Category: Non-binary Blog

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Ado AminuJanuary 18, 2021

The Hijab-wearing woman’s experience that could help us better understand one another

Nigeria’s cultural landscape is still taking shape, we are caught in the thick of this process daily in the conversations ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 18, 2021

Public evangelism may be doing more harm to religion than good

If you have used public transport for any sizeable amount of time in Lagos then ‘the tale of the evangelising ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 15, 2021

The tussle between some Christians and the LGBT+ for the right to the rainbow is a needless distraction

A conversation about the claim of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, trans and other sexual and gender minorities (LGBT+) community to the ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 15, 2021

3 Men share why they chose silence after they got sexually assaulted

Victims of sexual assault have a hard time coming forward, whether they are male, female or non-binary. The reason for ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 15, 2021

“We have a cultural problem” – Diversity Prize Finalist, Solomon Ayodele bemoans toxic masculinity

Few drives are as noble as ones that compel us to make life better for the largest majority of people. ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 14, 2021

What we learnt from the touching experience of 3 Nigerian men suffering from mental illness

A frantic search for Digital Strategist, Ayodele Bandele – known simply as Dele, which lasted barely a day has turned ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 13, 2021

Why Toke Makinwa is a poster girl for feminism of a different sort

Toke Makinwa is no stranger to controversy – many might even argue her brand is built mostly on that, and ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 12, 2021

Here’s why more men channelling their energy rightly will benefit boys

“If it was a girl that was raped now, feminists will be all over this trend,” is a phrase anyone ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 12, 2021

You can hate LGBT without inciting violence on the community

Few human groups are as talked about, dissected, vilified and dismissed nowadays as the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and other ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 11, 2021

Pope Francis updates Cannon to allow women to be formally installed as Lectors and Acolytes

An edict issued and personally signed by Pope Francis will finally see women, ‘recognized for the service already carried out ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 7, 2021

Meet Oluwatobiloba Ajayi; one of the powerful voices among Nigeria’s 25 million-special needs population

There are a number of voices speaking for the rights of the Nigerian people, few of those remember to speak ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 6, 2021

Where the gays gather and it is holy

For Ace (not real name) Christmas was never the joy-filled celebration his siblings swear to the heavens it has always ...

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Ado AminuDecember 17, 2020

Netflix has stirred the pot again by hailing Satan and there is a lesson for Christians

Every so often, conservative Christians will publicly ponder boycotting one global brand or another. Today it is streaming giant Netflix ...

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Ado AminuDecember 11, 2020

Women need room to be fully human

Women are forced to live by a never-ending list of deadlines that when carefully scrutinised, what one sees are only ...

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Ado AminuDecember 9, 2020

Davido’s public grief could start a revolution of men expressing their feelings

Popular singer, David Adeleke, known by his stage name ‘Davido’ has come out to say,  “I’m tired of being strong, ...

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Ado AminuDecember 8, 2020

The act is up, Nigeria is not the haven of religious freedom it wants the world to believe it is

Nigeria for all intents and purposes should be a country where the freedom of religion is protected. Besides, the right ...

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Kola MuhammedDecember 7, 2020

Gender bias or queer issues? | Temmie Ovwasa’s experience at YBNL suggests the industry has a long way to go on inclusion

The recent boom in the number of female music stars seemed to have quelled some growing agitations on female marginalisation. ...

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Ado AminuDecember 3, 2020

Review: Temmie Ovwasa’s debut album is irreverent and unapologetically gay

At first glance, when you see her in her element – surrounded by positive energy and kindhearted interaction, Temmie Ovwasa ...

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Ado AminuDecember 2, 2020

The hero’s welcome for Bollylomo could take survivors speaking up a step back

There is a meme that has made the rounds on the internet which goes, “Why is it that when 50 ...

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Kola MuhammedDecember 2, 2020

Burna’s alleged affair with Jopearl: Gender bias rears head as Burna is justified by fans

Celebrities and controversies are like collocations. One barely exists without the other and the fixated eyes of the public on ...

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Ado AminuNovember 25, 2020

Duchess of Sussex opening up about her miscarriage could be the license women need to tell their stories

Women have consistently held back from sharing their stories of loss and grief for fear that it will come off ...

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Ado AminuNovember 25, 2020

National ID: Women continue to take the brunt of patriarchy’s bullying

Often, when women speak about the direct impact of the patriarchal ideal of respectability and how it hurts them daily, ...

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Ado AminuNovember 20, 2020

Charly Boy’s open declaration of love for his ‘gay’ daughter may not be all that it seems

How do you describe a Nigerian parent who declares their loving support for their ‘gay’ child on as public a ...

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Op-Ed EditorNovember 7, 2020

#NonBinary: The Nigerian media frenzy over ‘gay’ news is becoming quite disturbing

by Adewale Alabi Conversations around queer rights in Nigeria are beginning to come to the forefront due to a more ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 5, 2020

The bullying of Rahama Sadau is sign that Nigerian women are not yet safe

by Alabi Adewale It’s hard to believe that in the year 2020, women are still being bullied to live according ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 5, 2020

#NonBinary: Let’s talk about the selective homophobia of emigrants | #Intersectional

by Adewale Alabi When queer related topics are discussed in Nigeria, many are quick to confirm that they are proud ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 4, 2020

Domestic abuse and the double closeted phenomenon in queer Nigerian relationships

by Alabi Adewale Domestic abuse in relationships often happens when there is a perceived unbalance between the people involved. Domestic ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 3, 2020

‘Na gay dey reign’: Defiance unapologetically places Nigerian queer issues on the table

by Alabi Adewale Watching the film ‘Defiance’ by Harry Itie created a sense of realization that queer Nigerians are beginning ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 2, 2020

Nigerian soldiers have made themselves ‘assistant Jesus’ in the fight against indecent dressing

by Alabi Adewale When Nigerian youths started the #EndSARS protests, it was because the impunity of the security operatives had ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 2, 2020

NFVCB’s actions against ‘Ife’ raises questions about the future of queer content in Nigeria

by Alabi Adewale The Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood, is a multi-million naira industry with its productions widely popular amongst other ...

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