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LOUD WHISPERS: Big Brother Naija: 7 Matters Arising

LOUD WHISPERS: Big Brother Naija: 7 Matters Arising

Big Brother is an international reality TV show that was created as an experimental  game  to see how human beings would relate to each other if kept sequestered for an extended period of time, usually up to three months, having minimal contact with the outside world. Over the years, the results have ranged from hilarious […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Value Of What Is Ours

LOUD WHISPERS: The Value Of What Is Ours

In December 2006, I attended a Ford Foundation philanthropy retreat in Bahia, Brazil. My first visit to Brazil was in 2004 to attend a conference in Rio de Janeiro, and even though I enjoyed the experience, I felt I had missed something by not being able to go up to Bahia which has strong African […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The First Class Citizen (Buchi Emecheta 1944-2017)

LOUD WHISPERS: The First Class Citizen (Buchi Emecheta 1944-2017)

On 25th January 2017, a vibrant citizen of the world and a great daughter of Africa, Florence Onyebuchi Emecheta, was called home at the age of 73. Born into a humble Igbo family on 21st July 1944 in Lagos, she grew up knowing that she was expected to go through life as a ‘Second Class […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Lost Angels

LOUD WHISPERS: The Lost Angels

A few days ago, I received a message on WhatsApp from a friend. There was a video he wanted me to look at and do something about. I don’t like it when I am bombarded with dozens of meaningless videos, photos and other visuals on WhatsApp, but I have resigned myself to their inevitability. I […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Over Lunch

LOUD WHISPERS: Over Lunch

Julie: I am so glad we could meet up for lunch at last Betty: Me too. It has taken us so long to find the time. Julie: We always find time for the people and the things we love Betty: So true. Julie: It is a shame Ruth could not join us. She is not […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Cold, Alone And Forgotten

LOUD WHISPERS:  Cold, Alone And Forgotten

Years ago, when I was still living in London, I was on an underground train one day with an old black lady.  Let me call her Julia. I had at least eight train stops and Julia talked to herself all the way through. She was close enough for me to realise that she was speaking […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Prophecies And Common Sense

LOUD WHISPERS: Prophecies And Common Sense

At the end of the year or the beginning of a new one, there is usually a torrent of prophecies around the world.  Humanity has always expressed a desire to know what the future holds, either out of curiosity or a desire to prepare for the unknown. Every civilization we know of has included those […]

LOUD WHISPERS: As The Year Draws To An End

LOUD WHISPERS: As The Year Draws To An End

When I started Above Whispers in February 2016, I made a commitment to write a Loud Whispers article every week. I knew there was no way I could commit to posting something daily on the website, and I did not want something sporadic, so I decided on a weekly column. Even though I love writing, […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Will Human Beings Become ‘Abbies’?

LOUD WHISPERS: Will Human Beings Become ‘Abbies’?

The year is 4028. Planet earth died out 2000 years ago. In the year 2028, a scientist known as Dr David Pilcher gave a presentation at a conference on climate change. His key findings were that humanity would cease to exist in a few centuries time, and unless human beings made the necessary adjustments to […]

Re-Writing Women’s History: Reflections On The Legend Of Moremi

Re-Writing Women’s History: Reflections On The Legend Of Moremi

The story of Moremi Ajasoro, a legendary figure from the ancient town of Ile-Ife in South West Nigeria is not one limited to the Yoruba people of Nigeria.  Her story is known across the world and in the African Diaspora, a classic tale of bravery and sacrifice for the good of the community. Recently, the […]