Musician, Charles Oputa, aka Charly Boy, says it took several months to come to terms with the fact that his daughter is a lesbian.
The Nigerian singer told of how he felt when his daughter came out to him. He said he felt so many emotions but added that he loves her so much and is “grateful for the experience of having a gay or lesbian child”, Ph gossip reports.
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 a lesbian, I experienced a range of emotions, during that phone conversation. “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?).”
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.
Charly Boy, who is the son of respected jurist, Chukwudifu Oputa, said he tried not to overreact when his daughter spoke about her sexuality because he didn’t want to strain their relationship.