“I’ve Done 3 Nollywood Gay Movies, Nigerians Are Hypocrites ” – Actor Benson Okonkwo

benson okonkwo nollywood gay movies

January 10, 2014 – “I’ve Done 3 Nollywood Gay Movies, Nigerians Are Hypocrites ” – Actor Benson Okonkwo

Controversial Nollywood actor Benson Okonkwo who got into trouble for calling a lady his girlfriend few months ago has finally broken his silence over the gay rumour that trailed him when the lady tagged him a gay man.

In a new interview he granted Vanguard, Benson Okonkwo said Nigerians are calling him gay because of his roles in movies.

“You know one thing with Nigerians, when you play a role and play it well that’s what you are.  I have done three gay movies, and I starred in a gay movie titled ‘One dollar’, I incurred the wrath of many movie fans. At the time, my critics were asking questions about my sexuality in real life.

Unperturbed by the outrage, I also appeared in another gay movie ‘Pregnant Hawker’ and ‘The Strippers.’

But, I have 50 movies to my credit, I am unhappy about the negative reactions that trailed my decision to star in those movies. I insist that the public is ignorant of the fact that actions in movies are not real. Although these movies sparked off controversy about my sexuality, I make bold to say that Nigerians are hypocrites.

They secretly enjoy watching porn movies, yet when they see Nigerian movies that contain suggestive scenes, they secretly watch them online and then drop anonymous comments. I am only acting and doing my job.

Although I have acted as a homosexual three times, I am afraid of being tagged a stereotyped actor. Despite the fact that the gay controversy has brought me fame, I want people to remember that I have not starred in only gay or adult films. Contrary to what some persons think, I have never been sexually harassed by homosexuals. I am not a homosexual.

Notwithstanding the negative comments, it took much willpower to get into character. It was hard for me to accept the role at first, and it took a lot of convincing and support from the director before I could play the role.

The ‘pay was right,’ I enjoy the support of my loved ones in spite of the criticism. “My family understands that I am only acting and the roles have nothing to do with my personal life or character, that’s why they stood by me and continue to stand by me. I believe that versatility is one thing any actor must possess, that way, he or she stands out.

When asked about his relationship, the actor said he has decided to keep it private for now.

Denrele Edun reloaded lol.

34 thoughts on ““I’ve Done 3 Nollywood Gay Movies, Nigerians Are Hypocrites ” – Actor Benson Okonkwo

  1. U can call us hypocrites but we Nigerians are not dumb. How can u do 3 gay movies and say u’re not gay. U’re just a shy gay that is who you are dude

  2. u proudly said u hav produce 3 gay movie.u also said d pay was gud.U ar vry hapy nw coz acting gay has made u a celebrity.Evry thing abt ur shows noting bt a gay.So what are u talkin about?U think u ar smart and we are Nigerians as u said?

  3. when a person says i am an ACTOR…. it means he/she takes on a ficticious role and plays it , making it to look real…. that does not determine the real person who behinde the character…
    playing the character of a gay man/woman doesn’t mean they are in real life… why can’t people seperate the character from the real person, they are two opposite things… it is only in nigeria i see and read abuses from people cursing out actors and actresseess, name calling, ridiculous rumours so on and so forth…. if he has being brilliant in the roles/character he plays, that means he is a brilliant actor and should be appreciated PLEASE

  4. will u all shot up and stop talking nonsense.hw can u say wat u can’t give a resonable proof. don’t understand wat it means to b an actor. don’t accuse one falsly.that u guys say mama g is naturaly wicked.y not say mercy johnson or Rita dominic ar lesbian may thunder strike dat una mouth.u can b accused falsly. hw wil u feel don’t do it to another

  5. stop acting homosexual film, 3x gay film,what kind of money, by looking at you ,any part of this world they will call you Gay man or Bi.i sorry they woman who marry you,cos she will always share you with a men,later end up with HIV.

  6. mr man shut up and speak sensibly..so what will your gay movies offer to ur people..why wont u copy better things when u guys have priviledge in travelling abroad..we should wake up and start becoming role models than blame games..with no cencorship,u see our kids sit with adult(or hide }and watch crap movies nollywood have a penchant of copying nonsense from nolly wood..Bollywood was the second in line but their awareness in india isn’t this stupid than wat is obtainable in naija..we are losing it and need retrace our steps before its too late.

