Adebisi Alimi: Gay Nigerian Actor Puts His Sexuality In The Spotlight

DECEMBER 28, 2014 5:35 AM ET LINDA POON, picture by Claire Eggers/NPR Adebisi Alimi, an actor-turned-activist, was the first person ever to come out as gay on Nigerian television. He now shares his story when he speaks up for the rights of the LGBT community. Adebisi Alimi is the first person ever to come out as gay on

Persecuted for being gay

Bisi Alimi, from Nigeria In 2002, I was at university in Nigeria and standing for election. A magazine wrote about me and exposed me as being gay. This led the university to set up a disciplinary committee. I was very nearly dismissed. When I did graduate, people wanted to refuse me my certificate on the