Akufo-Addo Gets Love Song From UK Same-Sex Activist

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Gay British musician, Boy George, has composed what he calls a love song for President Nana Akufo-Addo for his soft stance on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community.

It is seen as a renewed call on President Akufo-Addo by gay activists to reconsider legalizing gay relationship, in spite of the overwhelming opposition to same-sex issues among Ghanaians.

The President, had refused to openly condemn the act per Ghana's cultural norm, except to say he won't legal same-sex marriages in Ghana.

According to "Boy George" as he is known, he has composed a song with President Akufo-Addo's name mentioned in the lyrics in a bid to woo the Ghanaian leader to recognize and accept gay and lesbian people in his country. The song he said has since been on the internet.

In a video currently circulating via social media, the singer, Boy George, who is also a gay rights activist and a part of the LQBGT+ community, is heard singing excerpts of his composed song for President Akufo-Addo.

"Well, there's still work to be done and I have worked on this on Ghana because there's a lot of persecution of LBGQ+ people in Ghana, so I have done a song where I am singing to the president and I have used his name Nana Akufo-Addo in the song," Boy George explained to a British TV station in a 45 second video which has gone viral.

"Mr Nana Akufo-Addo, I sing to you, all love is true…I sing to you, you know it too, how can it be?" portions of the song said.

The host of the programme, however, asked Boy George if President Akufo-Addo, may have already heard the song, to which he replied, indicating hope., "I hope so"

Boy George is obviously urging President Akufo-Addo government to recognize the LGBTQ community and legalize their activities in the highly conservative Ghanaians space.

In Ghanaians statutes, having unnatural canal sex is punishable by imprisonment and considered to be against the socio-cultural and religious norms and teachings in Ghana.

The latest move may most probably attract controversy and some rejection by the majority of Ghanaians.

Recently, Andrew Barnes, the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana and a group of diplomats, surreptitiously opened an LGBTQ headquarters in Accra, sparking widespread anger and eventual closedown of the office.

Andrew Barnes at a meeting with Ghana's Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Bagbin, dressed him down, telling him that LGBTQ was alien to Ghanaian culture and that same way Ghanaians would not try to impose polygamy on Australians, asking the Australian diplomat to stay off the cultural sensitivities of Ghanaians.

Source: theheraldghana.com