Nigerian famous people turned up to a glitzy award ceremony wearing glittery, jewelled encounter masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.
That is irrespective of health care industry experts advising that facial area masks do not present efficient safety.
At the very least 1 of the stars said they have been working with the mask to make a assertion alternatively than to avert the distribute of the virus.
Nigeria has reported just two confirmed conditions of coronavirus and no fatalities.
The initially circumstance of the coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa was an Italian who flew from Milan to Lagos in February.
The Huge Brother Naija finalist Omashola Kola Oburoh said he turned up to the Africa Magic Viewers’ Preference Awards (AMVCA) awards in a glittery mask as a protest.
“Vogue can also be a Protest/Educative not just a Assertion…… let us be a part of fingers to combat Covid19,” he stated in an Instagram put up.
It is not apparent no matter whether the remark about joining arms was meant as a joke.
The celebrities had been attending the yearly AMVCAs for Television set and movie stars in a luxury lodge in Lagos on Saturday when they wore the masks.
Tv presenter and actor Ada Afoluwake Ogunkeye AKA Folu Storms, who wore a jewelled mask on the red carpet, complained that individuals have been finding much too shut to her.
“No a single genuinely paid notice to my social distancing cries so I will be steering clear of significant crowds for the forseeable upcoming!” she explained in an Instagram put up.
“Get treatment of yourselves individuals! Clean your hands and avoid touching your experience!” she extra.
Meanwhile, an additional previous Significant Brother Naija housemate and manner designer Iheme Faith Uloma AKA Ifu Ennada posted a image of herself and employed the hashtag #CoronaVirusFashion.
They are not the initially celebrities to don stylish masks at awards ceremonies. The US singer Billie Eilish wore a Gucci designer mask at the Grammy awards at the conclude of January.
Masks also appeared on the catwalk at Paris Style week at the conclusion of February.
The outfits, in French designer Maritime Serre’s show, were being developed just before the outbreak.
The Environment Wellness Corporation has suggested that most folks do not will need to don a face mask.
Dr Shunmay Yeung from London College of Cleanliness and Tropical Medicine informed the BBC that if you are not close to folks and they are not coughing or sneezing on you then a facemask is not vital.