Saxophonist Femi Kuti, has reacted to report of veteran singer, Charly Boy becoming a gay rights activist after his daughter, Dewy Oputa came out as a lesbian.
Charly Boy had disclosed that he has reactivated his fight for the Lesbian, Gay, Nisexual and Transgender LGBT community in Nigeria.
In a post shared on his IG page this morning, Charly Boy said he had fought for Okada riders, Musicians and many others and that it is now time for him to fight for the LGBT community in Nigeria.
All that I have done for over 50yrs of my life is to root for the underdogs.
I turned my back on my goldplated pedigree and wondered into the unknown.
I discovered that victory is a million times sweeter as an underdog. Oh!!!!! Yes.
My life has been one Big fight, against bad habits, poverty, hopelessness and principalities.
But I never backed down.
I battled for the rights of the Okada’s to make a living.I battled for the rights, respect and thebig money for the Nigerian Musician, spent weeks in the police cell, as a pman president.
Today, thank God they have a better life. Now am the President of Frustrated Nigerians.I am battling with my comrades to stop the senseless killings of Nigerians.
The oppression of Inocent Nigerians and the weaponisation of hunger.
Many battles too many to mention. I have been beaten black and blue by the military, police, security agents, been teargassed, shot at, stoned and most time misunderstood even by the people I fight for.
No big deal because I never back down. Now I reactivate my fight in defence of the LGBT community.? You know something? Openness may not completely disarm prejudice but is a good place to start.
I am hoping that my support will be a show of strength to the Nigerian LGBT ?community. Because seriously speaking
Reacting to the post, a fake handle impersonating Femi Kuti wrote;
However Femi Kuti distanced himself from the handle, stating that it is a parody account.
Well it’s not my handle, people are quite wise to fake news these days. One just has to check to be absolutely sure as you have done
In another tweet, he wrote:
Someone sent this to my Twitter account , to put the records straight This is not my account. It is shameful that Linda Ikeji will not check her facts and post a FAKE HEADLINE! I have never commented on this matter!