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African activists’ new song promotes LGBT equality

Scene from "Love Is Love" video.
Scene from “Love Is Love” video.

A group of Nigerian, Kenyan and Ugandan human rights activists has come together to record a powerful and non-apologetic song championing LGBT equality in Africa.

Scene from "Love Is Love"
Scene from “Love Is Love” video

The song, titled “Love is Love,” was released on Dec. 25 on YouTube as a video filled with photos showing moments in which the activists support LGBT equality and work to achieve it..

“Love Is Love” features Odi Agev Noel, Peter Okeugo, TaaMic, Jane Ikpe, Jarkie ‘Jaybird’ & Charlie.

According to one of the lead singers, Odi Agev, the recording of the song was done at a human rights training held in Nairobi, Kenya, for select African activists seeking “to promote all forms of love.”

“It’s a song recorded by human rights activists from Nigeria, Uganda, and Kenya to promote love/marriage equality and celebrate all forms of love. We recorded in Nairobi at the human rights training organized by ActionAid Global Platforms and All Out,” he said.

Watch the video here or by clicking on any of the photos.

Scene from "Love Is Love" video.
Scene from “Love Is Love” video.

 

Written by Mike Daemon

Mike Daemon is the pseudonym of the founder and presenter of the No Strings podcasts, based in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, which provide a voice for the country’s LGBTIQ+ community. Through the No Strings website, he reports on issues affecting the lives of LGBTQ+ Nigerians. He launched and maintains the Qtalk app, which provides safe and private access to legal and psychosocial counseling for LGBTQ+ Nigerians. Contact him by email via info (at) nostringsng.com.

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