Uche Maduagwu, a Nollywood Nigerian actor, recently came out as gay — to the surprise of many.
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By Mike Daemon
The actor claimed last year that he was molested by another male actor, and warned people to stay away from homosexuality.
The actor, who is also a brand influencer, went on Instagram on Jan. 28 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.
However, the majority of the people who commented were 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.