Renowned Nigerian music artist Azeez Fashola, well known as Naira Marley, has said he will make an audio-visual work to campaign against the spread of the coronavirus.
According to The Punch the Hip-hop artiste disclosed this development while making a pledge in a letter of apology he wrote to the Lagos State Government.
The pledge came after attending a crowded birthday party on April 4, 2020, by popular actress, Funke Akindele-Bello, well known as Jenifa, in honour of her musician husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello, alias JJC Skillz.
Meanwhile, the birthday was contrary to the social distancing directive of the government to limit the spread of the COVID-19.
The state government had filed charges against him before the state Magistrates’ Court in Ogba, and he was billed to be arraigned on Wednesday alongside the candidate of the Action Democratic Party in the 2019 gubernatorial election in the state, Babatunde Gbadamosi, and his wife, Folashade, who also attended the party.
While the state applied to drop the charges, Naira Marley became remorseful of his act.
Naira Marley has expressed his remorse by pledging to join the Lagos State campaign against the spread of COVID-19 stressing that he will make a free audio-visual publication towards the campaign against COVID-19.
After making the pledge in the letter, he said, “Thank you and I remain committed to the development of Lagos State,”
Funke and her husband, who had earlier been arraigned on Monday, had pleaded guilty and were sentenced to 14-day community service, in addition to a fine of N100,000 each and an order that the state should put them in isolation for 14 days.