Veteran musician Mike Okri has contracted COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated.
Okri, who recently returned home after so many years abroad, said he caught the virus on Friday, August 20, a day before he was due to travel.
He said he felt “devastated” and “funny” and had gone into self-isolation at home for 10 or 14 days.
Announcing his health status during a Facebook Live video, Okri said: “Hey folks, this is coming to me as a rude shock. I had my Covid test on Friday, hoping to fly today, Saturday and it turned out it was positive.
“I’m so devastated, which means that I can’t travel for another 10 to 14 days. As I’m speaking now, I’m self-quarantined.
“I just want to tell folks that yes, for those doubting Thomases, that the damn thing is real.
“I’m feeling funny; even though I had my vaccines, double shots, I’m still almost like, hmm, that doesn’t mean that you’re immune.
“So, folks, there are a lot of people walking around with it, but they don’t even know.”
Okri relocated to the United States in 1995.