Did singer Rema Namakula say she never survived an arrest and wasn’t deported from USA?
But we have a deportation order in her names!
Rema was scheduled to perform at the Uganda North America Association (UNAA) convention.
The event held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans, US on Sunday 6th September 2015, was attended by Uganda Vice President H.E. Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi.
Rema who carried a visitor’s visa was among the musicians scheduled to perform at the event but was unfortunately stopped at Detroit airport and denied entry.
The deportation order dated Sunday September 6, 2015 says Rema did not meet the requirements of entering USA and directed that she is detained and later deported back to Uganda.
Yet, the fiery singer was quick to lash at haters saying it is “funny how Ugandans love to come to conclusions most times”.
“Anyway, just to clear the air, I, Rema Namakula, was not detained, arrested or anything of the sort and neither was I denied entry because I have been to USA before,” she said in a social media message.
“I flew from Entebbe to Amsterdam and as I reached Detroit, I got a message from my sister that my mama’s sickness had intensified than I had earlier left her, honestly I think I couldn’t think straight no more.”
“Just like any parent any job couldn’t be more important than family so I decided to cancel n return to my daughter immediately. I would like to apologize to UNAA CAUSES plus my New York fans. I promise to make it up to you. Thank u all that managed to check on us at case hospital we are now back home and Inshaallah she will be fine.”