In February 2015, GhanaCelebrities.Com reported that, Ghanaian broadcaster KKD who was alleged to have raped a 19-year-old woman some few years ago allegedly “disowned” his son because he is GAY.
Later the following year, GhanaCelebrities.Com spotted an online dating website which was for KKD’s Son, called-Darkwah Kyei Darkwah, confirming that he’s indeed GAY.
Now, we’ve stumbled on an interview in which Darkwah Kyei Darkwah, a fashion editor at Gay Times Magazine talks about being gay–saying, he realised he was gay at primary school and because he was living under the roof of his parents, he had to hide his sexual orientation until he moved out.
“The moment I realized I was gay happened in Primary School. Someone called me gay as an insult and I responded with “So what?” I was totally fine with it, but others weren’t and that was when the discomfort and shame with my sexuality started.”
“Living under my parents’ roof, I was constantly hiding. I’d get home from school and be incredibly quiet, helpful, and obedient. I stayed in my room most of the time. I was playing the role of the “ideal son” so I could just skate by unnoticed. It wasn’t until I was no longer living at home that I started to realize I wasn’t anyone or anything I’d known so far in my life.”
“I went through a lot of ups and downs, trying out new ways of dressing, trying out new friendship groups, and reinventing myself over and over again. I realize I did this because I was still trying to fit in a box – the stylish black guy, the cool and macho black guy, the femme, flamboyant and fun black guy. None worked because there is a lot more to me (and any person for that matter) than a stereotype. I am now very comfortable with my sexuality because I don’t feel I need to conform to any one image.”
This sort of confirms the allegations that KKD was not in support of his sexual orientation and disowned him. That’s a bold moral stand for a 50-something-year-old man who slept with a 19-year-old he met, on the same night without a condom in the bathroom of a hotel.