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VALAR MORGHULIS: Ten Lessons From Game Of Thrones

VALAR MORGHULIS: Ten Lessons From Game Of Thrones

To celebrate the ‘Arrival of Winter’ on April 14th ( the screening of  Season 8 of Game of Thrones)  I am reposting an article I wrote two years ago which will resonate with fans of Game of Thrones. If you are not a fan, I hope you will still find it useful. For those of […]

LOUD WHISPERS: A Need For AtiLEARN

LOUD WHISPERS: A Need For  AtiLEARN

My late father was once the Honorary Secretary-General of the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control, a position he held for many years. Some of the boxers the Board was set up to regulate used to come to our house, and it was rather amusing to listen to their boasts about how they would beat this […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Trust

LOUD WHISPERS: Trust

Trust. A simple word. Only five letters, easy to pronounce and spell. Yet it is such a complicated word.  Without the currency of trust, life’s transactions become almost meaningless. Children trust their parents to always protect their interests. Sadly, this trust is sometimes misplaced, as we have seen with cases of incest and other forms […]

LOUD WHISPERS : Reflections On The Legend Of Moremi Ajasoro

LOUD WHISPERS : Reflections On The Legend Of Moremi Ajasoro

A few days ago, I watched Moremi Ajasoro, a fantastic musical at Terra Culture in Lagos. Two years ago I wrote an essay about the legendary Yoruba heroine Moremi Ajasoro, and I am sharing it here now. The story of Moremi Ajasoro, a legendary figure from the ancient town of Ile-Ife in South West Nigeriais […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Dog Trainers

LOUD WHISPERS: The Dog Trainers

There have been a number of cases in the media lately about women attacking their husband’s mistresses. These episodes have not only generated controversy, there have been tragic  consequences. I am hereby running an old piece which attempts to reflect on this.    Joke: Hi ladies, I am sorry I am late. Have you ordered? […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Annual Pilgrimage

LOUD WHISPERS: The Annual Pilgrimage

I am on my way back from New York where I went to attend the annual UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The Commission is the body responsible for monitoring progress on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment globally, receiving annual reports from governments on their efforts, successes and challenges. After the Beijing Conference […]

LOUD WHISPERS : A Time For Psalms

LOUD WHISPERS : A Time For Psalms

I am in a joyful mood right now. Yet I also feel very sad. I will start with the happy part, there are three reasons all in one here. First,I am happy because inspite of the fact that the second lap of Nigeria’s elections which took place on Saturday March 9th turned some States into […]

LOUD WHISPERS : There Are No Strangers Here

LOUD WHISPERS : There Are No Strangers Here

Brenda staggered through the streets, her eyes smarting from the smoke of the vehicles and tyres burning around her. The sounds were so loud and piercing, after a while, she did not hear them anymore. ‘Maybe this is what the end of the world feels like’ she thought as she was shoved by a screaming […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Roadshow

LOUD WHISPERS: The Roadshow

Kumolu managed to move away from all the pushing and shoving, clutching the bag of Semolina and small bag of salt she had managed to catch from the moving truck. She felt very lucky to have something, she knew that most of the women there would not get anything because there were so many people […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Lessons From Hannah

LOUD WHISPERS: Lessons From Hannah

I have an older friend who is from Zimbabwe. I will call her Hannah. She fought in the Zimbabwe liberation war in the 1970s. Then she was a young girl, but she experienced things people thrice her age could not even imagine. When the war was over and Zimbabwe became an independent nation State in […]