The nominees for the 2018 edition of the Best of Nollywood Awards have been announced and ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore’ leads the nominees list with 11 nominations. The categories are Movie with the Best Social Message, Movie with the Best Screenplay, Movie with the Best Production Design, Movie with the Best Editing, Most Promising… Read More Best of Nollywood Awards: ‘We Don’t Live here Anymore’ leads nomination list
After a long wait, We Don’t Live Here Anymore, a film by The Initiative for Equal Rights premiered on the 14th of October in Lagos, Nigeria. The film stars some of Nigeria’s top actors including Funlola Aofiyebi Raimi, Katherine Obiang, Osas Ighodaro Ajibade, Francis Sule, Temidayo Akinboro and Omotunde ‘Lolo’ Adebowale-David. Directed and produced by Tope… Read More A recap of all that happened at the premiere of ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore’
The Nigerian LGBT community as been buzzing with excitement since The Initiative for Equal Rights announced their latest audio visual contribution to changing the narrative. The feature film was written by the eclectic Nigerian born transgender woman; Noni Salma (formerly known as Habeeb Babatunde Lawal) and directed by award winning filmmaker; Tope Oshin. And it… Read More Watch the trailer for ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore’, A new LGBT feature film by TIERs.
The role of Nollywood in telling our stories cannot be overemphasied and it is important that there is a conversation about proper representation. Arit Okpo talks to filmmakers Tope Oshin and Asurf Oluseyi on their role in changing narratives and what really needs to be done on the latest episode of Untold Facts.
The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) yesterday held the third edition of its symposium on ‘Human Rights, Sexuality and the Law’ at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos and The Rustin Times was on board as a media partner. Held in commemoration of the International Day for Human Rights, the annual conference examines… Read More The Rustin Times partners with The Initiative for Equal Rights on Symposium to commemorate International Day for Human Rights
The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) held the 2017 edition of their annual symposium titled “Human Rights, Sexuality and the Law” and The Rustin Times was a media partner for the event. The symposium is aimed at creating a platform for public discussion and engagement around sexuality and rights. This edition hosted by Arit Okpo brought… Read More A Recap of the 2017 Edition of “Human Rights, Sexuality and the Law”
On a brand new episode of Untold Facts, Arit Okpo is joined by Olumide Makanjuola and Boki Ofodile on “the gay agenda.” Enjoy
Untold Facts is one of the few shows in Nigeria that deal with conversations surrounding LGBTI people in Nigeria. Hosted by Arit Okpo and produced by The Initiative for Equal Rights, the show tackles issues from gender fluidity and human rights violations. Watch Ep. 4 Watch Ep. 5
Nigeria first conference on Diversity, Inclusivity and Equality in the country is set to hold this month and The Initiative for Equal Rights is partnering with the event. The two-day conference, which is free to register for and attend will bring together academics, policymakers and social activists to share knowledge on broadening inclusion and diversity within… Read More Register for the first ever national conference on Diversity, Inclusivity and Equality this September
Reports surfaced online in the early hours of Sunday, July 30, that 42 persons were arrested in the early hours of Saturday at Owode, Lagos state, on the allegations that they were gay. According to The Sunday Punch, an eyewitness said the “suspects” were engaging in homosexual acts. While The Rustin Times can confirm the… Read More #OwodeArrest: How 70 alleged gay men were arrested in Lagos