Category: The Sexuality Blog

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Rachel OgbuFebruary 10, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Just how many LGBT Nigerians are there?

Generational changes are certainly making coming out easier for everyone, young and old in Nigeria despite anti-marriage same-sex laws. Recently, TV personality Funmi Iyanda shared a ...

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Rachel OgbuFebruary 8, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: ‘We Are Flowers’ – An anthology celebrating LGBT life in Nigeria

Featuring a  collection of creative non-fiction, poetry, art work, photography by straight and LGBT artists, this is the first volume of ...

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Op-ed EditorFebruary 5, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Can we let Miyonse live?

In a country where we have only had one man come out on national television, public declarations of sexuality are ...

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Isime EseneJanuary 29, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Not all men who have sex with men are gay…

Ever heard of the term gay-for-pay? What about MSM? People are slowly coming to terms with the fact that straight ...

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Isime EseneJanuary 29, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Straight men are actually gay AF

Yeah, I swore. Straight people, especially straight men are gay as hell. They’re so gay they put the ‘masc for ...

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Isime EseneJanuary 26, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: The Global Gag rule will hit you too, eventually

Before I begin this, this is specifically for you Nigerians who sit in your houses and gripe about how we ...

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ToluJanuary 22, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: About that coming out story ‘For Akin’

There are coming out stories and there is ‘For Akin’, written by Funmi Iyanda at the request of her friend ...

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ToluJanuary 21, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Repeat after me, promiscuity is a luxury

One of the interesting things social media does is highlight how little we know about the history and politics of the ...

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ToluJanuary 21, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Down low spouses are exactly what Nigeria deserves

Noticed that the number of homosexual men and women married to heterosexual partners getting outed is sky-rocketing? Well, we have. ...

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ToluJanuary 21, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Are women really their own worst enemies?

It is interesting how religion and culture are often brought up when the rights and sexualities of women are being ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 14, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Pretty Mike is a troll. Why are you Nigerians enabling him?

  It’s not very often that you get the Lagos state government to act on matters of social justice without ...

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Isime EseneJanuary 5, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: He who Nigerians will kill they first strip naked

It’s been a few months now since the infamous story of the robber who was lynched in Orile broke. There ...

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Isime EseneJanuary 4, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Have you ever stopped to wonder why people are born ‘straight’?

Nigerians everywhere are slowly coming to terms with the reality that not everyone is heterosexual. That first sentence is phrased ...

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Isime EseneJanuary 3, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Were you pressed because of ‘Men are Scum’? You might want to check yourself

“Men are scum”. Sometime in 2016 on Nigerian Twitter, that phrase became a catch-all to explain away Yoruba demons, misogynists, ...

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Rachel OgbuDecember 29, 2016

The Sexuality Blog: Reuben Abati spends a day with the gay community in Nigeria

Gay people in Nigeria sat to listen when Dr. Reuben Abati delivered the keynote address at this year’s special event ...

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Rachel OgbuDecember 3, 2016

The Sexuality Blog: Nigerian men hate gays… but don’t mind when Comedian Nedu dresses up as Nkechi

A foreigner recently pointed out- “You Nigerians love to dress like women,” (referring to Nigerian men of course). Immediately Diepreye Alamieyeseigha from ...

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Rachel OgbuNovember 15, 2016

Tajé Prest: Is your man in the closet?

by Tajé Prest So lately I’ve been hearing a whole lot of crazy stories that are honestly quite terrifying. For ...

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Rachel OgbuNovember 13, 2016

The Sexuality Blog: Does God hate homosexuals?

Does God Hate Homosexuals? Recently studying deeper as to what people believe when it comes to sexuality, there is no ...

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Rachel OgbuNovember 8, 2016

The Sexuality Blog: When LGBT activist, Bisi Alimi married Anthony in the UK (PHOTOS)

The official photos are not out yet but who can wait? It is the historic Nigerian wedding of the year ...

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Rachel OgbuNovember 5, 2016

The Sexuality Blog: A tale of 2 lesbian blackmails and the continuous rooting for ‘hate crimes’

When victimhood of a hate crime is raised to the level of being honourable, is it okay for some people ...

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Rachel OgbuNovember 2, 2016

The Sexuality Blog: Call for Submissions- An Anthology of Nigerian Queer Art

A group of writers and artists called “14” are curating an anthology celebrating LGBT life and community in Nigeria. We strongly ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 28, 2016

The Sexuality Blog: Let’s explain why what happened this week was bigotry

by Chi Ibe First, let’s take you through dictionary definitions: According to Merriam-Webster, simple and full definitions: 1. Full Definition of bigot: ...

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YWriterOctober 28, 2016

The Sexuality Blog: This week, Nigeria’s civil society took a bold stand – and it should impress you

We assume, if you’re the kind of person who reads YNaija.com, you know that this week, Idrs Okuneye, who you ...

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YWriterOctober 26, 2016

YNaija Says: Leave Bobrisky alone

At the center of everything, what Idris Okuneye, popularly called Bobrisky, is, is a cross-dresser. But that’s not the real ...

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RoqeebahOctober 26, 2016

The Sexuality Blog: 2 tweets give the proper answer on Bobrisky 

Alder Consulting is a strategy and consulting firm in Nigeria, whose well-respected chief executive tweets about sex, and relationships regularly. ...

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Rachel OgbuOctober 25, 2016

The Sexuality Blog: Nigerian menswear designers and the so-called ‘gay agenda’

A journalist walked up to me recently and asked if I had noticed how Nigerian male designers were boldly throwing ...

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Rachel OgbuOctober 22, 2016

The Sexuality Blog: What determines a person’s sexual orientation – nature or nurture?

Non genetic causes of Homosexuality in Nigeria? Now that’s a bold assertion, but where are we really in the conversations ...

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Isime EseneOctober 11, 2016

The Sexuality Blog: Genitals means gender… or does it?

We are not really good at calling things out in Nigeria, and if we do venture at it, we are ...

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RoqeebahSeptember 24, 2016

Our embrace of Bobrisky (and Denrele) proves we’re more tolerant than we like to admit

Two years ago, the National Assembly passed an anti-LGBTI Law to what might be considered ‘critical acclaim’ by Nigerians. Nigerians ...

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RoqeebahSeptember 22, 2016

What exactly is Denrele Edun?

Bit of a rocky start we have here. “What is Denrele Edun?” No one asks that. Not if they are ...

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