A Nollywood (Nigerian Hollywood, naturally) actor, Uche Maduagwu, claimed yesterday that he was arrested for coming out as gay and advocating for U.S.
intervention in Nigerian human rights abuses.In his now deleted Instagram post, the actor explained that he had called for Biden to sanction Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and the Bauchi State for their anti-LGBTQ+ judgements.I was arrested and beaten by security personnel because I came out as gay – Actor Uche MaduagwuGB WhatsApp • Mbaka • So Obi • #funkeakindele • #BBNaijaS7 • Rest In Peace • #ASUU pic.twitter.com/4L0Jt9LF5O— TWAA.ng (@TWAA_ng) July 7, 2022Also since-deleted is a video of Maduagwu tearfully talking about his experience of being beaten for being gay.Related: Bolu Okupe, the son of an anti-gay Nigerian politician, just came out of the closetIt’s unclear whether this post has been deleted for legal reasons or if the actor is attempting to retract his coming out again.He had previously come out as gay at the top of 2021, but then claimed he’d lied about it the following April.If he’s being genuine, it’s understandable for him to be a little publicly inconsistent in his claims.
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