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I was treated like a common thief, but all that is behind me - Omah Lay

By Michael Nampala 18 Dec 2020 01:45 PM EAT

Nigerian singer Omah Lay is back home and safe. In a long Tweet, the Bad Influence singer thanked his fans, family and friends who have been there for him throughout the trying period.

Omah Lay and Tems were arrested after holding a concert at Ddungu Resort Beach in Munyonyo.

"The past few days have been some of the toughest of my life that I wouldn’t wish them on anyone. Out in a new country with some beautiful people, the next thing I’m being treated like a common thief."

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Omah Lay back home

Omah Lay is now focusing on his music

First off I want to thank all the amazing fans that came out to see me in Uganda

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Omah Lay's lawyers failed to secure bail for him and others on that day, so he was led to a waiting police pickup that drove him to prison in handcuffs.

The charges were dropped the following day so he didn't have to spend the second night in prison. His fans were top on his mind.

"First off I want to thank all the amazing fans that came out to see me in Uganda, the smiles on your happy faces that evening would be one of my happiest memories."

"Also, I wanna clarify that putting you in harms way was never my intentions! Before we came to Uganda, the show promoters confirmed and proved to us they’d secured all the clearances which of course included Covid 19 compliance...."


"At that point, my sole obligation became to make myself available to be taken to the venue and entertain, which I did in the full glance and protection of the Ugandan police."

Omah Lay

Omah Lay

Omah Lay did not forget his family and all those who have been on their knees to see to it that he returns home safe and sound.

"Secondly, to my mom, my family, my team, my fans, friends that I caused sleepless nights waiting and praying for me, I apologize for putting you through all that;...on the other hand I can’t thank you enough, I damned near lost my mind but your prayers and messages kept me going! Thank you so much!"

Finally, big THANK YOU to everyone for your efforts, prayers, messages, tweets (Damn! Y’all went hard!).

Big shout out to the musicians, the celebrities, fans (Again and again, my family, my friends, my Label, The Nigerian Mission in Uganda, The Presidency, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Madam Abike. Thank you all so much!

I have put this behind me and back to what I know how to do best. One Africa Omah is home! 



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