I am a proud Nigerian – Zack Orji declares amid Gabon claim

Veteran Nollywood actor, Zack Orji has denied claims that he said he is from Gabon while featuring as a guest on a podcast which went viral on Monday.

The seasoned thespian had disclosed that he was born in Gabon, thus making him a citizen of the Central African nation.

Zack said his father used to travel to different countries due to the nature of his work, and in one of those trips his mother gave birth to him in Gabon.

He said in the video; “By reason of my work I travel to different countries, and by reason of my father’s work he also traveled to different countries, he had a knowledge of in one of his travels, I was born in Gabon. As God would have it, I have gone back to Gabon to direct a film.”

However, the actor has now come out to issue a strong disclaimer, affirming his Nigerian heritage and refuting his Gabonese nationality.

Orji told The Punch; “Not long ago, they said I was dead, and, by God’s grace and mercy, it eventually turned out to be a lie from the pit of hell.

Now, another lie from the pit of hell has emerged, claiming that I said, “I’m from Gabon, I’m not a Nigerian. I hereby issue a disclaimer dissociating myself from that lie.

I am a full-blooded Nigerian, both of my parents are Nigerians. I am from Enugu State, the Coal City State. I am proudly Nigerian, and I am equally proud of my Nigerian heritage. God almighty will deal with whoever originated that lie as he dims fit.”

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