Category: The Sexuality Blog

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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

We are following Distinguished and have reached out to your brother. He will let us know when you are back ...

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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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EditorApril 1, 2018

Pamela Adie is ready to tell her story in ‘Under the Rainbow’

We need more LGBT activists living and working in Nigeria, period. It is understandable that because of our volatile religious ...

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EditorApril 1, 2018

Adamawa state is doing something about its rape epidemic

If you’ve been following the news, then you know that Nigeria is deep in the throes of a sexual assault/rape ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiMarch 31, 2018

Beauty’s memoir ‘I don’t hide my scars’ cuts past the bullsh_t about sexual assault

It is real. Sexual abuse, when discovered, evokes extreme reactions, due in the most part to ignorance, fear, and guilt. ...

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EditorMarch 30, 2018

Swaziland is planning its very first Pride and they need your help

There is so much importance behind Pride. Especially on a continent like Africa where imported conservative Western values have pushed ...

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EditorMarch 27, 2018

These Africans just got nominated for a LAMBDA for their LGBT novels

Nigerians are truly taking over the Nigerian literary world, and a good number of them are doing it by takinng ...

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EditorMarch 22, 2018

Sanitary Aid for Nigerian Girls still needs your help

Recently the BBC Pidgin service interviewed Oghenekaro Omu, the 26 year old behind the Nigerian non-profit, Sanitary Aid for Nigerian ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 21, 2018

Trust Nigerians to turn BBNaija into one big hypermasculinity contest

Who is the real Alpha Male in #BBNaija RT for Miracle, Like for Tobi Don’t ask me of the other ...

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EditorMarch 18, 2018

Zodwa Wabantu got deported by the Zambian government for fears she would ‘undermine national values’

It is easy to forget just how much western influence has come to determine what Africans and African countries value, ...

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Gbenga OdunsiMarch 16, 2018

Women: Ugly Truth About The Increase In Rape Cases

There has been an increase in cases of rape and gang rape in Nigeria, but many go unreported. The few that ...

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Gbenga OdunsiMarch 15, 2018

Here’s What No One Tells You About LGBT Acceptance in Nigeria

Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill in 2014 criminalizing same-sex relationships in Nigeria, regardless of pressure from Western ...

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EditorMarch 14, 2018

Here’s the cover for “She Called Me Woman” the new LGBT anthology by Cassava Republic

You might realise how ground breaking the new book by Cassava Republic is for Nigerian literature, which is why you ...

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Gbenga OdunsiMarch 14, 2018

Sleep is inextricably linked to your sex drive, you should be getting more of it

A man or woman’s libido has to be without doubt, full of life and spontaneous, right? Most people want to ...

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Gbenga OdunsiMarch 13, 2018

It turns out, the components of your face does influence how people are attracted to you

Individuals with facial features typical for newborn children draw out similar sentiments and sympathy that infants do. Men with mature ...

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