Nasty Boy is a fashion website documenting the myriad queer identities of Nigerians.
In a country where homosexual acts can be punished with 14 years in prison, this provocative website featuring photos of men in mini-skirts is simply pushing the boundaries and exploring masculinity.
Founded and edited by 23-year-old Richard Akuson, the online magazine represents a glossy world in which boys caress freely on the beach, boys wear mascara and everyone is dressed to the nines.
Richard Akuson said: "It does feel gratifying knowing that through A Nasty Boy, we're able to expand the definition of what it means to be Nigerian. It is a huge responsibility, but it is one I'm proud to bear."
The images are undoubtedly provocative, but never sordid, and their quality is on a par with the major fashion magazines on sale in Europe and North America.
Richard claims that Nigerian men typically have a “huge, huge ego”, and that his work is intended to hold up a mirror.
“Nigerian men are always on edge to protect what they define to be masculinity: you have to be strong,” he said.
“No compassion for others, and a lot of money. The paradox is that it makes them very fragile at the end, behaving like bullies.”
After his initial web offering, Richard now plans to launch a print magazine to extend his brand.