It took months to accept my daughter musician, Charles Oputa, aka Charly Boy, says it took several months to accept the fact that his daughter is a homosexual.
Charly Boy, who is the son of respected jurist, Chukwudifu Oputa, said he tried not to overreact when his daughter spoke about her sexuality in 2016.
Charly Boy said this in a post on his social media handles on Friday that his calmness on the phone that faithful days was because he didn’t want to strain their relationship.
The controversial musician who had openly supported LGBT campaign in the past, however said, it wasn’t 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.”
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.
“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?).
The power bike loving musician, also had a viral picture of him in 2011 kissing TV presenter, Denrele Edun, on the lips which sparked rumours that he was a bisexual.