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Ebola: Kunle Afolayan Reveals He Was Isolated from Kenyans on Flight to Seychelles



Kunle Afolayan - August 2014 - 01
Nollywood actor and director Kunle Afolayan took to his Facebook page to talk about his “warm welcome” when he arrived Bel Ombre, Seychelles.

He revealed that he and his brother actor/singer Gabriel Afolayan were isolated from Kenyans on the flight as they are from West Africa where the Ebola Virus has claimed lives of over 1000 people.

Kunle and Gabriel were flying from Kenya to Seychelles for a movie shoot.

Kunle said;

We landed Republic of Seychelles safe and sound. Myself and Gabriel were isolated from the other Kenyan crew that went with us and we were made to sign plenty forms cos we came from west africa (Ebola region). Gabriel didn’t have his yellow fever card so he has to do a test tomorrow and bring the result back to the health section of the airport. Thanks to SBC to the rescue and warm welcome.


  1. BA

    August 9, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    well, warm welcome. they did the right thing

  2. Jaygirl

    August 9, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    If Nigeria had done this last month, we would probably be in less of the mess we are in now. They did the RIGHT THING!!!!

  3. nnek

    August 9, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    you guys dont know how the world media has been reacting to this Ebola issue in West Africa! Anyone coming from Nigeria, Liberia or Sierra Leon are labelled as potential Ebola carriers and our Nigerian doctors are still on strike acting like the proverbial ostrich hiding its head in a hole with the whole body outside thinking it is safe! When will they call off their strike and try to curtail this monster? Is it when millions of people die and they learn their colleagues are part of the dead? When will the local government hospitals open and people will find these doctors leading the efforts to stop this dragon? Flights from Liberia and Sierra Leone have been suspended by most major airlines ( British Airways, Etihad, Emirates, etc) they are watching how things go in Nigeria. Please doctors call off your strike ( I hope you know the first person to die from Ebola in Nigeria is a doctor who treated a patient in a private hospital in Lagos). Please go back to work in the local government hospitals, leave your private hospitals for now before it is too late. Have compassion for the people of Nigeria, leave the government alone for now and be the Hero in this situation if the government is refusing your requests.

    • Facts

      August 10, 2014 at 4:57 am

      Be thankful the docs in Nigeria are on strike. Before you make superficial conclusions think of how anyone can be helpful in a broken down system. They will only add to the problem. When people are fighting for a cause dig deep into the reason before u conclude. Even the doc who was in a better system died of the disease. What we need are people to curtail the disease ( epidemiologists) because there is no cure. not doctors who can do nothing but potentially die and put others at risk…..if people are standing up for a better tomorrow provide support, don’t demonize the docs….your country’s health system is broken, demonize those who should be fixing it.

  4. Blue

    August 9, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    That is the right thing to do.
    Ebola isn’t by appearances. We wouldn’t have been in this mess if we had been that proactive.


    August 9, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    If Nigeria had taken similar measures, we wouldn’t be in this situation right now.

  6. Gidi Girl

    August 9, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Well one can’t fault them from trying to protect their citizens, feelings might be hurt but it is what it is. That’s what Nigeria should have done in the first place.

  7. amaa

    August 9, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    I don’t blame them either

  8. Iris

    August 9, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Well, better you be the guy that was isolated than the guy that inadvertently gave them ebola. We all know how we have at one time or another sworn for Patrick Sawyer.

  9. tbn

    August 9, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    This sure isn’t the best time to travel out of Nigeria or west africa, as other countries would be so wary of passengers from the region. Shame its summer time when so many people travel out for holidays…

  10. Tony

    August 9, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Yeah they sure did the right thing. Prevention is better than cure. Worst in this case is that there is not yet a cure.

  11. Author Unknown

    August 9, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    I’m trying to figure out if he’s complaining about the discriminatory treatment, or if he’s just telling a story. Fact is you’re coming from an infected region, so no need to get sentimental. Use your celebrity to educate people about the disease instead.

  12. baboushka

    August 9, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    They are lucky they were even allowed on the plane the entire Sierra leonean football team was denied boarding when the Kenyan airport authorities were told by Seychelles immigration that they would not be allowed into the country if they boarded the plane.

  13. huum

    August 9, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Its their country, so deal with it .

  14. I go dey laff

    August 9, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    That’s d best way to go wt it.

  15. Tt

    August 9, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Abi o
    If we did dat for ‘Sawyerr’ , the thing wey we dey talk now won’t be wat we’ll be saying o
    So l don’t blame them

  16. Ngo

    August 9, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Nigerians have long ways to go… It’s sad….. Prevention is better than cure.

  17. NNENNE

    August 10, 2014 at 4:50 am

    That’s expected. Don’t take it personal.
    I beg to digress.
    As we preach gloves wearing, hope people are taught how to remove the gloves and/ or gowns properly. One can easily get contaminated while taking these off.
    If gloves are not changed from one person to another, it possess a danger of passing infection from one person to another.
    Meaning, to hinder the spread of infection, I
    can’t use one glove to serve more than one person. If I do so, I am only protecting myself and could be transferring infection to others, unless each of those people wash their hands very well or use hand sanitizer , after my gloves touch them.Public health education is the key now especially in our not so educated neighborhoods. Prevention is better than cure.

  18. Omoté

    August 10, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Stop complaining jor! That’s how things are done in societies where things work. Probably thought you were in Nigeria, if this had been done when Patrick Sawyer was coming in, innocent lives could have been saved.

  19. sum1special

    August 11, 2014 at 11:49 am

    At least they are being realistic.

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