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Enyinna Nwigwe is a Pastor with a Secret in “Hell or High Water”! Watch the Trailer starring Daniel K. Daniel, Ashionye Raccah & More



Hell or High Water Psoter

Put together by The Initiative for Equal Rights in conjunction with Asurf Films whose CEO Oluseyi “Asurf” Amuwa took home the award for Best Short Film at the recently held AMVCA 2016, Hell or High Water tells the story of a young pastor loved and adored by the people around him. Things change for him when he has to confront a hidden truth about himself—a truth that could make or break him psychologically.

But, whatever decision he makes, he is still going to crash and burn, for life as he once knew it would never be the same again. The story explores the reality of sexuality amidst spirituality, exorcism, blackmail, and family life.

The movie was written by Habeeb Lawal and it stars Enyinna Nwigwe, Daniel K. Daniel, Ashionye Raccah, Tunbosun Aiyedehin, Adedayo Davies and Chika Okeke.

Watch the trailer below:


  1. Africhic

    March 18, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Okay!! Is the Nigerian audience mature enough for this movie?

  2. Paris5thave

    March 18, 2016 at 9:10 am

    I cannot wait to see this! But guys, I only saw the image above before reading and I already knew the Pastor has …sexual preferences (I might be wrong or not) but if I’m right, why make it so obvious? I would still love to watch this either ways! Kudos!

  3. Mrs 2Kobo

    March 18, 2016 at 9:20 am

    this is a very delicate topic….hope it teaches us to be more tolerant, more loving despite whatever choices other people make.

  4. Wale

    March 18, 2016 at 9:25 am

    I just saw myself, my struggles over years! My fears and worries. God send help on my way pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    • Bimpe

      March 18, 2016 at 9:50 am

      Aww. Hang in there.Love you.God loves you more

    • myke

      March 18, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      Wale… contact TIERs at [email protected]

    • Author Unknown

      March 18, 2016 at 1:49 pm

      God never left you Wale. From your comment in a different post, you were molested. The problem with that is the confusion as to whether that experience made you gay, or it made you recognize that you were gay. The best favour you can do for yourself, Wale, is to love yourself, gay or confused, regardless what everyone else might say. Work hard at whatever you’re good at, and be an achiever. You may also wish to seek professional help in a psychologist (someone mentioned you should google someone, who I think might actually be a life coach, and not a psychologist), but I have concerns with psychologist in this country even spiritualizing things of this nature. Spiritualizing homosexuality is time wasting therapy. Figure out those you love and deep down whose validation you need – your parent, sibling, relative etc. Have a heart-to-heart with this person. Forget trying to please the world. It will never happen even if you were are straight as a ruler.

      We’re not all created the same. No animal or plant is. Only goods coming off a manufacturing line are, and even then not really. When you look into the woods, you’ll see tall trees, shorter trees, very green and leafy trees, and some not so leafy, but looking at the woods as a collective, you can’t deny the beauty. That’s how I see life. I wish you the best in your journey, Wale, but remember that at the end of the day your happiness lies within you.

    • Dolly

      March 18, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      God bless you for this write up.
      Short story, I have a friend here in New York, he lives a double life, projecting straight to his family back in Nigeria and here to friends n co-workers. I had a heart to heart conversation with him and he opened up. Needless to say our friendship became solid as a rock but that’s beside the point,
      I wish he would live his life and be truly happy.I often wonder why he cares so much about what people will say i mean he lives here and has a great job. Like people will talk even if you are straight as a fckn ruler. The fear & pain i see him go through turning down all the good-looking young boys that hits on him is beyond my comprehension.

      To think i used to crush on him so bad lol excuse me he’s one sexy ass but I love him like a brother now and would love to see him happy. I wonder if he thinks denying himself sex with men will make him straight smh

    • Unknown

      March 20, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      Because of Nigeria’s homophobia, this great author/commenter had to be “unknown” to “deliver” a wonderful sermon. I wish I can contact you. But I’m still “unknown”.

  5. Bimpe

    March 18, 2016 at 9:38 am

    I love this.
    The fight again homosexuals in Nigeria kind of reminds me of the fight for the end of slavery. I once visited the castles of slavery in Ghana and i was shocked at the way slaves were treated.
    Why are we treating homosexuals in Nigeria like they are less human?
    I’m not a lesbian but i just don’t get it.
    Why can’t we allow them to make their own sexual choices?
    As long as they are not forcing anyone and they have reached the age of consent , leave them alone!

  6. Wale

    March 18, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Let me make a summary about my painful sojourn. I was abused by a neighbour (who was like 20 years older) at the age of 3 till I was 12years. It has been painful all the way. I have been to so many deliverance, fasted and prayed about. Am not giving up but I wish this didn’t befall on me at all. Please, do not judge these people but pray for them. I cringe always at the thought of me doing this shit!

    • Idomagirl

      March 18, 2016 at 11:22 am

      My heart goes out to you.
      Sorry you had to endure that ?

    • Ada Nnewi

      March 18, 2016 at 11:30 am

      Big hugs for you wale.. Jesus loves you..

    • The real dee

      March 19, 2016 at 1:01 am

      I am happy I read your comment. I am very judgmental of gay people and your comment just gave me a different perspective. Perhaps being judgmental is not the way forward but praying for them. I don’t even know what to type cos’ you seem to have tried everything. I know God knows the deep yearnings of our heart, the Holy Spirit is your best help, the best therapists, the best life coach, the best psychologists. Have a heart to heart with Him. It may seem weird cos you may not see Him physically, but go into your closet and talk to Him and let Him do the work.

      I apologize to every gay person I’ve ever judged. I don’t know your story and should never have appointed myself as judge.

