Nollywood actor, Godwin Maduagu, has addressed the controversies that trailed a leaked sex tape involving him.
Maduagu was in the news in January last year after his gay sex video hit the internet.
Then, the actor denied claims that he was gay. He also alleged his photo was superimposed into the video just to blackmail him.
However, the actor posted via his Instagram handle Monday, alleging that his close friends set him up as well as blackmailed him with the sex tape.
Maduagu added he became depressed and almost committed suicide — if not for the words of encouragement from his family.
He enjoined people to stop blackmailing their loved ones.
Maduagu also admitted to being gay, adding that he is now living his truth.
“After getting a better life for myself, my close friends set me up, blackmailed me and leaked my sex tape. I became depressed and almost committed suicide,” he wrote.
“My family saved me by giving me words of encouragement and advice that kept me going. Look at me now living my truth because I’ve now gotten a strong thick skin.
“Love is love. Say no to blackmail. What will people say have killed a lot of people.”
In the post, he included the rainbow flag which is a symbol of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in the video.