Boy George, a gay British musician, has composed a song he calls a love song for President Akuffo Addo because of his soft stance on LGBTQI.
It is seen as a renewed call on President Akuffo Addo by gay activists to reconsider legalizing gay relationship in spite of the overwhelming opposition to same sex marriages in Ghana.
According to Boy George, he mentioned Akuffo Addo’s name in the song to lure him into considering and accepting the gay and lesbian people in husband country. Currently, in one of Boy George’s trending videos, he was singing excerpts of his song for President Akuffo 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?” Part 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 Goerge is obviously calling on President Akuffo Addo to accept and legalize LGBTQI and its related activities in Ghana.
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.
Recently, the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, Andrew Barnes and some other diplomats opened an LGBTQI headquarters in Accra which sparked anger and disapproval from the society and led to the immediate 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.