Bisi Alimi, a United Kingdom-based Nigerian gay and LGBT rights activist, has married his British lover, Anthony.
The two lovers, who have been dating for some years, got married on Saturday in England.
Alimi, who expressed his excitement on social media, said, “In the presence of friends and family from around the world, Anthony and I will say ‘I Do’. But we remember places in the world where love is (a) crime.”
The rights activist posted the message on his Twitter handle on Saturday, displaying a picture of him and Anthony.
“Congratulations to @bisialimi, gay rights activist, public speaker, blog writer & HIV/LGBT advocate, on his marriage to Anthony! #LoveWins,” one Kevin Maxwell wrote in reply to Alimi’s tweet.
Prior to the wedding, Alimi had also shared pictures of his ‘Bachelors’ party’ on social media.
“When your wife has arrived for your wedding, then you know the party is about to start. Bring it on,” he wrote on his Facebook post on Friday.
In Nigeria, a law against same-sex relationship/marriage stipulates a 14-year jail term for offenders.