The controversial singer, who held an e-concert in May in compliance with government measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, had
scheduled the Abuja event for Saturday evening at the Jabi Lake Mall.
The federal government had recommended that social gatherings be not more than 20 people, while banning all religious gatherings in a
directive that’s to be reviewed as it eases the COVID-19 lockdown.
But some videos surfaced on social media platforms showing many Nigerians within close
proximity of one another, without face masks, as
others took to the forefront after the singer came on stage.As a drive-in concert, which became a trend
after countries eased movement restrictions,fans were expected to remain in their vehicles at a predetermined distance while watching the stage.
In April, Marley was detained by the police alongside Funke Akindele, a Nollywood actress,
after the latter hosted a house party that the
former attended, despite Lagos’ lockdown measures at the time.But all charges against him were later withdrawn
after his statement of apology to Babajide Sanwo-Olu , Lagos governor, where he promised
to abide by all government measures thereafter.
“Disappointed is putting it lightly.
The Naira Marley concert last night is everything a
drawback in the fight against COVID-19.”But it was gathered that Marley’s event failed to conform to the planned arrangement after
showgoers turned up en mass, with some defying