Singers Omah Lay and Tems speak on their arrest in Uganda

Nigerian singers Omah Lay and Tems has broken their silence following their return to Nigeria after they were arrested in Uganda.

Omah Lay and Tems were arrested and accused by the Uganda police of breaking the COVID-19 guidelines in the country, after they performed in a music concert on Saturday December 13. Read Here

However, the singer’s after they returned to Nigeria yesterday, December 17 have broken their silence.

Omah and Tems thanked everyone who made it possible for them to be released from prison after their arrest, as they revealed they were assured by the organizers of the show that the COVID-19 guideline were cleared before honored their invite.

Omah Lay wrote;

The past few days have been some of the toughest of my life that I wouldn’t wish them on anyone. Out in a new country with some beautiful people, the next thing I’m being treated like a common thief.

First off I want to thank all the amazing fans that came out to see me in Uganda, the smiles on your happy faces that evening would be one of my happiest memories.

Also I wanna clarify that putting you in harms way was never my intentions! Before we came out to Uganda, the show promoters confirmed and proved to us they’d secured all the clearances which of course included Covid 19 compliance….

At that point, my sole obligation became to make myself available to be taken to the venue and entertain, which I did in the full glance and protection of the Ugandan police.

Secondly, to my mom, my family, my team, my fans, friends that I caused sleepless nights waiting and praying for me, I apologize for putting you through all that;

…on the other hand I can’t thank you enough, I damned near lost my mind but your prayers and messages kept me going! Thank you so much!

Finally, big THANK YOU to everyone for your efforts, prayers, messages, tweets (Damn! Y’all went hard!).

Big shout out to the musicians, the celebrities, fans (Again and again🙏🏾), my family, my friends, my Label, The Nigerian Mission in Uganda, The Presidency, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Madam Abike. Thank you all so much!

I have put this behind me and back to what I know how to do best. One Africa ✊🏿Omah is home! 🤘🏾Love, Omah 💜


Singer Tems also thanked her fans, family and everyone who made it possible for her to his released. She wrote;

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