TIERS Nigeria, the Initiative for Equal Rights has been working hard to change the narrative of Gay people in the Nigeria. In 2016, they made “Hell or High Water” directed by Asurf Oluseyi. It featured a Gay pastor that is coming to terms with the public being aware of his sexual preference. TIERS followed up with “Everything in Between”, a series which had a bigger focus on marginalized women, as well as a Gay man that is disowned by his family and takes on an NGO.
TIERS latest feature is written by Nigerian transgender, Noni Salma, who has worked on their other scripts and is directed by Tope Oshin.
“We Don’t Live Here Anymore”, is a story of two young boys that fall in love and have to come to terms with societal rejection of their relationship.
In Prominence high school, two teenage boys, Tolu Bajulaiye and Chidi Egwuonwu, find themselves embroiled in a high stake scandal that could alter the course of their future.
With an impending expulsion, Tolu’s mother, Nike, who is a powerful matriarch, pulls all the strings within her palm and resets the tone into what would become a battle of class, blackballing and a triggering society ready to punish anything besides the status-quo.
“We Don’t Live Here Anymore” features Osas Ighodaro Ajibade, Funlola Aofiyebi, Katherine Obiang, Funmi Eko, Abiodun Aleja, Francis Sule, Kunle Dada, Temidayo Akinboro, Chris Iheuwa and Omotunde Adebowale.
Olumide Makanjuola is the Executive producer.