Former member of the defunct P-Square music group, Paul Okoye, popularly known as RudeBoy tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) and survived the disease.
The singer announcing the development on his Instagram noted he had been under medical treatment for the condition since the last ten (10) days.
In a social media post, Rude Boy described his battle with the disease thus:
“Covid is REAL!!! I know as typical Nigerian or African is very hard to believe some will say “experience is the best teacher oh well , the experience and the teacher has visited me and they’ve been dealing with me for more than 10days now sh*t is not funny ….. worst sickness ever!!! …… y’all better be careful out there if you like believe me , if you like don’t believe me you can as well wait for your own experience by playing ignorance. Goodluck. God help us all.”
After treatment in an isolated space, Rudeboy announced that he had tested negative for Covid-19.
The singer made the announcement on his verified Instagram handle a day after revealing that the had contracted the virus.
“Happy new year all 2021 pls don’t overhype it ohhhh abeg …… just take it easy as it comes na over hype spoil 2020 I’m better, stronger, tested negative after 11days,” he captioned the post with a photo of himself.
In July 2020, RudeBoy’s brother, Peter Okoye (now known as Mr P), narrated his ordeal, as he and his family recovered from the infection. According to Peter, he (Peter) had COVID-19 for about three weeks.
Covid-19: RudeBoy Mocks Politicians
In March, 2020, when coronavirus outbreak hit Nigeria, Rudeboy lambasted Nigerian politicians for failing to invest in the healthcare infrastructure in a song he remixed.
Rudeboy made his views through the remix of Plantashun Boys’ popular hit track “If Life,” emphasizing that politicians would have to stay and suffer with ordinary Nigerian citizens, for failing to build good hospitals in the country, as the disease spreads since they could not fly out to western countries to get treatment.