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“Our Colleagues are Gay.” Eric Wainaina Speaks on Homosexuality



Kenya’s Afro-fusion musician Eric Wainaina has voiced his opinion on the homosexuality debate.

While delivering a keynote address at the Africa Conference For Collaborations, Exchange and Showcases last week, the veteran musician backed LGBT rights stating that who someone chooses to love is their own personal choice.

Eric Wainaina further noted that quite a number of his colleagues in the music industry are gay.

“A lot of our colleagues are gay. Who someone chooses to love has nothing to do with you. Concern yourself with things that you do,” Eric said.

The ‘Nchi ya Kitu Kidogo’ composer added that the LGBT community want to be accepted and respected just like any other human being. He called on the masses to stop conforming to the retrogressive ways of life.

“We have to play our part in defining Africa’s present and future agenda. We can’t let the agenda be decided by the conservative, polyester, oversized suit, bald-headed men.”

The three-day pan–African conference brought together music industry players from over 10 countries. They converged at the Kenya National Theater, where Eric Wainaina was feted with the 2018 Music in Africa Honorary Award.

“To be counted worthy of recognition and holder of the 2018 Music in Africa Honorary Award was a humbling and gratifying experience. Thank you,” he posted.


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