Nigeria's most known and vocal transgender, Iris Sahhara Henson, who now goes by the name Misss Sahhara, is set to represent Nigeria in a world beauty pageant where participants will be women who were men before undergoing surgery.
The competition called Super Siyeryna of eat Bulaga, will hold sometime this year in the Philippines, and Miss Sahara took to her Facebook page to announce she would be Nigeria's sole representative at the competition.
She also reeled out what would be her focus if she wins, including advocating and teaching Nigerians about gender issues, how to live with a transgender and why Nigerians who are not comfortable with how they were created should take to the knife to change their sex.
I will do all my best to teach people more about transgender issues, who we are and where we come from because there is this huge misconception around the issues that surrounds transgender people.
We are not to be afraid of. We are not immoral. We are human beings, we have blood running in our vein and we pray you give us the chance and understanding and love that you give your fellow human beings because we are one of you.