Veteran Nollywood actor Paul Obazele has opened a can of worms on the current situation in Nollywood.
The ex-President of the Movie Producers Association of Nigeria said that gay and lesbian filmmakers have taken over the movie industry.
He added that during his time in office, he tried to put their activities under control all to no avail.
Here is what Obazele told Saturday Punch recently:
“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? The same way it happens in Nollywood is the same way it happens in the medical field and other fields. The truth be told, it happens across the board. 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”.