Benson Okonkwo says he is not gay and people should seize to discuss his sexuality because he does women. In a recent interview, the actor says, he knows a lot of people refer to him has been gay, but not reacting to the rumours had made it spread. So now he is responding to it. He said;
“I don’t listen to what people say about me anymore. I am just living my life because it is too short. The more you listen to people, the higher your chances of having high blood pressure and death. You only live once and if you let people’s comment take you to an early grave; it is the same people that would come to your funeral. I have never given a damn about anybody’s opinion when it comes to the way I live my life. I am not gay and I have never acted in a porn movie because I am not a porn star,” he said.
Speaking about his latest movie, the actor said this will cause more controversy because he played a role of a bi-sexual person
“In ‘Benson the Maniac’ my character is a manic who later contracts HIV. The character sleeps with both male and female in the movie. It is a controversial movie. A lot of my colleagues like Cossy Orjiakor, Uche Elendu, Denrele Edun, Beverly Osu, and Shirley Igwe among others acted in the movie. People should not judge, it is only God that can judge me. All I did was do my job by acting in the movie.
“The controversy that would trail it would just make people view it and once they do that, Google pays me. If they don’t understand the message the movie is trying to pass across, no problem. I am no longer interested in what people think. I am doing my job as an actor. I am an actor, I don’t want to have high blood pressure and die before my time. Before, I used to check my comments section to see what people were saying about me but now, I have developed a thick skin for me to live long and enjoy my life. As long as it is not true; I love fashion and my career. My ability to interpret any role given to me is what makes me a good actor.”