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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

British-born Nigerian gay singer MNEK covers Attitude magazine, talks coming out to his parents

British-born Nigerian singer and songwriter MNEK landed one of the six coveted special award edition covers of Attitude magazine to celebrate 2016 Attitude Awards.
The 21-year-old Grammy-nominated talented artist, real name Uzoechi Emenike has been named as Attitude’s ‘Breakthrough Award’ winner, having written his first record for The Saturday’s at the age of 15 and contributed to Beyoncé’s earth-shattering album Lemonade. 
In the interview, he described coming out to his Nigerian parents as a work in progress admitting that while it was tough, his parents have been supportive.
"It is always quite tough when it comes to talking to your family about it and being like, ‘OK, so I am gay’. My parents are supportive. Of course, it's still a work in progress. They'll say, ‘it’s just a phase, it’s just something he's going through right now’. You never really know the best way to make them understand, so you just have to live your life anyway."
Apart from Beyoncé, MNEK has also written hits for Madonna as well as dominating the charts with his own songs, Never Forget You and Ready For Your Love. The rising star also shared his experience on working with Beyoncé.
"She is really sweet and really cool, she was really conversational. She was also really sharp. She is that kind of person, she is sassy and sweet, but then she can come out with something really quick as well."
MNEK is one of the few openly gay black British celebrities wants to be the role model he never saw growing up in south London.
"I want to be what I didn't see on TV and I want to inspire. Not to say that it means you have to be this pristine image. I'm a mess and I enjoy being a mess, and I enjoy being publicly a mess, too, so I don't want to have to be this role model, but more so just if you see yourself in me then that's really great because I never saw myself in anyone."
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32 comments:

OSINANL said...

GO BURN IN HELL GAY MAN...

okechukwu nnoduechi said...

YEYE BOY









AUNTY LINDA 👩

Chizzy Liz said...

***************************shey na with hix fat face and nyash na iim he dey carry break nyash ********* hex not even sexy !!!!!

evy claret said...

Enough of these people please

Eva Da Diva...

Chizzy Liz said...

***************************shey na with hix fat face and nyash na iim he dey carry break nyash ********* hex not even sexy !!!!!

Jamila Shaibu said...

Na him sabi

Juliet Iwuno said...

Good for him. Linda take note!

Vivian Reginalds said...

Linda mkn money snc 2000
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

christie benjamin said...

The guy is talented tho #BlackSamSmith

Anonymous said...

I remember when I confronted my sexuality, after many subversive attempts for people to try to destroy me, I decided to make sure never to let myself be defined by others, I made up my mind to use my strength and determination to change people's attitudes, I've met multitudes, and I have made myself a representative and representation of Nigerian gay excellence. Every individual I have ever met, I have inspired, and as much as I defend my people on LIB, I defend them in all aspects of life, in the real world.

I don't only stand for gay men, but as a male feminist, I appreciate and I am inspired by, the strength and struggle of women, and I encourage every gay man, to stand alongside, and fight for our sisters.

Being that we know first hand, the experience of violence towards gay people, especially during our formulative years, we must ensure that every child, male and female, must be shielded from violence of any form, be it physical or psychological.

My brothers, be strong, the battle is hard, but we will win the war against our kind.

In everyone of us, is a story of inspiration and triumph, you are champions.

Sincerely.

vinna saviour said...

How is his anus like nw?

Anonymous said...

Freeborn and Uju...Igbo homo don finally come out oh...

Anonymous said...

oh pink lady.... wont be surprise if Nigeria have the world highest LGBT population

Anonymous said...

Another gay Igbo man!!! Lol!!! So u igbo idiots can see it s nt peculiar with a tribe! Lol

livingstone chibuike said...

Next plz

MR OLALEYE ADISA said...

Olobe oniranu.

Iphie Abraham said...

You are good buh ur sexuality? Hell no!









Lib addict#just passing#

Anonymous said...

See fine guy dey waste. I don't even know the spirit behind a guy being attracted to another guy. Hen e tire meo oooooooo.

Coolng said...

Irritation

Uju Phil said...

Mtew...

JEMBETE(KEY-POINT) said...

NA 21 YRS B DIS OR 41YRS??? ABI NA FOOTBALL AGE??

Cute Chris said...

E good ojere. #CCBLOG
















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Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Ok

dee boi said...

Clap for yourself... dee

dee boi said...

Lady in pink trouser suit... dee

nimbus contracting said...

Thats my nephew you guys are yabbing oh. But God will do it for us,like he said it's a work in progress. Sharp kelly

Anonymous said...

Hell? Lol, if it exists, it's going to be awesome. Even with the struggles of being gay, we still kick ass.

http://youtu.be/pAwad6dSjn0

Happy coming out month to all the Gaybies out there.

Anonymous said...

Why is he true?He is A full IGBO man so you see it's not a yribe matter.people will do what they want irrespective of tribe .

Anonymous said...

Pls let them know cos they always sound like igbo people cant be wrong and they always comdemn other tribes. Thats what i dont like about them

Anonymous said...

Pls let them know cos they always sound like igbo people cant be wrong and they always comdemn other tribes. Thats what i dont like about them

Anonymous said...

Onyx shat dia!

Jemma Bond said...

Believe it or not, not all gays take it up the arse!

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