- Pappy Kojo has disclosed he is gay
- The Ghanaian hip hop artiste came out to Giovani on TV3
- Ghana’s Criminal Code penalizes canal knowledge
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Ghanaian hip hop artiste Jason Gaisie known in the showbiz industry as Pappy Kojo has opened up on his sexual orientation. In an interview with Giovanni on TV3, the musician, when asked if he was dating “a certain Nelson”, replied in shock that he was gay.
Pappy Kojo’s response sparked laughter among the audience. The host, Giovanni, seemed shocked as he quizzed the Ghanaian hip hop artiste about his preferences. In response, Pappy Kojo responded that guys like actor John Dumelo are his preference.
“Yes, I'm a homosexual man. Why do you hate gay men?,” he asked Giovani.
Already, social media is responding to Pappy Kojo’s revelation. This comes amid a heated national debate over the legalization of same-sex relationships in the country.
Even though Ghana’s criminal code stipulates that Carnal Knowledge is criminal with up to 5 years imprisonment, many human right groups including Amnesty International say the “Colonial laws against homosexuality” must be repealed.
It all happened with the Australian Ambassador to Ghana, the European Union in Ghana and other diplomats officially opened the office of LGBTQIs in Accra.
This action has caused an uproar from religious groups and anti-gay crusaders who are pressuring president Akufo-Addo to declare the country’s stance on the matter once and for all.
Meanwhile, the Minister-designate for Children and Social Protection, Adwoa Sarfo, says “homosexuality is non-negotiable” in Ghana. Taking her turn at the Parliament Appointment Committee, the minister-designate explained that her stance on the sensitive issue will be guided by Ghana’s criminal code which penalizes Carnal Knowledge.
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