My gay ass is free, wedding soon-rapper Keko

Keko enjoying a sun set in her new home

It seems Ugandan female rapper, Jocelyne Tracey aka Keko is planting deeper roots in Canada where she was reportedly granted citizenship.

A self-professed lesbian, Keko says she is a free agent now and can even go ahead and marry a girl.

“My gay ass is free yes free and there will be a wedding you best believe,” she tweeted over the weekend hinting at a possible wedding.

“Thank you Canada for giving me a new home…I feel free like a new person it was a burden to live in a box and walk on egg shells,” Keko said, revealing her new citizenship.

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She is known for songs like Kwekunya featuring Vampino, Cindy & Juliana; Go Green featuring Angella Katatumba, Hustlers Night featuring Enygma, Navio & The Mith and Make You Dance featuring Madtraxx.

Keko is the most awarded female Hip Hop rapper from Uganda. She has 3 awards, all won in 2011.

In April this year, she was rated third in East Africa after Who Rosa Ree of Tanzania and STL of Kenya.


In July, Keko, South Africa’s Kanyi Mavi, Guinea’s Ashley and Zimbabwe’s Black Bird were named top four African Woman Hip Hop Artist by Music Africa.

I’m gay-Keko confesses

In May, Keko came out and pronounced she was a lesbian. The 29-year-old tomboy became a household name in East Africa thanks to her 2011 breakout single How We Do It.

“I’ve always been a tomboy,” Keko (born Jocelyne Tracey Keko) told Andrea Crossan in Kampala for Public Radio International (PRI).

“That’s the funny thing growing up like — even my aunties in the village, they look at me now and they are like, ‘Ah, that one’s always been like that. We know she’s always been like that.”

According to Crossan, the performer was the one who then asked to specifically talk about “the LGBT thing” and her sexuality.

“I’m sure everybody in the entire country knows I’m gay,” Keko said. “They are probably still [in] denial, but I’m not.”

The rapper was one of the few Ugandan celebrities to speak out against her country’s Anti-Homosexuality Act in 2014 (the law was later annulled by the courts). Her stance unleashed a torrent of abuse on Facebook and Twitter.