Veteran Nollywood actor Ebun Oloyede, affectionately known as Olaiya Igwe, has broken his silence regarding his viral nude video which has stirred controversy especially in the Nigerian social media space.
It should be remembered that Olaiya was seen in a video, naked and praying that the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu wins the next elections.
The filmmakers raised a lot of controversy over their action, as several Nigerians condemned their act stating that it was unnecessary, shameful and inappropriate.
In the midst of the controversies, the actor appeared on the popular TVC television program, “Tu Mirada”, where he talked about the reason why he was naked on the beach. According to Olaiya, the reason behind his action was a spiritual call, he also added that it was a voice that had told him to pray for Tinubu on the beach.
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The actor said, “I was asked to stand up and do it spiritually. I have a gift of revelation from Almighty God. Sometimes, I see what God planned for me before it happens. He was sleeping that day and the voice came to me and he said please get up, you said you love Asiwaju and he has been helping you. I said yes. Get up, go and do this for him.”
In addition, he mentioned that he does not owe anyone an apology. “It was an intentional action because I heard the voice that asked me and I do not regret it. I can do anything to support Asiwaju as long as he believes this has nothing to do with anyone else, I can go as far as it takes,” she said.
Olaiya further debunked various claims that he was paid to do what he did. “I deliberately recorded that event for people to see. It’s not for money,” the veteran actor clarified.
Olaiya Igwe is among several other Nollywood actors who have decided to open their support for Bola Ahmed Tinubu, among others; Fausat Balogun, Yinka Quadri, Jide Kosoko, Taiwo Hassan, Faithia Williams, Femi Adebayo, Shola Kosoko, and Saheed Balogun.