This is Ghanaian Fashionista Kwesi Kyei-Darkwah also known as KKD
This is KKD’s Son Darkwah Kyei-Darkwah
In a recent post in a digital magazine, KKD’s son opened up about being gay, saying he had a difficult time spitting it out and telling the world that he is gay.
“The moment I realised 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 realise 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 realise 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 ones image.