ADDED ON: 02/01/2019

Stop hating gay people, says Nigerian actress Tonto Dikeh.

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Dikeh made the positive comment on Instagram in support of Jussie Smollet, an African-American Nollywood actor who was recently brutally attacked by two men, which many are now calling a hate crime.  Homosexuality is illegal in Nigeria, and many people including celebrities (even those who are gay) hesitate to support LGBT people openly for fear of discrimination, being tagged gay or bashed by the general public. But a few straight Nigerian celebrities have dared to speak up for the human rights of LGBT people, such as rapper M.I Abaga, writer Chiamamanda Adichie, and singer Kiss Daniel.


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