Pride anthem aims to ‘Light Up’ LGBTIQ+ NIgerians’ lives

Nigerian musicians D’Unicorns have released “Light Up,” an LGBTIQ+ Pride theme song that marked this year’s Pride celebrations.


From the African Human Rights Media Network
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By Mike Daemon

The afro-pop song is an upbeat inspirational song recorded by D’Unicorns – a group of LGBTIQ+-led Nigerian musicians whose aim is to “use music as a source of therapy and a tool for advocacy for the queer liberation movement in Nigeria and across West Africa.”

The song highlights the struggles that come with surviving as an LGBTIQ+ person and encourages LGBTIQ+ people, especially in Africa, to remain resilient.

The song was produced by LIFFE Music – a recently launched social enterprise initiative by Levites Initiative for Freedom & Enlightenment (LIFFE) as part of its mission to provide a platform for queer Nigerian musicians to pursue their music careers.

Last year, the organization launched Queer Voice Nigeria, a music talent hunt through which three artists were selected, groomed, and supported to release their debut singles under its music label.

To stream or download the new Pride theme song “Light Up,” click HERE.

Source: African Human Rights Media Network member NoStringsNG.

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