She is relatively unknown, but the singer, Supernova, caused quite the stir on the social media after she released the music video of her single, Bounce. The music video, which appears to be an unapologetic statement of diversity and the LGBT, what with the rainbow colours and the male dancers strutting about in their makeup and feminine-clad bodies.
After she dropped a clip of the video on her social media page, of course it caused an outrage amongst social media netizens, especially after the blog, instablog9ja, took the news to its page. People were apparently sending threats to her and demanding for her to take down the video.
The homophobic backlash was so intense that Supernova had to take to her social media to clapback at the homophobes. “I don’t do my songs for you primitive brains and Marlians out there,” she fired. “I do my songs for learned and exposed Nigerians, who are willing to learn new things. You don’t choose who or what you get attracted to. Your sexual orientation is encoded in your DNA… What makes you think that what you believe is right and what I believe is wrong? Let’s be guided this 2020. All of that is [sic] coming to my DM to threaten me and send me stupid messages, pray I don’t pray for you.”
Then she capped off this life-giving clapback with the ultimate finish: “As far as I’m concerned, everybody in Nigeria is gay. It’s a question of how gay you are.”
In the words of a friend: “This tag line should be slapped on a product: How Gay Are You?” 😂😂😂
Supernova also went on to post a video of a “concerned” Nigerian mother also calling her out to take down her video because she was very “disINgusted” to see her daughter watching it.
She followed that up with another post showing the overwhelming traffic to her page comprised mainly of homophobes who were full of hate and abuse directed at her. Thankfully, she is not backing down or allowing herself to be cowed into retracting her support for the LGBT.
You go, girl! 👏👏👏