Bebe Cool, a popular Ugandan singer, has been accused of masterminding the arrest of Nigerian singers Omah Lay and Tems after he said he would make ‘every effort to fail their event.’
WITHIN NIGERIA reported earlier that Omah Lay and Tems were arrested on Sunday December 13, and charged for breaking Corona Virus regulations during an unsanctioned concert in the capital city, Kampala.
They are currently remanded in different prisons till Wednesday, December 16, following their arraignment before the Makindye Division court in Kampala on Monday.
Prior to the concert, Bebe Cool took to social media to ask the promoter in charge to cancel the show since Ugandan artistes had been banned from performing for months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the post, the singer lamented how other sectors have been compensated with the music industry yet to receive any help from the government. He also stated that his fellow artists were struggling financially, and then urged the organisers to contact Ugandan artistes only for the Saturday event.
Bebe Cool then threatened to apply every effort to fail the event, which later went ahead with Omah Lay and Tems performing.
The singer, who has been campaigning for President Yoweri Museveni since his fellow musician, Bobi Wine, decided to contest against the president, has been accussed of playing a role in the arrest of Omah Lay and Tems.
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Meanwhile, Ugandan music art, Cinderella Sanyu, better known as Cindy Sanyu has appeared in viral-video clip mocking and condemning Nigerian singer, Omah Lay for celebrating his successful concert in her country.