Nigerian Instagram comedian Sydney Egere better known as Sydney Talker has cried out to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
This is coming as the popular comedian revealed that he is showing symptoms of the novel coronavirus and needs to be tested.
Earlier, a video had gone viral of Talker trying to alert the NCDC of his critical condition but the NCDC via it’s Twitter page revealed it was a skit.
According to the NCDC Twitter handler, they reached out the individual who was said to be very sick but he has responded saying he is well.
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The tweet reads:
“We received several messages & calls, over an Instagram video. The individual was said to be very sick & reported that NCDC did not respond.
“We have reached out to him and he said what he did was a SKIT. He is well.”
The NCDC concluded by urging people not to spread panic.
In response to the tweet, the comedian refuted the NCDC’s claim that he is well. He wrote:
“What kind of lie is this???😭😡 you didn’t reach out to me and I wasn’t doing a skit. Please all I want is to be tested because the symptoms get worse by the day”
Following the popular laugh master’s response, many of his fans and Nigerians alike flooded social media to ask the NCD to test the comedian.
Check out some reactions below
— #StayAtHomeAndStaySafe (@volitivo_) March 28, 2020
If #sydneytalker has the money, he should drive himself down to yaba and get tested those people won’t come to your house to pick you up. It’s a privilege to get tested in Nigeria. @davido paid for all his crews to get tested.
— Sodiq O. Afolabi (@whoisafo) March 28, 2020