AVAC’s Micheal Ighodaro in The Legend of the Underground

July 15, 2021

The latest episode of Px Pulse goes behind the scenes of the new HBO movie, The Legend of the Underground. The film documents the lives of AVACer Micheal Ighodaro and other LGBTQ Nigerians as they confront enormous risks to ‘live out loud’. As the movie unfolds, individual stories of resilience are woven together into a tapestry that portrays a revolution for cultural change in Nigeria.

In this special Px Pulse interview, Micheal reflects on what the movie means to him and how he sees himself in the young Nigerian activists at the forefront of the movement today. Micheal says, “change starts by people sharing their stories… Telling my story helps, hopefully, to give light to other stories that need to be told—that’s why I do it”.

AVAC applauds Micheal and the other Nigerian activists and their fight for freedom. The Legend of the Underground, directed by Nneka Onuorah and Giselle Bailey, is streaming now on HBO. For the full podcast episode, highlights and more resources, visit avac.org/px-pulse. And subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts!