Muyiwa Awoniyi, the manager of Grammy award winner, Temilade Openiyi, known professionally as Tems, has revealed that she led praise and worship in her prison cell in Uganda.

It would be recalled that the ‘Essence’ crooner and her colleague, Omah Lay, were arrested and remanded in prison in Uganda in 2020 for violating the country’s COVID-19 safety measures.

Manager reveals

The duo, who were in the East-African country for a concert, were charged in court on charges of negligently doing acts likely to spread an infectious disease. The charges were later dropped and they were released from prison.

Speaking about the arrest over three years later, Muyiwa recalled being extremely concerned for Tem’s safety because he was not with her in prison. However, he later learned that she led the entire prison in praise and worship.

He said:

“Entering prison, as a woman, Tems, they [prison warders] took her to the female section. I was just worried about her. I was not with her. I was just wondering what the hell is going on [with her?].

“I will come to find out that Tems conducted praise and worship in a whole prison cell. Everybody was singing with her. She took over the whole prison.”

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