Nollywood actress Laide Bakare has found herself in the midst of controversy after she shared a video of herself dancing on Instagram just days after the passing of actor Murphy Afolabi.
The actress received backlash from fans who felt that her actions were insensitive and disrespectful to the memory of the late actor.
In the video, Laide Bakare can be seen dancing energetically, seemingly in high spirits.
The timing of her post, so soon after Murphy Afolabi’s death, caused fans to criticize her for not showing proper respect and mourning for her colleague.
They expressed their disappointment in her choice to engage in lighthearted activities while the industry was still grieving.
One fan wrote, ” Bt I thought y’all r still mourning 😢 do y’all get over ppl dat quick?? Hmmmmm if u dnt work on impressing God in dis life forget it”
Another one wrote, ” @laidebakare atleast mourn him for like a wk u won’t die ma if na ur brother u go get hand post 😢”
Another one wrote,” @laidebakare Though I don’t comments on things like this but I think she is right on this one its too early u were dancing while walking out and u even posted it on online”
Another one wrote, ” @laidebakare nah true she talk , how una easily forget una friend wentin a day just like that , oga oo”
In response to the backlash, Laide Bakare defended herself by saying, ” @nanafirdausy_ why are you so evil? 👿 sharing my weight lost journey with my followers in other to encourage healthy lifestyle and you are here commenting senselessly . I Just got back online Today. Y not go say that to the people that has been slaying heartlessly Almost immediately. and ya all go liking and encouraging them. 😡 You better warn yourself before I block you off.
The incident sparked a debate among fans and followers, with some supporting Laide Bakare’s perspective of celebrating life, while others firmly believed in allowing a proper period of mourning before engaging in joyful activities.
See the video below: