Nigerian fast-rising stars, Omah Lay and Tems have been arrested in Uganda hours shortly after a concert.
The news of their arrest was made public by an assistant superintendent of police in the country identified as Owoyesigyire (@lukowoyesigyire) on social media, on Sunday, December 13.
According to the officer who doubles as a police spokesperson, the managers of the venue where the concert was held have also been nabbed by the police.
“Nigerian Artist Omah lay has been arrested by katwe police, the manager of the venue one Dungu Ivan and the Events manager Prim Kasana are also in custody.”
Temilade Openiyi Aka Ms Tems (Artist) also been arrested with her manager Muyiwa Awomiyi
— Owoyesigyire🇺🇬 (@Lukowoyesigyire) December 13, 2020
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Although the officer did not reveal full details about their arrests, reports on social media claim that the musicians were arrested following an outcry by Ugandan artistes who called out the police in their country for allowing foreign artists to hold events while the locals are denied.