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"There was never a time homosexuality didn't exist in Africa" - Jidenna

Jidenna - Los Angeles, Califonia The Nigerian born singer made this known while granting an interview with Sway Universe. According...

"There was never a time homosexuality didn't exist in Africa" - Jidenna
Jidenna - Los Angeles, Califonia

The Nigerian born singer made this known while granting an interview with Sway Universe. According to him, the notion been spread around by African leaders that homosexuality doesn't happen in Africa are all lies.
"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,” said Jidenna, a Stanford graduate who spent the first ten years of his life in Nigeria.
“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 said.
Homosexuality in Africa has remained one sensitive topic which for a long time has been seen as a taboo. However, that is not to say that people have abstained from it. Jidenna's latest comments about this sensitive topic certainly will spark a lot of conversation.

Jidenna has been making a number of controversial statements lately with the most recent being that Nigerians in the diaspora getting involved in cybercrime.

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