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LOUD WHISPERS: To Whom It May Concern

LOUD WHISPERS: To Whom It May Concern

Last year I started The Wrapper Network, an online platform for women of all ages (but mostly young women) for networking, mentoring and practical support. I get questions from members of the platform every day, and I sometimes set time aside to respond. Some of the questions are about the experiences of those asking, and […]

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: A Different March 8th

LOUD WHISPERS: A Different March 8th

A few weeks ago, I received a message that an old friend and mentor of mine would be in Nigeria on an official visit, and had requested that I meet with her during her stay in Nigeria and take part in some events with her. When I saw the dates she wanted us to meet […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Ultimate Backlash: Sex Dolls

LOUD WHISPERS: The Ultimate Backlash: Sex Dolls

Last year, I watched a short in-flight documentary about a young man in Japan whose sole companion is a life-sized doll. He was shown having meals with the doll, watching TV and lying in bed with it. Up to that point, I found his behaviour eccentric and not necessarily creepy until his mother showed up […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Madele

LOUD WHISPERS: Madele

Madele had never been lazy. She was well known for her industry and commitment to everything she laid her hands on. Her parents were poor, and they barely managed to support her education up to her O’ Level. She did not do well in her high school leaving examination and so could not get admission for […]

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: 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 […]

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