Cameroon President's daughter hints at being a homosexual

Ms. Biya's post has sparked mixed feelings amongst Cameroonians as homosexuality has been criminalized in the country.

26-year-old Brenda Biya, daughter of Paul Biya, Cameroon's President has hinted at being gay by sharing on her social media.

Brenda took it to her Instagram page posting a photo of her kissing with Brazilian model, Layyons Valença.

This post was followed by a sweet caption, ''I’m crazy about you & I want the world to.''

In a separate post, the Brazilian model also shared a photo of them with a lovely caption.

"I need you like a heart needs a beat. I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you."

However, Ms. Biya's post has sparked mixed feelings amongst Cameroonians as homosexuality has been criminalized in the country.

Those engaging in same-sex acts or relationships in the Central African nation face up to five years in jail.

Her 91-year-old father, who became Cameroon's president in 1982 and is one of Africa's longest-ruling leaders, is yet to comment on the matter that has caused countrywide uproar in the country.

Ms Biya who is a musician based abroad and goes by the name King Nasty, did not explicitly state her sexuality when posting the picture of the kiss.

However, sometime after the image was published, Ms. Biya shared an article from Le Monde, in which the French newspaper reported that she had "come out".

She also shared other messages from people expressing their support for her including the transgender Cameroonian activist Shakiro.

Shakiro praised Ms Biya, saying her Instagram post could be a "Turning point for the LGBTQ+ community in Cameroon".

Shakiro said Ms Biya 'is now positioning herself as a voice for social change in a country where taboos are deeply rooted'.

Although Ms Biya has been praised by some, several social media users in Cameroon responded to her post with homophobic comments.

Some have speculated whether Ms Biya shared the picture to generate a buzz, given her reputation for publishing social media posts that spark controversy among Cameroonians.

There have also been questions about whether coming out is a privilege that can only be enjoyed by a select few in the country.