Veteran musician Mike Okri has contracted COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated.
Okri, who recently returned home after decades abroad, said he caught the virus on Friday, August 20, a day before he was due to travel.
He said he felt “devastated” and “funny” and had gone into self-isolation at home for 10 or 14 days.
Announcing his health status on Saturday in a Facebook Live video, Okri said: “Hey 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.
“I’m so devastated, which means that I can’t travel for another 10 to 14 days. As I’m speaking now, I’m self-quarantined.
“I just want to tell folks that yes, for those doubting Thomases, that the damn thing is real.
“I’m feeling funny; even though I had my vaccines, double shots, I’m still almost like, hmm, that doesn’t mean that you’re immune
“So, folks, there are a lot of people walking around with it, but they don’t even know.”
Okri relocated to the United States in 1995.
The Nigerian Music Awards (NMA) and Fame Music Awards (FMA) winner dominated the country’s music scene in the 80s and 1990s with hits like ‘Rhumba Dance’, ‘Time Na Money’, ‘Okpeke’, and many others.