    • oyebanji

      March 19, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      Dear Wale, There’s someone I know who could really help.. A true friend. Great man, he had changed lives, God bless him. I wish I could leave his number here for you but this is a public forum. Hit me up on facebook through my email. [email protected] cheers my friend .

  7. Josephine

    March 18, 2016 at 10:14 am

    If the trailer alone is so powerful this movie will be awesome. Right on time too. I can’t get over the recent killings of gays in this country. I’m sure its happened before but I was unaware. We need to humanize and protect these men and women and show that we are all the same. When I talk about this I’m often accused of being a hypocrite because I’m not gay and wouldn’t want that for my child. That is true but I’m guessing that many gays would rather not go through this stress from all quarters or wish that for their children. I think they wouldn’t do it if they could really help it. All I know for sure is that we are all equal.

  8. FinchleysFinest

    March 18, 2016 at 10:32 am

    This movie talks about now. The struggle , the pain , the fear, religion, sexual preference , how it started, the desire, the lust…

    I need to see this movie.

    I refuse to judge any gay guy. I don’t know their struggle so I shouldn’t just open a chapter in their life and run my mouth.

    We know its wrong, bibles tells us so ” But ” I SHALL NOT JUDGE.

  9. jinkelele

    March 18, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Hmmm…interesting how they chose a pastor not an imam..
    @Wale….you’ll be fine.
    You were molested you need to deal with that first. See a psychologist – don’t know that many of them but you can contact Lanre olusola

  10. jinkelele

    March 18, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Google his name…the organisation will come up.

    • Wale

      March 18, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      Thank you! I will do that

  11. Frosh

    March 18, 2016 at 11:05 am

    .hmmm words..

    my 21 y.o friend is in jail today because he was caught having gay sex with a man, the man who is a high ranking solider wasn’t incarcerated or paid his way out, while my friend is in jail, the story is online, I have never been in support of homosexuality or lesbianism, im straight as an arrow, but this trailer in 2 mins, changed my perspective..

    there are many things the bible says that we have held on to but as i grew up i realized were just not true and were placed there as subliminal messages for mass mind control to keep a certain type of people suppressed, if a man can say women rights should be thrown out the window because the bible says so, that women are to be kept in the background and i personally believe that is horseshit then why would i believe what the bible says about gays… the bible was written by men after all and if something rubs me a certain type of way and i dont like it, i can decide to say okay in this holy book let it be so and so and so, so everyone would follow that status quo… call me blasphemous but truth is truth, the basic fundamental thing all human beings need is love and no one can convince me that a God who is supposed to be ALL love would say on one end comfort one and on another end smite the other? what makes that other less deserving of love….

    i wont support those who are just experimenting swinging both ways or being homosexuals because it is a fad or they want to use it for runs, but for those who it is their true nature, i have begun to see them in another light…

    we all need love, men, women, gays, children… everyone needs love…

    • myke

      March 18, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      Frosh… may be you can send an email to [email protected] about the details of the situation about your friend

    • Madam Ye

      March 18, 2016 at 12:30 pm


      This Write up is perfection. This is pretty much everything. Let’s open our mind take time to think rationally…

      I wish all our people could take time to reason and think out the box or the restrictions that were imposed on us.

      Long sigh…The BibleBasherParade will soon impose their ‘opinion’ on us…..

    • Yomi

      March 18, 2016 at 5:06 pm

      Dear Frosh, please can you provide me with details of this case regarding your friend in incarceration, please write to me via: [email protected]

  12. DLP

    March 18, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Hummm dis movie I really dont understand what to make it this who sexual preference thing

  13. Vanessa

    March 18, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Gay pastor? What does that even mean? What happens to the parts of the bible that condemn homosexuality? You’ll ask your church members to tear them off? As a pastor, you’re not only responsible for your own soul, but also the souls of your congregation. I’ve always avoided commenting on any topic that revolves around homosexuality on BN because it seems this site has a lot of homosexual readers and I’m not one to judge. But my people, don’t deceive yourselves, you cannot be homosexual and be a christian, likewise you cannot be fornicating, be a cheat, a liar, a thief, a murderer etc and call yourself a christian. As far as I’m concerned, it’s better to stay off the christian religion that doesn’t support your lifestyle, than for you to be wasting your time here on earth professing Christianity, when the religion condemns you to hell fire for eternity.

    • The Huntress

      March 18, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      Hunny christianity is nt God. u have no right to dictate anoda person’s relationshp wit Christ.

    • FinchleysFinest

      March 18, 2016 at 12:29 pm

      O ga Madam Vanessa,

      You will be shocked to know we have more gay guys in church nowadays . they read the scriptures, testimonies, sing in choir(especially the choir) and usher you , do the drama and do the dance in churches.

      Who are you to say there are wasting their time professing Christianity ? Wouldn’t it make sense for them to rather keep professing their faith and be hopeful that all of these will go away??? Be careful what you type on the internet. I know its your views but damn this matter is as sensitive as you never ever can imagine. Its as sensitive as rape. Do you know how many of these guys or girls that were molested at a young age ? do you have a clue of how some of them seek father figures and then turn into what they are today? Yet they have the zeal to want to serve God? Have you ever felt the pain when some of them would even curse themselves after the act so they don’t return to it and then the next day they are at it again?

      Enough said man! Internet is just annoying nowadays

    • Lara

      March 18, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      Aww, better stay off religion to if you marry a gay man. You want him to fit in so bad with your ideals, yeah, he will 🙂

    • Kezhia

      March 18, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      Abeg! Pastor’s are people too. The bible also condemned other things, like being judgemental.
      But here you are, quoting Bible and casting scriptures.
      Let people live their life, when it comes to the time to meet the maker, leave GOD to pass the judgement.
      FYI: I am a Woman, Christian, Straight and Open-minded. You should try it sometimes.

    • S!