  7. People! Come on if every actor’s life was defined by the roles they act, then patient Ozokwor would be the most wicked woman in the whole of Nigeria! Why praise her and love her for portraying her evil character in different movies while hating and critising other actor because of a diffrent role?? Haba

  8. Nigerian suposed to be more civilized than other african countries that watch Nollywood movies, you can not say that an actor playing the role of a criminal is a criminal in person, a person that act wicked woman is not wicked in person, rather the person plays the role very well that was the reason why she or he is playing the role, we are advanced, we Nigerian dont suposed to behave like new born babies, dont call our actors names because of the role they palyed in a movie after all they are making Nigeria proud, you dont know how our actors are valued outside the country.

    I once live in one of this french countries,there was a day we are watching a movie titled Glamour Girls part 2, the citizens living with us in the same yard was with us watching the same movie, can you immagine that after two days they went out and told people that Nigerians inserted a snake into a private part of a girl and carry the girl to the hospital where the girl confess and die, my fellow Nigerian, it was a war and hell to even all Nigerian living in that country, it took intervention of God for the Nigerian to be alive, even their police easly buy the idea that it was true story, we Nigerian should not behave like the uncivilized people, dose it mean that all the people short in Hollywood movies in America are all dead?
    IAM NOT DEFENDING GAY OR ANY ACT OF GAY BECAUSE IT WAS A GREAT SIN AGAINST GOD ALMIGHTY rather let use the movies to know what is happeing in and around us, please stop pointing an acusing fingers on an actors because of the role they play.WHAT I WANT FROM NIGERIANS IS TO COME OUT AND CONDEM THE GREEDY AND COURUPT POLITICIANS who are nothing but a bad image to Nigerians AND ENTIRE NATIONS,CONDEM THE KILLINGS AND BLOODSHED BY BOKO HARAM AND THEIR SPONSORS.long live Nigerians may all of you have peace of mind, peace in your family, Protection from God Almighty, long life with good health, properity and blessings of God filled all your families in this year 2014

    • And so Mr Georges, what exactly is your long sermon intended to change.? You don’t seem to see anything wrong with the imorality the young **** man represents in the minds of decent adolescent Nigerians. Couldn’t you come clear in your long lectures where you actually belong so that people can address you properly. Fact is, what Benson Okwonko is engaged in is totally unAfrican and cannot be excused under any reasoning you Georges want Nigerians to accept. Okwonko’s behaviour is unacceptable and must be condemned.

  9. who ar u lecturing abt civilizatn.What do u kw abt civilizatn.where hv bn 2.D only way u cn show us ur high level of civilizatn is by acting gay.Is dat nt madness,laziness and moral decay.we need a beta side of ur so called civilization.

  10. Aaaah Abeg @Georges make you keep quiet. I live in western world and we know how we are shielding our children from stupid idea of being a gay and yet you lot in Third worlz countries are glorifying and promoting stupid ideas . Pls slavery is over but never seems to amaze me why we continue to enslave ourselves. Yet all this condemn behaviours such as bad languages,dressings are the one being glorified in Nigeria . If Niger is not careful you are aiming for destruction.
    To benson as long as you are refering to ur mum, dad and kinsmen in your village as not exposed then i believe you are talking to whole Nigeria

  11. I did express an opinion on a topic of Stella Oduah’s fake Ph.D certificates and I was attacked and insulted, some even wished me dead for commenting on very disturbing public concern about the criminal habits of our next neighbours from the ****. I believe those spewing invectives will begin to revise their notes as is now clear the behavioural deficiency tendencies coming from the ****land is becoming intolerable, as exemplified by Benson Okonkwo’s admittance to acting pornographic films. Wouldn’t **** curse mongers direct their frustrations to Benson Okonkwo who chose to care less about **** nation’s integrity and dignity,? and must be checked for the good of **** nation and by extention the Nigerian Nation. Wish all good citizens of Nigeria happy new year, from New Jersey USA. GOD BLESS NIGERIA.

