Nigerian Artists Omah Lay and Tems have both been arrested by the police for breaching COVID-19 protocols.
According to the Deputy Police Spokesperson of Kampala Metropolitan, “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.”
He also added, “Temilade Openiyi Aka Ms Tems (Artist) also been arrested with her manager Muyiwa Awomiyi.”
According to TheTowerPost, Omah Lay’s arrest follows a public outcry by Ugandan entertainers who castigated the Police for allowing international artists to hold concerts while the local ones are denied.
“There’s a lot of unfair play in both political and Entertainment circles. Some bars are open others are not and struggling. Some concerts happen with crowds others are not allowed, some politicians can have crowds others not. This was last night, a concert with crowds and it went on smoothly,” media personality and events organizer Douglas Lwanga captioned a picture of Omah Lay’s concert.
Lwanga organises quarterly regional concerts named Purple Parties but he was forced to call all of the off following suspension of all musical events by President Museveni.
Earlier, renowned singer Bebe Cool had raised the same issue saying he would do all it takes to make sure the concert doesn’t happen.
He raised the same issue citing that Ugandan entertainers are not allowed to hold any events and are struggling to make a living but international artists continue to hold concerts without any sabotage.