Kenyan gay author Binyavanga Wainaina has proposed to his Nigerian partner.
Binyavanga made the news public via his social media account.
The author said their wedding will be held early next year and the couple will relocate to South Africa.
“I asked my love for his hand in marriage two weeks ago. He said yes, nearly immediately. He is Nigerian. We will be living in South Africa, where he will be studying next year. We will get married there, early next year,” he said
He added that he was pleased of their six year relationship and that is why he decided to take the big step.
“We will have a reception for Kenyans in Nairobi sometime next year too. Nothing has surprised me more than coming to love this person, who is gentle and has the most gorgeous heart. I consider myself hugely lucky that he loves me and I have only recently fallen in love with him, but we have known each other and have been dating on and off since 2012,”he added
Binyavanga is one of the most high-profile individuals to announce their sexuality in Africa having made the bold move in 2014 after publishing an article titled I Am a Homosexual, Mum.
He was once named as one of the most Influential people in the world in the Time Magazine Most Influential People in the World in its annual TIME 100.