Uche Maduagwu, a controversial Nollywood actor, has through his Instagram account claimed that 40 percent of the current lawmakers and over 12 state governors in Nigeria are homosexuals.
Maduagwu, known for attacking actors and other important personalities, calls on the new US President Joe Biden to go ahead and sanction the Nigerian government over anti-gay law.
“Dear President Joe Biden. I am proudly gay, and I beg you to place sanctions on Nigerian government for its inhuman laws against law-abiding homosexuals,” he said.
The law Uche makes mention of was signed by ex-president Goodluck Jonathan in 2014.
According to the law, all forms of gay relationships are prohibited in Nigeria, and anyone caught in an act of homosexuality, risks a 14-year jail term.
“We are tired and scared despite the fact that more than 40 percent of current legislatures and over twelve governors are homosexuals in naija (Nigeria); why the hypocrisy?” the controversial actor asked.
He [Maduagwu] recently stunned many when he on Thursday, January 28, declared he is ‘proudly gay’, and called on his social media (Instagram) followers not to be judgmental.
According to the actor and brand influencer, there is need to ‘appreciate others’ and #share only love –‘we need to respect people’s choices not to judge them so, lets practice Jesus kind of love,” he said.
Maduagwu, who graduated from Lagos State University with a degree in sociology, garnered praise for his onscreen acting talents, but also controversy for his notorious trolling of celebrities and public figures. He sent waves through the Nollywood late last year when he alleged that, he was sexually assaulted on a Lagos movie set in 2012.
“Honestly, anytime I remember how I was molested and raped by a male actor on my first movie location in Lagos, I cry bitterly,” he said via Instagram, advising other “young and upcoming male actors” to be “mindful of location, food, and drinks” because “your butt might pay heavily for it at night in your hotel room.”