Famous Nigerian artist Stanley Omah Didia, often known as Omah Lay, has spoken out about his time in Ugandan prison.
GHANA AVENUE recounts that Omah Lay and Tems were arrested, charged, and imprisoned in Uganda for attending a concert at Speke Resort in Kampala under COVID-19 social distancing rules.
In a recent interview with The Beat FM in London, United Kingdom, Omah Lay stated that, in retrospect, the incident was an “amazing time” for him, even though “it looked rough” at the time.
He claims that his experience in Uganda was necessary for him to advance musically.
He stated, “My ordeal in Ugandan prison was an incredible experience for me. Although it was difficult at the time, in retrospect, it was unavoidable. It formed the basis of my current connection with Tems and her manager, Muyiwa [Awoniyi]. Muyiwa was in the same cell as me.
“We were in Uganda for a performance during the pandemic. We had documentation to complete, but for some reason, we were arrested after finishing. And we’re taken to jail. We stayed in jail for two days.
“It was a truly dreadful experience. I would not want anyone to go through that. They were going to chop my hair, and I was wearing a jail uniform. They were about to cut my hair, but the person in charge of the prison liked my music. He secured us a good area in jail and looked after us.”