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Tems opens up on her time as prison inmate

Tems opens up on her time as prison inmate 1

Nigerian singer-songwriter and Grammy winner, Temilade Openiyi, alias Tems, has opened up about her time in a Ugandan prison, calling it a “once in a lifetime experience” that she feels honored to have had.

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In an interview with ES Magazine, Tems shared that her prison experience was humbling and provided her with a deeper understanding of the lives of those behind bars.

See a part of her statement below;

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

‘I asked one of the girls there, “Do they beat people up here? Am I gonna be beat up? And she was like, ‘Only if you misbehave,” Tems said.

Tems and fellow artist Omah Lay were arrested and detained in Uganda after performing at a concert in December 2020, which violated COVID-19 social distancing regulations. They spent two nights in jail before being granted bail and released.

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