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LOUD WHISPERS: Adults And Good Manners

LOUD WHISPERS: Adults And Good Manners

Recently, I was in a cosmetics shop to buy some items. As I was browsing through the merchandise, I could hear a woman talking on her cell phone. It took me approximately twenty minutes to make up my mind about what to put into my shopping cart. All this time, the woman was still on […]

LOUD WHISPERS: All Humans Are Equal, But Some Are More Equal Than Others

LOUD WHISPERS: All Humans Are Equal, But Some Are More Equal Than Others

In last week’s article about the ‘Foot in Mouth’ Senators in Nigeria for abovewhispers.com, I wrote about the patronizing attitude of some of our male Senators towards Nigerian women. I did not expect that the distinguished gentlemen would take up more time and space this week, with the dismissal of the Gender and Equal Opportunities […]

One Fine Day

One Fine Day

One fine day I shall walk with my head held high My back ever so straight My strides long and purposeful One fine day As I take my walk My hips will swing from left to right With absolutely no thought of cellulite My breasts will have a dose of sanity And disobey the laws […]

#MySistersKeeper2016: Photo Speaks!

#MySistersKeeper2016: Photo Speaks!

To celebrate this years’ edition of International Women’s day, Abovewhispers.com in partnership with United Nation Women, Nigeria and WFM 91.7 (the only commercially run women’s radio station in Africa) teamed up to facilitate an online social  movement using the hashtag #MySistersKeeper2016. The objective of the campaign was to raise awareness of the need for women […]

LOUD WHISPERS: #MySistersKeeper2016

LOUD WHISPERS: #MySistersKeeper2016

One day, when I was still working at the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) in Ghana which I Co-Founded as Executive Director, one of my staff members from the Grants department, Ndey Jobarteh, brought me a newspaper article to read. It was a report in the Daily Graphic, one of the national newspapers, about a […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Oh Happy Day!

MAKING IT BETTER: Oh Happy Day!

What a wonderful time to be a woman. I am feeling quite fruity, exuberant and full of hope as I write for you wonderfully erudite readers. As a result of this state of mind you can expect this to be reflected in the attitude in this page. We have just celebrated Mother’s  Day which I […]

Headliners for #MySistersKeeper2016

Headliners for #MySistersKeeper2016

Our list of individuals and organizations who have signed up to participate in the #MySistersKeeper2016 #IWD2016 activities is endless but here are some of our Headliners

Mother’s Day message: A Mother’s Pain

Mother’s Day message: A Mother’s Pain

Labour pains are very intense and all consuming. Mothers don’t dwell too much on the pain they go through because as excruciating as the experience is, beholding the face of the miracle from God that is the end result, is enough to forget everything. Till the next time of course. What mothers do not talk […]

LOUD WHISPERS: When Will ‘Servants Of God’ Stop Preying On Women And Children?

LOUD WHISPERS: When Will ‘Servants Of God’ Stop Preying On Women And Children?

On Friday, February 26th, the Supreme Court of Nigeria gave a ruling in the case of the ‘Reverend’ Kingsley Ezeugo, Founder & General Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly. The Supreme Court upheld the rulings of the lower courts and found the ‘Man of God’ guilty of the murder of Ms  Ann Uzoh. He is […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Women Are Not Beasts

LOUD WHISPERS: Women Are Not Beasts

  ‘We have too many women reading too much meaning into everything and agitating about anything, like the television commercial in which a joyous father of a newborn yells into his mobile phone’s mouthpiece; ‘Mama na boy o’. To them, such an advert constitutes an offensive patriarchal mindset’. ‘To be a feminist, if not a […]