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In this day and age, one would think with fast evolution and human development, issues like discrimination and marginalization of people based on their sexuality should not be concerning factors. Well, quite frankly, it still is. South Africa is the first and only country to legalize same-sex marriage in Africa. In a continent where the rights of queer people are not actively considered, African LGBTQ activists continue to advocate for the rights of LGBTQ community and fight against discrimination. To explore this, here are 4 LGBTQ activists in Africa pushing a better narrative. Bisi Alimi Bisi Alimi Bisi Alimi is a Nigerian writer, public speaker, gay rights activist and founder of the Bisi Alimi Foundation focused on advocacy and support for LGBTQ members in Nigeria. He also provides HIV/AIDS prevention and care education by telling his story. Zanele Muholi Zanele Muholi Zanele Muholi is photographer and activist depicting the lives…

Nigerian singer-songwriter Fireboy DML, born Adedamola Adefolahan on 5th February 1996, is an award-winning artiste with over 10 million monthly listeners on Spotify. In 2018, the Afrobeats and R&B artiste broke out with ‘Jealous’ which earned him several award nominations, and recognitions. Fireboy DML released his debut studio album ‘Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps’ in 2019. The 13 track Afro-fusion album was nominated at The Headies Awards for album of the year in 2020. His second studio album ‘Apollo’ which was released in 2020 also earned him multiple nominations and awards. He has been featured on songs by a number of international and local international artistes. The 2021 remix of his hit song ‘Peru’ which features famous UK singer, Ed Sheeran peaked at No.2 on the UK charts. The song also hit No.2 on the US world music chart.  His feature on Madonna’s ‘Frozen’ peaked at No. 12 on the US…

Tiwatope Savage known by her stage name Tiwa Savage is a Nigerian singer-songwriter born in Isale-Eko on the 5th of February 1980. Her genre of music is a blend of Afrobeat, R&B, Pop and Hip-Hop. Moving to London for her education, Tiwa began her music career in her teens as a backup vocalist for the likes of Mary J. Blige and George Michael. After graduating from the Berkeley College of Music, she participated in the X Factor Uk edition and in 2009, she signed with Sony/ATV publishing. In 2012, she moved back to Nigeria, signed with Don Jazzy’s Mavin record label and on the 3rd of July 2013, she released her debut album titled ‘Once Upon a Time’ which featured singles like ‘Kele Kele Love’, ‘Love Me (3x)’ and more. This album was nominated for album of the year at the 2014 Headies. She became the first female Nigerian artiste…

Podcasts are still very much the real deal especially when you only need something to listen to while you do something else like drive, cook, or simply scroll through Twitter. Here, we have compiled some African podcasts that have our attention and will definitely keep you hooked. I Said What I Said Podcast As Millennials living in Lagos, Feyikemi ‘Fk’ Abudu and Jola ‘Jollz’ Ayeye, the hosts of ‘I Said What I Said’ podcast talk about navigating through life, relatable experiences and life as Lagosians. Most episodes are fun, genuine and meaningful while other episodes just might make you cry. In all, it has a great replay value and definitely addictive. Listen Here How Far? With Mr Eazi and Temi Otedola Mr Eazi and Temi Otedola started their first podcast in November 2020. This podcast covers everything life, love, relationships and entertainment. Their conversations most of the time surround their…