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Queercity Podcast’s Fourth Season is here

Olaide Kayode Timileyin | 1:11pm

Since the inception of the Queercity podcast in 2018, we have steadily grown, from a bathroom midnight recorded one, to that over 50 episodes published on all major podcasting platforms across the universe. The podcast which has not just been an output of audio contents, but a place of community healing and resource. As a 2020 recipient of OUT IN TECH‘s five years website hosting program, we have sought to use that opportunity to create a free resource center which is our E-library ,where we published books, comics, and an anthology by PRIDE TV.

In the last one year, we have partnered with quite a number of Queer and Ally led organizations on projects that fosters social acceptance and visibility of queer persons in Nigeria, and West Africa at large. Few of which includes Abuja Literary and Arts Festival 2020, IDAHOBIT (Breaking The Silence) with Bisi Alimi Foundation and The Future Africa Award’s 2020 Prize For Difference & Diversity.

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In 2020, we ranked Number 18 in Naija Podhubs Top 50 Nigerian Podcasts with listeners from a total of 72 countries across the 7 continents of the world. In june 2020, we were able to provide queer people who were at the frontline of activities in the pandemic with bottles of Hand sanitizers, and we trained a total of 100 persons digital illustration, Graphics designing, and Podcasting.

As we rolling into 2021, We look forward to having Hotel Alabama the audio documentary being available freely on our website. The five episodes audio documentary is currently available for pay-for-play on EHTV network since July last year. Do check out our instagram and twitter for more info. Our magazine Qube is also undergoing rebranding and should also be available on prints for free if we are able to get enough financial support.

During the Pandemic, we envisaged The Shelle list , A list inspired by the indigenous Nigerian Street Queer Culture, “The Word “shelle” finds it root in one of the country’s spoken languages, Yoruba. Where the word “shelle” is coined out of  the phrase “se eleya”,  which means “to be mocked”. Over years, the Nigerian Queer community and the Africa Queer community have had to thrive under the shadows, with exceedingly amazing persons, and act. Surviving through the very grasps of being seen as a disgrace. the resilient power of the queer community” would be celebrated on this year’s Shelle list”.

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With Spotify now available in Nigeria, one can now listen to Queercity podcast free of charge, simply by downloading the Spotify app. Available on android and iOS. The Fourth Season of the podcast which seeks to explore more silenced narrative of Queer Nigerians and West Africans, through Discussion, Interview and Storytelling would air it’s First episode by the 31’st of March, 2021 and would run into the month of pride. To Volunteer for our activities this year, do reach out to thequeercitypodcast001@gmail.com

While we prepare ourselves for the big season, we implore you hit the subscribe button on your favourite podcast player, or you visit our website. To help us keep creating, you can use our donate button, or buy from our Merch store. For Sponsorship and Advertisements on this season, send an email to Queercitypodcast@gmail.com

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Getting Justice for Cameroonian Transwomen Shakira and Patricia amidst death threats with Hamlet. QueerCity

February 8th, 2021 Transgender women were arrested for “attempted homosexuality” in the West African Country of Cameroon. These Transgender women in person of Shakira and Patricia were rounded up by the police at a public restaurant were they had gone to buy food. By the 11th of May, 2021 Shakira and Patricia were sentenced to 5 years imprisonments with 200,000CFA fine each. Joining The Queer Nerd (@OKTimileyin) on this episode is Hamlet from the Work for our Well-being Cameroon. An indigenous human right organization standing in for sexual minorities and other victims of social injustices, in this case, they are Shakira and Patricia’s legal counsel. Last week, Shakira and Patricia were granted provisional freedom and On this episode Hamlet and I discuss the term of their freedom, the risk that looms on the street, and the reality of being a transgender woman in a Cameroonian prison. A Production of @queercitymediaandproductions Host : @OKTimileyin Graphics : @OKTimileyin Socials: Adaora Reference: https://youtu.be/vyzMJRVTOsg https://youtu.be/nAefBCaYHFs #ShakiroandPatricia #Queercitypodcast #LGBT #Cameroon #Oktimileyin — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/queercity/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/queercity/support
  1. Getting Justice for Cameroonian Transwomen Shakira and Patricia amidst death threats with Hamlet.
  2. HIV stigmatization amongst Nigerian Gay men with Raldie Young
  3. Did Allah make sexuality innate in Islam: A crossover episode with Ynaija Non-Binary Blog
  4. Queering Our indigenous and traditional literary narrative: A night in Ibadan
  5. This Queer Nigerian Prince has to marry a woman before his coronation begins: A tale of Culture, Identity, and Royalty.

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