Nigeria born Musician , Charles Oputa , aka Charly Boy, says it took several months to come to terms with the fact that his daughter is a homosexual .
Charly Boy said this in a post on his social media handles on Friday.
The Area Fada said months before his daughter revealed her sexual orientation to him , he had openly supported LGBT campaigns .
The controversial musician had in a viral photo in 2011 , kissed TV presenter, Denrele Edun , on the lips which sparked rumours that he was a bisexual .
He, however , said when his daughter revealed that she was a lesbian in 2016, it wasn ’ t as easy for him to accept .
The musician wrote, “I am close with my children and I love them to bits . They are my friends . But I wasn ’ t really ready for the ‘ breaking news ’ my Princess Dewy had for me. When my child told me she is gay , a lesbian, I experienced a range of emotions , during that phone conversation .
“So many things went through my mind , one of them included self-blame (did I do something wrong ?) (the child I thought I knew and loved no longer exists. ), worry (will my child be discriminated against?) religious confusion (is my child damned to spend eternity in hell ?) , and stigma (what will people think of my child? of me ?) .”
Charly Boy , who is the son of respected jurist , Chukwudifu Oputa, said he tried not to overreact when his daughter spoke about her sexuality because he didn ’ t want to strain their relationship.
He added, “I was hoping it was a prank but it was happening in real time. Even though I was unusually calm through that conversation , my mind was wondering in all directions.
“Months before this incident, I was lending my voice in support of LGTB
rights in Nigeria .
Is life playing tricks on me ? Now my daughter is gay, why do I feel disappointed ? Am I a hypocrite? How do I handle this bombshell?”
The musician said he was determined to win this new challenge that life had thrown at him.
“I told myself that I will get through this , and many months later I did,” he said.
“As a matter of fact, I now look back and find that I am grateful for the experience of having a gay or lesbian child ,” he added.
Charly boy said he was confident that having overcome this challenge , th no ere was nothing that could come between him and his children.
He said it is stupid to even think that having a gay child means that parents have failed .
“Acceptance of the truth is like surgery. It hurts but cures. A lie is like a pain killer . It gives instant relief but its side effects can last forever ,” Charly boy said