      March 18, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      Vanessa, being a Christian doesn’t mean you have to be perfect. All men are sinners, being a Christian means you should work on your self to be a better person. Do you think God hates sinners? No! He hates (for lack of a better term because I don’t think God hates) the sin.
      No matter how hard one tries one would never be perfect. Thank God for His mercies and stop judging because that my lady is also a sin which you ommited out of your list of sins.

    • Jay

      March 18, 2016 at 3:29 pm

      To y’all under Venessa’s comment, you gats chill! She is not judgemental. There is a depth in Christianity where all you do is to bring glory to God.

      And to Venessa, Christianity is not a religion. It’s the life of Christ at work in a man after salvation. The life of Christ in a man gives righteousness as a FREE GIFT. Righteousness makes a man stand without guilt in the presence of God.

      So you see, gay or no gay…. Follow Christ and preserve your salvation instead of focusing on what brings argument and strife.

    • Tobigirl

      March 18, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      YOU can also not be a judge. Please keep throwing your stones oh holy one.

    • Tony

      March 18, 2016 at 9:17 pm

      You clearly have read the bible to know all the DONOT’s. Did you see verses on forgiveness also?? The mention that no SIN is unforgivable?? All i see is people painting God in a very negative light, as if our CREATOR is mainly there to punish and punish and punish. Lets stop playing GOD and judging people simply because they committed a sin which we have not committed..

    • Yago

      April 7, 2016 at 12:07 pm

      Vanessa, God bless you. I think there is a lot of confusion going on in our world today. Just like you said it is better not to profess any religion than to go about causing confusion everywhere.

    • Nike

      June 21, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      This is so apt! You cannot profess Christianity and be gay! What correlation has light with darkness? Why was Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed? Gay people can never procreate and the devil knows that. It’s an agenda to eliminate humanity. A baby is God’s approval that the world should go on. Being gay is surely not of Christ. #endofstory.

  14. say it like you mean it

    March 18, 2016 at 11:15 am

    They want to make this gay thing more accepted in Nigeria abi? first they will try to draw sympathy to the plights of gays, then make it look ‘normal’ and finally, they will shove it down everyone’s throat. Its bad enough that here in the UK, the gay people have taken over and will not let people rest. You see them making out in public as if they own the world.
    What is wrong is wrong!. Nigerians should even consider it as anything worth a rethink.
    That people make this gay thing out to be ‘normal’ does not make it right.
    Call me homophobic all you like but I dont think we should even entertain this gay rights or whatever they call it in Nigeria. Just like they have suppressed people’s voices in the US and UK, gay people and advocates will try to bash anyone not in support of the sexual practice. Well, i will say it like i mean it. It is wrong.
    there is No reasonable justification for it.
    Those who are fighting the feeling should continue fighting it.
    I wonder how these films scale through the censorship board sef. I havnt watched the movie and even if the moral story of the movie turns out that gayism is wrong, the fact that the theme of the movie gives viewers an audience to consider it is wrong jare

    • Marc Francis of Chelsea

      March 18, 2016 at 11:49 am

      I hope all your children marry gay men and lesbians. The nerve of you to dismissively refer to “the plight of gay people” when just days ago a mob brutally murdered a gay man in Nigeria.

      You don’t like gay people because they kiss in the streets. You don’t like gay people because they have repressed those who are opposed to them having rights. Let me ask you, what do YOU as a heterosexual stand to lose from gay people having rights? Now flip that and ask yourself what gay people stand to gain from having rights. If you cannot honestly ask yourself these questions and answer them honestly then there’s really no point arguing with you.

      In your mind being gay comes down to having sex with the same gender. Believe me, it is so much more. As I said before, there are gay virgins. The bible says that worshipping anyone other than God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is evil, yet I am 100% sure you don’t fiercely oppose the rights of Muslims. Would you be this angry about a movie about the 1billion gods of Hinduism?

      It is perfectly fine not to accept homosexuality. Just don’t shove YOUR morals and YOUR beliefs down our gay throats and then deny us fundamental HUMAN rights. It is these same morals and traditional beliefs that they have used to say women are unequal to men in this country.

    • Sylvia

      March 18, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      You pray? It cannot be my God you’re praying to. I want to believe you’re praying to Buddha, mumu!

    • The Huntress

      March 18, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      Your rhetoric is in line with a racist Donald Trump supporter at one of the goats rallies. what problem do gay people constitute? you hate them because you dont like seein dem kissin? will you say the same for a str8 couple kissin on the road? i’m a babe nd have no quams kissin my man in public. im sure ur the type that will pass dem on d road overseas nd happuly chant “in my country we kill people like u.”

    • nene

      March 18, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      i accept u 100%. there are more issues facing our country.

  15. Juwon

    March 18, 2016 at 11:17 am

    BN, why did you change the title of this article? Was “Enyinna Nwigwe Is A Pastor With A Secret” not generating as much traffic/controversy as you would hope to get with “Enyinna Nwigwe Is A Closeted Gay Pastor”?

  16. Idomagirl

    March 18, 2016 at 11:22 am

    I must watch this.

  17. Marc Francis of Chelsea

    March 18, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Can’t wait to watch this. As timely as it is important. Nigerian women, you cannot be angry that your husband is gay. That is what the society you live in forced him to do. Being gay is not just having sex with men. It is innate. That’s why there are gay virgins. Open your minds and watch this movie.

    The bible says many things that remind you that GOD himself did not write it. No one holds placards that says “God hates shellfish eaters” or “God hates guys that shave.” No one will carry stones and pummel you for having sex before marriage. But somehow all of your religious hate is channeled at people whose actual lives are affected by your vitriol.

    Some of us, myself included, have been through those humiliating deliverance scenes. No one will choose this life willingly. No one wants to die from internal bleeding after being brutally beaten by a mob who don’t like his sex partner.

