My ordeal in Ugandan prison was amazing – Omah Lay

Omah Lay

Singer Stanley Omah Didia, popularly known as Omah Lay, has described his ordeal in Ugandan prison as an “amazing time.”

The 26-year-old said this in a recent interview with The Beat FM, London, United Kingdom in which he stated that the incident seemed rough at the time.

Omah Lay, who was arrested alongside his colleague Tems, said his ordeal in Uganda had to happen for him to foster his musical journey.

He said: “My ordeal in Ugandan prison was an amazing time for me. Although it was rough at the moment now looking back at the whole thing, it had to happen. It gave me the relationship I have with Tems and her manager, Muyiwa Awoniyi today. Muyiwa was in the same cell with me.

“We were in Uganda for a show during the pandemic. We had paperwork to perform but for some reason, we got arrested after performing. And we are sent to jail. We were in jail for two days.

“It was just a very horrible experience. I wouldn’t want anybody to go through that. They were going to cut my hair, I wore a prison uniform. They were so close to cutting my hair but the person who was in charge of the prison was a fan of my music. He got us a nice spot in jail and took care of us”.

Omah Lay and Tems were arrested following their performance at The Big Brunch, which was held at Speke Resort, Wavamunno Rd, Kampala, Uganda on December 12, 2020, despite COVID-19 social distancing regulations. They were released the next day.