Nollywood actor Iremide Adeoye on playing a gay role: ‘The love has overshadowed the bad side’

Nollywood actor Iremide Adeoye has credited his gay role in a recent film with boosting his career.

Adeoye told Premium Times that he was surprised at the overwhelming reception of his character, and that he is grateful for the opportunity to represent the queer community in Nollywood.

Playing a gay role boosted my career:

Nollywood actor Iremide Adeoye has credited his gay role in a recent film with boosting his career.

Adeoye told Premium Times that he was surprised at the overwhelming reception of his character, and that he is grateful for the opportunity to represent the queer community in Nollywood.

Being a queer representation in Nollywood:

Adeoye said that he was expecting some backlash for playing a queer character in a homophobic country, but that the love and support he has received has outweighed the negative.

He added that he does not want to focus on the negativity, but rather on the people who appreciate his work.

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