Speaking in a recent interview about the dangers associated with practicing lesbianism in Nigeria, fast rising actress Maryam Charles has condemned those who engage in the act.
“This is an issue I will not like to discuss; those that are lesbians know themselves, as for me, I’m not a lesbian, so it will be very difficult for me to comment on such act because I don’t know what they derive from it.”
Going further, the light skinned actress warned those who engage in the act to desist because it is against the law in Nigeria. “However, since it is against the law in Nigeria, I will like to remind everyone indulging in illegal activities to remember the consequences of their actions. What is illegal is simply illegal; I see no reason for going against the law.”
The producer and filmmaker whose latest film Madam Caitlyn will be released later this month also said despite the current economic challenges the country is facing, the entertainment industry is not in any way feeling the heat of recession. “Based on available facts, the entertainment industry isn’t affected by recession. The entertainment contributed immensely into the economy in 2016, and expected to gross N16bn in 2017. Now tell me is there any sign of economic recession here? Obviously, the industry that is not affected by recession can also be a vehicle that will drive Nigeria out of the economic quagmire if the government decides to tap into it and utilize all opportunities very well.”
However, she said entertainers are also being affected by the economic challenges. “As entertainers, I can say, we are feeling the heat of recession to some extent, but, we are all coping and we are optimistic that before the end of 2017 our economy will shine again.”