Nigerian actor Ebun Oloyede, better known by his stage name Olaiya Igwe, has finally addressed the media about his decision to strip naked on a beach to pray for the election of All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in 2023 polls.
In an appearance on TVC’s “Your View” on Monday, the director explained the motivations behind his shocking decision.
He started by saying that Tinubu was primarily responsible for his survival and that he would do anything to show his loyalty to the APC leader.
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“The Almighty God used Asiwaju and Dapo Abiodun when I fell sick. Asiwaju, Dapo Abiodun and MC Oluomo, He used them to hold my soul.
“I can do anything to support Asiwaju. As long as I believe this thing has nothing to do with any other person, I can do it to any length, deliberately, and I’ll have no cause to regret.
“I’ll go straight to what I did last four days ago, why I did it.”
In the end, Olaiya Igwe explained his motivations: “Bola Tinubu has done a lot in my life, and I have said this in most of my interviews. I was asked to stand up and go and do it spiritually.
“I have a gift of revelation from Almighty God. At times, I see what God has for me before it happens.
“I was sleeping that day, and a voice came to me and said, ‘Please stand up; you said you love Asiwaju, and he has been assisting you?’ And I said ‘yes.’ And he said, ‘Stand up, go and do this and this for him.’”
On Saturday, a video of the actor praying on a beach for Tinubu’s election success went viral and showed him completely undressed.
The video showed the veteran actor stripped from the back, and fans had mixed reactions.
He was captured in a headshot as he turned around and prayed to the ocean for Asiwaju’s victory in the upcoming election.
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