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Ghanaian football star Michael Essien has endorsed his country’s LGBT+ community’s fight and advocacy for the legal recognition of their rights to such sexuality.

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“We see you, we hear you, we support you. Our LGBTQIA plus Community in Ghana”, the former Chelsea star wrote on Instagram.

Following his post, his Instagram page has been awash with vitriolic comments from some of his fans.

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Essien has since deleted the post.

His comments coincide with similar sentiments expressed by some of the world’s top celebrities who have called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to “reach out and engage in a meaningful and purposeful dialogue with the LGBTQI+ community leaders to create a pathway for allyship, protection and support” in the country.

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The celebrities also petitioned President Akufo-Addo for inclusion, which they noted will “make the nation even greater and even stronger.” 

In a letter to the Ghanaian LGBTQI+ community on Monday, 1 March 2021, signed by 67 celebrities including Idris Elba, Ozwald Boateng and Naomi Campbell, the celebrities stated that they are “deeply disturbed by threats” to the LGBTQI+ community in Ghana.

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“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 said.

It continued that: “As prominent and powerful advocates for this great country, we are beseeching His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and political/cultural leaders to create a pathway for allyship, protection and support.”

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President Nana Akufo-Addo recent reiterated that he will never legalise same-sex marriage.

“For same-sex marriage to be legalised in Ghana, it will not happen in my time as President”, the Ghanaian leader said at St. Michael and All Angels Cathedral in Asante Mampong on Saturday, 27 February 2021, during the installation of the Second Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Ghana.

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“I have said this before and let me, in conclusion, stress again that it will not be under the Presidency of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that same-sex marriage will be legalised in Ghana. It will never happen in my time as President”, he emphasised to applause from the congregation.

The President made a similar declaration in 2018 after he had said in an Aljazeera interview that the recognition of the LGBT+ community in Ghana was “bound to happen” in Ghana, for which he was roundly criticised.

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The debate sprung up again after the LGBT+ community opened an office space at Ashongman in Accra.

It was later closed down by the National Security Secretariat following widespread condemnation by the general public led by the clergy and CSOs.

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Just In: Nana Ama McBrown, Fadda D, Kwame A-Plus, Afia Schwarz, Mr Logic Fined ¢60,000 In Defamation Case Against Chairman Wontumi

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Just IN: Nana Ama McBrown, Fadda D, Kwame A-Plus, Afia Schwarz, Mr Logic Fined ¢60,000 In Defamation Case Against Chairman Wontumi

According to information that JoyPrimeGh.com has received, Nana Ama McBrown, the host of the UTV show United Showbiz, has been fined 60,000. Chairman Wontumi, a politician from Ghana, is the target of a defamation lawsuit.

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The fine was not just levied on Nana Ama McBrown. She is a member of the group that also includes Mr. Logic, Kwame A-Plus, Afia Schwarzenneger, and Fadda Dickson.

That according reports, the penalty stemmed from a slander case against Chairman Wontumi.

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In the socialite Nana Tornado’s video, Fadda Dickson and the other members of the clique were each fined 60,000 for disparaging Chairman Wontumi.

According to facts, Afia Schwarzenneger also received a 10-day jail sentence.

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Just IN: Nana Ama McBrown, Fadda D, Kwame A-Plus, Afia Schwarz, Mr Logic Fined ¢60,000 In Defamation Case Against Chairman Wontumi

Afia Schwarzenneger allegedly made offensive remarks regarding Chairman Wontumi when appearing on the United Showbiz program at some time in the past.

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Must Watch Video: Ex-President Mahama’s Daughter, Farida Storms Social Media With This Wild Twerking

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The daughter of Ex-President Mahama’s, Farida Mahama has caused a massive stir on social media with a w!ld video.

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The video has come as a shocker to social media users, as it has caused mixed reactions and has got them talking.

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In the viral video, Farida who was at home wearing short pants and a black top placed the camera in a good spot and flaunted her curves.

The ex-president’s daughter is heard in the video saying that she’s gonna teach the ‘up down’ tw3.rk though she’s not a professional.

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NPP has embarrassed us for campaigning for them-Afia Schwarzenegger (Video)

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Media personality, Afia Schwarzenegger born Valentina Osei Agyeiwaa has disclosed that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has embarrassed her and others particularly celebrities who campaigned for them.

Speaking on UTV’s United Showbiz, Afia Schwarzenegger disclosed she campaigned for the NPP because of the Free SHS initiative.

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She added that the NPP out of desperation for power claimed that there was money in the country and that the former government, the NDC mismanaged the economy, so she cannot fathom why the NPP government have gone to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for support to help Ghana build back in the face of challenges currently confronting the economy.

Afia Schwarzenegger was quick to add that she is embarrassed by the NPP’s decision to go to the IMF for financial support as some policies in Ghana like the SHS may be affected.

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