  12. Godsplann,when I saw your comment,I was mad as hell.why? Am a Igbo man and a medical doctor in the USA.Before I changed my life for the best am today i worked as a security man in d mall,a cab driver,worked at MacDonald fast food,even as a waiter while in school trying to make the life am living today and never for once commit any crime apart from a speeding ticket and i know i was not alone then.for you Godsplann to come here declared all the Igbos in the world as breast,criminal and regrets why God made them is total bitterness and frustration and what do you expect from those that are innocent and fighting to stand up as a person? you murdered their hope,fight and belief.when I saw those words of yours I said to myself this man is still a boy under his parents care eating free food and too fucking lazy to make a name for himself or herself and is trying to fool idiot like himself or he/she is a fraudster that was abandoned by his Igbo group and is very mad and bitter with every Igbo people just like you are trying to start right now.your words were full of black hate for this tribe which of course you know most of them don’t care that you are in this world.I know lots if lgbo people in USA army and very good people with unbelievable good heart that will make you question yourself,so tell me Godsplann,if all the Igbos are what you pen them to be what do you think will make the US army of all people accept them.what you wrote to me shows me you are not okay with your life and is dead sad about this tribe from what one if them did to you,moreover the topic was about STELLA and her fake claims not ALL THE IGBOS. so your point was totally out point and stupid infact very very stupid for you to generalize.let me tell you something if not that I have seen and deal with many people like your type and way of life i left like locating you any way invite world and leaving a print on you as a reminder of your words and it’s meaning,am sure am nof the only one that felt that way because you were ranting like a mad man on a very different topic for a very long time and it was too shameful even when your elders stepped in to show their anger that all are nit the same you went on to insult them that they eat from such people which us the highest if all insults.JESUS CHRIST OF NAZERATE,what type if a person are you? why so bitter against this tribe? your hate is just too black for sensible people to see through what you were talking about,is true that there are lots of Igbo beast and criminal but why say ALL which you know is a the tallest lie in the world.is like say that all Muslims are bombers or boko haram or all Hausa people.some said you don’t post any thing unless it is about the Igbos so I went back to check and is true WHY? if you can tell me the truth are still in secondary school in Nigeria where half the guys not all live to showoff as big guys and you felt intimidated?,because to me you don’t sound or talk like a person that have seen and lived outside most Nigeria fake and shameful showoff life.Yeah,some Igbo boys/girls/men and women are greedy but not all like you said and without knowing you or where you come from i already hate you and the word plan not to talk of others that are innocent and want to live a crime free life.Not all are the same including your siblings you don’t all think alike or act the same so why will will a whole tribe be the exact thing from their A to their B.what comes out of your mouth when you are not in any show or behind a camera show your age,state of life and above all your IQ and so is what i can’t understand even as a doctor.Is true that I know hate you and i know it means nothing to you just like lots of other Igbos don’t care about you,I will still want to sit with you even when I know i smell from the the hate i have for you.As a doctor am suppose to swallow it help if possible and am willing to do so no matter what I feel about you.Thank you naijagist for this light you threw on this and to Godsplann for showing your hate which might result in getting you the help you need. Prince Nnamdi.

    • Hello Mr Prince Nnamdi, I must admit I’m humbled by all the good points you’ve raised in your immediate responses to my supposed hate comments rubbishing all my brothes and sisters from your Eastern States. I unreservedly render an unqualified apology to all who may have been hurt by my unguarded comments so far in my exchanges with them. No doubts I’ve my heroes and heroin in the Igbo race who continue to steer the affairs of Nigeria which we all belong. I probably should have separated the wheat from chaf so as not to hurt the generality of all Igbos; but I was equally angered by the shabby treatment I got in the Asian countries on one of my visit there just fo carrying a Nigerian passport. I was stripped searched and completely dehumanised for just being a Nigerian. Who in this world will be happy to suffer the punishments for other people’s offences.?
      However I also take exceptions to Nnamdi’s unbridled insults meant to equalise my sins, this notwithstanding I am very, very sorry and whoever is hurt shoulf forgive and forget. I thank naijagists for offering a platform that enables people accross the world to ventilate their opinons unrestrained, a lot of thanks to Nnamdi for educating and probably succeeded in changing some bitter and agitated individuals oot there. Thanks from New Jersey USA. HAAPPY NEW YEAR FELLOW NIGERIANS WORLDWIDE. LONG LIVE NIGERIA.

    • Mr Prince Nnamdi, I must admit I’m completely humbled by your responses to my unbridled attacks on Igbo race. Obviously I should have been more restrained not to rubbish a whole race but tried to separate the wheat from chaf, however I take exceptions to your insults too but that notwithstanding; I render unreservedly my unqualified apology to the Igbos in general. I live in the State of New Jersey, USA and travel quite often to the Asian countries. I was stripped searched and dehumanised on one of my trips to Malaysia; just for carrying a Nigerian passport. Who will be happy to suffer the punishments for other people’s offences in this world.? I am a business man and not a Medical Doctor like you Mr Nnamdi, so I travel around the world even as far as Australia; my brother Dr Nnamdi, I’ve rendered my apology so I’m unable to recount what I see or hear about our country men and women everywhere around the globe which you and I are made to suffer the backlash.
      Truly no Nigerian tribe is completely clean of criminal eliments but my grouse is the constant trend coming mostly from a certain angle of our beloved country. I became embittered at a point and constantly angry with myself for the embarrasments I’m sujected to in the course of doing my legitimate work. My anger informed my regrettable comments so far that tend to rope in innocent hard working Igbo people worlwide. To my brothers and sisters of the Igbo extraction; I say sorry and that I should have been restrained not get overboard with my pains and rather look more to the angle of many more Igbos in prominent positions helping to reshape the destiny of Nigeria. Dr Okonjo Iweala readily comes to mind and many more. I thank naijagists for providing a platform to ventilate ideas and opinions unrestrained and you Dr Nnamdi for your efforts to change agitated minds out there. Thanks, LONG LIVE NIGERIA.

