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Meet the young Nigerian who is running an LGBT inclusive clothing brand in Nigeria

Young Nigerians are becoming more innovative and daring by the day, and Raldie Young, a young Lagos-based Nigerian is one of them.

From the African Human Rights Media Network

By Mike Daemon

Raldie Young. Source: NoStringsNG.com

Young, a professional graphic designer, has delved into an untapped market of making custom-made T-shirts for  marginalized groups, such as the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [LGBT] community.

Raldie Young’s designs. Source: Instagram

Shirts under his brand ‘Revolt x Raldie’ are custom-made with strong messages aimed at promoting equality and social acceptance of marginalized groups, such as the LGBT community, thus pushing back against negative narratives that tend to condemn and dehumanize minority groups.

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Nigeria is largely homophobic and so anything that aims to dispel the negative and wrong perceptions that people have about LGBT people is essential, which makes Young’s efforts truly commendable.

Speaking to NoStringsNG in a conversation, Young who started his business last year, described his clothing outfit as “an activist shirt brand”. He also said that, for him, it isn’t just business as usual, but that the whole drive behind his brand is advocacy-oriented.

More of Raldie Young’s designs. Source: Instagram

“My mission is to make people socially conscious on matters of equality so as to give marginalized groups an avenue to express themselves with pride,” he said.

To find out more about Young’s brand or to place an order, CLICK HERE.