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LOUD WHISPERS: That Letter

LOUD WHISPERS: That Letter

A few months ago, one of my young friends on Facebook did a post which read, ‘If you could ask Erelu Bisi Fayemi a question, what would that question be?’. She did not tell me she was going to do it, I just came across the post by chance. By the time I got to […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Glory And Lollipop

LOUD WHISPERS: Glory And Lollipop

Part 1 Wednesday October 28th Glory: Pls I want 2 speak with d governor BAF: This is not his number Glory: But u are close to him BAF: Please what do you want to tell him? Glory: Please help me 2 tell him 2 pay civil servant salary especially d health service so that my […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Consequences

LOUD WHISPERS: Consequences

Consequences (Noun):  a result or effect, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant. The result or outcome of something occurring earlier. I wonder what is going through Hilary Clinton’s mind at the moment. At a campaign event in San Diego, June 2016, Hilary Clinton painted a picture of what kind of President Donald Trump would […]

LOUD WHISPERS: My Prophecies For 2021

LOUD WHISPERS: My Prophecies For 2021

Happy New Year! It is that time of the year when I reveal my prophecies. For those of you who do not know, I am a well-respected Prophetess, with a track record for accurate prophecies. My inbox has been bombarded with people wanting me to tell them what I think will happen this year. This […]

LOUD WHISPERS: End of Year Notes

LOUD WHISPERS: End of Year Notes

There are many jokes around about the year 2020, calling it the year nothing happened because the world almost ground to a standstill. The year was a bad one for millions of businesses and individuals around the world. Even those who were not affected by job losses or lack of income suffered in other ways […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Precious Gift

LOUD WHISPERS: Precious Gift

One evening in November, I received several WhatsApp messages, drawing my attention to the plight of a 13-year-old girl, Precious Sodeinde. I know Precious very well. Her father Gbenga Sodeinde, a journalist, served in my husband’s administration during the first term (2010-2014) as Special Assistant Media, attached to the State House of Assembly. In December […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Ownership

LOUD WHISPERS: Ownership

From November 25th-December 10th there was the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV) Campaign. During this period, there are activities around the world to draw attention to the need to eradicate gender violence, ranging from marches to seminars and engagements with policy makers. What started out as an idea put forward […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Political Will And Gender Based Violence Responses

LOUD WHISPERS: Political Will And Gender Based Violence Responses

In recent times, there has been an astronomical increase in cases of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in Nigeria. The COVID19 pandemic and the lockdowns that ensued exacerbated an already problematic situation, as rates of violations increased exponentially. The continued rise in GBV cases has made it imperative to scale up multi-dimensional approaches and […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Orange The World 2020

LOUD WHISPERS: Orange The World 2020

I would like to welcome you all to this year’s Gender Based Violence Summit, convened for us to assess where we are as a State in our response to the menace of Gender Based Violence. This summit is part of our activities to mark the annual Global Campaign Against Gender Based Violence, November 25-December 10th. […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Where Is Your Wrapper? – One Year Later

LOUD WHISPERS: Where Is Your Wrapper? – One Year Later

It has been three years since I published ‘Loud Whispers’ a collection of weekly essays I write for my online column of the same name on my website Above Whispers.com. I started Above Whispers in February 2016, to produce meaningful content for information, awareness raising and reflections on the social justice and the critical role […]

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