Nigerian activist Charly Boy has narrated how his last daughter Dewy broke the news of being a lesbian to him four years ago.
Area Fada as he is fondly called took to his social media page on November 20, 2020 to share with his fans and followers how he reacted when his daughter called to break the news about her sexuality to him.
According to the music star, he thought it was a joke when she first broke the news to him, as he experienced series of emotions.
Charly Boy revealed that he asked himself series of questions and also fear for his daughter not to be stigmatized but he had to calm down so as not not disrupt the relationship he shares with her.
“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?”).”
“However, I kept pinching myself to calm down because I didn’t want my baby to shy away from me or for us to have a strained relationship. I loved my baby far too much.”
“I first took a deep breath. And all I could say was, “are you sure?” 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.”
Charly Boy also recalled how he had even help lend a voice to the Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in the country just months before his daughter came out.
“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?”
“I have faced many challenges in my life and won, I was determined to win this too. All I want is my Princesses Love, happiness, and Success in her life anything else is secondary. I told myself that I will get through this, and many months later I did.”
“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. Nothing can come between me and any of my beautiful children. It is stupid to even think that having a gay child means that parents have failed. That’s some pedestrian thinking. Me, I love my gay daughter oooo. I love you Dewy❤️❤️❤️😍❤️😍”
In 2018, Charly Boy’s daughter Dewy left everyone amazed on social media when she publicly shared photos of herself and her lover.