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LOUD WHISPERS: Self-Isolation

LOUD WHISPERS: Self-Isolation

Sometime in February, I was having a conversation with someone who wanted me to provide a date in March for an event at which I was meant to be the Guest of Honour. I told the person that I would not be able to give any dates before May. To prove my point, I took […]

LOUD WHISPERS: A Gift For The Prophet

LOUD WHISPERS: A Gift For The Prophet

For Odia Ofeimun@70     Stingy, lazy and unimaginative people always ask ‘What do you give someone who has everything’? The answer to the question should be ‘Define everything’. The narrow minded then proceed to list: Family, Friends, Fortune, Fame, Favour Then a decision is made Give them nothing, they have everything You do not […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Corona Blues

LOUD WHISPERS: Corona Blues

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, known as CSW, takes place in New York every March. The Commission is the UN body charged with the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action. Every year, there is a review on progress made by UN member States during a ten-day inter-ministerial session. The CSW […]

LOUD WHISPERS: We Are Still Here

LOUD WHISPERS: We Are Still Here

 (In commemoration of International Women’s Day, March 8th) Please don’t look for us, we are not lost We have not been stolen away We are still here Even when they came for so many of us And shoved us into the deep belly of the devil There are still enough of us left We are […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Stranger

LOUD WHISPERS: The Stranger

Dapo should have seen it coming. He should have known, the moment she walked into a church for a wedding ceremony ten years ago, that a time like this would come. He had gone to attend the wedding of the daughter of one of his older friends. Just before the sermon was about to begin, […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Dance and Let Dance

LOUD WHISPERS: Dance and Let Dance

Dance and let dance You own your rythm Live and let live Your life is your own Eat and let eat As long as it is your food Sleep and let sleep As long as it is with your eyes Why not Dance and let dance? What quarrel should I have with your legs? Your […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Husband Material

LOUD WHISPERS: Husband Material

Valentines Day is here, and in the spirit of the season, here is an old essay I wrote in 2017. I received an email from a young man who claimed I was always championing the cause of women, and he wanted to know, ‘What advice do you have for men? I am getting married soon […]

The Forgotten Princess: Rachael Jolaade Osho (1910-2020)

The Forgotten Princess: Rachael Jolaade Osho (1910-2020)

On June 1st 2018, I was in a convoy from the Akure Airport to Ado-Ekiti. My husband DR Kayode Fayemi was being led back into Ekiti by excited party people and Ekiti citizens. As we got to the outskirts of , Ikere-Ekiti, I saw two old women running besides our vehicles, waving brooms and shouting, […]

LOUD WHISPERS: My Prophecies for 2020

LOUD WHISPERS: My Prophecies for 2020

I have been asked why I have not released my prophecies for 2020, and I have had to explain that I cannot share visions I have not received yet. Now, the visions have come and I am ready. For those of you who might be skeptical, I have a pretty decent track record as a […]

LOUD WHISPERS: MEGXIT Blues

LOUD WHISPERS: MEGXIT Blues

THE DUCHESS She inhaled the crisp, fresh air as she held baby Archie close to her chest and guided the two dogs on a walk. As she tried to keep her balance while she negotiated her walking path, she could hear the footsteps of the protection officers behind her. She thought of the events of […]

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