Controversial Nigerian singer Naira Marley has come under intense fire on social media after he aired his opinion about the coronavirus pandemic.
Naira Marley expressed his skepticism over the existence of the dreaded coronavirus and it has not gone down well with many people on the internet.
The singer recently took to his Twitter page on Monday, March 23, 2020, where he called on his ultra fan base popularly known as “Marlians” to retweet his post about them not believing in the spread of the COVID-19 virus that has taken the world by storm.
“Retweet if u don’t believe in CoronaVirus,” he tweeted.
Retweet if u don’t believe in CoronaVirus
— nairamarley (@officialnairam1) March 23, 2020
However, the singer did not get the reaction he had hoped from his critically acclaimed loyal fans. Instead, many were irritated by his request and took to the comment section of his post to blast him for his ignorance, stupidity and quest for attention.
One notable fan identified as @SonofLion noted that even Naira Marley’s mentor, Fela Kuti, was also skeptical of the disease that eventual took his life.
Check out the reactions below:
Even "Naira Marley" mentor fela did not believe He had HIV. I laugh in Chinese
— SKIP MALONE (@mofasa02) March 23, 2020
Lol. You people made a star out if Naira Marley and his nonesense.
Y'all deserve whatever he is doing.
— Olayide (@Ola_yide) March 23, 2020
If you ever misinterprete this tweet to mean that Naira Marley feels there is nothing like Corona virus widespread, then I am scared for your matter. https://t.co/V7c4j8VwKZ
— MrP Stan (@D2smoothe) March 23, 2020
Letter to Naira Marley!!! https://t.co/CDunUqKBOE
— SANTORINI (@KinqKudos) March 23, 2020
Someone should tell Naira Marley he’s doing things the wrong way. It’s okay to want to trend before releasing song or video but not by playing with what’s causing panic in the country.
You don’t see Wizkid or Davido using Corona Virus to catch cruise na🌚
— Sleek Timmy 🐓 (@ShyBloggerPR) March 23, 2020
Who’s the smartest?
RT for Patrick
Like for Naira Marley pic.twitter.com/lIw0YmWQag
— Valar Morghulis #BBNaija (@tommy_viccetti) 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
All these dragging that’ll be aimed at Naira Marley will be well deserved. Drag his dreadlocks like tiger gen rope
— AJ | Adonai Jacuzzi (@mrmanhere_) March 23, 2020
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