tweeps who had to pen down their annoyance on the social media platform.
The tweet also comes at a time when Nigeria recorded its first death from the killer virus.
“But, truthfully, naira marley as a public figure, has he been of any positive influence? Were we expecting anything less? 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:
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
“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
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
Zlatan ibile : No one is as stupid as I am
Naira Marley : Hold my beer 🤦🏿♂️
— ALHAJI JAFAR (@Aj_Watches) 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
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 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