Why young Nigerians are rebelling against tradition
4 Aug 2020
Why young Nigerians are rebelling against tradition

Roughly 70% of Nigerians are under the age of 35, yet while they fuel the nation’s culture and economy, social values and legislative agendas are still, by and large, dictated by older generations. How are young people now pushing back against traditional attitudes and making their voices heard?

Phidelia Imiegha

Phidelia Imiegha is a human rights advocate and a communications strategist passionate about using storytelling and the media as tools to achieve advocacy goals and equality for women and sexual minorities. She is a writer, media producer, campaign strategist, and branding expert. Phidelia’s work is driven by a desire to live in a world where everyone lives in equal dignity and with equal rights, access, and opportunities regardless of their statuses, orientations, or identities. She has five years of experience in communications that focus on advocacy, behaviour change, and community impact. She is currently the communications officer at ISDAO, an activist-led west African LGBTQI fund.

Caleb Somtochukwu Okereke

Caleb Somtochukwu Okereke is a freelance journalist who works for Al Jazeera, CNN, NPR, BBC, and more. He is also the managing editor of Minority Africa, a Nigerian publication that tells the stories of marginalised Africans, and is also a fellow at The Solutions Journalism Network and One World Media.

Vincent Desmond

Vincent Desmond is a writer, consultant, and editor living in Nigeria. He covers fashion, music, culture, identity, and art, and has reported for PAPER Magazine, Mail & Guardian,NYLON, i-D, Vice, Dazed, AnOther Magazine, OkayAfrica, The Guardian, and several more. He won the TIERS Nigeria Young Trailblazer Award in 2019 for his work.