    • LaDolceVita

      March 18, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      Marc Francis you are the greatest ass wipe for this your comment. ” Nigerian women, you cannot be angry that your husband is gay”. Being in a homophobic society does not give you the right to destroy someone else emotionally. Nobody held you at gunpoint to marry a woman do not make another person suffer because of your perversions. if you choose to be gay that is your business but do not take a sacred vow with a woman when in your mind you intend to break in the most vile of ways. P.S I have a right to my opinion and im of the opinion that homosexuality is a choice maybe a difficult one but a choice nonetheless. Pls drop that “people are born gay” it is a putrid mess.

    • Marc Francis of Chelsea

      March 18, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      Darling your comment fell off at choose to be gay. How was it when you CHOSE to stop liking girls and date guys?

      As to my comment on marrying women, I don’t hold the same thought for women in societies that do not criminalise homosexuality. Do you not know the country we live in? Where an unmarried “uncle” at 35 will be answering rude questionnaires and wondering eyes everyday? You don’t think that societal pressure has anything to do with gay men marrying women? What do you want gay men in Nigeria to do? Come out and get stoned with no remorse? Heck no. What have you, a straight woman would could one day end up the miserable wife of a gay man, done to ensure that he feels safe enough to not have to marry and deceive you to cover himself? The only way to blend in is to get married.

      Nigerian society holds gay men at a figurative “gun point” and forces us to marry women. His parents will disown him. His friends will abandon him, His life will be turned upside down and he will be locked in jail for FOURTEEN YEARS! That’s not gun point enough for you?

    • Laila

      March 18, 2016 at 12:15 pm

      If being gay is alright, then why are you using it to curse somebody? It’s because you know it is wrong. Gays don’t respect other people’s right to practice their faith, they are taking people to court because they refuse to bake their wedding cakes even though there are other bakers willing to do it. So why should we accept them in Nigeria?

    • Unknown

      March 20, 2016 at 3:51 pm

      I see this as sarcasm. I hope it is; then I can give you an award for the BEST SARCASTIC COMMENT ON BN

    • Josephine

      March 18, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      Oh boy, I was sympathetic till you blamed women who marry gays. That’s plain wrong unless she signed up to help him cover up. If she was deceived, it is wicked. No other word for it.

    • Marc Francis of Chelsea

      March 18, 2016 at 4:06 pm

      You missed my point. Hopefully it is clear from this analogy.

      There’s a gun on the table. You saw the gun and didn’t try to put it away. Then your child takes the gun and shoots you with it. Your child may have shot you, but you did nothing to prevent it from happening.

  18. Jojononz

    March 18, 2016 at 11:49 am


  19. Adesola

    March 18, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Oga, let me open minded. Did you see the gay man that was killed recently in his own house in Ondo state? Is that what you want and preach? We don”t need hate. Anyone should be who they want to be as long as they are not sleeping with children. I don’t like gay people but I am seriously trying to understand why they are like that, this might might help if it does have a story around that.

  20. Cookie

    March 18, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    In as much as I don’t support homosexuality, I believe every adult should be allowed to practice their sexual preference as long as it’s not shoved down our throat. Even when you are single and see a couple – man and woman making out in public deep down inside you’ll be like ahn ahn get a room now.
    Let’s face facts – despite the fact that homosexuality is banned in Nigeria I can bet you that there are still practising homosexuals in this country they just don’t do it in public. It’s not going to go away. There are other pressing issues that needs resolving and I do not think homosexuality is one of them.

  21. Laila

    March 18, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    A gay pastor is as bad as an adulterous pastor or a thieving pastor. All are not living according to biblical standards. Because fornication is widely practiced does not mean the bible has changed, or because we tell white lies does not mean the bible has said lying is no longer a sin. Homosexuality is a sin, it has always been and will always be. All of you shouting gay rights, what about if it infringes on my religious freedom? Not possible you say? Then ask the baker in the US suffering for not baking a gay themed wedding cake or the bed and breakfast owners who will lose their source of livelihood for not hosting a gay couple. How about asking gays to respect people’s faith.

    • Marc Francis of Chelsea

      March 18, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      And how many adulterous pastors have you heard being stoned recently? Last I heard, a pastor got two sisters pregnant in Lagos and he was not murdered. My HUMAN rights infringes on your religious freedom? I think you have it mixed up. Your religious freedom should NOT infringe on my HUMAN rights. I didn’t tell you to marry me and be gay. Would that baker have baked a cake for a Muslim/Hindu wedding? Imagine a white baker saying she would not bake a cake for a black person’s wedding because she believes black people are not worthy of being married. Do you think the outrage would be any different? She disregarded the LAW and used her religion to do it. How is that different from what Isis and Boko Haram are doing? Your freedom should never trump (no pun intended) on someone’s rights as a human being. Discrimination based on sexuality is still discrimination regardless of how you try to use religion to justify it.

