Category: The Sexuality Blog

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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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EditorMarch 6, 2018

That Anthony Joshua is a misogynist should not really surprise you

When did you first hear of Anthony Joshua? Were you like the vast majority of Nigerians who stumbled on him ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 4, 2018

[The Media Blog] #BBNaija Recap: Is Miracle intimidated by smart, strong, intelligent women?

For weeks, I have been drifting in and out of this Double Wahala season of Big Brother Naija, which I ...

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EditorFebruary 26, 2018

[The Sexuality Blog] Ifeoma Fafunwa gets what we mean when we talk about LGBT rights, she really gets it

LGBT rights are such a touchy topic especially in Nigeria. Our country has transformed so dramatically in the last 20 ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 18, 2018

[The Sexuality Blog] “I Need to Know”, “MTV Shuga” and why we need more TV shows on youth sexual health

I wasn’t sexually active until my early twenties, a post-university phase of my life where I had to understand sex ...

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EditorFebruary 14, 2018

The Chrisland sexual assault case is yet another reminder Rape Culture is alive and well in Nigeria

If there is any concept Nigerian women are implicitly aware of, it is the fact that our society will believe ...

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EditorFebruary 11, 2018

The Sexuality Blog: The Mirabel Centre just got honoured by the Queen of England

Is there any bigger way for your work as an activist to be recognised and honoured than recognition from the ...

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EditorFebruary 10, 2018

The Sexuality Blog: Gay conversion therapy is happening in Africa and it is horrible

Of course gay conversion therapy is happening in Africa. The belief that homosexuality is some sort of perversion that can ...

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EditorFebruary 9, 2018

The Sexuality Blog: A serial rapist got caught in UNILAG but that’s only half the story

Earlier this week, the internet went agog with the unbelievable story of Imonitie Ilen-Otuma, a graduate of the University of ...

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EditorFebruary 8, 2018

The Sexuality Blog: Need someone to talk to? Mentally Aware Nigeria’s got you

Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative (MANI) just showed up big time for young people in Nigeria. One of the biggest problems ...

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EditorFebruary 2, 2018

The Sexuality Blog: The Lagos state government just opened special sexual offences courts

While you might have your grievances with the Lagos state government and how it has treated disadvantaged persons within the ...

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EditorJanuary 30, 2018

[The Sexuality Blog] Just a reminder that even victims of sexual assault can also uphold the attacker

Big Brother Nigeria is the gift that keeps on giving. Last weekend, during the launch of the new season of ...

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EditorJanuary 28, 2018

The Sexuality Blog: Maria Ude Nwachi’s suspension from the Ebony House of Assembly is a reminder even power doesn’t isolate women from misogyny

One of the biggest news stories of the last week was the surprise suspension of Maria Ude Nwachi. Nwachi is ...

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EditorJanuary 26, 2018

[The Sexuality Blog] Your favorite rape ‘prevention technique’ is problematic and here’s why

This was originally published on Medium by Miss Wura Abulatan. We think the message she conveys here is important in ...

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EditorJanuary 17, 2018

The Sexuality Blog: Uganda’s US ambassador beat his wife in front of guests for bringing up his infidelities, when will this end?

Thanks to the #MeToo movement, millions of women have been able to come forward and tell their stories about sexual ...

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EditorJanuary 16, 2018

The Sexuality Blog: Post-partum depression is a thing; it is not up for discussion

Far too many parts of a woman’s life seem to be up for negotiation these days. We try to negotiate ...

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EditorJanuary 14, 2018

The Sexuality Blog: A sexual offender is about to face the consequences of his actions

A few months ago, we wrote about how Nigerian sexists, misogynists and sexual assaulters need to stay in Nigeria if ...

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EditorJanuary 13, 2018

The Sexuality Blog: Inspired by Oprah, Nigerian women are telling their sexual assault stories

Many underestimate and even outrightly dismiss Hollywood award shows. And their distrust is understandable, it is true that the film ...

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