Lesson I learnt from my prison experience in Uganda – Tems

Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, has described her ordeal in Ugandan prison as a blessing in disguise.

The singer noted that her ordeal was an unexpected opportunity for personal growth, stating that it offered her insight into the lives of those imprisoned.

She acknowledged that without firsthand experience, she wouldn’t have fully understood the challenges faced by prisoners.

She emphasised that her prison experience humbled her.

“Prison was once in a lifetime experience that I actually feel honoured to have had because otherwise, I would never have thought about these people, and to be in their presence was very humbling.”

Recall that Tems and Omah Lay 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, on December 12, 2020, despite COVID-19 social distancing regulations.

Despite enduring two nights in jail, they were eventually released on bail.