Why I cross-dress. Onyx explains cross-dressing on Nigerian TV

Cross-dressing is frowned upon and condemned as taboo by many Africans even though historically it’s deeply rooted in African culture.

Onyx Godwin Ogaga explains cross-dressing. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)
Onyx Godwin Ogaga explains cross-dressing. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)
Onyx Godwin Ogaga. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)

But Nigerian fashion blogger, makeup artist and well-known cross-dresser Onyx Godwin Ogaga challenges misconceptions about cross-dressing and clarifies why he cross-dresses.

Onyx, whom many consider controversial, appeared as a panelist on a recent episode of ‘The Inside Out Show’ together with other Nigerians who discussed the issue.

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On the show, Onyx said he cross-dresses to complement his personality. Even though some people are not pleased with the way he expresses himself, he doesn’t really care, he said, as he is very comfortable in his own skin.

The show also addressed the issue of homosexuality. Dr. Adegbaju Dapo stressed that, even though it was considered a mental disorder in the past by psychiatrists, it has now been considered a sexual orientation and no longer an illness. That means homosexuality is a natural and normal sexual orientation as well as a healthy and positive expression of human sexuality.

Watch the episode below.

Source: Rights Africa

Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. After his retirement from paid newspaper work in 2011, he launched Erasing 76 Crimes and helped with the Spirit of 76 campaign that assembled a multi-national team of 26 LGBTI rights activists to advocate for change during the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., in July 2012. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, including the Erasing 76 Crimes news site and the African Human Rights Media Network. Contact him via Twitter @76crimes or by email at info@76crimes.com. Mailing address: 21 Marseille, Laguna Niguel CA 92677 USA.

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