Popular Nigerian brand expert, Kenny Badmus has come public as a homosexual just a month after revealing his is HIV positive.
Kenny Badmus came public with his sexual preference for men with a Facebook post on the morning of Thursday, January, 8. Despite being married for six years before divorcing, the Orange Academy founder in the Facebook post confesses to be gay and reveals that his ex-wife was aware of it but still married him.
“When I first told my ex-wife that I was gay, we were far from being married. I wanted her to find other men honourably, who had a thing for women. I never did. I “swear down.” I was only obeying the popular demand of traditions. Now, this was my terrible mistake,” he reveals in his post.
“One of those pre-marriage days, while we were with our marriage counseling team, I brought up the issue again – that I had always had a preference for men. I wanted the Ministers to dissuade her from the marriage. I just couldn’t put a ring on a fat big lie. My father taught me one principle: DIE FOR YOUR OWN TRUTH, EVEN IF IT'S UNPOPULAR, BUT DON'T HARM OTHERS WITH IT. She was so happy to tell the ministers, as quickly as she could, that my feelings for men would all be gone, because she believed it was a childhood disorder. I guess she meant she was going to fuck my brains into heterosexuality. This is a mistake a lot of us make. We all want to change people to conform to our preferences. We find it easier to play god in the lives of people we did not make,” he further narrates.
The brand expert went on to reveal the stigmatisation he suffered when his sexual preference for men became public. He also reveals how his wife took him to court and lied to the judge about how she found out he was gay in an attempt to get him locked up.
“After six years together, I knew I was not getting any better. I STILL LOVED MEN. And one day, because I didn’t want to cheat on her, I humbly asked her that we should go our separate ways. That was when all hell broke loose. She suddenly forgot about how it all started. In court, she told the Judge how she suddenly found out that I was gay, and how it’s against the Law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In other words, she wanted me sentenced to the new 14 years jail term served by the Nigerian government. Luckily, I was in a civil court. Sadly, that day, I had to duck my face in shame as the crowd jeered at me for being whom I had always been. 'You faggot' 'Oh what a shameful man!' 'homo!' 'Na wa o ' I still don’t know how I walked out of the court premises that day. ( this case is still ongoing) What about my business.? Tell any client in Nigeria that you are gay, and you lose their business. That’s exactly what happened. I lost friends, businesses, sponsorships and family members. I had to start my life all again. Applied for a new job. Get back to school. Although my ex-wife is one of the most faithful and beautiful women in Nigeria, she is a victim of institutionalized homophobia. Just like many people who are reading this,” Kenny reveals in his post.