    • whocares

      March 18, 2016 at 3:17 pm

      @Laila- how can someone’s else’s right infringe on your “religious” freedom? That argument is nonsensical. The important thing about religion is that it is your own personal faith. By virtue of that, it is not something anyone can deprive you of or stop you from doing. How do two men or women eating in public stop you from praying to your God? How does providing a service for said people if they happened to visit your establishment hinder your relationship with your God? A relationship that is supposed to be personal and private to you?
      Re the baker, it has nothing to do with her faith. If anything she has gone against her faith by not being tolerant. The same bible she professes to believe in says to love your neighbour as yourself, love as God loved the church, judge not lest ye be judged, he without sin cast the first stone? follow peace with all men and holiness , without which, no man shall see the Lord…. How is an intolerant, hateful attitutde holy? I could go on and on..
      So, if you want to be homophobic, by all means do you, be homophobic but admit it rationally. At least if you are rational about it you will be able to have a rational conversation with someone and still be a decent human being. Do not hide behind religion because that is irrational. Religion understood properly does NOT condone lack of tolerance or some of the hate some so called “religious people” spew… religious rights?lmaooo. Please did the gays link arms and stop you from entering church? from praying? from meditating? Yet I have heard of church members who have attempted to stop gay weddings and such things. I am not asking you to embrace homos to your bosom, but you cannot claim to love God on one hand and then hate people for things that really and truly have nothing to do with you on the other hand whilst claiming to do God’s will. Se olorun ran e nise ni? (did God send you to judge anyone on his behalf? – he has merely charged you with going to the world and preaching the gospel, baptazing them in the name of the father and of the son and of the holy spirit- not to judge them!) –
      The thing is, I am sure there are hardcore christians in this world who also happen to be gay. I truly feel sorry for them because if you cannot find acceptance and peace within your own religion, then what is it all about? Sometimes some people will make you question your faith sha.. wo, I dont even time to be engaging in this today.

  22. Lara

    March 18, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    You guys that show monstrosity to gay people are also sinning. Judging and wickedness are sins too Abi? And if you want them to hide and fit your ideals of what it means to be “normal”, well they will 🙂 by dating you, your sisters, kids 🙂 And because you’re so Judgina, even if you find out, you can’t leave, because people like you are the ones that judge “people that couldn’t keep their home together”. Fun stuff 🙂

    • Adesola

      March 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      Thank you! You reflect my thought on this. We say people should not be gay and they must get marry to a women, which woman? Your own sister? Have you consider the trauma that such a woman will go through and that man? Why do we seat in the safe space of our room and tell people how to live their life? I love my wife but even as a straight man we still have issues many time talk more of a man who is forced to marry to pretend that he is straight and most of all, the woman who is forced to stay in that marriage. Abeg,let us stop lying, gay people are here, they will be here even when we are gone and will always be here. Let’s God do the judgement. if you ever see the picture of the man killed in Ondo you will know we don’t need to hate but try to understand.

  23. prince

    March 18, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    If you think its a choice to be GAY, then pretend to be one for just a month. We really need to sit down and rethink this thing, no one, I mean absolutely no one chose this life.
    There are more crazy things happening in Nigeria than this gay thing, why can’t people just let this dudes be, what do we stand to loose if they’re given their rights.
    I have a gay friend, that is married and still date guys with his wife and kid at home. That’s what the society wants. live and let them live. please.

  24. ba

    March 18, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    I wonder, what Paul’s thorn in the flesh was?

    Thing is this world is so complicated. Why gay pastors? One imagines, these ones try to change, take their struggle to God and stay with him through it, hoping for a miracle. Or simply accept themselves and God’s unconditional love for them regardless of their sexual orientation. The only duty we have as human beings especially if we believe in God is to show love to others and especially less popular people like gay men and women. Some may be miraculously reoriented to being heterosexuals with time, and others no. Our only duty is to love like God loves us all.

    Another thing is for gay people to be responsible – practice safe sex, abstain when needed, have one sexual partner, do not indoctrinate children, do not rape people. All these are sexual discipline and rules that applies to all – homo or heterosexual.

  25. Fola Coco

    March 18, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    @wale,you’ll pull through..There’s nothing wrong in seeing a therapist,Psychologist,Psychiatrist,Coaches exist for a reason..Book an appointment with any of these people and am sure there would be a turning around..A support group with people who have been through/or going through same will also help…Our negative experiences should define who we are/choose/want to be…@Lanre Olusola(Life Coach is good)…..Gay/Straight/Transgender/Lesbian we are 1st human beings….Live and let live

  26. Fola Coco

    March 18, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    *Our negative experiences shouldn’t define*

  27. nene

    March 18, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    no i won’t be watching. we have a lot of untold stories to tell. nobody gives a shit about homosexuals. there are many in our society, they are not fighting for equality because they know it is a shameful act, so their acts remain a secret, and it should remain so. so quit this homosexual propaganda. use ur talent to make better films that will teach people better things and enlighten them please. cinematography looks good though.

    • Marc Francis of Chelsea

      March 18, 2016 at 4:22 pm

      “nobody gives a shit about homosexuals…they are not fighting for equality because they know it is a shameful act”

      That’s why you can turn a blind eye towards our suffering the way the government turns a blind eye to the suffering of the poor in our society. Your comment is both cold and nonsensical.

      Perhaps we are not fighting out in the open because we don’t want to be murdered. We don’t want our families to be put through the judgment people like you will dole out. We don’t want to lose the relationships we have with our loved ones.

      Politicians are praised for hosting lavish ceremonies after stealing billions, but it is gay people that are hiding because of their “shameful act.”

    • vaness and laila you guys can do better

      March 18, 2016 at 4:29 pm

      ‘homosexual propaganda’. You’re telling someone that the way they were born is propaganda. Like people who dedicate their lives to shaming feminists, Toke Makinwa and women without husbands, that’s how mean you are. Congrats. Shey you’ve ‘said your mind’, I hope that as you’ve spoken on behalf of all Christians, everything that you have just written will please God.

