Nigerian artistes have called for the immediate release of Omah Lay and Tems following their arrest for flouting COVID-19 guidelines in Uganda.
Omah Lay and Tems performed at Ddungu Resort in Munyonyo for hundreds of citizens despite an existing ban on music concerts in the country. They have since been remanded until Wednesday when they will be produced in court for further hearing of the charges pressed against them. In response, Nigerian artistes are now standing up to the authorities using the hashtag #FreeTems and #FreeOmahLay, calling for the artistes’ immediate release.
Burna Boy, Olamide, Teni, Maleek Berry, Mr P, Ycee, Joeboy, Fireboy DML, Rema, Shizzi, Fireboy DML, and many more are making rounds with a common message.
— Fireboy DML (@fireboydml) December 14, 2020
Free Omah lay, Free Tems. Uganda y’all breaking my heart on God ?. Nigerian government SPEAK!
— REMA (@heisrema) December 14, 2020
— Maleek Berry (@MaleekBerry) December 14, 2020
— Buju (@Bujutoyourears) December 14, 2020
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) December 14, 2020
— OBA ORIN (@TeniEntertainer) December 14, 2020
— JOEBOY (@joeboyofficial) December 14, 2020
— Peter Okoye MrP (@PeterPsquare) December 14, 2020
— ZAHEER! (@iam_YCee) December 14, 2020
— Olamidé (@Olamide) December 14, 2020
But I think it should be the organizers that are responsible of a show. They organizers are technically responsible for the guests. Wahala no Dey, they should come out soon.
— T.E.S.L.I.M (@VectorThaViper) December 14, 2020
— TEKNO (@alhajitekno) December 14, 2020
#FreeTemsAndOmahLay Let them go ??
— Simi (@SympLySimi) December 14, 2020
— Tiwa Savage ?? (@TiwaSavage) December 14, 2020