Nigeria’s first open gay man, Bisi Alimi has organized the first-ever LGBT pride event in Lagos after his return to Nigeria.
Bisi Alimi who is a gay rights activist attended the Night of Diversity 2019 organized by the Bisi Alimi Foundation, the first-ever LGBT pride event which held in Lagos on Tuesday, October 29.
Some of the sponsors of the event includes the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Martin Prendergast, Stephen Fry and Paul Gambaccini. The British Deputy High Commission also provided the venue for the event.
The Night of Diversity 2019 saw 9 members of the LGBT community take the stage to show off their talents and capabilities.
Bisi took to his social media page to share a picture from the event and captioned it:
WE DID IT! We organised an LGBT pride event in Lagos
Last night was a blast in Lagos, 9 LGBT took to stage for what was an incredible showing of rainbow awesomeness.
The celebs and stars also came. It was a great night.
Thank you to everyone that showed up.
We never thought that when we decided to organise something close to an LGBT pride event in Lagos that we will;
1- find a venue
2- find sponsorships for it
3- find artists
4- that people will come
Despite the crazy traffic in Lagos yesterday, great number of people turned up.
We found a venue, 9 acts performed at the event and we got grants from Elton John AIDS Foundation, Martin Prendergast, Stephen Fry and Paul Gambaccini
The British Deputy High Commission provide an amazing venue.
See you at the Diversity Night in 2020