Nigeria is a nation deeply rooted in tradition and religion, major reasons why homosexuality is largely not accepted by the society. This, combined with the fear of the unknown, causes many gay women and men to disguise their sexuality for fear of persecution.
Now, there is a possibility that being gay could become a criminal act if a proposed law is signed by President Goodluck Jonathan. This has added an extra element of fear in society.
This was all witnessed first-hand by reporter Connor Sheets. He interviewed several people in Nigeria who are homosexual. From there he was able to discover what their everyday concerns are, how open they are with their sexuality and if they fear for their safety.
Connor Sheets sat down with IBTimesTV to reveal to us what he witnessed in Nigeria and how he came to the conclusion that it is one of the most homophobic places in the world.