Nigeria hasn’t been spared the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, with the number of daily new cases and the mortality rate increasing in December 2020 and January 2021.
Several famous Nigerians have succumbed to Covid-19, including popular Nigerian businessman Bolu Akin-Olugbade. He died on 13 January at one of the isolation centres in the country’s largest city, Lagos.
Did Nigeria really lose two legends in short succession to Covid-19? We checked.
Olatilo hospitalised for Covid-19, not dead
On 13 January Olatilo appeared in a video to debunk the claims of his death.
Speaking from hospital, he confirmed he was receiving treatment for Covid-19, and thanked his wife and the doctors looking after him.
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