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LOUD WHISPERS: Humour

LOUD WHISPERS: Humour

I was at an event recently and I found myself mentally rolling my eyes as the comedian who had been hired to entertain tried his best to be funny. I always appreciate the efforts of entertainers, I know it is not easy to get up in front of an audience of strangers to sing, dance […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Letter To A Former Friend

LOUD WHISPERS: Letter To A Former Friend

My dear former friend, I hope all is well with you. I am writing this letter to you very reluctantly, but I believe that with every passing day that I cling to silence, there will be more damage done. I am conflicted because I am not sure if I should address you as ‘Friend’ or […]

Nomzamo: A Tribute to Winnie Nomzamo Madizikela Mandela

Nomzamo: A Tribute to Winnie Nomzamo Madizikela Mandela

The first time I saw Winnie Nomzamo Madizikela-Mandela in person was at the 1995 UN Women’s conference in Beijing, China. She attended the NGO Forum in Huairou, and even though there were scores of sessions running simultaneously with event organisers competing for the attention of thousands of delegates, it was no surprise that the sessions […]

MAKING IT BETTER: A Time For Celebration!

Dear beloved, much appreciated Above Whispers readers, this has indeed been a joyous fortnight for me for a few reasons. I start with the very successful launch of our very own Erelu Olabisi Adeleye-Fayemi’s book Above Whispers, which I had the good fortune to be a part of. The icing on the cake was meeting […]

MAKING IT BETTER: An Open Letter to Above Whispers Community

Dear brother, sisters, (egbons, aburos), uncles, aunties and friends, I hope you will indulge me in my letter to you. I am feeling rather sentimental, prayerful, joyful, and full of grace and gratitude and want to share this with you. It has been almost a year and a half since Above Whispers was created by […]

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 […]

Tales from Rio

Tales from Rio

In some other countries of the world, a bronze medal at the Olympics is not something to be talked about or celebrated. Not even silver is satisfactory sometimes, just remember that look on Russian athlete Yulia Efimova’s face as her arch-rival, Lilly King of the United States took the gold in 100m women’s breastroke swimming. […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Letting Go…Such A Hard Thing To Do

MAKING IT BETTER: Letting Go…Such A Hard Thing To Do

I have always thought and even prided myself in having the ability to travel through life as lightly and with as little baggage as possible. Let me qualify that statement by stating that I am speaking metaphorically. In real life I am the traveller from hell! My family, particularly my long suffering husband I’m sure […]

MAKING IT BETTER: How Chronic Pain affects you psychologically

MAKING IT BETTER: How Chronic Pain affects you psychologically

When pain lasts over a period of 6 months or beyond the usual time for recovery, it may take a psychological as well as physical toil. Chronic pain continues long after an initial cause or injury. Living with chronic pain means that you continue receiving signals from your nervous system (which is centre for most […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Mother Of The Year – The Angelina Option

LOUD WHISPERS: Mother Of The Year – The Angelina Option

A few days ago, I was in a conversation with a friend about the frightening levels of violence against women and girls across Africa. In Nigeria, the levels of abuse have reached such an unprecedented high that we should be clamouring for a state of emergency on the issue. Many times, people say that since […]

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