  28. Ethio

    March 18, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    This movie is speaking to me!, straights don’t see that need to come out publicly so live your life. I’m also a handsome muscular masculine someone without any trace of being gay

  29. I'mwati'm

    March 18, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    I have seen some nollywood movies on homosexuality and they are nothing compared to wat gay ppl go thru in life…egs…d 1 with muna and dumelo. Then d older 1 with KOK and clarion this one. My point is stories like this don’t make impact in nigeria…we should tell stories that show gay ppl overcoming whatever obstacles created by nigerian govt. Story about a closeted gay pastor coming out and I’m suspecting dat since its out and had to pass thru d censors board it might end with both of them being cured by God Almighty or deciding not to encourage their feelings. I’m not here to criticise d movie.i need gays to be d bigger person and stop making d public pity them and look for stories that transform minds of even d hardest opposers.why can’t we tell stories of d real issues of gays in nigeria…bring to light d injustice and if a movie can’t b made.we tell it online.if I were to make a movie on gays…I would do one about a successful business man showing his struggles with growing up who after looking at d plights of his kind…entered politics actively…became influential and changed me dats positive. I’m tired of us creating stories to draw tears. ..why don’t we tell stories to show how awesome we are cos forget we are hiding…we are really strong ppl.sorry it’s thoughts.and p.s those won’t b my choice of actors 4 an in depth emotional movie on homosexuality. Many homosexuals are not all macho and straight acting…they should have spiced it up with all d variety.just saying.i will still watch it sha as it concerns me.

    • hezekina pollutina

      March 18, 2016 at 2:41 pm

      Right on! So we need some serious visionary Gay & Nigerian movies. Someone to make a “classic’ film that will transcend barriers. Thats right tell your own story! Let everyone see what its like being Gay in Nigeria, those with empathic ability may have their eyes opened and if anything it will be empowering.

    • Segun

      March 18, 2016 at 2:48 pm

      @I’mwati’m i was reading your comments and nodding my head to some of the things you raised until i got to the last paragraph and i quote “Many homosexuals are not all macho and straight acting…they should have spiced it up with all d variety.just saying.i will still watch it sha as it concerns me”. Are you fucken kidding me with that rubbish statement you made. Like you think gays are only the ones that behave feminine. See let me tell me the ones that are macho and straight acting are even more gay than the feminine ones the only difference is that the tend to use there straight acting and masculinity to cover it up for people like you. The tend to have plenty girls hanging around them but once the see a sexy looking guy like there type the do not hesitate to go after them. Most often the even shout and raise against doing evil to any guy that trys to touch them or wink at them but inside the have one guy that the always run to during the night or send pictures of there dick and all on bbm or whatsapp. in short to cut the long story short the are the fully closet ones. the dont want you to be seen outside with people that act feminine but at nights the want to fuck them. see ee me i cant vouch for any guys sexuality ooo because that person that you are saying that he cant be a gay is the one that is a closet ones that the prostitute alot. They usually one to explore and have the freedom to fuck who ever the want to. Gays are plenty in nigeria and plenty of them self do not behave like women. My former boss was a great closet gay that you will not even behave that he is one or even have the thought. he loved watching football ( chealsea fan), goes to the gym that happened to be same gym that i attend as well and finally he had a serious gf then that he wanted to marry. Now each time he would invite me over so that we will hang out together and watch football and then gist. then we became gym buddy. when he is going to the gym he will call me, drive to my house and pick me up. introduced me to his gf who happened to be a very jovial and friendly lady. so one day after watching football, we went clubbing and then after clubbing on our way home, he suddenly brought out his mouth to kiss me.

    • Madam Ye

      March 18, 2016 at 4:15 pm

      Ooooo…Mr Segun sa…Finish the story……

  30. Sherlie Holmes

    March 18, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Omooo. This one is riskaaayyyy. Olorun Oba, guide us o

  31. Laila

    March 18, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    @ Marc Francis, I have a right to decide who I will bake a cake for. Whatever my reason, it is my right to say no. These homosexuals target Christian businesses, tell me what that is if not an infringement on my religious freedom. It is because people like you spew such hate and force your opinions on others in the name of being liberal that homosexuality will never be accepted in Nigeria. Even in the US and UK, it has not been fully accepted. After accepting gays, they will be asking for unisex bathrooms at public places.

    • luna

      March 18, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      just accept that you’r homophobic and a bigot and move on. It’s your opinion abi… if you’re so sure that nothing you said is wrong/offensive, why are you being so defensive

    • Marc Francis of Chelsea

      March 18, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      I am spewing hate? LoL! Please google the word “bigot” and accept your status. My hateful message is that you should allow me live my life as a HUMAN BEING without having to fear MURDER and DISCRIMINATION from people like you. My forced opinion is that you should not use YOUR RELIGION as a yardstick to decide what HUMAN RIGHTS I am allowed to have.

      Please by all means, open a business and cater to only Christian, morally superior, heterosexual, God’s gatemen clients in any civilised society. Even in Lagos. Wear your bigotry like a flag. I made sure I never insulted you once so if a civilised argument constitutes hate speech in your dictionary, then please, FUCK OFF!

    • The real dee

      March 19, 2016 at 1:32 am

      Marc, after living your life as a human being, I aslo want you to remember this scripture vividly as it will be read on that last day, ‘Romans 1:27 ‘And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which is meet’.

      Homosexuality is a sin like every other sin and in the same vein, the recompense of sin is death, eternal death. The most painful death. The death after the death on earth which is worse than the death on earth. The flames of hell are real and it is not God’s desire that we should end there but homosexuals and every other sinner who fails to repent will end up in the lake of hell fire.

      In hell fire, all these arguments will no longer hold water. All these comments on BN defending what God calls an abomination will mean nothing.

      A homosexual’s lifestyle doesn’t affect me but I’m concerned about that soul. I don’t want that soul to experience the flames of hell. So it’s not about you living the way you please now on earth, it’s what happens after death. I don’t have to care about that soul, I can be selfish and care about my own soul but I will do what @Wale has suggested, pray for the homosexual because hell is real and the suffering is eternal.

