I lied about my gay status- Nollywood Actor Uche Maduagwu



Controversial Nollywood actor, Uche Maduagwu, on Monday, shocked and surprised his fans he announced that he lied about himself being a gay.

Maduagwu took his official Instagram account @uchemadagwu announce his fans and Nigerians that he lied about his gay status.

He wrote, “Dear fans I am not gay. I lost movie roles endorsement and my girlfriend fighting for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) in Nigeria.

“Omg! Even my girlfriend left me despite knowing I was fighting for LGBT right in naija but I no regret using my celebrity status fight for this beautiful community,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the actor had on January, posted on his Instagram handle that he was “proudly gay” and this generated a lot of condemnation by his fans.

The actor best known off-screen for trolling fellow artists and other public figures, also had some words of advice for his fellow Nigerians.

Appreciate others and share only love. We need respect peoples’ choices, and not judge them.

So, let us practice Jesus’ kind of love,” he shared.

The intellectual Maduagwu, who earned a in Sociology from Lagos State University, garnered kudos for his onscreen acting talents, but he also became controversial for his notorious trolling of celebrities and public figures.

Maduagwu sent waves through the Nollywood, late last year he was allegedly sexually assaulted on a Lagos movie set in 2012.

He further alleged that such abuse was still common in the industry.

“Honestly, anytime I remember how I was molested and raped by a male actor on my movie location in Lagos, I cry bitterly,” he said.

The actor is gradually rising in the Nollywood industry as he had featured couple of movies where he delivered good performances.

As a brand influencer, Maduagwu with several brands in advertising and promoting their goods and services. (NAN)