So I chanced upon a story on LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) from the BBC pidgin website and my wires touched and my writing instincts kicked. Below is my little commentary on the above question.
Na first of all, wetin concern me?
Second of all, wetin concern you, really?
Thank you for coming out of your closet
It must have been hard
Thinking say I go judge
But ano get that kind mind
Of course, people go tok say “e no be part of our culture”
People always dey tok
Na e make a biz: “is corruption part of our culture?”
“You no fit be friends with a gay
Or support gay unless you be gay”
This matter if we go start tok am then
We no go end am now oo.
Just because I dey advocate reforestation
Then by all means I for turn tree?
Yes, paddy I go love you unconditionally
You be gay but you’re human first
And as long as you no be thief, rapist or murderer…
I fit keep the code
In my heart, that be where I keep a friend
“Put an end to the friendship because you gay?”
Then we were never friends in the first place
I see more menners dem tok say “anything god forbids, I forbid”
But these people never hear god im voice before
Same people wey never meet plus dinosaur but
Record im voice put for the movies inside
What does that tell you?
Same lame excuses
Oh you want tok say the holy book record am?
Say em tinz be sins
So what? I must kill am?
No be same book dey tok say you no for judge?
No be same book tok say no killing?
Or that one no dey count?
See you, by now feeling all domineering,
Privileged coz you only fornicate,
You don chop somebro im married growie poppy dey call am Baby!
Sometimes e fit im mommy…
As she dey suck the life out of you
You begin to call am sugar…
You fit dey do abominable things pass but no one dey see
Yet you dey claim holy
Carry your holy holy waka from my face
The lie lie you dey lie all
Or you fit tok say you never lie?
Na who you dey deceive?
Sake I dey advocate for pesin dignity
No be say I turn gay.
Your body, your choices
Im body, im choices
Wetin concern me?
E be choices…
Same choices for woman wey decide say she no go marry
Or your pikin wey tok say im no go born
See as I dey vibe with niqqa, even if im be my blood
At the end of the day, wetin im dey bring for the table top
Na e decide say im bi part of my circle or not
Good vibes only
No be the shenanigans im dey do for im bedroom
Sake of by the time my own go kommot,
You fit shock by the things you go hear
Me a no be gay and
Even if I were
Your opinion no dey hia
Ma only fear be say
You fit assault me or my friend
Kill am sake of im own choices
Wey never dey affect you in any way, really
So, you go love watch am die
Violence never solved a thing
Neither did discrimination nor abuse
Judging people for the similar shit
You dey do behind closed curtains?
E be im body, E be im choices
Dear religious fanatic,
Look pass face value
Love your neighbor as yourself,
Na e be the headache you must to carry!
According to an article on Wikipedia titled LGBT rights in Ghana, “Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Ghana face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Same-sex sexual acts are illegal in Ghana. LGBT rights in Ghana are heavily suppressed. Physical and violent homophobic attacks against LGBT people are common, often encouraged by the media and religious and political leaders. Reports of young gay people being kicked out of their homes are also common.”
Now, I am tempted to ask you too: “What If Your Best Friend Tell You Say Im Be Gay Wetin You Go Do?“