The Team

Bisi Alimi

Bisi Alimi- Executive Director

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.

Harry Skipper

Harry Skipper- Fundraising Intern

I am an undergraduate student in the Social Science & Public Policy department at King’s College London.

I am currently volunteering at the Bisi Alimi Foundation tasked with fundraising for the organisation.

The Bisi Alimi Foundation seeks to address a major injustice imposed upon a massive community and I hope to contribute my efforts to assist the organisation in making meaningful change in advancing the rights of the LGBT community in Nigeria. For me, the suppression of the LGBT community’s right to assemble, makes the work of the Bisi Alimi Foundation so urgent and necessary as it strives to give a voice to a community that would be hard to hear in Nigeria due to unjust legal incursions. Being unable to express yourself and having one’s identity repressed through fear is something nobody should have to endure which is why it is important to me to help the Bisi Alimi Foundation in achieving its objective.

My experience applicable to this role ranges from research and analysis of human rights and international human rights law, LGBT, civil and women’s rights and movements. In high school and sixth form , I worked on the school council organising various events such as educational seminars addressing issues concerning racism, specifically Islamophobia, and mental health.

One of my favourite things is music and in my spare time I love sport and reading.

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