‘Proudly Gay’ – Popular Nollywood actor comes out as gay
Uche Maduagwu, a Nollywood Nigerian actor, recently came out as gay — to the surprise of many.
By Mike Daemon
The actor, who is also a brand influencer, went on Instagram yesterday to share a photo of himself with a caption which read ‘Proudly Gay’.
See the post below:
His coming out came as a shock to many, while others hurled homophobic comments on his post.
One wrote: “This shows why you keep attacking OBO, it’s obvious you like the guy abeg leave him he’s not in your league of same sex relationship”
Another wrote: “Na wao! So you get big hole for back so??”
However, majority of the people who commented, were surprisingly generally very positive.
One wrote: “Thank you for coming out real❤️. We don’t need to judge anyone with their lifestyle”
Another wrote: “Do what makes you happy”
Also, in another view shared by the actor on Instagram, he acknowledged once more that he is indeed gay and proud, and also urged others to be courageous.
See the video below.
If this is really true, then it is a great move. We commend his courage and his decision to live his truth despite the challenging and difficult situation for LGBTIQ+ persons in Nigeria.
He makes history as one of the first Nigerian celebrities to openly declare their sexuality. Hopefully, more will do the same.Have something to share? Ready to tell your story? Contact us.