Son of popular television broadcaster and fashionista, KKD has finally opened up about being gay in an article written by himself and published on intomore.com
KKD’s son who is known as Darkwah Kyei-Darkwah wrote about his story of being gay and shared the stories of other gay models just like himself. The title of the article is “To Be Young, Gifted, Black and Queer“.
It was published on several blogs some 2-3 years ago that, KKD disowned his son because he couldn’t accept him as gay and it was just a rumour back then because he never spoke on the subject but this new article by his son himself, confirms the earlier stories that, they were not just rumours but the truth.
In his article on intomore.com, Darkwah Kyei-Darkwah said this about himself;
“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.”
Well, that’s his sex.ual preference. Share your thoughts on this in the comments section.