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The Legend of the Underground 2021: Nigeria’s ‘Secret’ LGBTQ community

Nigeria has some of the strictest same-sex marriage laws throughout Africa, criminalising homosexuality. In a country that praises hyper-masculinity, Nigeria’s LGBTQ community has had to remain underground using coded language, disguises and safe-houses to survive in the country. The film The Legend of the Underground through first-person stories details the trials and tribulations of Nigeria’s underground community, from police raids to abandonment to being HIV+ the film sheds light on the experiences faced by many in the country.