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HEADLINERS, HOSTS, AND PANELISTS AT GLOW UP PRIDE 2.0

FOLA FRANCIS
ENIITAN
Oluwaseyifunmi oluwatimilehin
Amara the lesbian
Godwin Harrison
Bola Yahaya
Raldie Young
Toluwanimi
Ola Hassim
Victor Emmanuel
WANLOV THE KUBOLOR
Fejiro Faeyfaeyy Adjerhore
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Raldie Young.

Rex Okechukwu Opara Jr., a.k.a. Raldie Young, is a Lagos-based music producer and singer-songwriter. Over the past decade, Rex has produced an impressive catalogue of independent releases inspired by neo-soul, R&B, hip-hop and African influences. He also frequently collaborates as a producer with numerous artists in Nigeria’s underground music scene, works as a graphic designer and co-hosts the queer podcast “We Don’t Have A Name For This Podcast”. “Music is the way I express my thoughts and feelings and document my experiences as an outsider,” says Rex. “It’s also a way of reaching out to outsiders like me.

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Amara, the Lesbian

Amara, the Lesbian. is a queer woman living and loving in Nigeria. a storyteller who is dedicated to sharing queer joy, stories, struggles, visibility and queer living in Nigeria, through her YouTube channel, her writings and her life in general. 

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The Film and The producer

Godwin Harrison (Writer/Director/producer) A graduate of chemical engineering. In the year 2008-2009 he a freelance script writer to some asabawood producers. In 2015, he produced/directed his first featured length film “the last days”.  A faith based film.   His movies have always talked  about societal activism.    He is the CEO of HUG MEDIA CONCEPT; An independent production house focus on making societal change using the media. His recent short film ” broken Rainbow” just won 2 international awards for best international short film of 2021.

SUMMARY OF BROKEN RAINBOW:  Broken Rainbow tells the story of three rainbow friends ( TETEH, TERFA AND DIWI) who have undergone humiliation by their families because of their sexuality.
   The film gains momentum when DIWI set up video leaked online and his family came to know of his sexuality. Unable to bear the societal and family discrimination he committed suicide.
   TERFA (a drag artiste) comes out to his family and was kicked out of his family.
   TETEH was forced by his mother to undergo Deliverance for his sexuality (conversion therapy). Unable to cope he had to move out of his family house and move in with his lover KEM.
 KEM is a homophobic gay man who hates himself and his kind for no just cause.
    At the end, Teteh after contracting the AIDS virus from Kem had to live for his happiness alone. He paid for his mothers breast surgery after the church abandons her and there she knew that….A broken rainbow no matter how many times you try to break it, you still will not stop its shine.

Broken rainbow won best international short film -:1) malmo international LGBTQ short film festival
2) Melbourne LGBTQ short film festival
Official selection @ best of the best lgbtq short film/ houston lgbtq short film festival/ bite size short film festival

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Victor Emmanuel

An LGBTQ+ rights activist, YouTuber, model, brand and digital strategist/marketer and entertainer. I’m 23 years. I’m part creator of both the #EndHomophobiaInNigeria and #RepealSSMPA hashtags. 

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Bola Yahaya

Yahaya is a self-taught fashion designer with extensive background in leading operations and teams, events and project management, retail sales and talent management. 

With his namesake brand, he explores traditional African heritage and its re-interpretation into contemporary fashion in a way that enables for self expression and preserve history.

His glamorous artisanal and sustainable garments tell elaborate narratives that are autobiographical, often reflecting upon the his queer identity and clash of ancestral history as a person of Yoruba Nigerian descent.

While his clothes act as defiance, the bigger picture is to create a social impact on individuals and communities, change the general mindset towards queer expression; and contribute to a kinder, sustainable planet.

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Fola Francis

Fola Francis a Fashion insider, Youtuber and digital marketer

Fola Francis is a non-binary person currently living in Lagos Nigeria. His pronouns are They/he/she. Fola is the creative director of his self named clothing line “Fola Francis”, and he’s also a Fashion insider and digital marketer for TFF Consult. He’s worked with names like Nigerian foreign exchange, The British council, Arise fashion week, and many more. Fola is 27 years old, and an extremely feminine presenting queer person, which isn’t the most pleasant way to live in the part of the world. 

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Eniitan

a writer, psyche, and Witch

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Put your colors on

by Kelvin Tiwatope | June 1st, 2021 2:10pm

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Red means life , Orange means healing, yellow wants you to shine, green means nature, blue means serenity and purple means spirit.
The first Pride was a protest outside the Stonewall Inn in New York in 1969, led by Black transgender women in likes of Marsha P. Johnson , Sylvia Rivera and others in good memories.
1st of June of every year marks the celebration of PRIDE month , a celebration of colors , style , reality and struggles of the LGBTQ+…..all over the world ,we hit the street to protest for the rights and freedom of ourselves and for others across the globe, we seek justice for people who lost their lives to homophobia, transphobia and injustice of any kind resulting from their sexuality .

Sadly, in the case of Africa when it comes to sexuality discussions, privileges are respected over rights , the societal values and norms are strongly held and a little smell of deviance to the societal norms is instantly terminated.

This made LGBTQ+ people in Africa most especially Nigeria and other West African countries live in fear. Pride month is a month to protest for rights in loud colors and styles in societies that already scaled through the depth of homophobia. While, For the Nigerian LGBTQ+ persons, it’s a way to celebrate our survival through life .

Pride month in Africa, most especially Nigeria is celebrated to agitate for the rights to live freely and love as a queer persons in these African countries.

We agitate for the right to hit the street as queer persons with no fear of paying with your lives or being queer is punished by law and made to look like criminal through laws like the Same Sex Prohibition Act (SSMPA) of 2014.

However, due to the development of technology and virtual spaces of communication, queer people have been able to unite ,connect to each other around the world , share their struggles and reality and also been able to proffer solution to the problems affecting the LGBTQ+ global community.

We at Queercity Media Productions , we are here to celebrate with each and everyone through this month. We celebrate your struggles and reality.
We implore everyone out there to be stronger and never to give up , it only takes time.
On this space , we celebrate you for being true to yourself despite the challenges, we appreciate every shade and color of your queerness and we are assuring you that you are not alone , you are loved and you’ll always be loved . So shake your body ,put your flag up , your colors high and let it fly .
Heal, love , support and find peace .

HAPPY PRIDE MONTH

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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