    • Marc Francis of Chelsea

      March 19, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      Thanks for your prayers Dee. I’ll make sure to ask God why I have NEVER EVER IN MY LIFE been attracted to a woman when I get to heaven. Was I created to be condemned? Are all the huge pastors I’ve been dragged to for exorcism fakes? Of all the times I’ve been told to “change my ways,” would it be Christian of me to simply pretend to be straight? To force myself to be with a woman because hey, one day we’ll all die? If that is the case then what is the point of living? Shouldn’t we all lock ourselves up in convents and pray till we die? One day, we shall find out all these questions.

      I have a problem with that verse you quoted because everyone that has quoted it seems to ignore the fact that it basically says women are on earth to be f*cked and procreate. Doesn’t it mean as a working woman (I assume), you are not fulfilling your “natural role” on earth and are therefore condemned? It’s lovely that we accept the bible as God’s word. However have we ever tried to account for misinterpreted passages? Do you feel this worried and this strongly about shellfish and pre-marital virginity?

      That said, you are once again using the bible to argue for human rights and as a Christian, I am telling you that this is wrong. The bible is a book of Christianity and not the law. People in the very same bible owned slaves! Do you account for those verses or are they inapplicable today because no one wants to wear shackles and farm? Setting laws with the bible would be as ridiculous as setting laws with the qu’ran. Would you like to be subject to Sharia law? I don’t know much about the Muslim faith, but I imagine there are harsh words in there for unbelievers of Allah in there and why we have our beliefs, they have theirs. Should we then set laws that favour Christians against other faiths?

      We are humans on earth right now. Pray for my spirit all you can and I will as well but please do not treat me or anyone like me like less of a human being because you believe it is the godly thing to do. It really isn’t.

    • Laila

      April 9, 2016 at 12:10 am

      Aww….Poor little victimized gay guy. You say homophobic like its bad word.Lol.

    • vaness and laila you guys can do better

      March 18, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      lmao ‘target Christian businesses’
      you must really think you’re so special. You’re a homophobe and by virtue of that, a sinner. get over it.
      you can disapprove of something and mind your business/keep quiet. if you’re such good Christians as you preach, you’d be preaching to us to love them and pray for them, but where have you done that?

      congrats guys. You are the ones losing souls and chasing people with your vindictiveness. You could have used this medium to preach love and tell people they can come to a loving God who can help them change if that’s what they so desire (eg Wale), but you guys were too busy shaming and judging people who will turn thei backs on Christianity because of how mean you guys are. Shame on you

    • Bisola

      March 18, 2016 at 10:17 pm

      Hey dear, it’s not your “right” to say no if you were offering a service they were qualified to pay for ie adult, human being. Refusing someone a service because you don’t like them is discrimination, and thus, a criminal offence. Just own your homophobia the way Trump and the KKK own their racism.

      The Jesus I know loved and had dinner with prostitutes and thieves, made apostles of tax collectors. Your actions show that you don’t actually approve of this Jesus you claim to serve.

      If you’re a Christian, you can say “this is a sin” but acknowledge that God made and loves them irregardless. You’re simply showing hatred THEN using the scriptures to back it up. Not cool

  32. hezekina pollutina

    March 18, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Wow, looks good! Nice cinematography.

  33. tunmi

    March 18, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    I applaud the actors and crew who chose to take on this movie because I know it must have been a heavy decision given the climate in Nigeria about homosexuality. I will watch this movie, and I will support it. Even if we don’t like non-heterosexuality, let’s remember the men and women who will probably be deceived (not to mention the children) into marrying and loving someone living double lives.

    I am definitely seeing Enyinna Nwigwe in a new light as an actor.

  34. whocares

    March 18, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    I bet at the end of the movie, the pastor commits suicide or some unoriginal shit like that.

  35. Freeda

    March 18, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Hmmm Enyinna Nwigwe stays daring, Impressive.

  36. Female. Straight as an arrow.

    March 18, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Who created the Loners, transexuals, the misfits? I read it in a book somewhere, he said he created them all. Even knowing them before they were formed. Plus honestly, I think the first translation from hebrew/latin to English for same sex folks was wrong. I honestly think the bible meant same sex people who forcefully have sex with other people. Somethings were definitely misinterpreted or mistranslated.

    Look, God is so merciful that he would also forgive translation mistakes. It came into human contact! Thats’s humans do. Err. C’mon…He took away the sins of the world after giving his son didn’t he? C’mon people! Why did God wipe out the earth with a 40 day flood? Because his creation became faulty. And he kept on destroying until Jesus came. At Least he owned up to it. And we still don’t live in a perfect world do we?

    It’s not blasphemy. Blasphemy is saying God made a mistake or lied. If God gave his word correctly ( Men or women who rape others) and someone mistakenly translated hebrew to English wrongly, how is that blasphemy? Do you know how many times the bible has been translated? Somethings get lost or misconstrued when that happens.

    I also read somewhere in science that, all fetuses have female sex organs and later form male organs that’s why the sex of a fetus cannot be determined too early. Some fetuses become trapped either emotionally( bisexuals) or physically (gay), Or a female fetus that has male hormones (Lesbian). Look, some babies even come out with both organs, how does that happen? Isn’t that still God’s creation? Two babies joined at the hip at birth, isn’t that a creation? And so many cases. Please let’s accept gay people the way they are. Ok. Let’s say it’s an anomaly but should you kill someone who came out different? Tolerance please. Tolerance.

  37. Cindy

    March 18, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Homophobia is not a sin please. Don’t twist the scriptures. Not everyone who doesn’t support homosexuality hates them abeg. I’m always pro-free everybody but this blatant disregard of people’s Christian views is beginning to sound irritating.

