I Am Not Gay – Benson Okonkwo

Nollywood actor, Benson Okonkwo, who has for a while being plagued
with gay rumors has come out again to deny these claims. According t the
actor, he has a woman in his life.

In his words:
 “My girlfriend knows I am just being professional in doing my job. As for my family, I am from a free-thinking home.”

In a chat with Sunday Scoop Benson said:
“I did not do Benson the Maniac to spur more homosexual rumours about
myself, or to generate publicity. It was all about the script, and I was
just playing a character who was homosexual, and I dare say, I played
it well. It is the fourth gay character I have played in my career, and
though it was my movie, I did not write the script. The movie had a
storyline and it passed a message across. Nigerians always want to live
your life for you, and tell you what you should and should not do. If
you play a character well, they automatically conclude that is your real
personality. Apart from acting as a homosexual, I have played lots of
other roles in my career; why are people not talking about those? I am a
versatile actor who can interpret any role, as long as it is
make-believe. I am a very daring person; I don’t care what people think
about me as long as they don’t put food on my table. A lot of people
have tagged me as a ‘gay actor’ but that is just their opinion and I
have never been accosted about my sexuality. I used to be very nice, but
people used to take advantage of me, and now, I am just doing me.”
 “Only God can judge me; nobody else has the right to do that. If you
judge me, you are a sinner because the Bible admonishes us not to judge.
He that is without sin should cast the first stone, and I know that no
one is clean.
On why he keeps being casted for homosexual roles, Okonkwo said, “I do
not know what they see in me. Maybe you should find out from them.”

On the perception that he behaves in a feminine manner, he said, 

“It is not true that I behave like a woman. Maybe, it is because of the
way I dress; all I know is I am a very fashion-forward person.