Aderonke Apata who was told by a judge that she was faking her sexuality has won a 13-year battle to be granted asylum in the UK.
Ms Apata feared being killed or imprisoned if she returned home, but her application for asylum was rejected for a second time in 2015 after the judge said he did not believe she was a lesbian.
In an act of desperation, she sent a private video to the judge as evidence of her sexuality.
The “Asylum for Aderonke” Facebook page has now been updated to say her application had been successful and “she has been granted refugee status”.
Ms Apata has been a prominent gay rights activist, receiving a nomination for an LGBT Role Model Award as well as an Attitude Pride Award for her activism.