Jidenna “there was an openly gay king in Africa … Europeans didn’t bring homosexuality to Africa”

Nigerian American Singer Jidenna said some questionable things about the root of homosexuality and it worth paying attention to. He discussed homosexuality on a radio talk show and said that it’s been part of Africa. Also, he said the European settlers are not to blame for it.

According to Jidenna, most African leaders blame white people for bringing homosexuality to Africa. “that’s untrue”, he added.

“The whole idea that Black people, and our tradition to be Black… 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.

“You got Uganda, the kingdom of Buganda at the time… Before Uganda, there was an openly gay king,” he reveals, much to everyone’s surprise.  “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.”

Jidenna spoke on Homosexuality with Sway.

“There was never a time where this didn’t exist,” he continued. “Or where it was just hands down that homosexuals were wrong. That’s not actually an African thing, which means it’s not a black thing.”

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