Nigerian singer, songwriter and writer Nikki Laoye, believes that the new anti-gay law passed by the federal government and the punishment it provides are unnecessary.
The renowned Lagos-born gospel performer, Laoye said:
“I believe it’s the ideal plan by God when he created humankind. I just think the law and the 14 years imprisonment are unnecessary. Nigerians, even before the law, don’t appreciate or condone the gay mode. So, to me, it doesn’t change anything.”
According to the musician, there are many other more important issues to be addressed by the authorities.
Nikki Laoye’s popularity skyrocketed in 2006 with the hit single “Never Felt This Way Before”.
She was the only female competing with top Nigerian artistes, like M.I, Banky W and Naeto C, for the “HipHop World Revelation (Best New Artiste)” at 2009 HipHop World Awards.
Last year Nikki returned home with a Headies last year.
The anti-gay law was highly criticized by US, Canada and Europe officials, who stressed it breaches basic human rights of individuals prescribed by the Nigerian Constitution.