Nigerian artist Tems has shared a detailed account of her two-day ordeal in a Ugandan prison back in 2020.
She, along with fellow artist Omah Lay, were arrested for performing at an event despite COVID-19 restrictions in the country at the time.
In a recent interview with Angie Martinez, Tems recounted the traumatic experience she went through during her time in custody.
Tems’ ordeal began with her sudden removal from her hotel.
Initially, she couldn’t believe it was happening and thought it might be a joke.
However, when she was handed a prison uniform, the reality of the situation hit her, and she couldn’t hold back her tears.
I was settling in because I adapted real quick and as
I was walking in I started to cry because
they gave me my uniform and it stunk because they don’t wash it.”