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New drama series highlights the realities of LGBT Nigerians

A new online drama series showcasing the lived experiences of LGBT individuals in Nigeria is now available on on YouTube.

Screenshot from the series “She, He, They” (Source: TIERs / YouTube)

By Mike Daemon

The YouTube series “She, He, They” follows the journey and challenges of four LGBT individuals as they navigate love, life, and friendships amidst Nigeria’s harsh homophobia.

The series is the latest LGBT-themed production from Nigeria’s leading human rights organization, ‘The Equal Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs).’ It was co-directed by two award-winning filmmakers, Uyaiedu Ikpe-Etim, and Ayo T Lawson.

Ikpe-Etim, who is also a screenwriter, co-produced the upcoming groundbreaking film “14 Years and a Day,” a Nigerian LGBT-themed film about a young woman questioning the course of her relationship.

This series, aimed at educating the public about LGBT rights and issues, is a new advocacy project recently launched by TIERs to spotlight and debunk negative stereotypes and misconceptions portrayed by Nigeria’s mainstream media.

Among TIERs’ past media initiatives are the short film “Hell or High Waters,” “We Don’t Live Here Anymore” and the online series “Everything In Between.”

“She, He, They” is available to watch for free on YouTube and can be accessed here.

See the trailer below.

Source: African Human Rights Media Network member NoStringsNG.