Saturday, 19 May 2012

Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora against Anti Same Sex Laws commemorated IDAHO with a protest rally!

Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora against Anti Same Sex Laws commemorated IDAHO with a protest rally! Special thanks to everyone who joined us to stand up against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. A very special thank you to Peter Tatchell for his solidarity and our very special comrades from Uganda who showed their massive support! Together We Can!!

Monday, 14 May 2012

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia- We are Family-Freedom to Love for all Nigerians!


We Are Family- Freedom to Love for all Nigerians

Date-    Thursday 17 May, 2012

Time-    3:00pm-6:00pm

Venue- Nigeria House, 9 Northumberland Avenue,  London WC2N 5BX

Theme- “We Are Family- Freedom to Love for all Nigerians”

Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora Against Anti Same Sex Laws will hold a rally outside Nigerian Embassy in London to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (May 17th).

We will be sharing our personal stories and experiences of Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.  Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora, LGBTIs of other nationals and our straight allies are most welcome!

We will also deliver to the Nigerian High Commissioner, our position paper on the Anti Same Sex Marriage bill currently pending before the Nigerian Legislatures.

Join us in solidarity to commemorate IDAHO!

 Venue Map link


 Link here to our event on Facebook.

 Coordinator-  Yemisi Ilesanmi (

Monday, 7 May 2012

The Dictators Are Not Only Those...A poem dedicated to a dear friend COMRADE OLAITAN OYERINDE. He was assassinated on May 4, 2012 about 2am at his residence in the Government Reservation Area, Benin, Nigeria.

 The Dictators Are Not Only Those 
The Dictators are not only those
Who terrorized us in military clothes
Banned the ballot boxes, rolled out armored tanks
From their hallowed barracks their records stank

The dictators are not only those
Who unleashed on us bullets doses
Arrests we endured, Teargas we inhaled
Bullets we survived, in victory we exhaled

The dictators are more than men in khakis
Now they strut around with official cardkeys
They dined with the military killers
Frolicking and posing as civilian rulers

The dictators are the beneficiaries of our struggle
The throats of the people they now strangle
Feeding fat on the carcass of the masses
Belching on empty electoral promises

The dictators are the pot bellied old men
Toasting their ‘do or die’ politics with a mien
Drinking the blood of our youth
While our treasury they loot

With our blood we paved the way for elections
With our limbs new mansions are now erected
Assassins they wantonly hire to come and raid
As they willfully gun down our trusted comrades

Arise comrades, for our work is far from done
From the wrinkled, bloodstained hands of the dons
Our country we shall capture and reclaim
Our comrades’ blood shall not be in vain

The dictators are the 1 percent
We the masses are the 99 percent
With unity, might and strength
We shall sniff out their odious scent

The dictators we shall once again oust
Our flag they shall no longer hoist
They shall all be gone
Before we are done.


Wednesday, 2 May 2012


If only my heart didn’t beat
At the promise of your heat
Eagerly awaiting that touch
That leads to the brunch

If only it wasn’t just a few days
That happened to be the best lays
With a promise of unknown tomorrows
While the goodbye herald the sorrows

If only we didn’t feel the connection
Even though tis a rare selection
Enjoying the poetry, music and the dreams
While sharing the pleasure of the streams

If onlys are not a strong enough stacks  
Like a lioness I am focused on my prize
Poised, I reach out for the drum
Calling home my hunter to strum

If Onlys can’t hold back the harmony
Bees and birds must make the honey
Like a Siren I summon my sailor as I weave
To sounds as timeless as the ocean waves

By ©Yemisi Ilesanmi 2 May, 2012