Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Patoranking, Others React To Omah Lay And Tems Arrest
Nigerian artists have taken to social media to react to the arrest of Omah Lay and Tems requesting that the Ugandan authorities allow Omah Lay and Tems come back to Nigeria safely.
Tems and Omah Lay were arrested two days ago, for holding a concert in Uganda breaching the country’s COVID-19 rules and “negligently doing acts likely to spread infectious diseases” as stated by the Uganda Police Force on their official Twitter page.
Whiles in detention, Omah Lay and Tems were charged to court and a video of them arriving at the court in handcuffs has sparked outrage as Omah Lay lamented they are being treated like murderers
Reacting to this, Nigerian artists took to their Twitter pages with the new trending hashtag #FreeOmahLay to communicated their message to the Government of Ugandan.
— Wizkid (@wizkidayo) December 14, 2020
— Tiwa Savage ?? (@TiwaSavage) December 14, 2020
— PATORANKING (@patorankingfire) December 14, 2020
They should not be treated like this! @PoliceUg ?! they were invited for a show organised by your citizens, granted visas, tickets were sold publicly on the WORLD WIDE WEB! this anarchy should not be targeted at the artists! #freetems #FreeOmahLay
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) December 14, 2020
Omo this Ugandan P, how can we help? What can we do? Artists just tryna eat! They didn’t bargain for this????? @PoliceUg !!!!! BIG CAP!!
— Davido (@davido) December 14, 2020
— Peter Okoye MrP (@PeterPsquare) December 14, 2020
— Top Boy (@DJSPINALL) December 15, 2020
its even a BIGGER shame that the Nigerian authorities have kept mute on this and if they're making any effort, they owe it to us to carry Nigerians along. @abikedabiri @GovUganda #FreeOmahLay #FreeTems
— Runtown (@iRuntown) December 14, 2020