  13. @NMNADIS, Infact i am really surprised by the tone of your letter . let even agreed that Godsplan idea is wrong , i guesses you are more learned as you be to . Your write up show evidence of hate crime . Hence , found it diificult to comprehend you ideas . All i can read is emotion .
    Let all come together and address reality , the reasons that brought all these rage
    People like you should stand for what we believe in , stand againt corruption in the land

  14. Hello Mr Prince Nnamdi, I must admit I’m humbled by all the good points you’ve raised in your immediate responses to my supposed hate comments rubbishing all my brothes and sisters from your Eastern States. I unreservedly render an unqualified apology to all who may have been hurt by my unguarded comments so far in my exchanges with them. No doubts I’ve my heroes and heroin in the Igbo race who continue to steer the affairs of Nigeria which we all belong. I probably should have separated the wheat from chaf so as not to hurt the generality of all Igbos; but I was equally angered by the shabby treatment I got in the Asian countries on one of my visit there just fo carrying a Nigerian passport. I was stripped searched and completely dehumanised for just being a Nigerian. Who in this world will be happy to suffer the punishments for other people’s offences.?
    However I also take exceptions to Nnamdi’s unbridled insults meant to equalise my sins, this notwithstanding I am very, very sorry and whoever is hurt shoulf forgive and forget. I thank naijagists for offering a platform that enables people accross the world to ventilate their opinons unrestrained, a lot of thanks to Nnamdi for educating and probably succeeded in changing some bitter and agitated individuals oot there. Thanks from New Jersey USA. HAAPPY NEW YEAR FELLOW NIGERIANS WORLDWIDE. LONG LIVE NIGERIA.

  15. Thank you very much Godsplann,I know how you feel and why .Is nice having the opportunity to talk to a guy like you.Am very sorry for the dirty words i used while addressing you.After all said and done you are not far from the truth.pls don’t let evil light of the evil beast overshadow the good ones you might meet someday.I hope we meet someday,I will be very happy if you will meet a very good friend of mine lady Red also a very good Igbo girl who is so f**king good to a fault to show that all are never the same.you will love her when you meet her.Have a happy and peaceful new year Mr Godsplann .

  16. @dem I can’t understand what you are trying to say or said.pls write it in broken English unless you are speaking in tongues .pls move aside let sensible men talk because i can’t see your so called name dem there and you can’t write or make any sense so bend.

  17. @Nnamdi,you are indeed a true gentleman,We the Ogidi natives no dey carry last any way we go,l hail you my royal highest Prince Nnamdi Amaobi.you are full of wisdom and undetstanding.

  18. Just actin.. Dats wat I understand. Nd jez lyk nguzi said wich I praised, if other others lyk ozokwor, pete edochie, kanayo nd d rest wia to be exactly as dey acted, den we definitely won’t be seein different personalities in dem. I beliv dat wat happens in a muvi stays in d muvi. He’s well paid for his role. He has to act to get paid. You who ar still suckin off ur parents pocket wil know hw it is wen u become responsible for urself nd independent. Allow d guy to find his way in where suits him most. Even if he’s gay, so wat? Is it our business? Is it our own life? Its his, nd we shuld stop being unnecessarily naïve. Stop mixin fiction wiv reality, fellow naijazz, PLEASE. Hav a bit of common sense

  19. All ye critics, ya’all big****. Your dsame set of ppu dat wii criticize him if he does not play his role well. Hypocrites oshi. Mscheew

  20. If u ain’t gay stop acting like a gay I am an ibo boy I don’t like gays n lesbians they are against laws of nature how can u act gay when u know that our country will criticize u bro u better quit acting gays scenes cos u might end up in jail for 14 years u n ur film directors shit

  21. It’s like most of you here are illiterates that’s why you are saying all this crap just read the qualities of a good actor haters he has made his money and u all are still here making noise

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *