Nigerian Fashion Magazine Stirs Debate About Men in Skirts

LAGOS — Nigerians who say a new online fashion magazine promotes homosexuality by featuring men wearing makeup or clad only in miniskirts have misunderstood its agenda, according to its founder.

Homosexual acts are banned in Nigeria carrying a penalty of up to 14 years in prison and the magazine, called A Nasty Boy, has provoked strong reactions from some Nigerians since it started in February in the commercial capital Lagos.

“Nasty Boy is not a gay publication,” said Richard Akuson, its founder and editorial director. It is “an issue-based fashion publication that pushes for conversations around gender, feminism, masculinity”, said the 23-year-old law graduate.




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Models strike poses for the “A Nasty Boy Magazine” editorial photoshoot at Chevy View Estate in Lagos on August 22, 2017.