by Rachel Ogbu
Watch “Asylum – Bisi”, a short documentary film about Bisi Alimi, who was one of the first Nigerians to openly discuss his homosexuality on national television and as a result, put his life in danger.
Alimi faced death threats, stiff opposition, physical and verbal attacks because of his sexual orientation and for his decision to be openly gay.
Now a gay right activist and works with HIV/AIDS programmes, Alimi found asylum in the United Kingdom. He’s documentary features Funmi Iyanda and it has been shortlisted by American Public Broadcasting Service Online Film Festival 2013.
Watch the video here: