Musicians, Omah Lay and Tems finally return to Nigeria after Ugandan authorities dropped charges against them for flouting COVID-19 guidelines

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By Mukwuzi Joseph

Two Nigerian musicians, Stanley Didia (popularly called Omah Lay) and Temilade Openiyi (popularly called Ms Tems), have returned to Nigeria after their arrest in Uganda. A third Nigerian, Muyiwa Ayoniyi, who was among the arrested music crew, also returned.

Thier arrival was announced by Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission. 

According to her, the singers landed at the MMIA Lagos from Uganda via Ethiopia Airline at about 12:35 pm local time.

She also thanked officials of the Nigerian mission in Uganda, Nigeria’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and the Ugandan governemnt for the quick resolution of the issue. 

 Omah Lay and Tems finally return home after their arrest for flouting COVID-19 guidelines in Uganda
 Omah Lay and Tems finally return home after their arrest for flouting COVID-19 guidelines in Uganda

The fast-rising stars were on Sunday December 13, arrested together with their managers for holding an ”illegal concert” at Ddungu resort in Munyonyo where they gathered big crowds, contrary to President Museveni’s directives on the prevention of the spread of Covid-19.




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