Fresh faced Nollywood actor IK Ogbonna has called for critics to stop calling him ‘gay’.
The former Amstel Malta Box Office contestant, in an interview with Nigeria’s Punch Newspaper said that he’s aware of the rumours about his sexuality and called for people to stop jumping to conclusions because of his looks and dress sense.
“I am tired of the gay rumours trailing me,” he said. “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,” said the actor.
The actor continued, “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.”
To further prove his point, Ogbonna who has been previously linked to Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim has been posting photos of his latest sqeeze, Colombian Sonia Moralez on his Instagram page.
Being gay in Nigeria is still mainly frowned upon in many communities and even social circles. If convicted, an individual could face up to 12 years in jail.