“I am not just an actor, I represent Nollywood” – IK Ogbonna
It came as a shock to his fans when Nollywood actor IK Ogbonna decided to sue a social media troll over some allegations she made about him via a video clip she posted on her Instagram page.
The lady had posted a video where she made some allegations that the bald-headed Nollywood actor is a homosexual.
In an interview with Saturday Beats, the model turned actor stressed that he is a representation of Nollywood as a brand, adding that some of the veterans in the industry advised him to take the case seriously in order to avoid being stigmatized.
I am not just an actor, I represent Nollywood. Trolling people on social media is growing by the day. They have seen it as a cheap means to get followers on social media. I blame the media to some extent because they hardly celebrate the good things about celebrities. I am a father, these days; our kids are on social media so they get to see these things. I got a lot of calls from my senior colleagues, most of them were really bitter about it. If people feel that they can just come on social media to say whatever they want to say, then they should be ready to face the consequences of their actions.
There are people out there that would believe anything they see or hear on social media hook, line and sinker without researching or trying to meet the person in question. I have nothing against gay people, everybody can live their life however they want to, but it is wrong to impose sexuality on someone.”
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