Bolu Okupe, son of former presidential aide, Doyin Okupe, has addressed the controversy that arose after he came out as a gay man.
He had an Instagram live session on Monday night, January 25, where he vehemently kicked against the anti-gay law and stated that some of the legislators who signed the law are gay themselves.
Recall that the law was signed by former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2014. The law bans homosexuality in Nigeria and attaches a 4-year jail term for anyone caught in the act. During that period, Bolu’s father, Doyun Okupe was serving as a presidential aide to Jonathan.
Speaking during the live session, Bolu said,
“With the whole 14 year law, I bet you for a fact, some people who were signing or voting for that law are gay themselves. It’s ridiculous.
If you look at it statistically, you would know for a fact that a few people who voted on that law would have been gay themselves”.
He counselled women who are homophobic. He stated that women should be the ones pushing for the acceptance of homosexuality so they don’t end up marrying gay men.
“I do feel sorry for the women.You women should be fighting more for acceptance because a lot of you guys are married to gay men. I am sorry but your whole lives are a sham, fake. Your husbands are living in secrecy and leading double lives. I feel like some of you know and some of you don’t mind because your husband is rich but some of you don’t know but discover later and it’s heartbreaking.
I feel like you all should be pushing for acceptance more so that you don’t end in situations like this. Me personally, I would never want to be in a situation where the person who I call my lover or who I am married to does not even like me or is living a fake life. It’s a lot.
I don’t feel like any woman deserves that so that is why I feel like women need to stop being homophobic and push for acceptance so you don’t find yourselves in situations like that because a lot of you are married to gay men whether you like it or not, whether you want to accept it or not. That is a fact.”
Bolu also took a swipe at Christians who are quick to condemn homosexuality and tag it as a “sin”, when they do worse in their daily lives.
Watch a clip from his live session below,