Nigerian musician Azeez Fashola, popularly known by his stage name Naira Marley has been fined N100,000 for breaching the lockdown regulations, reporters learnt.

The artist has admitted he broke COVID-19 lockdown rules when he travelled to the capital, Abuja, for a musical concert.

The Nation earlier reported that musician was arrested on Thursday alongside his manager Seyi Awouga.

That event was in June when all non-essential travel was banned to prevent the spread of the virus.

Both men pleaded guilty and were each fined 100,000 naira ($258; £197).

Nigeria,according to the Africa CDC has the third-highest number of coronavirus cases after South Africa and Egypt.