New Music: Nigeria’s first LGBTIQ+ pride theme song is finally here!
A group of Nigerian musicians has just released an LGBTIQ+ pride theme song to mark this year’s pride celebrations.
By Mike Daemon
The afro-pop song titled ‘Light Up’ 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 queer liberation movement in Nigeria and across West Africa’.
The song highlights the struggles that come with surviving as an LGBTIQ+ person as well as encourages LGBTIQ+ people, especially in Africa to remain resilient.
The song was produced by LIFFE music Records – a Nigerian LGBTIQ+-inclusive music recording company.
LIFFE music is 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 3 artists were selected, groomed, and supported to release their debut singles under its music label.
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