Nigerians React As Actress Funke Akindele Is Arrested

Nigerian Actress Funke Akindele, who is popularly known for her role as Jenifer in the TV Series Jenifer’s Diaries has been arrested for allegedly breaching lockdown directives in Nigeria.

According to, Funke was arrested for throwing a birthday party for her husband, JJC Skillz at their home in Ibeju-Lekki, on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

The party which had a large number of people in attendance, as well as celebrities, was contrary to the social distancing measure which the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) advised Nigerians to maintain in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Reports also suggest that Funke’s husband, Nigerian musician Naira Marley and others who attended the party have been declared wanted by the police Nigeria.

Nigerians took to Twitter to share their views on the issue. Here are some reactions:


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