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World Bisi Day

World Bisi Day

On this special day an Amazon was born. A social, world class change agent. A woman whose passion for women’s growth, empowerment and voice is beyond imagination. A woman who has overcome the challenges of Patriarchy to Empower other women to be forces in their space. A Sister, A Game Changer, A Mother, A Writer, […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Another Birth Year To Be Grateful For

Six decades and a year! That’s if you want to be dramatic which I have an inclination to be every now and then. I marked another birthday last week in the midst of hearing of death everywhere. Life continues to happen and we have to be a part of it the best way we know […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Sixty Is The New 40!

Today and for the rest of the year I will be thanking God and finding every opportunity to celebrate. I have now reached an age where I can and no longer wish to reduce or camouflage the numbers, or refer to myself as a woman of a certain age, an older woman, the right or […]

Saluting Bene Madunagu at 70

Saluting Bene Madunagu at 70

Our subject is known officially as Professor (Mrs) Bene Edwin Madunagu; but in the Nigerian Left she is simply Comrade Bene. In other spheres she is variously called Bene, Ben, Mumsy B, Mummy and Auntie Bene. To those old enough to remember the name she was given at birth, and insist on calling her so, […]

Happy Birthday Auntie Gloria!

Happy Birthday Auntie Gloria!

Today is the 59th birthday of a beloved member of the Above Whispers family, Mrs Gloria Ogunbadejo. For those of you who have just started visiting our website, Auntie Gloria writes a weekly column for Above Whispers called Making it Better. I have known Auntie Gloria for at least twenty-four years. We met in London […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Hip Hip Hoorah….It’s Another Birthday!

I was going to start this piece with an apology and to beg your indulgence for my seeming lack of humility in some parts of the write up. However as I continue to write I realise that I actually don’t feel any remorse or a need to apologise for the pride I feel as a […]

Fayemi’s day of 51 solid cheers

Fayemi’s day of 51 solid cheers

The recent widely reported declaration by the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, that states could exploit mineral resources in their domains with the attendant positive response from states has, no doubt, opened another chapter in the federal government-states relationship. In the last one month, I have stumbled on a few group discussions […]