In show business, male entertainers and celebrities are generally identified by their extravagant and lifestyle luxurious, lifestyle. But multi-faceted entertainer, Abbey Abuede, popularly known as Sexy Steel, says contrary to popular opinion, he has never smoked or taken alcohol.
In an interview with Sunday Scoop, Sexy Steel said “I’m a sane person all round the clock for 365 days of the year. I have never tasted alcoholic drinks, whether it is beer, palm wine or spirit. I‘ve also never smoked any substance.
Some people think drinking, smoking is a way of life for entertainers but it’s not for me. Some artistes get intoxicated before their performances probably to help them overcome stage fright.
“It’s also funny that people say I’m gay. I laugh a lot when I hear such comments. Why would anyone say that about someone they don’t know. The question is have I ever been caught in the act? I’m seriously homophobic.One of MI’s song says, “If you too fine, people will say you’re gay.
I’m a fashion designer and it is believed in some quarters that fashion enthusiasts are gay. It has never been a part of me and nothing will ever make me gay. I try to avoid scandals and that’s why I’m disciplined. l have female fans but I don’t take advantage of them because some see me as a role model. I try to avoid anything that may bring me disrespect.’’
Speaking on why celebrities could be an easy target when issues of rape make the rounds online, the 42-year-old artiste said, Celebrities are meant to be role models because a lot of people see them as their mouthpiece. When a celebrity is in the eye of the public, whatever he does is escalated. It’s the reason people feel that celebrities should serve as scapegoat whenever they err. It is wrong thing to even attempt rape in the first place. Sex should be with a woman’s consent.’’
Steel also noted that with the new realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, entertainers should double their hustle so they don’t go broke. He said, ‘’ If I say to you that this pandemic didn’t affect me, then it’s a big lie. It affected practically all entertainers because this is what we do for a living.
But I have always advised entertainers to double up their hustle. For me, I’m not only a singer. I am also into the clothing business. I equally have a barbing salon and I’m also an actor. I know a lot of my colleagues that are crying now because the entertainment industry is their only source of income. With time I hope things get better.’’