NIGERIA

Culture

This documentary captures the beauty and hardship of queer Nigerians

HBO's 'The Legend of the Underground' was born from the directors' frustration at how Nigeria treats its queer citizens.
Nelson C.J.
7.27.21
Fashion

Vivendii is the punk fashion collective taking Lagos' spirit global

Meet the group behind the viral label channelling Y2K internet aesthetics through the eyes of Nigeria’s youth. 
Mahoro Seward
4.8.21
Photography

Adedamola Odetara's portraits celebrate the strength of queer Lagosians

"We need to get more stories out. It is important that people see that, amidst all the chaos, queer Nigerians are still able to find ways to thrive."
Nelson C.J.
4.8.21
Fashion

Kenneth Ize finds light in the darkness for AW21

The Lagosian designer presented a solemn, yet quietly hopeful, AW21 collection of exquisitely woven tailoring.
Mahoro Seward
3.11.21
Music

Tems is the Lagos musician on a mission to help you find yourself

The innovative alté scene star breaks down her debut EP ‘For Broken Ears’ and everything else you should know about her music.
Frankie Dunn
2.11.21
Beauty

What it's like growing up with facial markings

Nigerian activist Adetutu OJ Alabi is celebrating her scars, one Instagram hashtag at a time.
Bolaji Akinwande
1.13.21
Photography

Kemka Ajoku shoots a quieter side of Lagos

The photographer, who got his start with VSCO and Youtube tutorials, presents a new series – ‘We’re All Workers’ – about life under lockdown in Nigeria.
Ryan White
1.6.21
activism

How Safe Hquse uplifted queer Nigerian youth

Spurred on by the #ENDSARS protests, Nigeria's LGBTQ+ community is rallying together and calling for change. Safe Hquse is the grassroots organisation that supported them in their mission.
Bernard Dayo
11.24.20
activism

Young Nigerians want to see these changes from the #EndSARS movement

Nearly a fortnight on from the Lekki Toll Gate massacre, Nigeria's young generations are still fighting for lasting systemic change. Here's how you can help.
Nelson C.J.
11.3.20
activism

How Nigeria's queer youth are fighting to #EndSARS

The country’s LGBTQ+ community has suffered systemic discrimination and violence for decades. Now, queer Nigerians are taking a public stand.
Nelson C.J.
10.15.20
Culture

The pandemic is impacting creatives worldwide and Nigeria is no exception

As the country’s cultural landscape rapidly changes in the wake of Covid-19, its government is failing to support independent creatives.
Alithnayn Abdulkareem
8.28.20
Opinion

Nigeria’s queer history told by those who lived through it

Queer Nigerians are under attack from its government, but in the shadows, their vibrant existence – once ignored by the powers that be – lives on.
Vincent Desmond
7.29.20
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