We have seen celebrities in Nigeria become quite distraught and completely antagonize over accusations about their sexuality both in the fashion, film and music industries. In the music industry, two music celebrities come to mind: Asa and Charly Boy. In Asa’s case, she sued. The case, it appears, has been mostly postponed for one reason or another. Whether it is ultimately adjudicated or the parties reach an out of court settlement is left to be seen.
Joining the list of celebrities accused of being gay is Uti Nwachukwu. As you all know, Nigeria’s anti-homosexuality laws are quite harsh and has caught the attention of the international community from the UK to the USA who strongly oppose it. Do reference the video below.
Uti, in response to the allegations that he is gay, took to twitter and facebook, a few days ago, to fire off a warning. In legal speak, this should translate to some sort of libel and/or defamation claim, along with intentional infliction of emotional distress lawsuit filed against the “scapegoat” he gets. His warning, however, falls on deaf ears if directed to the public. The public on or offline can speculate that he is gay, as terrible as that may be to him since he claims he is not. He would need to join Asa, should a publication ever explicitly claim he is gay and sue such publication. He can also sue persons who wield high influence that make such a claim for it to really send a message to all.
By the way, it is baffling to me that Uti’s sexuality is even on the chopping block. I happen to think he is a man who appreciates style and his style sense reminds me of the likes of Ozwald Boateng and American designer Waraire Boswell. His hair is quite interesting but I have never once thought he was gay. Even if he is, how does that affect the price of petrol?
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