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Bisi Alimi Slams Nigerians following Richard Quest’s “Hero’s Welcome”



Richard Quest (left) and Bisi Alimi

Richard Quest (left) and Bisi Alimi

CNN‘s Richard Quest is in Nigeria and according to him, he is “here for a week of filming and doing Quest Means Business.”

Gay rights activist Bisi Alimi, in a post on Instagram called Nigerians hypocrites for giving him a “hero’s welcome” even though he’s openly gay.

He shared the photo below with the caption:

So I heard Richard Quest is in Nigeria and as usual, my people are drooling over him. These are the same Nigerians that will not allow an openly gay person on their screen, or even give one a job. What is different about Richard Quest that makes his homosexuality harmless but my homosexuality as a Nigeria scary and threatening? Is it that my people think my homosexuality is in some way earth destroying but that is Richard comforting or as a people we just lack pure emotional intelligence to appreciate our own? My heart bleeds for Nigeria, it does make me cry for my LGBT brothers and sisters.


  1. Osa

    April 25, 2017 at 8:56 am

    BIsi alimi it appears that you are on your own.

    • A Real Nigerian

      April 25, 2017 at 9:37 am

      And it appears that you’re a bigoted, homophobic twat.

    • #Proudnigerian

      April 25, 2017 at 9:46 am

      You curse too much tueh! You can’t force your ideology on someone.

    • A Real Nigerian

      April 25, 2017 at 9:50 am

      “You can’t force your ideology on someone.”

      I can. I will. Believe that.

    • Osa

      April 26, 2017 at 1:42 am

      It appears your days are numbered! Bloody asshole. Oloriburuku calling himself/ herself a real Nigerian.

    • keke driver

      April 25, 2017 at 11:48 am

      ” We lack pure emotional intelligence to appreciate our own” Nigerians are hypocrites….jeez I can’t deal abeg.

    • keke driver

      April 25, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      So I heard Bobrisky just came out….. Oya Lunch is served
      Kill yourselves.

    • Biker Chic

      April 25, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      Liar, liar, pants on Fire! Lying + stupidity = a dangerous combination. Bob risky did not say he is Gay. He said ‘Gay or straight, how is that your problem…’? Even, if he is gay, has it ever occurred to you why people like him or are indifferent towards Him? Bisi on the contrary rubs people the wrong way. He is an unlikable fellow. Take it from wherever you want including thru your ears na you/una sabi. Just stop being aggressive and brash about your choice(s)

  2. Jm

    April 25, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Richard Quest is here in his official capacity and to capture an interview for his segment on CNN. He is not here as a gay activist even if he is gay. He is not here to promote gay programs even if he is gay so point of correction “Mr gay activist!” and yes He would be given such welcome. Aside the so called gay activist what else are you in terms of “real” occupation? You are comparing yourself with Richard Quest ****hisss****

    • A Real Nigerian

      April 25, 2017 at 9:32 am

      Typical foolish Nigerian response riddiled with pettiness, hypocrisy and excuses.

      Instead of you to focus on the issue at hand and accept that you are wrong, you are there comparing Bisi Alimi to Quest just so you can’t put the former down. What an idiot.

    • Politbru

      April 25, 2017 at 9:58 am

      You call Nigerians foolish? Now I can’t make any sense of your stress. You are even worse than the person you’re condemning. The problem with you gay community is that you lie a lot. There are gay people in Nigeria who are known to be gay, and who respect the cultural sensibilities and nobody is bothering them. I align myself with that response. What is Alimi’s profession other than gay activism? Contrary to you insinuation, how many Nigerians are aware of his visit? Nigerians are not into celebrating any uncle Sam if you must know. Quit this your victim mentality and stop lying against Nigeria and. Nigerians. Nobody killed or is killing anyone. I thought Bisi has gotten married and has his dual nationality now? A group of lesbians were beaten in a club in the UK recently, so homophobia is not a Nigerian or African issue but global. You can’t solve it in isolation of other forms of discrimination.

    • Red

      April 25, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      I could love this a million times over @JM, but the keyboard is broken! Ahhhhh! Well Said!

    • AA

      April 29, 2017 at 4:57 pm

      I don’t know what this attention-seeking Bisi Alimi has achieved in his entire life that makes him think that he falls into the same category as Richard Quest, an acclaimed journalist of world renown. Bisi Alimi is not the only gay Nigerian, there are millions of us and many who are more astute and more highly intelligent than Bisi Alimi. I reject Bisi Alimi’s advocacy. Nothing Bisi Alimi says or does represents who or what I am a gay Nigerian person. I do not the likes of Bisi Alimi to advocate on my behalf. I dislike his attention-seeking nature and cannot ignore the absence of real achievement in his life. Homosexuality is a natural attribute, it is not an achievement. Richard Quest has achieved a lot more than Bisi Alimi, so Mr Alimi really should not be comparing himself with Richard Quest.

  3. Mummy Ade

    April 25, 2017 at 9:10 am

    o just shattap already and stop whinning! He is here on business not whining like you! He means Business!!!

    • A Real Nigerian

      April 25, 2017 at 9:36 am

      And yet, here you are, whining like the hateful, insecure bigot that you are.

    • Mummy Ade

      April 25, 2017 at 10:29 am

      Mr. Take time to answer every comment , who’s whining now? You should call yourself a A Real Whiner!

    • keke driver

      April 25, 2017 at 11:50 am

      @Mummy Ade Does it change the fact that HE’S GAY??? Please shut the hell up if you’ve got nothing intelligent to say… Nigerians are the worse hypocrites on earth..tufiakwa LEAVE GAYS ALONE!!!!!!!!!

    • Vivian AK

      April 25, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      Indeed Quest Means Business!?

  4. nene+

    April 25, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Dear Bisi, both of you are gay but at least Richard Quest is a closeted one. He is not throwing it at our faces neither is he an LGBT activist, his sexuality is private, he still manages to dress like a proper man and not shaking his butts,yours is to say the least disgusting as you force it down our throat daily. You have posed as a woman, showed your egg plant unto what???

    Richard still manages to do a professional job and he is here professionally, whats your job? seeking followers ?
    Many are not even aware Richard is gay. Biko Bisi get useful abeg and stop marketing your sexuality.

    • A Real Nigerian

      April 25, 2017 at 9:33 am

      Do you have sense? How is Quest a “closeted” one? Yet another homophobic idiot in the thread. Nothing to see here.

    • nene+

      April 25, 2017 at 9:59 am

      @ A real ????, sorry i cant help your sorry state. Only God can if you want hmmm. So sorry

    • Simi

      April 25, 2017 at 11:39 am

      That’s funny cause Quest is not closeted even if he is not so much an activist. Even funnier that he has been arrested before for ‘public displays’

    • keke driver

      April 25, 2017 at 11:52 am

      Abeg help educate all these ****** here…smdh for Nigeria

    • Idomagirl

      April 25, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      Do you even know what “closeted” means?

  5. Mary

    April 25, 2017 at 9:12 am

    The fact that its a condemnable act in Nigeria does not mean we will cut ties or not allow into our country those who practice it.
    The message is crystal clear, to Nigerians and in Nigeria, gay and lesbianism is against the law.
    To those practising it, no one is driving you out of Nigeria, remember its your choice to leave.

    • A Real Nigerian

      April 25, 2017 at 9:34 am

      F&#% off with your BS.

    • Mary

      April 25, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      What are you writing?
      Are you one of them?

  6. wawuuu

    April 25, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Quest is gay?

  7. Ranyinudo

    April 25, 2017 at 9:33 am I know. Richard Quest is gay too? Hian!

    • A Real Nigerian

      April 25, 2017 at 9:43 am


    • Ike

      April 25, 2017 at 9:59 am

      It’s unfortunate, that the FG is still selling its programmes through CNN. A complete #fakeStreamMedia. On Alimi, it is worthy to mention that most Nigerians are unaware of RQ’s sexuality. Now that they have known I’m sure they would not accord him that rousing reception any longer. Trust Nigerians.

    • Simi

      April 25, 2017 at 11:40 am

      Exactly, he is open but I guess Nigerians don’t know

  8. john

    April 25, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Bisi alimi, bobrisky, denlere is the type of ‘real men’ that feminists wants to turn Nigerian men into

    • A Real Nigerian

      April 25, 2017 at 9:49 am

      Yes. Those are examples of what REAL MEN should be like. Not insecure, defeated beta male p%%ssies like Kemen, Reuben Abati, yourself and all the other pathetic, disgusting Nigerian men who are nothing but a bunch of anti-feminist cheaters, wife beaters, molesters, rapists and rape apologists.

    • abena

      April 25, 2017 at 11:25 am

      You are just so pathetic.

    • abena

      April 25, 2017 at 11:30 am

      @real Nigerian

      You need to get a life and stop whinñing like Bisi.

    • Brenda

      April 26, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      @ Real Nigerian, your comments on this post shows you are gay and badly hurting like Bisi. I can’t understand your mental frustration displayed in abusive words on this subject.

