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Bebe Cool speaks out after the Omah Lay and Tems release

By Michael Nampala 16 Dec 2020 03:00 PM EAT

Nigerian artists Omah Lay and Tems were yesterday released after the Makindye Magistrates court decided to drop all charges against them.

The two artists were arrested following a concert they held in Munyonyo over the weekend and yet the ban on concerts has not yet been lifted.

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Omah Lay and Bebe Cool

Bebe Cool and Omah Lay shortly after being released

"The good thing is that I have managed to get Omah Lay out and I'm happy I have done my part." 

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At about 8pm, Bebe Cool took the two artists to the Nigerian High Commission in Nakasero, but seconds into the meeting, the 'Wire Wire' singer was asked out of the meeting and eventually the building.

Bebe Cool had this to say outside the Nigerian High Commission.

"I'm so tired at the moment, but the good thing is that I have managed to get Omah Lay out and I'm happy I have done my part." 

"A mistake was done by the organizers and the artists. The organizer told the authorities that he was organizing lunch and dinner for 150 people, but later what was a dinner turned out to be what everybody saw. This forced the police to intervene."


Bebe Cool shared a pic of himself and Omah Lay which he copied to Davido, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade and Burna Boy among others.

"We got our brothers and sister out! #OmahLay #Tems #OneAfrica"

Bebe Cool made the above post after Omah Lay and Tems were released.

Bebe Cool was the first to post about not allowing the show to take place, a post he later pulled down, many thought that his post had triggered the arrest, but the same artist was also behind the #FreeOmahLay hashtag; and this was his post.

Bebe Cool speaking outside the

"Free Omah Lay- So much has happened to humanity in the world due to covid-19 but we need to focus on not hurting each other more than what covid-19 has done to us all."

"I called for this concert to be stopped and the authorities did not do so then. Damage has been done, but we can avoid more damage. Free the artists and blame the organizers."

Now that the artists have been released, the streets on Twitter are a little bit calmer.


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