- Popular Nigerian music stars, Omah Lay and Tems, have finally arrived in Nigeria from Uganda to the joy of fans
- The singers took to their verified social media pages to share their side of events
- Both singers also thanked fans and colleagues who showed them support during their detention in the East African country
Fast-rising Nigerian musicians, Omah Lay and Tems, have finally broken their silence after arriving in the country from Uganda.
The singers were arrested in Uganda after they had gone there to perform. It was said that they had flouted COVID-19 restrictions.
Well, after an outcry on social media by activists from both countries as well as from fans and colleagues of the singers, they were finally released and have now shared their side of events.
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In a thread shared on Twitter, Omah Lay said the experience was one of the toughest in his life and he wouldn’t wish that on anyone.
He added that he was in a new country where he met some beautiful people and then he was later being treated like a common thief.
Omah Lay went ahead to thank Ugandan fans who came out to see him and added that it was not his intention to put them in harm’s way. He said that the show promoters had confirmed to him that the event was COVID-19 compliant and that he performed at the full glare of the police.
The singer also thanked his mother and family for their prayers and apologised for putting them through distress. He added that he had put the unfortunate incident behind him.
Read his tweets below:
Tems also shared a press statement on her Instagram page where she allayed fans fears and assured them of her safety. Like Omah Lay, she also said that there were safety terms outlined in the agreement for the show and that she performed in the presence of authorities at the event.
She expressed dismay that the concert goers might have been exposed to COVID and that she would not have been part of the show if she knew it would put people at risk.
On a lighter note, Tems also told fans that she had finally eaten and then thanked them for their show of love and support.
See her post below:
In other related news, Legit.ng reported that Ugandan singer, Cindy Sanyu, was dragged on social media for calling Omah Lay an idiot.
The singer had said that Nigerian artistes came to perform in her country while their own artistes were starving.
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