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A JUSTIFICATION FOR BITTERNESS AND REVENGE

I have jokingly called myself Pacifist-in-chief of the Federal Republic of pacifists. I want peace, I mean, why shouldn’t I? But I’m afraid that perhaps I want it too much. I am even willing to accept that my desire for peace is idealistic and I’m beginning to think unrealistic, especially ...

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A Book About Queer People Is Coming From Cassava Republic, And It’s Called “SHE CALLED ME WOMAN: NIGERIA’S QUEER WOMEN SPEAK”

‘These true stories are beautifully told, the pain and honesty and hope and joy in these accounts is strong like a song.’ – Stella Duffy Cassava Republic Press is proud to reveal the cover for She Called Me Woman: Nigeria’s Queer Women Speak, a ground-breaking collection of 25 first-hand narratives ...

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#HowIResist Campaign 2

It is time to look inwards into the deplorable mess of cultural, religious and legal restrictions that we have tired ourselves in and open our hearts, minds and spirits to the joy, progress and advancement that truly equitable and fair laws can bring to a thirsty nation. That is not ...

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ALL SHE DID WAS LOOK LIKE A GUY!

As a Nigerian, I should not be shocked by some of the stories I hear. But on that day, when a good friend of mine shared with me an ordeal she went through some days back on account of her physical disposition, a sensitive chord was struck in me. I ...

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#HowIResist: A Campaign Dedicated to the Voices and Visibility of the Nigerian LGBT

In a collaborative effort, a number of LGBT young Nigerians came together to lend their voices to a campaign engineered to provide visibility to the Nigerian LGBT community. They are young professionals. They are people in relationships. They are individuals with struggles. They love. They live. And every day of ...

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Behold: The Reality Of Blue Ivy

In case you missed it, the Grammys were on last Monday. The award show is not so much about recognising talent, as recognising glamour, and then bowing down accordingly. Case in point: super power couple, Beyoncé Knowles Carter and her husband, Sean, also known as Jay Z. In 2017, it ...

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Dismantling The Sexual Harassment Claim Against Aziz Ansari

I recently heard about Aziz Ansari being involved in a sex scandal. The outrage was alarming. So I read about the so-called ‘sexual harassment’. And I fear that at the rate we are going, we are watering down sexual harassment to mean “he did not pull down my panties gently”. ...

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14: An Anthology of Queer Art | Vol. 2: The Inward Gaze

Last year, the group simply known as 14 debuted its agenda with an anthology of LGBT art and stories themed “We Are Flowers”, which was very well received. This year, maintaining that agenda of protesting the injustice of the draconian anti-LGBT law signed into existence by President Jonathan and celebrating ...

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Rape Is Not Only When There’s Blood And A Crying Girl

I can’t say I remember exactly how it started but on the night I just got home, slightly tipsy from alcohol, my brothers and I got into an argument about consent that left me going “What the fuck?” You are on twitter and you see random people saying these outrageous ...

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Four Years Later

It is exactly 4 years since the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) act was passed into law under President Goodluck Jonathan. I woke up the morning after the law was passed feeling ecstatic and filled with God’s love. Finally, after fifty-four years of independence, Nigeria was going to get so much ...

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