“What If l Want To Die”, Singer Tems Says As She Goes On Hunger Strike, Protests Arrest In Uganda
Nigerian singer, Temilade Openiyi popularly known as Tems has embarked on hunger strike following her arrest in Uganda on Sunday, December 13.
In a video that surfaced online the Nigerian R&B vocalist could be seen turning down pleas to eat amid her ongoing trial in Uganda.
The ‘For Broken Ears‘ singer was arrested alongside Omah Lay, her Nigerian colleague, over their involvement in an unauthorised concert that held on Saturday night in Ddungu Resort in Munyonyo, Kampala City.
The pair were thereafter remanded in police custody alongside four Ugandans after they were arraigned before a court.
In the now-viral video, which appeared to have been taken inside the courtroom, a woman could be seen pleading with Tems to eat.
But the Nigerian singer, who seemed unhappy with the ongoing ordeal, replied that she would not eat any food.
Not satisfied, the woman appeared to have lectured the singer on the dangers of starving herself.
Tems, however, maintained her earlier stance, noting that she can decide what to do with her body.
“It’s my body….what if l want to die, then you don’t have a say. I don’t want to eat..you can’t be forcing food down my throat. I have not eaten for the past 24 hours and l won’t eat for the next 48 hours,” she could be heard saying.
“What if I want to die?”
Tems is on hunger strike, she hasn’t eaten for the past 48 hours.
Uganda, nothing should happen to Omah Lay and Tems #FreeTems#FreeOmahLay
— Veinzell🌍🌹 (@iveinzell) December 14, 2020
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