Nigeria is a Jungle, leave now – Bisi Alimi tells LGBTQ community
After he came out live on Nigerian TV, Bisi Alimi was disowned by his family and arrested. He is now a British citizen, campaigning for change in his homeland.
Bisi Alimi has shared a piece of advice to all gay Nigerian living in the country.
Bisi who is married now and now lives abroad with his husband, took to his page to share a post which reads thus;
”Dear Nigerian LGBTQ Individuals, if you can find your way out of Nigeria please do it. To be honest, start investing in getting out of that jungle. Your future matters.”
Bisi went on to caption the post;
”Enough said……. That jungle is designed to kill you and your dreams!”
See post below:
Alimi was born in the Mushin district of Lagos to father Raski Ipadeola Balogun Alimi (a Nigerian police officer) and Mother Idiatu Alake Alimi (a university clerk).
Alimi was raised in Lagos, where he attended primary and secondary school. He was the third in a family of five children from his mother, and sixth from a family of ten children from his father. He later changed his name to Adebisi Alimi.
Bisi attended Eko Boys’ High School in Lagos, and graduated in 1993. He led his school cultural dances, both at primary and secondary school, to many awards and honours.
He was a member of his secondary school literary and debating society and a Social Prefect (in charge of organizing social activities) in his senior year.
Also, in 1993, he gained admission into Ogun State Polytechnic, and would later study Creative Arts, majoring in Theatre at University of Lagos.
It was during his university education that his sexuality attracted media attention after Campus Lifestyle, the university’s magazine outed him as a gay man. Prior to the magazine outing, Bisi had experienced much discrimination within the campus, including facing a disciplinary committee on the accusation of his gay status.
Although he did graduate, he was almost denied his certificate as it was believed that his morals were unacceptable for an alumnus of the university.