Bolu, son of former presidential spokesperson, Doyin Okupe, recently came out as a gay man.
In a live video session, he had on Monday night January 25, Bolu kicked against the anti-gay law and stated that some of those who signed the law in 2014 are gay themselves.
The anti-gay law was signed by former President Goodluck Jonathan in January 2014. The law bans same-sex marriages and relationships in Nigeria and prescribes a 14-year jail term for anyone caught in the act. Bolu’s father, Doyin Okupe, was serving at the time as a spokesperson of the Jonathan administration.
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 riduculous.
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 also took on women who are homophobic. According to him, women should be the ones pushing for acceptance of gay men so they do not end up marrying gay men. According to him, many women are married to gay men.
”I do feel sorry for the women.You wome 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”
He also took a swipe on Christians who are quick to point out that homosexuality is a sin. He averred that many Christians sleep with themselves, whether married or single, but never see it as sin.
Watch a clip from his live session below