The recent confession by highly respected music producer and artiste manager, Anoff Panji, that he is gay has rubbed off negatively on some of the artistes he works with, including Yaa Pono, who is now speculated as having same sex with his manager.
The young Ghanaian rap artiste has however dismissed the speculation and told NEWS-ONE he is heterosexual and neither bisexual nor homosexual.
According to him, the fact that he has a gay friend or knows a gay does not make him gay: “No I’m not gay. If you have a friend who is gay or you know someone who is gay, it doesn’t mean that you are also gay,” he said.
Yaa Pono stated that for someone like Panji to come out and make such a declaration, it means that he has other issues besides the gay one that he wants people to address.
“Panji will never say something like that when he is not basing on something. For me I’m so open-minded and sometimes I feel when people make certain statements, they just want to address certain issues. There must be something behind what he said,” Yaa Pono added.
Pono and his management, ‘Uptown Energy’, are currently working on his upcoming album titled, ‘Sea blue,’ which has the ‘Amen’ song on it.
“I’m currently working on my new album titled, ‘Sea blue,’ which has the ‘Amen’ single in it. We are yet to release the rest in our upcoming tour in Ghana, across Africa and Europe,” he disclosed.
Panji recently took to his facebook page to declare himself gay, though he has a known female wife with whom he has children.
“I wish to announce today that I am gay, so that all the people who don’t want a gay friend on facebook can unfriend me now. I will miss you all, but I think it will make my facebook world a better place,” Panji wrote on his official facebook page last Monday, becoming the first Ghanaian celeb to have publicly revealed his same sex status.