Ghanaian filmmaker, Leila Djansi has declared her readiness to defend and speak for the oppressed.
Leila’s post was on the back of the Anti-LGBTQ bill debate in Ghana.
The bill will criminalize LGBTQ activities if passed into law.
In her quest to fight for LGBTQ people, Leila Djansi said she doesn’t care about the names other people will call her.
The renowned filmmaker wrote: “Monday morning and somewhere in Ghana, land of my parents, school kids are singing:
God bless our homeland Ghana
And make our nation great and strong
BOLD to defend forever
The cause of Freedom and of Right.
Fill our hearts with true humility
Make us cherish fearless honesty,
And help us to resist oppressors’ rule
With all our will and might evermore.
“Here’s to constantly using my voice and platform to defend and speak up for the oppressed. Bring on the name calling. I am made of strong stuff! No one will be killed, maimed, beaten or oppressed on my watch. When you choose to fight for what’s right and for the oppressed, people will call you names, brand you, abuse you… heck, they killed Jesus.
They killed MLK, they distabilized Kwame Nkrumah, they imprisoned Nelson Mandela. But still, they thrived and today, we all reap the fruits of their sacrifice. Don’t sit on the sidelines if you can swing a sword on the battlefield. #onward!”