News of the arrest and charging in Uganda of two Nigerian singers – Omah Lay and Tems – is being shared widely on social media with the hashtags #FreeTems and #FreeOmahLay.
Fellow musician Burna Boy is among those who’ve tweeted demanding that the pair be released:
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) December 14, 2020
Fireboy DML is another artist to have expressed his shock at the arrests:
— Fireboy DML (@fireboydml) December 14, 2020
Police say the singers, their manager, plus others had risked spreading coronavirus with a concert held on Saturday in Kampala, and will now be detained until Wednesday.