Ghanaian Dancehall musician, Charles Nii Armah Mensah professionally called Shatta Wale has opposed the Anti-LGBTQ + bill being pushed by some lawmakers in parliament to be passed into law led by politician, Sam George purported to criminalize homosexuality in Ghana.
Shatta Wale urged members of the LGBTQ community living in Ghana to live their lives as homosexuals to the fullest and ignore the government as the system is in a mess.
Speaking to social media influencer, KalyJay on Twitter Spaces on Friday night, Shatta Wale expressed his love for lesbians and gays and warned non-homosexuals not to invade their freedom.
“There are a lot of things that are not working in this country,” he said, before throwing his weight behind them. “I would like to say to the whole of Ghana that it’s a free world. Ad if we don’t know how to fight for our rights, we are going to live in a country where we won’t know where to stand as people.”
He said the world is developing and that everybody should have the free will to enjoy their lives to the fullest.
“I have fans who are lesbians, I have fans who are gays. I f**king love gays. Recently, I was being [inaudible] by gays. I was like, wow, ‘this guy is my bestie.’ Are you getting what I’m saying? I don’t discriminate. I get mad with issues like this because our leaders travel outside the country and everything is okay there.”
“We want to go to Europe, America and the rest…the world is developing. Nobody should sit on anybody’s freedom. That’s why sometimes when I do some things and people blame me, I go like ‘yo, I want to feel free.’”
He, therefore, encouraged gays to live their lives, adding that they shouldn’t worry about the system because it doesn’t even favor musicians.
“If the government is finding it difficult to take a decision on [anti-LGBTQ+ bill], it’s their problem. I will tell every gay or lesbian around the world that feel free and live your life. Let’s listen to good music. Shatta Wale loves you all. We shouldn’t worry about the system. Do it because the system isn’t even helping the musicians.”
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