- Tems stated that she is on hunger strike
Nigerian singer, Temilade Openiyi better known as Tems has revealed her situation while she’s been remanded in an Ugandan prison.
The fast-rising singer has gone on hunger strike after she was remanded in prison alongside her colleague Omah Lay in Uganda.
Recall that Tems & Omah Lay appeared in an Ugandan court yesterday after they were arrested by the Ugandan Police Force.
Both artistes along with Tem’s manager were arrested and charged in the country with “negligently doing acts likely to spread infectious diseases” after performing in a sold-out show in the country.
Pictures of both artistes in court and when they were taken to different prisons flooded the social media as Nigerians including fellow artistes such as Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy, Fireboy DML, Laycon and others called for their release.
A video from the court proceeding from Monday, December 14th shows Tems having a conversation with a female Ugandan official.
Tems stated that she doesn’t want any food and has already gone 34 hours with any.
The official who claimed that they care about their well being was surprise when Tems stated that it is her body and she will be going for the next 48 hours without food.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have used the hashtag #FreeOmahLay and #FreeTems to call for the release of both artistes while also calling on the Nigerian government to make move as soon as possible.
The Ugandan authority in a statement yesterday disclosed that the Nigerians will be remanded in prison till Wednesday, 16th of December 2020.
In this regard, Nigerians have ‘Uganda’ as a trending topic with Big Brother Naija ex-housemate, Ike Onyeama, cancelling his Christmas holiday in Uganda due to the latest development.
The reality TV star shared his flight ticket to Uganda which he has cancelled because of the treatment of his compatriots.