Nollywood actress, Yvonne Jegede slammed the East African country, Uganda for arresting Nigerian singers, Tems and Omah Lay. Although charges against both artiste have since been dropped, the thespian has a word for the citizens of Uganda and its government.
Sharing her experience from working on the movie set with Ugandans; Yvonne Jegede spoke about their hostility towards Nigerians. She mentioned that their perceived inferiority complex was not instigated by Nigerians.
Jegede’s post is coming amid the controversy ignited by the arrest of Nigerian singers Omah Lay and Tems in the country.
The actress who recalled being labelled proud after she said she doesn’t know any Ugandan artiste; she stated that their self-esteem issues have nothing to do with Nigerians.
“I was in #Uganda in 2013 to shoot a film, after every sentence came “you Nigerians are very proud”; even when I said I didn’t know any Ugandan artist I was labeled proud.
I am proud of where I come from, your self-esteem issues have nothing to with Nigerians”
Following the massive calls for their immediate release from custody by fans and most music enthusiasts around the world, charges against Tems and Omah Lay were dropped.
As a matter of fact, both artistes were freed on Tuesday, December 15.
Earlier in the day, the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Omah Lay and Tems shared the news of their release, according to Abike, they are free and are currently in the office of the Nigerian High Commission in Uganda.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa disclosed this on Twitter writing;
”Temilade ( Tems) has been freed and handed over to the Nigerian mission in Uganda. Onah lay @Omah_Lay is expected soon @PeterPsquare”.