    • Ijs

      April 27, 2017 at 8:26 am

      Babe. Who did this to you?

    • Osa

      April 26, 2017 at 1:50 am

      Freeze aka John. You came to this thread ‘hargain?’ The yabs wey u collect over the weekend on this here platform never do you?

  9. Marie Antoinette

    April 25, 2017 at 9:58 am

    @A Real Nigerian, you are a real GOAT!

    • A Real Nigerian

      April 25, 2017 at 10:09 am

      Awwww thank you ?

    • aj

      April 26, 2017 at 6:36 am

      no she means ewure! DON’T fall for it… issa trap!!!

    • Adeola

      April 25, 2017 at 11:04 am

      I agree the pathetic response on every post just goes to show someone who is completely jobless. Yeah go ahead. Respond to this as well.

  10. Marie Antoinette

    April 25, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Oh and It’s not Greatest Of All Times, it’s actually ‘ewu’, ‘ewu Gambia’ the kind that roam villages…

    • A Real Nigerian

      April 25, 2017 at 10:10 am

      But… but… my feelings!!! ? waaaaaaaaah!!????

    • Na wah

      April 25, 2017 at 10:24 am

      Lol, na wah

    • ewu 2.0

      April 25, 2017 at 6:03 pm

      lmao…. i can’t with you. see how you finish @a real Nigerian.

    • Ottawa Queen

      April 25, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      LMAO!!! That’s deep! Roams the villages.

    • aj

      April 26, 2017 at 6:45 am

      lmaoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo omg!! I didn’t even know you already replied him and I told him already that you meant a goat as in an animal.

  11. Marie Antoinette

    April 25, 2017 at 10:04 am


  12. Nigerian

    April 25, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Who is this stray mad dog called” a real Idiot” jumping every where???

    • Osa

      April 26, 2017 at 1:52 am


  13. John

    April 25, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Real Nigeria I don’t know why your insulting this people especially the women
    Since they hate gay people no problem.
    We keep on marrying them for society sake and if them catch us with man na their palava they will stay cause of the kids chikena

    Anyways going to sleep with my boyfriend after work and I’m off to my wife for dinner

    • Idomagirl

      April 25, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      AIDS is real sha.

  14. Bad gang

    April 25, 2017 at 11:37 am

    One thing a real nigerian does not know is ‘cultural laws’ are never enacted by coercion and hate…if nigeria could reject david cameron’s bid to enact gay laws by giving us conditions, who is bisi alimi that we cannot reject? Ellen degeneres is still my favourite LGBT personality…first of all she doesn’t force her opinions on people, secondly she has a real job and lastly she is extremely friendly and kind which gives people reason to believe LGBT people are as normal and functional as heterosexuals..people actually are inspired by her to accept gay people…when you are in the minority there is no need trying to flex muscle, you won’t come out victorious…you can’t force love, you can only show and inspire it (mandela thought me that) LGBT rights will soon be law, calm the hell down…lol…people are not as primitive as you think…every rational educated person, capable of logical judgement should know consenting adults should have a right to their sexuality

    • ogeAdiro

      April 25, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      The next time a Christian is killed in the North, remember to ask Christians to be friendly and calm because they’re in the minority. Also, the next time a black person is discriminated against, kindly ask blacks to keep smiling.
      This type of comment is very dangerous. You’re basically asking someone to accept oppression and discrimination with a nod and a bow.

    • Bad gang

      April 25, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      Cool down…nobody kills gay people …list any problem that a few aggressive people solved…stop deliberately trying to sift my point…this scenario is clearly not the same as what you are painting…being aggressive does not solve anything…mandela tried aggression and failed, malcolm x tried aggression and failed …besides my comment wasn’t about alimi, it was about a real nigerian’s brash attitude…you have the dangerous comment advising gra gra…stop being overly sensitive…when you are a minortiy you have to make yourself likeable or you will lose! Fact! Abi alimi wan forcefully change all the millions of homophobic people? Or beat them to acceptance? If the majority no like you, nothing go shele…so stop all these gra gra

  15. adetutu

    April 25, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Welcome back @ Real Nigerian, we have missed your drama.

    • Osa

      April 26, 2017 at 1:56 am

      Abeg dont welcome him. After he yabbed me up there for making an innocent comment

  16. FasholasLover

    April 25, 2017 at 11:54 am

    LOL. When its LGBT matta l know the comenters to find here. Alimi is just so disgusting. You are gay, yes we hear. Pls. go and make urself useful. Very dirty looking something.

