Singers Burna Boy, Fireboy, Teni, Laycon and others have called for the release of their colleagues Omah Lay and Tems in Uganda.
Omah Lay and Tems were arrested by the Uganda police on Sunday. They had performed on December 12.
Burna Boy in a tweet begged Uganda to release the singers.
“Uganda…Pls we need our people home and safe #freetems #freeomahlay,” he wrote.
“what is going on? @PoliceUg why are Omah Lay and Tems being mistreated?! #FreeOmahLay #FreeTems everyone please let’s create more awareness on this, it’s no longer funny!” Fireboy wrote.
“#FreeTems #FreeOmahLay WHY THE Bleep ARE THEY BEING DETAINED!!!! NA BOOK DEM BOOK THEM!!”
In another tweet she said:
“They are not the organizers!!!! They shouldn’t be held responsible.”
“WTF is happening in Uganda. Man facepalmingMan facepalmingMan facepalmingMan facepalming #FreeOmahLay #FreeTems,” Laycon wrote.
Laycon also added that;
“Wasn’t there prior publicity about the show? why wasn’t it shut down before it was held? why are you arresting some particular artists that performed? Who organised the show? #FreeOmahLay #FreeTems.”
— Laycon💡 (@itsLaycon) December 14, 2020
Others who reacted include Chike, Oxlade, Rema, Joeboy and Ycee.