    • Bisola

      March 18, 2016 at 10:12 pm

      Homophobia is hatred of a homosexual. Hatred is not a sin? Or discrimination based on hatred? Such a careless comment could cost heaven a soul

  38. Emmanuella

    March 18, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    We are all “human beings and sinners at the end of most days”. Let God Almighty be the judge and even Him gave us free will. Wether we are Heterosexual, or Gay as true Christians we should be tolerant of others and be peacemakers. This way you don’t have Gay men and women marrying unsuspecting heterosexual people. Save people from going through the emotional trauma of a loveless marriage/relationships. iam a Heterosexual Nigerian woman that experienced. There should voice for everyone irrespective of Faith, Gender, Sexuality, Race, Social. Preach LOVE and TOLERANCE.

  39. Natu

    March 18, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Africa is not poor in resources, Africa is poor in knowledge. This is why we will continue to be the dark continent.

  40. Natu

    March 18, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Christian folks are like thugs, gangs, rebels and bullies!! How dare you oppress, surpress and discriminate against idividuals with different sexual preferences . Mind your own business and focus on your faith!!! Most of Y’all are hypocrites.

  41. Ajayi

    March 18, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Wish the homophobes could understand what we go through.
    Umpteen number of times have I rendered prayers to God make me straight (denial stage anyways)….but still, as ‘peak’ will say, “it’s in you”. If someone like me could be gay, I believe God is trying to flaunt how limitless HIS creatures are.

    • mick

      March 19, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      Loool, as peak will say, it’s in you

  42. Tems

    March 19, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    I’m a lesbian and a christian as well. I find it so foolish when people say you can’t be gay and be religious; it’s basically the same as saying you can’t be a gossip and be religious (gossiping is a sin) . I hope this movie opens many people’s eyes and I hope people are mature enough to learn from it. It’s hard being gay, it’s not like I chose to be. Right now, I’m about to get married because my family has put enough pressure on me (I’m 24) and my boyfriend has popped the question. I feel bad about the situation and my finance but there’s nothing I can do about it.

    • Elizabeth

      March 20, 2016 at 8:45 am

      I feel you. The pressure on marriage even for us heterosexual women is beyond. It’s sad marriage is now seen as a way to be respected in the society. Please Tems, do you and do not allow them or anyone pressure you to be happy while you are unhappy. The problem with us in the country is that fact that we continue to pretend to even things that look at us in the face. Stay strong and hopefully, you will walk this journey to a success.

    • Tems

      March 20, 2016 at 4:40 pm

      If it was left to me I wouldn’t get married because it wouldn’t be fair on anyone. But in Nigeria marriage is do or die, it’s so silly. But thanks Elizabeth for those kind words. You really made my day today

    • Uche

      March 24, 2016 at 3:42 am

      Hey Tems. I can’t even pretend to empathise with you because I will never know what it feels like. I don’t usually comment on websites but of all the comments I’ve read on this article so far, yours really struck a chord with me. I really wish I could give you a hug right now. You say you’re a christian; please pray about it before going into a marriage you might regret. I wish I had better advice but love is all I can offer right now. Stay strong! <3

    • Tems

      April 1, 2016 at 1:14 am

      My comment is late, but I’m just getting to read this. Wow thank you so much. Your words are enough. We can always virtually hug lol. Thanks for putting a smile on my face. But sadly I have no other option because my wedding is this summer, but I’ll pray to make sure my marriage doesn’t end in disaster. I wish all the lgbts could just have a march or protest or something to show we’re not afraid. But it won’t happen now maybe later

  43. odze

    March 20, 2016 at 11:57 am

    The level this gay talk is hyped just shows there is something wrong with it. Everywhere u turn to gay this gay that. People should just check their conscience and do what they feel is right. One question I have always asked why r they first in the closet? If it’s okay then why won’t u just go about your business and stop looking for acceptance from people. Even in developed countries people still hide talk less for Nigeria with all d culture. My 2cents

    • Unknown

      March 20, 2016 at 5:02 pm

      Your 2cents no reach.

    • Adesola

      March 21, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      Sadly we always don’t understand the issues of those we don’t walk in their shoe. I think the problem with us heterosexual is that we always forget our privilege as heterosexual and that the society gives us too much power to determine what is right or wrong. Imagine a world that allow and enable people to live freely without any judgement? You ask why they are in the closet? It’s because of comment that comes from people like you and I. Try to walk in a shoe where you are judge and you might understand. Nothing is hyped, it just your own imagination, can we say women issues are also hyped? I am a women, and I will refused anyone who try to think the issues of women are hyped. We all suffer some kind of hate and discrimination and until we understand collectively that we are oppressed by society, we wouldn’t be able to fight oppression. Free your mind people, as a straight woman, I don’t have anything to lose if man or women love same gender. There is sexuality and there is pedophilia, they are not same.

  44. Henry

    February 24, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Ok, av read all the comments and I must admit that I didn’t expect most of what I saw. Nigerians av started thinking rationally. This gives me a lot of hope that one day I will get to be the musician I av always wanted to be without being hated and condemned for something I just found myself with and cannot control. And I must say that the worst homophobic comment I av ever heard in my life is that being gay is a choice. Ah ah, for real, lets be reasonable. Ok lets put science and religion aside and look at it from a pure human view. Look at all the bad things that come along with being gay, Your family will disown you, friends and relatives will not want to have anything to do with you. you will wake up every morning to doubt ur own mind, everywhere you go people keep on telling u of how your name has already been written and stamped in the list of hell fire candidates, u live in fear of loosing ur life and risk spending a great amount of your life time in jail all for something u don’t know how it came about, Later someone will tell me that Africa is still the most religious continent. Is hate and discrimination the definition of religious? Trying to change it is even the worst. A friend of mine is trying buh its just leaving me emotionally traumatized, Its making me have increased p.b and lack of focus due to too much thinking and worrying. If u think it is a sin, live and let live. You can only advise. Don’t hate and murder others bcos those are also sins. Try to be tolerant and understanding. Always remember this saying that it is only the person that is wearing the shoe that knows the exact place where it is pinching him. Thanks and much love!

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