Rozvojové náklady homofobie

LONDÝN – Pro mne jako pro homosexuála žijícího v Nigérii byla největší výzvou volba mezi mou sexualitou a mým zaměstnáním.

V roce 2004 jsem stál na počátku své herecké kariéry. Krátce předtím jsem odešel z univerzity a vystupoval jsem v seriálu „Růže a trny“, což byla telenovela vysílaná v hlavním vysílacím čase na Galaxy Television, jedné z nejpopulárnějších televizních stanic v Nigérii. Hrál jsem roli „Richarda“, jediného syna z bohaté rodiny, který měl milostný poměr s pokojskou.

Postupně se začalo šuškat o mém soukromém životě, a tak jsem se rozhodl jít s pravdou ven. Souhlasil jsem, že vystoupím v nejsledovanější televizní talk-show v Nigérii a promluvím o své homosexualitě.

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