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 a chat with Sunday Scoop Benson said:
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.”
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.
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,
way I dress; all I know is I am a very fashion-forward person.