I lied about my gay status- Nollywood Actor Uche Maduagwu

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

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

He wrote, “Dear fans am not gay. 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 fighting for LGBT right in naija but no regret using my celebrity status to fight for this beautiful community,” he said.

The Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports 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 figures, also had words of advice for his fellow Nigerians.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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