A former president of the Association of Movie Producers in Nigeria, Paul Obazele, has revealed that lesbian and gay producers are calling the shots in the industry.
Mr Obazele says homosexual film producers are the ones controlling the sector.
“I would not lie, we have gay producers and lesbians in the Nigerian entertainment industry and they are the people in control. Why are we hiding it? When I was president of the Association of Movie Producers, I was against them. Why are we pretending that it does not happen?”
‘NOT SCARED TO NAME THEM’
He continues: “If you mention the names of some producers, I would gladly tell you if they are gay or not; they cannot do anything to me. If they bring a war to me, I would take it to their doorsteps.”
“I do not give into gossips but I have got to a place in my life when some unsolicited pieces of information come to me. They must tell me. I am an elder in this industry and that is why I said if you mention names, I would tell you if the person is gay or not. It does not elude us; it happens within our rank and file. But like I always say, sex is not the ultimate step to attaining success, it is hard work,” the ace actor states according to Punch.
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Premium Times says it called Mr. Obazele on Saturday to confirm the statements credited to him and he insists: “I’m not regretting my stand, that’s the truth. If the interview was published then it’s the truth. I am not scared of anything. I am not retracting what I said. I said it and I no dey hide mouth talk am as blunt as that.”
The Edo-state born veteran has featured in countless outstanding and award-winning movies in Nollywood.
Same-sex relationship is a serious offence in Nigeria, with convicted persons facing a jail term of 14 years.
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