Why we spent two nights in jail, in Uganda – Tems

Behind Bars in Uganda: Tems’ Extraordinary Tale of Unplanned Incarceration

In a recent interview with Angie Martinez on Power 105.1, Nigerian songstress Tems unveiled a jaw-dropping narrative of an unanticipated rendezvous with the law that led to her spending two nights in a Ugandan jail. The fascinating story sheds light on the unexpected challenges that can befall even the most renowned artists.

The ordeal unfolded in the midst of lingering COVID-19 restrictions, with Tems scheduled to perform in Uganda. The promising prospect came with the assurance from the event’s promoter that all the necessary COVID-19 permits were in place.

However, this promise fell apart in a sudden twist of events. Tems and her manager found themselves under the watchful eyes of the Ugandan police, who accused them of flouting COVID-19 regulations. In a bewildering turn of events, they were promptly whisked away from their hotel rooms and thrust behind bars.

Tems revealed that their plight was far from conventional. It took her manager’s father, making an urgent call to the President of Uganda, to pave the path to their freedom. Two daunting nights in jail marked this extraordinary chapter in Tems’ journey.

This riveting narrative serves as a testament to the unpredictability that often accompanies life in the fast lane of the music industry, where fame and fortune can instantly collide with unforeseen challenges.