KAMPALA: Police in Uganda have confirmed the arrest of Nigerian singer Omah Lay who is currently under detention at Katwe Police station over allegations of a foul concert organized against the Covid-19 regulations.
“Nigerian Artist Omah lay has been arrested by katwe police, the manager of the venue one Dungu Ivan and the Events manager Prim Kasana are also in custody,” Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire tweeted.
Omah Lay (23) who performed at a concert held at Dungu Resort Munyonyo on Saturday was picked by Katwe Police together with the venue manager Mr. Ivan Dungu, and the event organizer Ms. Prim Kasana.
On Sunday, December 13, 2020, news broke on social media that KeyQaad and Warner Music artist, Omah Lay had been arrested in Kampala Uganda. The news was broken by Ugandan journalist, Canary Mugume.
The singer’s arrest follows a public outcry by Ugandan entertainers who castigated the Police for allowing international artistes to hold concerts while the local ones are denied.
“There’s a lot of unfair play in both political and Entertainment circles. Some bars are open others are not and struggling. Some concerts happen with crowds others are not allowed, some politicians can have crowds others not. This was last night, a concert with crowds and it went on smoothly,” media personality and events organizer Douglas Lwanga captioned a picture of Omah Lay’s concert.
Lwanga orgnaises quarterly regional concerts named Purple Parties but he was forced to call all of the off following suspension of all musical events by President Museveni.
Earlier, renowned singer Bebe Cool had raised the same issue saying he would do all it takes to make sure the concert doesn’t happen.