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LOUD WHISPERS: Psalm 91

LOUD WHISPERS: Psalm 91

Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi ‘He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the almighty I will say to the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in him will I trust Surely, he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler and from the […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Disappointing The Naysayers

LOUD WHISPERS: Disappointing The Naysayers

Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi I am exhausted and my feet hurt. Yesterday I spent nine hours dancing on a truck. Today it was only four and a half hours because I had to catch a flight. It was a Women’s Road show round Ekiti State to promote our candidate for the next Gubernatorial election on June 18th, […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Their Children. Our Children

LOUD WHISPERS: Their Children. Our Children

‘There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children’- Nelson Mandela. I was going through my Facebook page last week, and I came across the story of a woman in Ado-Ekiti who was living in dire circumstances. Shortly after, one of my staff members sent […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Mercy

LOUD WHISPERS: Mercy

The baby girl is so beautiful. With her eyes closed and a blanket keeping her warm, she looks like an angel. I was asked to give her a name. I named her Anuoluwa – God’s Mercy. Mercy. That is what she has received. Anyone staring at this lovely bundle of joy would never have imagined […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Even The Devil Should Be Ashamed

LOUD WHISPERS: Even The Devil Should Be Ashamed

Even the Devil himself would be ashamed at some of the things that have been done in his name lately.  When murderers and sexual predators are caught, they often claim that ‘it is the devil’s work’. Perhaps it is time for the devil to start issuing disclaimers. The devil now seems to have authorised a […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Mama Tayo’s Journey

LOUD WHISPERS: Mama Tayo’s Journey

Many years ago, I had a conversation with a school mate, let me call her Tayo, who told me that she was one of six children her mother had with five husbands. I was shocked to hear this. We are brought up to believe that this is normal for men, who are entitled to a […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Do Your Best And Leave The Rest

LOUD WHISPERS: Do Your Best And Leave The Rest

   TRIBUTE TO MAMA CLEMENTINA OJUOLAPE ADENIYI (1925-2021) ‘Kete Kete, Kete Kete, Kete Kete…….’. We all stood there staring in fascination as Mama Adeniyi gracefully danced and mimicked some of our seniors who had been caught holding an unauthorized birthday party in the boarding house. Mama had found them dancing to Ebenezer Obey’s famous song […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Court Of Public Opinion

LOUD WHISPERS:                                         The Court Of Public Opinion

I grew up adoring Michael Jackson. He was a normal but phenomenally talented black kid then, part of The Jackson Five with his brothers. He grew up and started acting strangely – his skin became lighter, his hair longer, his features became Caucasian, his voice did not sound like that of a grown man and […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Where Is Your Wrapper? – One Year Later

LOUD WHISPERS: Where Is Your Wrapper? – One Year Later

It has been three years since I published ‘Loud Whispers’ a collection of weekly essays I write for my online column of the same name on my website Above Whispers.com. I started Above Whispers in February 2016, to produce meaningful content for information, awareness raising and reflections on the social justice and the critical role […]

The September 10th Oye-Ekiti Incident: Setting The Record Straight

The September 10th Oye-Ekiti Incident: Setting The Record Straight

Yesterday, September 10th 2019, there was a crisis at Oye town in Oye Local Government, Ekiti State, while I was on an empowerment and advocacy tour to engage with women across the State. The tour commenced on Monday September 9th, with visits to two local governments which were hugely successful and peaceful. On September 10th, […]

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