Nigerian celebrities turned as much as a glitzy award ceremony sporting glittery, jewelled face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.
That’s regardless of medical specialists advising that face masks don’t present efficient safety.
Not less than one of many stars stated they had been utilizing the masks to make a press release slightly than to forestall the unfold of the virus.
Nigeria has reported simply two confirmed circumstances of coronavirus and no deaths.
The primary case of the coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa was an Italian who flew from Milan to Lagos in February.
The Large Brother Naija finalist Omashola Kola Oburoh stated he turned as much as the Africa Magic Viewers’ Alternative Awards (AMVCA) awards in a glittery masks as a protest.
“Style can be a Protest/Educative not only a Assertion…… let’s be a part of fingers to battle Covid19,” he stated in an Instagram put up.
It isn’t clear whether or not the remark about becoming a member of fingers was supposed as a joke.
The celebrities had been attending the annual AMVCAs for TV and movie stars in a luxurious lodge in Lagos on Saturday after they wore the masks.
Tv presenter and actor Ada Afoluwake Ogunkeye AKA Folu Storms, who wore a jewelled masks on the crimson carpet, complained that individuals had been getting too near her.
“Nobody actually paid consideration to my social distancing cries so I shall be avoiding giant crowds for the forseeable future!” she stated in an Instagram put up.
“Handle yourselves folks! Wash your fingers and keep away from touching your face!” she added.
In the meantime, one other former Large Brother Naija housemate and designer Iheme Religion Uloma AKA Ifu Ennada posted an image of herself and used the hashtag #CoronaVirusFashion.
They don’t seem to be the primary celebrities to don trendy masks at awards ceremonies. The US singer Billie Eilish wore a Gucci designer masks on the Grammy awards on the finish of January.
Masks additionally appeared on the catwalk at Paris Style week on the finish of February.
The outfits, in French designer Marine Serre’s present, had been designed earlier than the outbreak.
The World Well being Group has suggested that most individuals don’t must put on a face masks.
Dr Shunmay Yeung from London Faculty of Hygiene and Tropical Drugs instructed the BBC that in case you are not near folks and they aren’t coughing or sneezing on you then a facemask is just not needed.