Nigerian alt-R&B singer, Tems has finally spoken about her arrest in Uganda, after she arrived in Nigeria yesterday, December 17th, 2020.
The fast rising singer described the sad incident as a difficult experience but also an eye opener.
Speaking about her experience while she was detained in the Ugandan prison, Tems noted that she was able to see things in a way different from what she was used to, adding that she her eyes were opened to the strife and hurt a lot of women and children go through.
The songwriter further revealed that she has found a newfound compassion, and desires to be more involved in making life easier for people no matter the circumstance.
Tems who made this disclosure in a statement shared to her social pages, thanked the Nigerian and Ugandan government, as well as her fans and everyone who ensured the matter was resolved.
Her statement read in part,
“I’m truly saddened that attendees could have be possibly exposed to COVID-19, I would have never participated had I even the slightest knowledge that the event would not meet standard operating procedures and put Uganda’s citizens at risk.
“I am thankful to the Ugandan government and everyone behind the scenes who played a part in resolving this matter..
“The past week has been difficult but extremely eye-opening for me. I know some may have been worried, but despite everything, this experience has helped me see things for myself. While I was detained, I met some amazing women and children.. I have newfound compassion and desire to be more involved in making life easier for people such as these, no matter the circumstances”.
Read full statement below,