Nigerian female singer and songwriter, Simi has emphasized that the only thing Nigerians respect is fear as she speaks on the on-going shut down in the country due to the spread of coronavirus.
The actress and wife of Nigerian highlife singer, Adekunle Gold took to her Twitter handle as she wrote :
“Don’t spread fear.” They said. At this point, we might need to change that strategy because the only thing Nigerians respect more than religion is fear.
Everything needs to be shut down. Not later. Now!
If they insist on going to church, show them the stories of churches abroad where the virus spread.
These religious heads need to start being more responsible.
People respect you – ACT LIKE YOU DESERVE THE RESPECT. Be compassionate and tell your followers to stay home.
The country has been shut down for less trivial things before etc…somehow we got by.
Now let’s do it for something way more important. For our lives.
We’ve been governing ourselves on a lot of things that matter for a while now, we have no choice but to continue. Please”