Luqman Onikosi was born in a tiny village near the lakes and forests along the river Niger. I first met him when he was a student at the University of Sussex, about ten years ago. At that time he was the president of the All-Africa Student Union and was organising a big fundraising concert, something he has continued to do over the years. He had just marshalled his fellow students into a campaign for him to be allowed to stay in the country, which is also something he has continued to do over the years.
I have interviewed Luqman a few times over the years and in this show, recorded in 2019, I find him still fighting with the Home Office for the right to remain in the UK.