Celebrated Nigerian singer, Temilade Openiyi also known as Tems has revealed that she cried in 2020 after she was arrested and detained for two nights in a Ugandan prison.
The talented singer had been booked alongside fellow Nigerian singer, Omah Lay to perform on the 12th of December, 2020 at The Big Brunch, Ddungu Resort in Kampala, the country’s capital. However, both entertainers were later arrested and charged to court for flouting the standing Covid-19 laws.
Tems shared in a recent interview with Angie Matinez that it all appeared as a joke until she was handed her prison uniform and this moved her to tears.
“I thought I wasn’t gonna come out. I thought I was seeing it for a reason like maybe I was meant to help the people. I was settling in because I adapted real quick and as I was walking in I started to cry because they gave me my uniform and it stunk because they don’t wash it. It was a small room and there was nothing, there’s just the floor they give you blankets and tissues and you’re just on the floor, no bed and I did it for two days. I didn’t even know I was going to get out, I didn’t have any ears on the ground nobody told me anything. Outside everyone was like ‘free Tems, free Omah lay but inside I was just hopeful, waiting,” she said.
Watch the interview below: