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Odunlade Adekola Reacts To Criticism Of Being Gay After Movie Role



Famuyiwa Damilare

Lagos, (An24) – Popular Nollywood actor, Odunlade Adekola has reacted to the role he played in a movie trailer ‘Daudu’, that got many people doubting if he’s not a gay.

Odunlade was seen playing the role of a young, unmarried gay man whose parents are not in any way pleased with his sexuality in the movie trailer released last month, 27th of January.

The comic actor, however cleared the air on the movie, saying the movie was just make believe, with a certain message to be passed.

Asked how he felt playing the role of a feminine gay man, Odunlade said, “I am not the one that produced the movie but it was directed by me. As a matter of fact, I played the lead role.. As a director, If you get any script, you just have to study/digest the script, understand what the demands are and know where to contribute. That is what I did.”

In a swift response to people’s criticism due to the role he played in the movie, he said: “I haven’t really seen the criticisms from people and you know a movie is make believe. It is also done to correct a lot of impressions and make people understand more about certain topics. I haven’t seen anyone criticize me or any of my jobs (roles). Critics should take time to watch the movie, study it very well and understand what we are trying to say in the movie. We are preaching what happened in the movie that made the lead actor (Odunlade Adekola) to be a gay man is not good. That’s the real message.”

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