Gay British musician Boy George has composed what he calls a love song for President Akufo-Addo in a bit to persuade him to open his arms to the raging agenda of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community.
“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 told a British TV station in viral videos seen by Whatsup News.
He explained. “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, “I hope so.”
Boy George is the latest in the slew of lobbyists being used by the LGBTQ community to lobby the Akufo Addo administration to legalise 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 and hence, 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 had surreptitiously opened an LGBTQ headquarters in Accra, sparking widespread anger and eventual closedown of the office.
Eventually, Andrew Barnes would be summoned to the Ghanaians Parliament by the Speaker, Alban Sumana Bagbin, who would dress him down by telling him that LGBTQ was alien to Ghanaian culture and that same way Ghanaians would not try to impose polygamy on Australians, so does he expect the High Commissioner to stay off the cultural sensitivities of Ghanaians.