Over the weekend Arewa Twitter, the online demographic of the North, banded together in activism to advocate against homosexuality and it was one of the most hilarious things I have encountered on the internet. #ArewaAgainstLGBTQ was the unfortunate hashtag and like a tumour, it metastasized into a benign threat just enough to hijack Twitter and also confirmed what we already know about the North – deep-seated ignorance and illiteracy.
LGBTQ, Homosexuality and adultery are the major causes of insurgencies, innocence killings, kidnapping and Economic Recession. #ArewaAgainstLGBTQ
— Abdulaziz Naibi (@jrnaib) July 20, 2019
As a Muslim, you should be against LGBT.
As a person from the northern part of Nigeria (Arewa), you should be against LGBT.
My religion and culture are both against LGBT. #ArewaAgainstLGBTQ
— Fulani Kid? Abu Affan (@SkinnyBoi001_) July 21, 2019
When Bernard Dayo isn’t writing about pop culture, he’s watching horror movies and reading comics and trying to pretend his addiction to Netflix isn’t a serious condition.