It is no secret that Nigeria’s media industry sits on the fence or antagonizes gay rights issue but a media company in Nigeria has released a video that explains the country’s Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Law and the damage it does. Bringing a very rare opposition to the country’s most controversial law.
The almost 40-minute long video, titled Make Nigeria Gay Again (Happy Pride, Nigeria), was produced by DedHed Media, a Lagos-based digital media group. And it features humor, even as it highlights the many human implications of the country’s anti-gay law, citing several cases of human rights violations against LGBT persons who have suffered violent attacks as a result of their real or perceived sexual orientation.
Taking a different approach with its dark-humor, the video manages to do a good job of examining every inch of the law, bringing clarity to serious issues that affect the Nigerian LGBT community,in the face of violence and discrimination.
Overall, the video is brilliantly done, and serves its purpose of exposing Nigeria’s homophobia whilst educating people about the true nature of the Same–Sex Marriage Prohibition Act [SSMPA], which was signed into law in 2014 by former Nigerian president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Hopefully this video ushers in a new wave in the Nigerian media for better coverage on the issues LGBT people face in the country.
Watch the video below and let us know what you think:
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(This post was created with excerpts from 76 Crimes)