Topping the MTV Top 100—and that's ahead of Justin Bieber, Ke$ha and the ubiquitous Taylor Swift—is "Love" by Nhojj. If you aren't familiar with the black, openly gay, Guyana-born independent artist, he made OUTMusic Awards history when he became the first black male to win an OMA. That was for the soulful, haunting ballad "Love", the theme song to OUT 100 honoree Kirk Shannon Butts' critically-acclaimed black gay love story "Blueprint".
Nhojj appears as the angel of love in the video, which, like the film, is about the instant attraction of Keith and Nathan, two black college students, and and the day they spent together. "Blueprint" was critically-received on the LGBT and art film circuit. It's available on VOD and the DVD will be released next week.
You may recall that Nhojj was part of the Gay by God campaign, joining Pastor Joseph W.Tolton other black gay activists with a full page newspaper advert in response to Donnie McClurkin's hateful "ex-gay" and anti-gay rants. Says Nhojj: "God is love, so wherever love exists, God exists. Same gender love is just as right and good as any other – because love is at the core. hat is what I want to share with the world.”
Nhojj and Kirk-Shannon Butts are friends to Rod 2.0. Congratulations to them both for their success and congratulations to Nhojj for his incredible reception by MTV's audience. Watch the video AFTER THE JUMP...