Prominent Nigerian actress Funke Akindele has been fined $260 (£210) after holding a party during the lockdown imposed to tackle coronavirus.

She was widely criticised online for the party in her Lagos mansion, held to celebrate the birthday of her husband.

Akindele has appeared in a Nigeria Centre for Disease Control video to raise awareness about coronavirus.

She defended Saturday’s party, saying that everyone who was there had been living in her house for several days.

“Nobody came from their house to party with us,” she said in a video shared on her Twitter feed.

However, she did apologise and promised to practise social distancing:

Those seen in the video include singer Naira Marley and actress Eniola Badmus, and some Nigerians have questioned whether they have been living with Akindele and her husband.

UPDATE: Funke Akindele, husband plead guilty for lockdown violation

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