South African singer/Songwriter Simphiwe Dana has come out as gay.

The ‘Biko street’ singer took to Twitter to announce that she is getting married to a woman.

“I’m gay” she tweeted.

She then followed with a string of tweets also saying that she has “been holding this in since forever.”

“I know coming out means Africa will block me. But, after a lot of thinking, I’m ok with it.”

“I’m marrying a woman, and I’ve never been happier.”

The multi-award winning artist went to share a picture of the woman who she is in love with.

Many of her fans rushed to reply to her tweets with many of them spreading nothing but love.

“If you want a girlfriend, just know ndiready” making reference to one of the singer’s smash hit.

Simphiwe is a mother of two.

The name of the woman she is said to marry is currently unknown.

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