A member of Kenya’s afro-pop band, Sauti Sol has come out as homosexual.
The public declaration made by Willis Chimano, one of many members of the pop group, got here as he defined the concept behind his new tune, Friday Feeling, during which he featured members of the LGBT group.
“No hiding anymore,” he instructed native media.
He stated he was now residing his reality and would use his music to problem poisonous masculinity, prejudices and hypocrisy, BBC News stories.
Chimano has by no means publicly come out as homosexual although he has prior to now been noticed with male companions.
The public declaration may very well be a lift to the combat for LGBT rights in Kenya, the place homosexual intercourse is criminalised and punishable by as much as 14 years in jail.