Bisi Alimi is the founder and the Executive Director of the Bisi Alimi Foundation, an organisation working to accelerate social acceptance of LGBT people in Nigeria.
Alimi has a BA in Theatre Arts (2004) from the University of Lagos Nigeria and MSc in Global Governance and Public Policy (2011) from Birkbeck College University of London.
Alimi is a multitalented storyteller, actor, activist and angelic troublemaker. He has over 15 years experience working on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Africa.
Before starting Bisi Alimi Foundation, he was a lecturer at the Humboldt University in Berlin teaching “Pre and Post Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Africa”.
In his spare time, he loves to read, watch television and cook. He lives in London with his husband.
Business Engagement Manager
Eli Manderson Evans
Eli is the Business Engagement Manager at the Bisi Alimi Foundation, having started his journey at the foundation as an intern developing the Business Engagement platform of the charity.
Eli has a BA in Politics and Hispanic Studies (2015) from the University of Sheffield and an MSc in The Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice (2017) from SOAS, University of London.
Eli is extremely passionate about human rights, LGBTQ+ issues, and social equality and out of such interests he has worked for numerous NGOs and political organisations both in the UK and abroad.
Away from work, Eli enjoys music, travelling and catching up with friends. He lives in London where he enjoys buying plantain at a cheaper price than where he is from up north.