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Frederick Leonard: I’m Still Single…People Think I’m Proud Because I’m Taller Than Them

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April 23, 2017 – Frederick Leonard: I’m Still Single & Looking… People Think I’m Proud Because I’m Taller Than Them

Excerpt of Nollywood actor Frederick Leonard’s recent interview with The Entertainer:

Why do you always resist interviews from the media?

It is crazy when you grant an interview and they give a headline that almost makes you look bad just so that they can get attention. An entertainer says something and then it is overblown because the tabloid wants a strong headline and then everything is blown out of proportion. For instance, I granted an interview and the headline was ‘My female fans propose marriage to me… (Laughter) Hell no! My female fans did not propose marriage to me.

It was just one crazy fan from the United States I didn’t even know. We laughed over it and it ended there. It is not like every female fan proposed to me. Come on, who am I? Am I the finest living being on earth? I am just a man who is humble enough to appreciate the love and support I am getting from my fans.

A lot of fans have come out to say that you are proud and arrogant…

Are you serious? Well, we are created in different ways. Often times I keep saying that confidence is perceived as arrogance. I am a confident man and not an arrogant person. I wouldn’t have risen to this point if I was arrogant. Probably, some of us have very strong personalities; I am 6 feet 3 inches tall. I can’t see myself but people tell me that I am very good looking, have a strong voice and good diction.

Sometimes, when I am talking to you, if you are not strong, you might feel intimidated. And then you think that I am arrogant. No, it is just my persona; the way I have been created. So, if people are intelligent or smart enough, I think they should calm down and stop judging the book by its cover.

Which actors have influenced you in your work?

I think working with Bimbo Akintola was really nice when we shot Once Upon A Time. There are a lot of gifted actors that have influenced me; I can’t begin to mention names.

How do you handle your female colleagues in the industry especially when you are playing a romantic role? Have you been tempted to have something with them beyond the set?

I think it comes down to training. I got informal training from some of my mentors and then I was trained to be a consummate professional. I am there to do a job that I have been paid for; I am not on set to frolic with anybody but to do serious business, so ‘switching off’ is not a problem. The moment I pick up the script I go into work mode.

Even after the film, have you been approached for a relationship?

Well, they haven’t approached me, maybe, because I have not made myself available to be approached in that regard.

Can you marry someone from the industry if the opportunity comes?

Oh! Of course, let me tell you the truth, nobody is an indigene of Nollywood. I am from Nnewi in Anambra State. The other lady might be from Mbano, Imo State, and the next person might be from Delta State. If I find a very good lady from this industry, I am going to put a ring on her finger because really, nobody is from Nollywood.

Is marriage still very far or near to you?

It is far and near at the same time. Far because I don’t know what God’s plans are for me; man proposes and God disposes. I might tell you it is next week but God could say it is the end of the year. However, it is near because I am not getting any younger; I am in my mid-thirties and I think that it is about time.

What are the qualities you desire in a woman?

I am not saying you must be the most beautiful woman in the world but at the same time, I am not asking for an ugly duckling. I want to have very good looking kids; an average looking woman is okay. I need to understand that you believe in the union called marriage.

You need to understand that it is Christ like because even the Bible says that a man and a woman will come together and become one.

The reason I am hammering on this is because there will be trials and hurdles to cross; it is not easy for people who come from two different worlds to coexist for the next 40, 50 or 60 years.

I need someone who understands that if we start dis thing we don start am o! .

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  1. Seun Adeyeye

    April 23, 2017 at 5:00 AM

    u are too gay to marry sorry dt will be in your next life

    • Danti

      April 23, 2017 at 8:10 PM

      How did you know he is gay? I hope you’re not slandering because these days people just say things that are devoid of common sense and the truth. Impulsiveness leads to sick comments and behaviour.

      • Nicky

        April 26, 2019 at 6:08 PM

        I don’t think Fredrick is gay. He’s like me, I rather be single than to be in millions of relationships that doesn’t work. Let God choose your destiny, when the right person comes he will know. He seem to have a strong believe and faith in the Almighty Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    • SOBO

      April 24, 2017 at 10:30 PM


  2. mimi

    April 23, 2017 at 5:42 AM

    Oga na hustler u be, d moment u find a rich lady or a politicians daughter, u will settle down.

  3. Ami

    April 23, 2017 at 10:32 AM

    You said it all . God will directt you when the time comes . You are so good looking my dear and very intelligent

  4. fifelomo

    April 23, 2017 at 1:15 PM

    Fine bobo in jenifa’s tone.

  5. ARLEX

    April 23, 2017 at 4:49 PM

    It doesn’t take rocket science to identify someone with empty ego. Unfortunately you have all the attribute of someone who has ego. Your response to the question of being a proud person simply gives you out as a proud person however, pride takes you nowhere, simply measure yourself with others of your age whose pockets are loaded and equally are backed with modesty. Its not about your height but your humility even in your successes as an actor.

  6. Barnabas

    April 23, 2017 at 10:25 PM

    Na so people dey think say me too proud because of the length and size of my cassava.
    I no go wear tight trouser again.
    Abi una think say i dey boast?

    • SOBO

      April 24, 2017 at 10:31 PM


  7. joy

    April 24, 2017 at 9:17 AM

    stop seeing people as proud; *****

    • SOBO

      April 24, 2017 at 10:32 PM


  8. kath

    April 24, 2017 at 3:42 PM

    He is fine sha but not husband material.

  9. Ajulubless

    April 24, 2017 at 9:17 PM

    I don’t think he is proud he is just being himself .thank you

    • SOBO

      April 24, 2017 at 10:32 PM


  10. Mon

    April 25, 2017 at 12:52 AM

    People always misplace self confidence with proud, young man,trust in God and be yourself, no matter what, people must talk.

  11. simonheart

    April 25, 2017 at 1:06 AM

    Why do people talk out of point?Leonard is a perfect man who knows his onions.Big up bro!!

  12. Esther

    August 22, 2017 at 8:29 PM

    hello Fredrick’ I knw your are good person, am proud of you dont rush GOD wil giv you the right woman for you..????????????????

  13. Esther

    August 22, 2017 at 8:39 PM

    I have been praying to GOD to bless me with a man like you , my time has not yet come.I believe in GOD with him anything si possible al keep praying because I know prayer’s work..

  14. Nicky

    April 26, 2019 at 6:12 PM

    I don’t know but if he’s gay , he’ll be the first gay guy am attracted to. The man is hoootttttt. Great body I must say. But on a serious note: maybe he’s tired of the relationship that doesn’t work and like me he chooses to stay single. I don’t blame him.

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