Revenge porn: The horror ‘love court’ of the 21st century

“Revenge porn has also become popular in Nigeria, especially among university undergraduates, who post explicit content of their mates, ex-lovers or perceived ‘enemies’ as some form of quick revenge. Online, there are thousands links to sites that show various degrees of nudity which have resulted in the suspension or expulsion of the exposed students. Most times, in Nigeria, the culprits are never caught and so the victims suffer the shame and scorn alone.

For Bisola (real names withheld), an undergraduate of one of the private universities in Nigeria, when pictures of her naked self giving a ‘blow job’ to her ex-boyfriend (whose face did not appear in the picture) surfaced and trended online, she wished to die. Not only was she the laughing stock of the school, she was promptly expelled and her parents sent her away to live with her grandmother in Ode-Omu,  community in Osun State. According to her, she attempted suicide by taking drug overdoses a few times but later found solace in a church and made peace with her conscience.

Read the full article via: Revenge porn: The horror ‘love court’ of the 21st century.

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