Son of respected Ghanaian broadcaster Kwasi Kyei Darkwah well known as KKD, Darkwah Kyei-Darkwah has opened up about his sexuality.
Just like many others, the model who found it difficult to open up about his sexuality in an interview with intomore somewhere in June 2017 disclosed how he used to hide it, stay quiet, act obedient and often stay in his room so as he would be unnoticed when he was staying with his parents.
Today, he has gone past that stage in his life and doesn’t feel the need to conform to anybody’s standard in terms of sexuality.
Read what he tells the site;
“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.”
In 2015, Ghanacelebrities reported that broadcaster Kwasi Kyei Darkwah had allegedly ‘disowned’ his son for being gay.
According to the site, KKD had a high moral standard and wouldn’t want to see any of his children go that way.