I Am Tired Of People Saying Am Gay – Nollywood Actor IK Ogbonna
“I am tired of the gay rumours trailing me. You can never pick out any man with whom I have had an affair in the past, but you can link me to some of the ladies I have dated. It is funny because I am sometimes called a ladies’ man and at times rumoured to be a gigolo – gay.
These three things do not relate to one another. “That I have chosen to adopt the UK style of dressing, which typically comprises tight pants, should not make me gay. The fact that I have friends in the industry that I choose to hang out with should not make me a gay.
I really don’t care about what people think of my personal life. I can’t spot anyone as being gay in the industry and I don’t see anything wrong with two guys or ladies being close friends. Until I am approached by a guy or I see guys getting down together then I can conclude that he is gay.” he stated.
On not being a very talented actor, he said ……
“People are naturally drawn to watching attractive actors on TV and most producers capitalise on this fact. Sometimes producers cast based on good looks before looking for the talents embedded in the individual. Although some of us are blessed with good faces, the talent isn’t really there. But we try to improve on our acting over time.
“I hear people say I can’t act but I don’t think I would be cast in movies if I had nothing to offer the filmmaker. Don’t forget that the producer is a businessman who has to sell his products. Nigerians are so quick to judge people and antagonise and criticise at the same time,”