A Nigerian-based lesbian has sparked reactions online for recording an altercation with her mother over her sexuality.
Many online users have rebuked the lady, identified as Amara, for recording a conversation that should have something private between the lady and her mum.
In the 1 minute long video , Amara could be heard saying,
“Mummy, I’m done… I’m done trying… I’m not your problem… I’m not a sin; I’m not a bad thing; I’m not your problem; I don’t believe that it is my fault people are judgemental… It’s not my fault people are pointing fingers at me while I walk.”
Amara’s mother could be heard in the background, suggesting that Amara was the one who gave people who were pointing fingers at her “breaking news.” “Na you give them topic naw,” her mother could be heard saying calmly.
Amara responded, saying, “I’m the one that gave them topic?… I’m very sorry people are pointing fingers at you, but I don’t believe it is my fault. It is their [referring to the judgemental people’s] fault. It is not my fault we are living in Nigeria where these things are hard.”
Her mother responded that she [the mother] was the one at fault before Amara later ended the video.
While many believe that no part of the video that Amara shared online proves that her mother is homophobic or violent towards her, many believe Amara is trying to use the video as evidence to seek asylum in a country that protects homosexuals in Nigeria is not a country that does.
It was gathered that Amara was sent abroad when she was 15 years old before returning to her home as a ‘lesbian.’