Nollywood stars, Biola Ige and Muna Obiekewe, have been in the news recently for the wrong reasons. Muna was portrayed in a movie, sucking on Biola’s boobs and the photo quickly went viral online. Biola had earlier explained her position, while Muna kept mute. The photo is said to be from a scene of the movie ‘Pregnant Hawkers’.
Muna Obiekwe has finally opened up on the matter. It was quite hard to get him to grant an interview to Vanguard, but he finally obliged. Here are the excerpts:
Are you aware there is an x-rated picture of you and Biola Ige all over the internet, both of you partially naked, with you, sucking her boobs?
“I was made aware of it. I don’t remember the movie. I also don’t remember sucking Biola’s breasts. If the movie exists, that scene never took place.”
The film is ‘Pregnant Hawkers’ and were you and Biola Ige involved in any sensual scene where you were both nude, making love, real and unreal?
“Like I told you, I don’t recall the movie. I do a lot of movies and I can’t remember what happens in all of them. The fact that I don’t recall means that the movie was shot a long time ago. Probably three or more years back. when love scene was in vogue with producers. I’m still searching for the movie to acquaint myself with the story.There has never been anything between myself and any actress that I’ve made a movie with. My romantic relationships have always been outside the movie industry. I don’t take my work home.”
But you seem to have the knack for romantic scenes. Why?
“Love making scenes are normal in movies. When we see them in foreign movies it’s nothing. But when it’s done here, people start questioning actors morality. Bear in mind that these scenes are not shot the way it’s finally seen when the movie comes out. Nothing ever actually happens. Not with about ten people in the production crew in the room with you. I want to add that the aim in making movies is to enlighten people. You want them to see exactly what’s happening in the world around them. You want them shocked into action against whatever it is you’re trying to portray. Avoiding to touch, the sensibilities of people only result in those things you want seen and treated, ignored. In that regard, I try to make my acting as real as possible without actually doing something wrong.”
How do you feel being labelled a porn star, because some people feel that is what you are actually becoming in the industry.
“I’m not a porn star and I never will be. Love making scenes are sometimes inclusive in a movie and should be done with class. Sometimes editors and directors don’t edit or direct well and it comes out wrong. Will you call any of the American or British movie stars a porn star?”
As a top brand in Nollywood and as a sex symbol: how do you handle advances from women?
“I avoid them. And please, I’m not a sex symbol. I’ve done two hundred movies, out of which only about ten of them have anything concerning sex. Why are people concentrating on those? An actor, before he can be acknowledged as one, has to play quite a number of roles in his career.”