The Nigerian entertainment industry has been fueled by rumors and speculations about our favorite celebrities and their sexuality. Today, we will take a look at some of our Nigerian celebrities who have been accused of been gays and lesbian. So in this article I will be sharing with you 14 Nigerian celebrities who have been rumored of been gay and lesbian.
1. Genevieve Nnaji
Rumors of Genevieve Nnaji being lesbian began in 2013 when she was alleged to be involved in an affair with Benin Republic actress, Ella Martins after a picture of them kissing surfaced online. Speaking about the picture, Ella Martins confessed that she kissed Genevieve Nnaji normally with no string attached. In 2019 there was another rumor that Genevieve Nnaji was having a lesbian affair with her friend and business partner Chinny Onwugbenu. It was stated that the duo have been together for a while, disguised as best friends and sisters, but have something more, which they share secretly.
2. Uti Nwachukwu
The rumor of Uti Nwachukwu being gay started when he was friends with Alex Ekubo. In fact, it was reported that both men were living together as couple. Uti Nwachukwu admitted they were living together but gave reasons for it. Saying that it was too expensive to afford a good house, so they both combined their money to get a good house. Trust Nigerians not to believe his story as they spread rumors of Uti Nwachukwu being the wife and Alex Ekubo being the husband in a gay relationship.
3. Linda Ikeji
Popular Nigerian Blogger Linda Ikeji has been accused of been a lesbian. All this started in 2016, when she refused to break the news of Chidinma Miss Anambra lesbian scandal that went viral. Bloggers and readers were quick to notice that Linda Ikeji, the queen of breaking scandalous news did not even make a post about Miss Anambra lesbian scandal that went viral. And also for the fact that she hardly mingle with men but only female folks.
Rumors of Kcee being gay began in 2014 when a picture of him appearing to be kissing Phyno went viral and Nigerians wasted no time in tagging them as gay couple. Before this incident, Kcee has already been tagged gay by many Nigerians because he loves wearing colorful clothes. As if this is not crazy enough, last year, Bobrisky vowed that Kcee must marry him.
5. Iyabo Ojo
In early 2011, Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo founded sexy pink ladies and stated that her primary aim was to bring women together irrespective of their age or social class to support each other and share ideas in business, health and improve family values. But since they were only women in the group, Nigerians rumored it to be a lesbian group because of the rumors, Iyabo Ojo changed the name from sexy pink ladies to Pinkies foundation. In 2017, lesbianism rumors concerning Iyabo Ojo came up after she shocked her PA, Gbeminiyi with a brand new car for her birthday which raised many reactions.
6. Benson Okonkwo
Benson Okonkwo would need more than a bucket of detergent to wash himself clean of all the allegations of homosexualism that have trailed him over the years. Though the actor says it hurts him, he also admitted that it has brought him fame. The rumours took seed right after he acted so convincingly as a homosexual in three different movies namely One Dollar, Pregnant Hawker and The Strippers. In an interview, he stated that though a lot of people believe he is gay, he has never been approached by any homosexual person.
7. Uche Ogbodo
Nollywood actress, Uche Ogbodo, definitely knows things that will cause a problem for many yet she is not bothered because she needs to do her job well. The actress shared a controversial photo of her kissing fellow actress, Rosaline Meurer in November 2018 and she did not get a warm reception to it. While she was being tongue-lashed by a self-claimed fan, the actress stated it clearly that she was only acting her role and never a lesbian as perceived by few.
8. Denrele Edun
Eccentric Video Jockey (VJ), Denrele Edun has been called a lot of names ranging from homosexual, cross-dresser, and even transgender. Who can blame the name-callers though? Denrele actively and knowingly fuels those rumours and allegations about his person. He has often been sighted dressed like a woman to events, posting near-nude pictures with feminine poses online. The icing on the cake was when a picture surfaced online of him kissing the ‘Area Fada’ Charly Boy.
9. IK Ogbonna
He was called homosexual by people, but he denied it many times. IK Ogbonna was invited to the Pulse TV studio where he refuted the homosexuals scandal associated with his name. When asked; “What has been the most ridiculous rumour you ever heard about yourself?” He said; “They say IK Ogbonna is a gay, Jesus Christ!!!, does this guy look gay to you? When I heard that one, I couldn’t stop laughing, I am still laughing. My love for women is much that you must be extremely feminine for me to love you.”
Popular Nigerian rapper and music producer Chibuzo Nelson Azubuike popularly known as the Phyno has been rumored to be gay when he was seen in a photo kissing a guy in a club some time ago. He denied it saying it was a potoshop. According to his words; “People say I am gay. That’s laughable because these same people reported some time ago that I impregnated a girl. So you can see that these things don’t work together. My life is all about entertainment, as long as the people are happy about what they read, I am happy too.”
11. Charly Boy
Charly Boy has also been rumored to be a gay. His strange lifestyle also contributed to his gay rumors. The photos of him kissing Denrele Edun fueled the rumor. He was quoted saying he is a gay and the leader of the Illuminati in Nigeria. But later on, he denied it and threatened to sue the newspaper that carried the news.
13. James Brown
James Brown has been rumored to be a gay. He was even arrested alongside 46 others for being allegedly gay and spent a month at the Ikoyi Correctional Facility in Lagos. James Brown is a cross dresser and many Nigerians have labeled him to be a gay. He has refuted every claim attached to him as being a gay and even stated categorically that he has a girlfriend who satisfied him on bed in several occasion.
Bobrisky have been rumored to be a gay. The internet personality who has severally denied being gay, although agreed he is in a relationship with an influential male politician. Also In a famous interview with Potpourri, Bobrisky openly denied being gay, debunking his earlier claims and stated that he is just a businessman and a cross dresser. Although, despite all his claim of not been a gay, everyone still believes Bobrisky is gay.
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