Tems And Manager, Muyiwa Awoniyi Call Out Ugandan Artiste, Bebe Cool For Being Allegedly Behind Their Arrest

Tems And Manager, Muyiwa Awoniyi Call Out Ugandan Artiste, Bebe Cool For Being Allegedly Behind Their Arrest
L-R: Tems, Bebe Cool and Muyiwa Awoniyi.

Nigerian musician,Temilade Openiyi better known as Tems and her manager, Muyiwa Awoniyi, who were recently arrested in Uganda for violating COVID-19 protocols by performing at a concert in the country, have accused a Ugandan artiste, Bebe Cool of being behind their ordeal.

It would be recalled that Tems and Awoniyi were arrested alongside Omah Lay after performing at a concert in Kampala, capital of Uganda for doing “acts that are likely to cause the spread of infectious disease, Covid-19” while the country was on lockdown.

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They were arraigned before Makindye Division court in Kampala on Monday and were to be remanded in different prisons till Wednesday, December 16 before Nigerian government.

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Following the intervention, Okumu Jude Muwone, chief magistrate of Makindye in Uganda, ordered their unconditional release.

The release order dated December 15, said the charges against both artists had been withdrawn and therefore, they should be released forthwith “unless held on other charges”.

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However, many Ugandans and Nigerians accused Bebe Cool of being one of the people who spearheaded their arrest as he made a post on Facebook prior to the event, stating that he will make “every effort to fail the event”.

Tems And Manager, Muyiwa Awoniyi Call Out Ugandan Artiste, Bebe Cool For Being Allegedly Behind Their Arrest

According to reports, the organisers of the concert had actually gotten permission from the authorities to stage the concert and the Ugandan Police provided security for the artistes from the airport to their hotel and also at the concert venue.

However, police was said to have only arrested the artistes after an outcry by Ugandan musicians led by Bebe Cool.

Bebe Cool has very close ties to the government of President Yoweri Museveni. He began campaigning for Museveni after another musician, Bobi Wine, became a politician and began campaigning against President Museveni in 2017.

He had complained that Ugandan musicians were banned from performing in front of crowds due to COVID-19 protocols and yet some Nigerian artistes were given permission to perform. He vowed to do everything to make the concert fail.

Some Ugandans said Bebe Cool should also be arrested because he led large crowded rallies in support of President Museveni.

Others asked why Ugandan musicians that performed at Omah Lay‘s concert were not arrested and only the Nigerians were arrested.

Following their release, Tems and Muyiwa Awoniyi in a series of tweets on Friday night have also accused Bebe Cool of sending people to break into their hotel rooms and being behind their arrest.

They also said that Bebe Cool lied and that he had nothing to do with their release as many Ugandan blog reported that he was actively involved in ensuring the release of the Nigerians.

See Tems’ tweets below;

Awoniyi on his part wrote;

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