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40 Men Arrested In Nigeria for "Committing Homosexual Acts" Have Been Released On Bail

Forty men were arrested in Nigeria last weekend for "committing homosexual acts."

Forty men charged with "committing homosexual acts" in Nigeria, this past weekend have been released on bail.


The men, consisting of 28 adults and 12 minors, were arrested after police raided the Vintage Hotel in Lagos on Sunday afternoon, claiming that the men were "caught in the act." According to BBC Africa, the men were taken into custody and charged with "permitting male persons to have carnal knowledge of themselves against the order of nature," by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice.

Gay rights activist, Bisi Alimi, told BBC that the event that was raided, was being held to raise awareness about HIV testing for members of the gay community.

"Homosexual acts" are punishable by up to 14 years in prison in Nigeria. Despite many countries doing away with such laws in recent years, Nigeria outlawed same-sex marriage in 2013. Nigeria has one of 72 countries in the world where homosexual acts are illegal.

The men are scheduled to appear in court on September 8.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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