Moji Solar-Percy, a Nigerian Lesbian who walked down the aisle with her American partner last year, was in Ibadan recently and she took to Instagram to express the fear she had prior to her journey home.
According to the Nigerian Lesbian, she was scared of coming home because she didn’t the reception homophobic Nigerians had in the pipeline for her. However to her surprise, she was given a warm welcome alongside her partner by uneducated locals, though she admitted it was not so with the middle class educated Nigerians.
Here’s what she wrote below;
”Surprise !!!! We spent the past amazing 9 days in Nigeria !! We spent a lot of time with the local people and found them to be warm , kind accommodating, content and hard working, but the so called middle class, the uneducated Literates ???that’s a whole other story !! Nigeria we hail thee. Beyond your worst fears lies the keys to your promised land. I was afraid to go and guess what , if you carry yourself with respect and dignity, the world will carry you as such !!! #”
53-year-old Moji Solar-Percy, walked down the aisle with her American ‘wife’ last year in the US, celebrating the freedom that she would not have had in Nigeria.
Solar-Percy, a real estate mogul, runs a company, Solar Worldwide Realty Inc. in Staten Island, New York. She gushed about her love for the woman, with whom she probably would have been arrested if the wedding had taken place in Nigeria.
Solar-Percy, who hails from Ijero-Ekiti, Ekiti State, describes herself as a mother, realtor, LGBT activist, speaker, coach and host on her Facebook page, did not reveal the name of her partner. She wrote on her Facebook wall, where friends and families have been celebrating her new status, that she embarked on the marital journey with fear.
“Today I woke up in a cold sweat. I was drenched with fear, for a moment. I forgot where I was. I ask you all to close your eyes, imagine what would have happened Saturday at our wedding if we were in Nigeria.
“Even though we went to great lengths to make sure we had security, the thought of the police barging in and arresting all our guests, my wife and I, to be carted off to jail, the women raped and beaten, the men brutalised, and my children beaten along with everyone else.
“When I got my bearings, I got on my knees and thanked God for his grace of living in the US. Then I remembered all the people that could not do what we did with grace and class.To all of you (gay) all over Africa, #westandforyou. May all our days be filled with blessings and grace.”
In another post on Facebook, the Nigerian lesbian hinted that one of her children, actually did her make-up and hair.
“My make-up was all I wanted that day. My weave looked like it grew out of my scalp. To have my first child do my hair and make-up, then walk me down the aisle was one of the best memories of the evening,” she said.