The time when Actress Liz Benson-Ameye made Homosexuality seem like a cult

The time when Actress Liz Benson-Ameye made Homosexuality seem like a cult

Recently, Nollywood actress and evangelist, Liz Benson-Ameye gave an interview to Vanguard during which – of course, due to her feature in an apparently controversial movie about same sex relationships, Busted – the issue of homosexuality came up.

Check out the highlights of the interview and her responses:

Vanguard: You recently appeared in a very controversial film, entitled “Busted”. Let’s start with that. Give us an idea of what the movie was all about – and why it created such an uproar?

Liz Benson-Ameye: The film was controversial, because its subject matter is something a lot of people don’t want to talk about. You know, it’s what’s going on in a lot of homes. So Busted was more or less an exposition of the sexual immorality that’s riddling our society. People are riding high on homosexuality, because they do not know the implications. Some probably do know it’s wrong. But they go ahead and do it anyway. Others indulge in it, because they are under the influence of various substances. Even the high and mighty are involved – men going after men and women going after women. It’s not just ordinary people. Research has revealed various reasons, including ritual purposes, but it’s mostly out of ignorance and moral indiscipline.  Many victims are simply unaware of what they are getting into. In some cases, they pay dearly for their ignorance.

The Nigerian film industry has a reputation for homosexuality, especially lesbianism. One thinks that’s because the film industry stands out. You know, the more you are in the spotlight, the more you get attention, from the media…

Yes. And then, we’re meant to be role models, you know. I think that’s why everybody’s talking about homosexuality in the film industry. Yet politicians and others are there too.  But to affirm what you’ve said: Yes, it’s widespread. And that’s just too bad.

Actress Nse Ikpe Etim (who hosted this year’s AMAA) in an interview with Vanguard said that she has no problem with homosexuality. Yet, as you’ve noted, movie stars are role models. Should stars like Etim, be endorsing sexual immorality?

The root-base of people’s opinion matters a lot. What I say is my own opinion. All of us have the right to our opinions.  I am an ordained minister of the gospel. Consequently, I have come to know things, which I did not know before now. When it comes to “morals,” I always tell people there is one who created the world and, in doing so, set the standards for moral behaviour. I am trying to live accordingly and play the role that is accrued to me. And I will be damned if I don’t speak out!

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  1. Ken George
    October 13, 05:55 Reply

    What irritates me is the way our supposed clergy mix all sorts of superstitions and baseless rumuors with the “word of God”. Well madam liz, thanks for sharing your shitload of ridiculous fantasies disguised as silly opinions

  2. Colossus
    October 13, 06:45 Reply

    We’re in a cult? I failed to get the memo

  3. cedar
    October 13, 07:36 Reply

    No wonder I get this weird feeling of wielding power. maybe I should test my powers on d next guy that makes homophobic remarks near me.

  4. cedar
    October 13, 07:41 Reply

    Like we Igbos say, uche bu akpa, the truth is like a bag, u carry yours, I carry mine.

    • Foxydevil
      October 13, 08:19 Reply

      I love your name.
      Are you as handsome as your name?

  5. Foxydevil
    October 13, 08:14 Reply

    Isn’t she like 80 ?
    I knew this woman since I was like 6 OR 7 and I’m nearly in my mid twenties now.
    She most certainly is going senile.
    The last I heard of her, they said she exhausted her married lover at a hotel rendezvous ….the man passed out and later died (dehydration, exhaustion and heart attack)
    She absconded and later became a pastor (ordained by the media)
    Is she back to acting?
    Oh well!
    Everyone gets to judge the homosexuals, even an adulterous murderess.

  6. Delle
    October 13, 08:32 Reply

    Who Is Needed? Renowned actress who knows her onions and is still relevant and oh, apparently, has sense.

    You stopped being relevant since 2002 after you acted a movie where you were a witch and apparently got haunted so badly you decided to join the church to help cushion your irrelevance to society.

    I don’t know why you would think you matter now. And to think I once liked you.


  7. Jay
    October 13, 09:10 Reply

    Actress Nse Ikpe Etim (who hosted this year’s AMAA) in an interview with Vanguard said that she has no problem with homosexuality…

    Did she really say this? ??
    I’ve always loved babe. And now, I love her all the more. ❤❤

    • Rusty
      October 15, 09:12 Reply

      Yea she said it, I read the article

  8. Dashawn
    October 13, 09:42 Reply

    Thank you Ms. Liz. You can crawl all the way back to the cave of good-but-forgotten actresses which you came out of. Nice scarf by the way.

    • quinn
      October 13, 20:57 Reply

      Dashawn’s comment sha…hahaha

  9. Mandy
    October 13, 10:10 Reply

    “And I will be damned if I don’t speak out!”

    LOL. Such self righteous indignation.

  10. Jo
    October 13, 10:43 Reply

    Okay. Next!

  11. WhoIsUgo
    October 13, 13:35 Reply

    Lmao. This one is an idiot. Aunty preacher in the closet. * moving away from the internally homophobic aunty *
    Nse ikpe etim is really bae o ?

  12. Johnny
    October 13, 15:04 Reply

    Someone cannot say her opinion again ni? You guys are savage???

  13. trystham
    October 13, 17:25 Reply

    Haba!!! Liz Benson!!! You fuck-up biggerly o. I’ll let this one slide because u are one of my all time favorite Nigerian actress.

  14. Malik
    October 13, 21:18 Reply

    The interviewer should share in the backlash. I bet they’re from the same church.

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