Nigerian-American singer, Jidenna has shutdown the notions that same-sex relationship is a derivative of European culture.
During a recent interview with Sway Universe, Jidenna said homosexuality has always existed in Africa as part of its culture and it is not something that was imported by Europeans.
He noted that the notion been spread around by African leaders that homosexuality doesn’t happen in Africa are all lies. Jidenna said:
“You hear these African leaders who are dressed in three-piece suits, got an iPhone, speaking in English and not their native tongue are saying, ‘it’s unafrican to be homosexual, it’s unafrican… we don’t have it. That was brought as a European import.’ It’s not true. It’s not true at all,
“You got Uganda, the kingdom of Buganda at the time… Before Uganda, there was an openly gay king. If you go to Zimbabwe… the bushmen as they call them, you’ll see homosexual acts in the Cape paintings. If you go to different communities in Africa, there were different rights of passage where if a woman was with a woman, or a man was with a man, they were thought to be more powerful.”
“There was never a time where this didn’t exist,” he concludes. “Or where it was just hands down that homosexuals were wrong. That’s not actual an African thing, which means it’s not a Black thing.”
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