Veteran musician, Mike Okri, has contracted COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated.
Okri disclosed this inÂ facebook live he had on Saturday, AUgust 21. OkriÂ who recently returned homeÂ after decades abroad said he caught the virus on Friday, August 20, a day before he was due to travel.Â He said he felt â€œdevastatedâ€ and â€œfunnyâ€ and had gone into self-isolation at home for 10 or 14 days.
â€œHey folks, this is coming to me as a rude shock. I had my Covid test on Friday, hoping to fly today, Saturday and it turned out it was positive.Â Iâ€™m so devastated, which means that I canâ€™t travel for another 10 to 14 days. As Iâ€™m speaking now, Iâ€™m self-quarantined.
I just want to tell folks that yes, for those doubting Thomases, that the damn thing is real.
Iâ€™m feeling funny; even though I had my vaccines, double shots, Iâ€™m still almost like, hmm, that doesnâ€™t mean that youâ€™re immune.
So, folks, there are a lot of people walking around with it, but they donâ€™t even know.â€he said
The Nigerian Music Awards (NMA) and Fame Music Awards (FMA) winner dominated the countryâ€™s music scene in the 80s and 1990s with hits like â€˜Rhumba Danceâ€™, â€˜Time Na Moneyâ€™, â€˜Okpekeâ€™, and many others.