Comedian, Sidney Talker apologizes to Nigerians over his alleged Covid-19 prank video

Instagram comedian, Sidney Egere better known by his comic name as Sidney Talker has come out barely 24 hours after Nigerian UK based Dr Olufunmilayo called him out on social media labelling him fraud for disgracefully fooling Nigerians over his “fake” Covid-19 symptoms saga.

It could be recalled Dr Olufunmilayo had earlier stated that Sidney Talker wanted to use the alleged video as a prank and should be punished for that because the dates on his Covid-19 test result don’t tally with the dates when he posted the video.


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However, Sidney has taken to his Twitter page and apologized to Dr Olufunmilayo and many other Nigerians who may find the video offensive or a mockery to health workers.

He also promised to volunteer himself to help Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) if they can give him a chance adding that he’ll henceforth use his social media platforms to update people about the Covid-19 safety measures.

Read his post below;

“I have had a chat with Dr Olufunmilayo about this recent issues. I want to say I am sorry to everyone who was hurt by what happened in the last few days. I did not mean to hurt the hardworking health workers and the ncdc or ridicule them. PLEASE READ THREAD”

“I wanted to highlight how govt can do better for citizens and I apologise that it looks like a mockery of health workers. I would now join the fight against Coronavirus with every influence and power that I have. We all need to work to overcome this virus”

“And promise to regularly update people about safety measures. If the NCDC allows me, I do not mind to volunteer for a few days to also help out with the good work they are doing.”

“I want to also say that nobody should use what I did as an excuse to prank the NCDC. That was not my aim or intention at all. And it will be terrible for anyone to do same. We must all speak against prank calls and I will join Dr Olufunmilayo and others to speak against it.”

“Again I’m sorry and I never meant to hurt anyone.”