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Thursday, 21 March 2013
(GIST): Actor Emeka Ike Speaks – ‘I Don’t Hate Gay But I Don’t Support Gay Marriage’
Popular Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike, who is on self-imposed sabbatical from the industry recently took a stand against legalizing gay marriage in the country at Vchannel Celebrity Night Out at Troy Lounge in Lagos.
Emeka, while fielding questions from April and Bridget, presenters from the cable station on state of the nation said Nigeria should not follow the footsteps of United Kingdom (UK) that legalized same-sex marriage recently. ‘Knowing our penchant for ‘copying’ others I want to plead with Nigerians not to encourage same sex marriage. I don’t hate gay but I don’t support gay marriage either. God does not want it, our culture forbids it. We should not encourage what is not right. This is about defending whatever is left of our culture. Nigeria should not go the way of UK, we are people of culture. I want our legislators to stick to their guns and not legalise what will be eroding our culture and make us godless people’.
VCHANNEL is a new entertainment channel on cable TV, Startimes; it’s on channel 221.
VCHANNEL is an entertainment platform targeted at youths and women. It’s a fusion of Popular and fresh African Movies, Drama Series, Celebrity Lifestyle Shows, Fashion & Style, Reality TV Shows, Kiddies Programmes, Comedy, Musical Content, Game Shows and other exciting television experiences.
According to Sola Fajobi, CEO of VCHANNEL, the platform is aimed at delivering credible alternatives and varieties, the world becomes more enjoyable and worth living when you have assorted alternatives. Without varieties, the world is monotonous. The world is void. The world is formless; nothing satisfies the soul like different experiences of unforgettable memories. We hope to deliver variety of rewarding experiences to our TV audience and engage them in a more meaningful way than ever before’.