Now Reading
Nollywood Star, Ik Ogbonna Clears The Air On Allegations Of Homosexuality & Marriage Crisis

Nollywood Star, Ik Ogbonna Clears The Air On Allegations Of Homosexuality & Marriage Crisis

Nigerian actor, IK Ogbonna had recently filed a lawsuit against a Vlogger, Bold Pink who made some allegations that the father-of-two is a homosexual.

The controversial YouTuber, real name Joyce Boakye, had asked the actor to come out of the closet after accusing him of “abandoning his wife, Sonia, and going after Nollywood actors to sleep with”.

Beyond accusing him of being gay, Joyce specifically added that the bald-headed Nollywood star was having a series of affairs with his fellow male actors including the up and coming ones.

However, in a recent chat with PUNCH, the model turned actor opened up on what influenced his decision to take a legal action stating that as an ambassador of the movie industry in Nigeria, he would fight against online trolling.

He further added that some of the veterans in the industry advised him to take the case seriously in order to avoid being stigmatized. He said:

“I am not just an actor, I represent Nollywood. Trolling people on social media is growing by the day. They have seen it as a cheap means to get followers on social media. I blame the media to some extent because they hardly celebrate the good things about celebrities.

I am a father, these days; our kids are on social media so they get to see these things. I got a lot of calls from my senior colleagues, most of them were really bitter about it. If people feel that they can just come on social media to say whatever they want to say, then they should be ready to face the consequences of their actions.

READ ALSO: After Marital Issues With Wife, IK Ogbonna Gives His Thoughts on Marriage, Divorce, And Calls For A Change

There are people out there that would believe anything they see or hear on social media hook, line and sinker without researching or trying to meet the person in question. I have nothing against gay people, everybody can live their life however they want to, but it is wrong to impose sexuality on someone.

She made a video with such allegations against me. The video had so much bitterness and anger in it as if she was paid to indict me. The first time I heard about the video was when someone called to ask if I had offended anyone. When I saw it, I laughed over it and I didn’t even think about it so much.

My senior colleagues in the industry advised me not to let it slide, stressing that if something lingers for a long time, it could become a stigma. There is freedom of speech, but even at that, they should be ready to face the consequence.

I do not even know the girl’s name; my lawyers are the ones handling the case. They have written to the US embassy and human rights organization. I really don’t want to hurt anybody or spoil anyone’s career but whatever comes out of it; she brought it upon herself. I am not out for her downfall at all.

People should learn that you don’t have to bring anybody down to rise in life. I have built my brand to this stage, I started from scratch. Cyberbullying goes beyond what we see on the internet. It has led people to depression.”

The actor was further questioned on the troubles in his marriage to the mother of his second child who now describes herself as ‘single’. IK said:

READ ALSO: Nollywood Star, IK Ogbonna Finally Breaks Silence On His Rumoured Divorce

“You are not divorced until you are divorced, as long as an individual has not divorced who they married, they are still married (sic). At the end of the day, no one knows what happens in my house.

See Also

I cannot come out to tell the press every single thing that happens in my home. I am a social media person. I enjoy posting things online. I use my life to inspire people positively.

In every relationship, there are always issues. Sometimes the issues can linger for a long time; it could crash the union or make it stronger.

I am a human being, for me; I feel any woman married to a celebrity should be given an award. I give kudos to every woman married to a celebrity it is not an easy situation for anyone.”

Speaking about his wife who is also a relationship counselor, IK noted that it is always difficult for an individual to advice themselves when they are faced with certain issues.

“A doctor cannot treat himself as well as he would treat a patient; she is an intelligent woman filled with wisdom; sometimes when it comes to your own situation, you really don’t know how to advice yourself.

Owing to the fact that she is now schooling abroad with my son; when you fight with someone who is present, you can settle that issue instantly, but when there is distance, it might linger on for some time.

At the end of the day, we still love each other. I don’t like adding “fuel” to what others say, people are free to have their opinion, and they can think what they want to. I can’t please the whole world, I am not affected by what people say; they are not paying my bills in any way.”

Photo credit: Instagram

Copyright © 2021 Motherhood In-Style Magazine. All Rights Reserved.