Brenda Biya, daughter of Cameroon’s long-standing President Paul Biya, has drawn negative attention on herself in her home country by posting an image of herself kissing another woman on Instagram.

The post, which has garnered significant attention, features 26-year-old Biya embracing Brazilian model Layyons Valença.

“I’m crazy about you & I want the world to know,” Biya wrote, accompanying the caption with a love heart emoji.

Her father, Paul Biya, aged 91, has been in power since 1982, making him one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders.

In Cameroon, same-sex relationships are illegal, and those found engaging in such acts can face up to five years in prison.

Although Ms. Biya, a musician known by her stage name King Nasty and currently residing abroad, did not explicitly state her sexuality in the post, the image itself has been interpreted as a bold statement.

Following the post, Ms. Biya shared an article from the French newspaper Le Monde, which reported her as having “come out.”

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Brenda Biya also shared messages of support from various individuals.

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