Category: The Sexuality Blog

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Bernard DayoMarch 20, 2019

The spirit of homosexuality was burnt out in this Facebook user, as part of efforts to prove that straight people are stupid

A Facebook user on Tuesday has revealed that his family took him to a church to burn out the spirit ...

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Vincent DesmondMarch 10, 2019

Akwaeke Emezi accepting their Women’s prize nomination is not your chance to scapegoat them

When Akwaeke Emezi wrote and released their autofiction debut novel Freshwater, I wonder if they knew it would come to ...

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Chisom MbamaFebruary 21, 2019

The SSMPA bill should not affect how Nigerian healthcare treats the LGBT community

In Nigeria, 201 the Same sex marriage prohibition (SSMP) being bill passed into the law in Nigeria, with a 14-year ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 18, 2019

Bisi Alimi got death threats on Twitter for inviting the LGBTQ community in Nigeria to a free public speaking training

Because anything that remotely looks like homosexuality sends homophobic Nigerians into a seizure of rage, and looking stupid while at ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 17, 2019

Davido couldn’t argue logically with a woman who criticized him over his politics and so he had to slut-shame her

Following yesterday’s postponement of the presidential polls by INEC, Nigerians have been weighed down by despair, hopelessness and further disillusioned. ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 17, 2019

We have just learned that Jussie Smollett reportedly paid two Nigerian brothers to stage his attack

Ever since Empire star Jussie Smollett reportedly became the victim of a racist, homophobic attack last month, the story has ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 30, 2019

Bobrisky dragging a homophobe on Instagram over the attack on Jussie Smollett is pure energy

Multiple reports on Tuesday confirmed the brutal racist, homophobic assault on Empire star Jussie Smollett in Chicago, perpetuated by two ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 24, 2019

This gay pride in Lagos tweet has set the internet ablaze and we love it

On Tuesday, a tweet from @Cynerr framed as a question hit the internet. It’s about the idea of having a ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 26, 2018

Epic dramas like ‘Ajoche’ and ‘Ojukwu’ don’t have gay characters because the showrunners are homophobic

There’s currently a renaissance of epic dramas in our television landscape, and independent platforms like ROK 2 on DStv/GOtv are ...

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EditorOctober 15, 2018

Friendly reminder: Long term friendships are no guarantee against sexual assault

This morning, an article surfaced on gossip blog Instablog9ja. On it a lady named The Whiskey Lady put out an ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqOctober 6, 2018

At this point, we need to be more informed on sexual violence in Nigeria (READ)

In the wake of the prevalence of sexual abuse in our environment, the need to be more enlightened about the ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 4, 2018

This CNN story on Nigerian prostitutes in Paris is alarming

Migration — most times — illegal migration from Nigeria to ‘promised lands with gold’ has been a subject of debate ...

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Chude JideonwoSeptember 25, 2018

Of 57 men arrested for being gay in Lagos, Nigeria – and the work that lies ahead for LGBTi advocacy in Africa

Being a speech by Chude Jideonwo, founder of Joy, Inc. at 3rd LGBT Human Rights Defenders Workshop for the Center ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 11, 2018

Tanzania is waging war on ‘slay queens’ by banning artificial nails and eyelashes in its parliament

Africa really is a country, especially when matters of female autonomy and the policing of women’s bodies is involved. Across ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 30, 2018

Nigerian feminists are speaking out against homophobia among feminists and elsewhere – as it should be

It’s almost as if the world is just learning about the existence of LGBTQ people. Recently, a 9-year-old boy in ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 27, 2018

Anti-SARS activist Segun ‘Segalink’ Awosanya is either ignorant or a hypocrite, and we can’t tell which is worse

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Edwin OkoloAugust 23, 2018

Ghana has ‘convinced’ 400 gay and lesbian people to join a gay conversion camp

It seems Nigeria’s obsession with controlling the lives of LGBT people is finally spreading to its neighbours. This is something ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 14, 2018

LGBTQ issues aren’t usually covered in the Nigerian mainstream media, but Guardian Life broke protocol

On Sunday, Guardian Life, the entertainment and lifestyle supplement of The Guardian, published a cover story on being LGBTQ in Nigeria. ...

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Edwin OkoloJuly 24, 2018

If the fight for LGBT rights will progress in Nigeria, then we will need allies like Charly Boy

With the exception of Bobrisky, do you know any open LGBT persons? This seems a question that comes up fairly ...

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Albert Afeso AkanbiJune 24, 2018

Opinion: what is so wrong about being queer

Recently,  I watched a very depressing and heartbreaking documentary on China Global Television News, CGTN. It was the story of ...

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Bernard DayoJune 19, 2018

Wizkid wore a #LoveIsLove shirt at the D&G Men’s show and this is what it means

At this point, it’s obvious that many have missed something noteworthy from Wizkid’s runway debut for Dolce & Gabbana on ...

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Edwin OkoloJune 1, 2018

Benue state banning same sex marriage is the biggest joke of 2018

Benue state has been in the news since January 1st 2018, for all the wrong reasons. A series of violent ...

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EditorMay 12, 2018

Tope Oshin’s new film ‘We don’t live here anymore’ is taking on the LGBT YA canon

It is always a time for rejoicing whenever Tope Oshin has a new project out. Over the last two decades, ...

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Edwin OkoloMay 7, 2018

Ebiye is a reminder that you cannot expect real change from our celebrities

The Headies was quite the event, complete with celebrity meltdowns, shady moments, no-show A-listers and of course, category upsets. We’ve ...

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EditorApril 28, 2018

Bloggers aren’t safe anymore if Kenya’s latest high profile arrests are anything to go by

Yesterday, respected Kenyan journalist Boniface Mwangi shared a tweet alleging that two fashion bloggers Tracy Nduta and Keillah Okari had ...

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EditorApril 18, 2018

Uhuru Kenyatta signs a law making sanitary pads free for school girls

Uhuru Kenyatta’s ascent into the Kenyan presidency might have been marred by controversy but it seems he might be getting ...

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Edwin OkoloApril 16, 2018

Senegal has cracked the code for sex work, when will the rest of Africa?

You might not have heard about this, but Senegal has quietly led advancements in West Africa through its partnerships with ...

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EditorApril 11, 2018

Is Stella Oduah finally lending her weight to Women’s issues?

Stella Oduah, former minister for aviation and current senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria hasn’t exactly been the poster ...

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EditorApril 10, 2018

Richard Akindele wanted sex for grades, a problem too many Nigerian students face

Its been nearly 15 years since Nigerian rapper Eedris Abdulkareem released his now iconic second single ‘Mr. Lecturer’. The song ...

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EditorApril 9, 2018

The first step to empowering women and sexual minorities is educating them on their rights

If there is a single thread that keeps reoccurring when discussions of oppression and injustice against LGBT (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals ...

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