The hypocrisy of the Nigerian government is evident in the anti -LGBTQ the country enacted but hardly objectively executes.
Forty-seven men went on trial in Nigeria in November 2019 for public displays of affection with members of the same sex. This offence carries a 10-year jail term.
However, there have been plenty and generous show of affection with members of same sex and nothing has been done. Some Nigerians believe the law is farce or is one of the dents in the corrupt fabric of the nation.
These are five Closet-Queens (guys-turned-girls/guys-confused-as-girls/girls-confused-as-guys) who are very popular and opinionated in Nigeria and the government looks away.
1:BOBRISKY: This the Queen of the Pack. She(he) has become one of the most popular influencers in Nigeria. She(he) voices talk her affection for her famous lover and how rich he/she is. Her/his looks compete well with best of Nigerian ladies and some take cues from her, whilst other SHE-HIM like her aspires to be BOBRISKY.
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It is being rumoured that it is risky to touch Bobrisky as she/he rolls with the high and mighty in Nigeria.
2:JAMES BROWN: This is a small fry who’s garnering fame gradually. The young man-woman was once arrested on the suspicion of being gay and was left off the hook – obviously due to the wanton bribery and corruption that plague Nigeria.
She/he now entertains Nigerians as a female.
The audacity to publicly entertain Nigerians is a reflection of Nigeria’s 2faced laws.
3: JAY BUGGATI: This cross-dresser showcases her/his fashion-sense like a model. Mum is the word for many Nigerians who have come to live with the reality that LGBTQ is a reality that must be embraced despite the pretence of the government that says it is illegal.
In 2014, Nigeria outlawed gay marriage, public displays of same-sex relationships, and belonging to gay groups. The twist is that the bill was said to be consistent with the attitudes of most people towards homosexuality but reverse seems the case as Nigerians don’t seem to have a problem with it. These closet-queens enjoy patronage and many Nigerians will say ‘leave them alone’ when anyone criticises them.
4: JAY BOOGIE: She(he) based in Port-Harcourt and stunned many Nigerian who thought he was a lady. She’s(he) more lady-like than many ladies. Many drool at his seamless skin and figure-8 shape.
5.BRYAN NWAKORO: He(she) has decided to step out and tests the water of the shady Nigerian law that kept people like him(her) in oblivion. He/she is a new cross-dresser gunning for Bobrisky’s crown in a show of shame and a lawless country nation. Bryan dresses like a female and fashionably too.
It makes more sense for the Nigerian government to allow these folks live their lives than pass a dubious law that leaves some and jails some.
If it is within their right to follow any soothing and ‘suiting’ sexuality, let the law allow them or outrightly prohibit them. Nigeria must stop confusing people especially the younger generation.
Nigeria is one of most hypocritical nations on earth where rape victims receive more blame than the perpetrator and many evils are wrapped under cloth in the name of religious and cultural ethics that are not evident in the people’s lives.