Popular Ghanaian rapper, Ex-Doe, has revealed that a group of gay men has approached him to compose a song in support of gay rights in Ghana.
Ex-Doe, who is already struggling to bring back his music career has revealed that the group of these powerful gay men offered to pay him GHC 50,000.
Speaking in an interview with Lexis Bill on Joy FM's Drive Time, Ex-Doe stated that the song is to advocate for gay rights and that it does not mean he is homosexual.
“I was contacted with an amount of 50,000 Ghana Cedis to do a gay rights campaign song for the gay community. I am not gay but I don’t have anything against gay people," he stated.
According to the 'Maba' hitmaker, he finds it worrying the way homosexuals are being demonized in the country and that everyone must be given the chance to do as they wish with their lives.
"There are prostitutes out there whom some people don’t like but they are there. Let’s leave people to live their lives how they please. God will judge us all at the end,” he argued.
Here in Ghana, both the civil society and other religious bodies have kicked against any move to make homosexuality legal with the argument that the act is strange to Ghana's culture.
Interestingly enough, a member of the gay community in Ghana who calls himself JayQuameh says legalizing homosexuality will be a bad thing.
The young gay man says legalizing homosexuality in Ghana will result in more hatred for the gay community especially when society is strongly against the act.
“I think it shouldn’t be accepted here in Ghana because whether it is accepted or not things are not going to change, rather, it’s going to be worse..Let’s say now it is accepted, we can go about doing our own stuff, it will be accepted by the law but not accepted by the people,” he revealed in an interview with Joy News.
According to JayQuameh, he rather wants to see homosexuals given the right to go about their duties and live out their preferences without being attacked once they are not ‘publicly displaying’ their intimate details; it’s what works for him.
“It’s different if I go out wearing crazy bad stuff, making out with people on the streets, that’s when the community can actually attack me. But I go out doing my normal duties as a casual person, having fun, I won’t be attacked,” he stated.
Homosexuality is frowned upon by the Ghanaian society. This has resulted in many homosexuals hiding in their closets for fear of discrimination.
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