Bebe Cool, a popular Ugandan singer, has been accused of being the brain behind the arrest of Nigerian singers Omah Lay and Tems after he said he would make ‘every effort to fail their event before the Nigerians stepped foot in his country.
Omah Lay and Tems were arrested after their performance on Sunday night at a concert held at Speke Resort Munyonyo along with his manager and events manager Prim Kasana by Katwe Police.
His arrest follows a public outcry by Ugandan entertainers who complained that the Ugandan Police have allowed international artists to hold concerts while the local ones are denied. 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.
Accusing fingers have been pointed at Bebe because said Ugandan artistes are ‘bleeding’ during the Covid- 19 period while calling on to help them out while insisted that only local artistes should perform at the event which was headlined by the two Nigerians.
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 accused of playing a role in the arrest of Omah Lay and Tems.
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