  17. keke driver

    April 25, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    It’ll shock most of you that your husbands, brothers and boyfriends are gay (In the closet) they married your a$$ cos of stupid talks like this, LET PEOPLE LIVE THEIR LIVES!!! Awon hypocrites oshi.

    • FasholasLover

      April 25, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      Nobody is asking your ass not to be gay. Be whatever you want just stop shoving it down people’s throat. Get a life outside of being gay. That is what people are saying. Is comprehension that difficult?

    • keke driver

      April 25, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      Awwwww Now He’s gonna cry…pele

    • FasholasLover

      April 25, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      I get pissed when silly rabbits like you use ‘he’ for me. Ogini di?

  18. bolintin

    April 25, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Bisi, sorry we cannot even be coarse into homosexuality.
    As a people we DO NOT want it and will not have it.

    Just stay in that your obodo oyinbo and be gaying yourself to death.
    You all don’t come out to say the pain you go through with this your silly homosexuality

    I know a family whose son recently called the mother crying for forgiveness and seeking her help because he had contacted HIV from through his sexual activities with partners.

    the boy now feels so wasted and he is seriously depressed. You all don’t come out to talk about that. Abeg shift jare silly boy.

    • Lenox

      April 25, 2017 at 10:09 pm

      Abel, stop insulting boys. Dis one no be “he”; neither “she”. Disgusting specimen. Even goat get gender. Shameless things.

    • Lenox

      April 25, 2017 at 10:10 pm


  19. Author Unknown

    April 25, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Can someone give an example of a confirmed gay Nigerian who is otherwise respected and welcomed by Nigerian society for what they do professionally? If you can’t, I’m afraid Bisi Alimi is right.

    • nene

      April 25, 2017 at 9:39 pm

      homosexuality is illegal in nigeria, dont you lot get it.

    • Author Unknown

      April 25, 2017 at 10:13 pm

      Fraud, corruption, and a host of other crimes are also illegal in Nigeria, but we celebrate fraudsters and their likes. Do YOU get it?

    • AA

      April 29, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      And what exactly does Bisi Alimi do professionally that he demands respect for? There openly and proudky gay Nigerian professionals that I am aware of and I happen to be one of them! But I don’t think that I have to go on national television to announce my sexuality when you’re not gay yourself, before you know that people like me exist!

  20. TheRealist

    April 25, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Mr. Alimi should NOT be condemning “Nigerians” because as anyone can see even on this thread, clearly not all Nigerians are homophobic.

  21. Makins

    April 25, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    I believe diz keke driver is one of dem… against our laws and also religious teachings. .so get a life and think straight. .beast

  22. adelegirl

    April 25, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    There a few openly gay people in Nigeria. We know some of them, have known some of them forever. They live and work among us. The real crime in homosexuality in Nigeria is being poor AND homosexual/bisexual.

  23. Papacy

    April 25, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Omo. If bisi hold better bar. De fly for private jet de papparazzi for instagram. Na so boys go hail am if he touch down for MM2.

    • Idomagirl

      April 25, 2017 at 7:18 pm


  24. survivor

    April 25, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Oh!quest is a gay too.. been wandering y the fuss about his coming to Nigeria..
    Love his voice n love seeing him on cnn

  25. Susie

    April 26, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Like him or hate him, I think Bisi has a point. Africans love to patronize foreign gay people & their products. We wear clothes designed by gay men who run the fashion industry btw, ladies use make up techniques popularized by drag queens, we love to watch ellen, we invite kim k to naija despite her trans dad who she publicly supports etc & yet we are the same people who delight in lynching our own blood brothers just because they’re gay.

    People in the West have reached a point where they celebrate diversity/ difference in people & allow everyone to develop their skills & they’re reaping the benefits but by subjugating gay people, women, the disabled etc, Africa is missing out on so many people who could help develop us. I just found out last year that the father of computers (Alan Turing) was gay.

    • ells

      April 26, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      Africans, Nigerians to be precise celebrate Foreigners gay or not.. It has nothing to do with the person’s sexuality. When Mark Zuckerberg came to Nigeria, He was welcomed well and even celebrated. A white man being celebrated in Nigeria has nothing to do with the his sexuality. What you do behind closed doors is your business, just don’t force your idea or sexuality on people.

  26. Freemind

    April 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Drama!!! The fact that Jesus came for the rejected gives a lot of relieve. But if bisi have another skill to offer, we will welcome him with open hands. But unfortunately, I think he doesn’t.

  27. Chuks Emmanuel

    April 27, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Anyone with good intentions are welcomed to visit Nigeria … SO LONG AS THEY ARE NOT PREACHING/SPREADING THE GAY AGENDA

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