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 suggestions.
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.
In a thread shared on Twitter, Omah Lay said that the experience was one of the toughest in his life and he wouldn’t wish that on anyone.
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 Post below