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Boris Kodjoe, Idris Elba, Naomi Campbell, others sign letter in solidarity with Gay people in Ghana

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African celebrities in the diaspora  including Boris Kodjoe, Idris Elba, Edward Enninful, Naomi Campbell and others have signed a letter in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community in Ghana.

According to the group of allies, they are worried about the safety of the LGBTQ+ in Ghana.

“In recent weeks we have watched with profound concern as you have had to question the safety of your vital work at the LGBT+ Rights Ghana Centre in Accra, and feared for your personal wellbeing and security. It is unacceptable to us that you feel unsafe,” the letter reads.

This comes following the uproar of Ghanaians after the opening of a LGBTQ+ office in Accra.

The group organized a fundraiser which was attended by several diplomats including the Australian High Commissioner who pledged his support.

The office which  was subsequently shut down after many deliberations did not go down well with the community as they feel their rights have being violated.

In the letter, which has been signed by sixty-seven other Africans and Ghanaians in areas in movies, fashion and music in the Diaspora, they are asking His Excellency, Nana Akufo-Addo to “engage in a meaningful and purposeful dialogue with the LGBTQ+ community leaders to create a pathway for allyship, protection and support.”

Read full letter below:

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Meanwhile at a recent speech during the  installation of the 2nd Archbishop of the Anglican Church held in Asante Mampong, H.E Nana Akufo-Addo stated that same-sex marriage will remain illegal under his Presidency.

“I have said it before, and let me stress it again, that it will not be under the Presidency of Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo that same-sex marriage will be legal,” he stressed.

 

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Africa’s Hottest Pop Newcomer Tyla Celebrates New Single “Been Thinking” At Her 21st Birthday Party In Hollywood

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Africa’s Hottest Pop Newcomer Tyla Celebrates New Single “Been Thinking” At Her 21st Birthday Party In Hollywood

At an exclusive birthday party at The Classic Cat, during 2023 Grammy Week, African superstar singer/songwriter TYLA celebrated the release of her latest single “Been Thinking” with Epic Records. Attendees included British rapper, singer and songwriter Ms. Banks, music producer DJ Blaq Pages and notable media from various media outlets, radio, and brand partners. Tyla made an explosive entrance to the packed house by strutting to the stage for a surprise performance of her latest single “Been Thinking.”

Listen to “Been Thinking” HERE.

Watch the video HERE.

Since its release last Friday, ‘Been Thinking’ was featured on Rolling Stone’s weekly list of Songs You Need To Know as well as OkayAfrica’s list of The Best South African Songs Out Right Now.

 

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Epic Records Head of A&R Ezekiel Lewis, Tyla, Chairwoman/CEO Sylvia Rhone

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Tyla & DJ Blaq Pages

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Additionally, Tyla has been making waves internationally by fusing Amapiano with pop R&B vocals, earning her critical acclaim from PAPER Magazine, I-D and CLASH.

Her debut single ‘Getting Late’ featuring Kooldrink has amassed over 5.5 worldwide million views. She followed it up with the incredible DJ Lag collaboration ‘Overdue’, which soundtracked the trailer for Netflix’s Blood & Water. Tyla returned with ‘To Last’ in 2022 to great acclaim, earning praise from CLASH and The Independent.

Last year, Tyla turned up on “To Last.” It has tallied nearly 1 million cumulative streams thus far and continues to gain traction at DSPs. Out Now dubbed it “dreamy,and HITSnoted, “Tyla’s music shimmers with the euphoria of South African amapiano, as she puts her vibrant personality on full display.

Get ready for more soon!

 

 

 

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ABOUT TYLA

Tyla’s music pushes boundaries. Infused with her vibrant personality, her songs offer an innovative take on pop and R&B, shimmering with the euphoria of South African amapiano, and an otherworldly approach to production that makes every track feel like something totally new. The Johannesburg native introduced herself internationally with her debut “Getting Late” featuring Kooldrink, and “To Last,” her new singles via Epic Records, push her artistry forward and solidify her versatility as she bounds toward her goal. But despite her big dreams, Tyla is doing her best to remain carefree. She never anticipated that “Getting Late” would permeate beyond South Africa, much less reach the U.S., but realized something was happening when people all over the world were making TikToks to the song, eventually resulting in millions of streams. Tyla’s emotionally rich music began when she was just 12, penning songs in her diary, which led to writing and singing more seriously as a high schooler. Ever since, she’s been guided by her intuition, which has her primed to build out her fan base and maximize her reach. She’s focused on the year ahead, performing and crafting her debut studio album, with the same intention from when she began. Signed to Epic Records through a joint venture with Johannesburg/New York-based Fax Records, and co-managed by We Make Music and Africa Creative Agency, Tyla is poised to achieve international dominance with style, soul, and spirit.

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Check out all the activities for Despite’s 61st birthday celebration

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Ghanaian millionaire, Dr. Osei Kwame Despite is celebrating his 61st birthday today, February 2nd. (more…)

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30-year-old Eunice Dwumfour shot and killed outside her home in New Jersey

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Sarkodie posts funny meme to express actions he’ll take concerning the many controversies surrounding him

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Efya says she doesn’t know who Blakk Rasta is; he reacts

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