There is a popular saying in the media; there is nothing like bad publicity. Basically when you add the negative and positive response to something, it all counts as visibility. This is why most people are talking about gay rights and in the midst of so many sides and public attention, the deadly homophobic signs… Read More Emmanuel Sadi: 3 deadly modern day homophobic signs to watch out for.
You read the title right, I am asking questions and answering them by myself. Ignore the question you are asking yourself about my mental state because the conversation is what’s important. We currently don’t have enough people asking questions and talking about gay rights in Nigeria so keep scrolling to read my desperate attempt at… Read More Emmanuel Sadi: A Q&A (with myself) about gay rights in Nigeria.
Concerning arguments on social media platforms (Facebook, especially) about the rights and lifestyle choices of LGBT+ people in Ghana, and any other place for that matter, I have noticed that a lot of the people who aren’t for it are quick to build their arguments around how ‘unnatural’ and ‘disgusting’ they think sexual activities between… Read More Taleeb Omari: Gay Sex is Valid
There are somethings that no one is expected to admit to in Nigeria. Perhaps being gay is on the very top of this list of things, well above being a fraud or taking bribes or raping children in the name of marriage. Even when you have family and friends that know you’re gay, they expect… Read More Ani Kayode Somtochukwu: To Speak of Colours
In May, The Rustin Times published a story on how Denrele Edun was assaulted at a bar in Lagos because he was perceived to be gay. After reading the article, I checked out his Instagram page to follow up and see how others would react in the comment section. A train of thought I came… Read More Anthony Jones: No! Homophobes are not Homosexuals stuck in the closet
To say Nigeria’s media industry is a beacon of hope would be the biggest fallacy of the century. In a bid to continue the tradition of misguided reporting, Mr Ayo Onikoyi of Nigeria’s Vanguard Newspaper comes for Bobrisky, a popular celebrity cross dresser, with obvious attempts to out her and call on the attention of… Read More Emmanuel Sadi: Vanguard’s Entertainment Editor attacks Bobrisky with a log in his eye.
One of the most hilarious misconceptions about gay people in Africa is that they are all considered outsiders, and I say hilarious because it is funny that people don’t realize LGBT persons are their family members, friends and colleagues. Let me simplify it, your brother, your sister, you best friend, your cousin, your dad, your… Read More Emmanuel Sadi: You broke bread with a gay person.
Benue, a North-Central Nigerian State becomes more prominent in recent times for so many wrong reasons. It is a state with a population of 4,253,641 as of 2006 census. With farming as the main occupation, the state can be credited for cash crops such as potatoes, cassava, soya bean, guinea corn, flax, yams, sesame, rice,… Read More Ekene Odigwe: Benue State’s Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill – Where are the Priorities?
Marcus Tullius Cicero wrote: “The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.” Today, Monday, May 28, 2018, The United States of America celebrates the Memorial Day to remember fallen heroes who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. In Nigeria, the Joint Nigeria Crisis Action Committee (JN-CAC) declared May 28… Read More Peter Okeugo: Dying to live. Living to die #NigeriaMourns #NationalDayofMourning
What is a label? It seems simply to me, a construct in any form, out to classify, grade, and shelve fragmental phenomenons, into a coalesced material for easy appropriation. On one hand, it might seem a well calculated agenda at personal restriction, in how comfortable our socially recognized identities makes us, in such that we… Read More Nele Anju: Why Do I Find The MSM Label Haughty?