Popular Nigerian singer, Stanley Omah Didia, better by his stage name, Omah Lay, has bared his mind on his ordeal in Ugandan prison, saying that it was an amazing time for him.
The singer recounted this agonizing moment while speaking in a recent interview with The Beat FM, London, United Kingdom.
Omah Lay disclosed that looking back at the incident, it was an amazing time for him though it looked rough then.
Omah Lay and Tems were arrested and charged to court and subsequently detained in prison in Uganda for making an appearance at a concert held in the country at Speke Resort, Kampala, despite COVID-19 social distancing regulations.
He explained that his ordeal in Uganda had to happen for him to move to the next level of his career.
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. He [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.”