Bisi Alimi

Bisi Alimi is the founder and Executive Director of the Bisi Alimi Foundation, an organisation set to accelerate social acceptance of LGBT people in Nigeria, as well as the Executive Director at Safe Place International.

He has over 15 years experience in International development, starting as an LGBT/HIV activist in Nigeria before moving to the UK.

Alimi’s unique talents include incubating and managing start-up charities. Over the course of his career, he has set up and managed over 5 start up development initiatives.

His professional expertise ranges from Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to Race and Race Relations, Feminism, Education and Poverty Alleviation.

For three years, He was a visiting lecturer at both Freie Humboldt University both in Berlin, where he was lecturing in “Pre and Post-Colonial Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.”
As a social justice advocate, he is known an Angelic Troublemaker a title he earned for being a CONTROVERSIAL, PASSIONATE, and POWERFUL public speaker.

In 2016, he developed the world-renowned talk “The Angelic Troublemaker”, which took him around the world including; Australia, across EU, Africa and North America. He followed up with
another award-winning talk “Becoming Black”.

Alimi has appeared on many international television stations as a social and political pundit, including, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, and CCTV, and outlets like NPR and the Washington Post has
profiled him.

His TEDx talk, “There should never be another Ibrahim” has been listed as one of the 14 most inspiring queer TEDtalk of all time.

Alimi has written many successful and equally controversial articles including “The Development Cost of Homophobia” which was translated into over 15 languages globally.”