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LOUD WHISPERS: The Equals Of The Slave Masters

LOUD WHISPERS: The Equals Of The Slave Masters

‘Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves’, Abraham Lincoln.   The headlines are unrelenting: ‘Woman docked for locking maid in the toilet for 20 days’ ‘Woman called out for burning 10-year-old housemaid with hot iron’ ‘Police arrest madam who brutalized maid, cuts her hand with hand saw’ ‘Woman sentenced to 4years […]

LOUD WHISPERS: A Gift For The Prophet

LOUD WHISPERS: A Gift For The Prophet

For Odia Ofeimun@70     Stingy, lazy and unimaginative people always ask ‘What do you give someone who has everything’? The answer to the question should be ‘Define everything’. The narrow minded then proceed to list: Family, Friends, Fortune, Fame, Favour Then a decision is made Give them nothing, they have everything You do not […]

LOUD WHISPERS: We Are Still Here

LOUD WHISPERS: We Are Still Here

 (In commemoration of International Women’s Day, March 8th) Please don’t look for us, we are not lost We have not been stolen away We are still here Even when they came for so many of us And shoved us into the deep belly of the devil There are still enough of us left We are […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Stranger

LOUD WHISPERS: The Stranger

Dapo should have seen it coming. He should have known, the moment she walked into a church for a wedding ceremony ten years ago, that a time like this would come. He had gone to attend the wedding of the daughter of one of his older friends. Just before the sermon was about to begin, […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Dance and Let Dance

LOUD WHISPERS: Dance and Let Dance

Dance and let dance You own your rythm Live and let live Your life is your own Eat and let eat As long as it is your food Sleep and let sleep As long as it is with your eyes Why not Dance and let dance? What quarrel should I have with your legs? Your […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Husband Material

LOUD WHISPERS: Husband Material

Valentines Day is here, and in the spirit of the season, here is an old essay I wrote in 2017. I received an email from a young man who claimed I was always championing the cause of women, and he wanted to know, ‘What advice do you have for men? I am getting married soon […]

The Forgotten Princess: Rachael Jolaade Osho (1910-2020)

The Forgotten Princess: Rachael Jolaade Osho (1910-2020)

On June 1st 2018, I was in a convoy from the Akure Airport to Ado-Ekiti. My husband DR Kayode Fayemi was being led back into Ekiti by excited party people and Ekiti citizens. As we got to the outskirts of , Ikere-Ekiti, I saw two old women running besides our vehicles, waving brooms and shouting, […]

LOUD WHISPERS: My Prophecies for 2020

LOUD WHISPERS: My Prophecies for 2020

I have been asked why I have not released my prophecies for 2020, and I have had to explain that I cannot share visions I have not received yet. Now, the visions have come and I am ready. For those of you who might be skeptical, I have a pretty decent track record as a […]

The Breaker Of Shackles: Oluwaseyi Gabrielle Ojo (1979-2019)

The Breaker Of Shackles:  Oluwaseyi Gabrielle Ojo (1979-2019)

  I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own. These words from the late Audre Lourde, African-American poet and activist, have served not only as a passionate statement from an individual feminist activist, over the years, they have become a warning and reality check […]

LOUD WHISPERS : Be Better. Do Better.

LOUD WHISPERS :  Be Better. Do Better.

Happy New Year! Around this time two years ago, I wrote about how I spent Christmas in our hometown at Isan-Ekiti, Ekiti State. About an hour after I arrived home, in the midst of all the people milling around to welcome us, I saw an old man who must have been at least eighty, trying […]

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