Here is a list of Nigerian celebrities who have various opinions and thoughts about homosexuality in Nigeria.
This was mostly triggered by the anti-gay bill which was signed into law in 2014 under the Jonathan Goodluck administration.
The anti-gay law suggest a 14 year jail term for persons found guilty of participating in homosexual activities.
Two years after some Nigerian celebrities are still talking about gay rights and it’s place in Nigeria. The latest celebrity who has spoken about homosexuality in Nigeria is rapper Illbliss.
Today we take a look at 5 top celebrities who have spoken about homosexuality.
On Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Illbliss shared a photo of Empire star Jussie Smollet and Empire creator Lee Daniels kissing on stage. They are both gay and are presently dating. Illbliss shared his views about homosexuality by saying “LEE DANIELS AND JUSSIE SMOLLET! Of our Beloved show "Empire! I don't give a flying 747 F if it affects my fan base but I'm utterly disgusted at how society keeps embracing homosexuality till it's become almost normal... This is wrong according to Gods Laws and I follow Gods laws and not man's. Television continues to propagate gay Culture.. Remember!!!! YOU CAN NEVER MOCK GOD!!!!"
Last year July Kiss Daniel reportedly made a statement about gay marriage in America. “Ok, so, g@y marriage is legalized in the U.S? Some are mad, some are indifferent, some are glad. Straight or G@y, what matter is we’ve got a heart that can love. Love is love and love always wins. Barrack Obama, peace” he wrote on his Instagram. He would later deny saying this a few days after.
When anti-gay bill was passed into law popular Nollywood filmmaker said “I have nothing against Gays. I believe in tolerance. But I do not in any way support the notion that a Same-sex marital environment should thrive in Nigeria.”
The popular on-air-personality was not in support of the anti-gay law. She said “There is no way I am not relocating from Nigeria sha. Even if I have braved through no power, bad roads, insecurity and all, this bill against consenting adult sexual behaviour is just pathetic, discrimanatory and hypocritical. And to make it worse they even criminalize Gay Rights Groups. Congrats Nigeria, You always make me ashamed of you” on Twitter.
The veteran DJ during an interview with Punch in 2015 says he can perform at a gay club. “Honestly, I don’t mind playing in a gay bar or performing in a show filled with gays. It is a free world, you know. Why should I bother about anybody’s sexual preferences or relationships? It’s not my business to bother about what they do with their bodies in private or to themselves” said Jimmy Jatt. He also stated that he will not tolerate advances from gay men.