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FEMINISM 101: Ten Myths About Feminists

FEMINISM 101: Ten Myths About Feminists

Sincere apologies for not being able to write this week. I have been preoccupied with some tasks lately, which has made time for reflection rather difficult to find. Don’t worry, I won’t stop writing every week! Last week, I came across an interview given by a woman aspiring for the Presidency of Nigeria. I admire […]

LOUD WHISPERS: This Sacred Land

LOUD WHISPERS: This Sacred Land

(For Odia Ofeimun) Last week, a friend of mine dug up an old poem I wrote a few years ago and circulated it on Whatsapp Platforms. According to him, the poem is very relevant to what is happening in the country today and Ekiti in particular. I wrote the poem in 2010 for the 60th […]

LOUD WHISPERS: R.E.S.P.E.C.T

LOUD WHISPERS: R.E.S.P.E.C.T

Technology is supposed to be your friend. Until it decides to teach you a lesson in humility when it feels you have not been reverent enough. I bought a new laptop in May, and I did not scrimp, I got a good one, or so I thought. I had a number of ‘hopeful’ people around […]

LOUD WHISPERS: As Political Rookies Get Ready

LOUD WHISPERS: As Political Rookies Get Ready

Dear readers, I sincerely apologise for not being able to post a new essay this week. This has been due to circumstances beyond my control.  I am hereby sharing an old post which is relevant for the political season we are in now. Till next week!   Last week, I attended a book reading in […]

LOUD WHISPERS: A Tale Of Two Sundays

LOUD WHISPERS: A Tale Of Two Sundays

Sunday June 22nd 2014, I woke up at 7am. I had gone to bed at 3am but did not drift off to sleep till 5am. It was no surprise that I had a dull ache in my head. JKF was already up and getting dressed. I picked up my phone and saw the large number […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Float Truck

LOUD WHISPERS: The Float Truck

I know that Loud Whispers is very late this week. I sincerely apologise to all my readers who must have kept visiting Above Whispers hoping that something new has been posted. Even though I know you fully understand that I am very busy with the campaign activites, I did promise that I would try and […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Ko Ba Le Da Naa Ni (So that it can be good)

LOUD WHISPERS: Ko Ba Le Da Naa Ni (So that it can be good)

Vendor 1: Madam, thank you for agreeing to see me. I wanted to talk to you about how you can ensure victory in the coming elections. Madam: Thank you, Pastor,  am listening. Vendor 1: You need to say serious prayers for Oga o! I know you are praying already, but the forces you are up […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Fake News

LOUD WHISPERS: Fake News

In June 2012, I was having a telephone conversation with my husband  JKF about fake stories in circulation about his administration. He had recently returned from an overseas trip, and while he was away, the news was all over the place that he had fallen ill and had been rushed out of the country. It […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Old Woman’s Goat

LOUD WHISPERS: The Old Woman’s Goat

I am writing late this week not only because I have been busy on my husband’s campaign trail,  but because I have been battling a nasty cold. It started with a sore throat on Saturday afternoon.  By Sunday I could barely talk, and it did not help that I had scores of visitors to attend […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Friday Blues

LOUD WHISPERS: Friday Blues

Last week Wednesday I got a text message from a cousin-in-law of mine in Ekiti. Part of the message read, ‘I hear Oga has a rally on Friday, please tell him that nothing good happens on a Friday. The Yoruba people believe Friday is a bad day’.  I responded with, ‘Don’t worry, God is in […]

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