Nollywood dominated by lesbians, gays — Ex-head of producers’ union

Paul Obazele
Paul Obazele

A former president of the Association of Movie Producers in Nigeria, Paul Obazele, has revealed that lesbians and gay producers are ruling his industry.

The ace actor said it was unfortunate that gay and lesbian movie producers are the ones calling the shots in the movie scene, Punch reported on Saturday.

He said while he was the president of the association, he tried his best to curtail their activities but to no avail.

Mr Obazele said, “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? 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,” the he noted.

When this PREMIUM TIMES called Mr. Obazele on Saturday to confirm the statements credited to him he said, “I’m not regretting my stand, that’s the truth. If the interview was published then it’s the truth. I am not scared of anything. I am not retracting what I said. I said it and I no dey hide mouth talk am as blunt as that.”

Mr Obazele began started his acting career in 1985 at NTA Benin; he made his debut on the popular soap operas like Checkmate, Ripples, and Third Eyes among others. He has featured in more than 100 films.


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