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LOUD WHISPERS: Five Things That Made Me Happy Last Week

LOUD WHISPERS: Five Things That Made Me Happy Last Week

There is always so much bad news locally and internationally, one cannot help but be jaded by it all. Everyday there is someone who has been murdered, raped, kidnapped. Money has been looted (with looters conveniently not found or walking free), accidents happen on death traps which pass for roads, people waste away due to […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Some Lessons Daddy Taught Me

LOUD WHISPERS: Some Lessons Daddy Taught Me

I have written about my relationship with my father a number of times. People say fathers have a special bond with their daughters, perhaps this is because a father is the first male role model you have. Most of your relationships with men, for better or for worse, are defined by the kind of experience […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Dear Diary

LOUD WHISPERS: Dear Diary

Monday November 6th I have been in San Francisco for the past two days to attend the Global Fund for Women (GFW) board meeting. Today we met at Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco. One of our board members is a senior executive at Twitter, and she offered to host our public event and reception planned […]

MAKING IT BETTER: A Time For Celebration!

Dear beloved, much appreciated Above Whispers readers, this has indeed been a joyous fortnight for me for a few reasons. I start with the very successful launch of our very own Erelu Olabisi Adeleye-Fayemi’s book Above Whispers, which I had the good fortune to be a part of. The icing on the cake was meeting […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Being Present

LOUD WHISPERS: Being Present

I could not stop jumping up and down last week Wednesday when I got a WhatsApp message on my phone. I stared at the images over and over and kept jumping, laughing, almost screaming in my excitement. The message was a set of images from the printing press where my new book ‘Loud Whispers’ was […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Hunting The Hunter

LOUD WHISPERS: Hunting The Hunter

I would like to first apologise for the delay in posting this week’s Loud Whispers. I usually finish the first draft of my articles by Saturday evening, then I give it a few more reads and make corrections till it is time to post on Sunday night. I was very pleased with myself that I […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Red Tomatoes

LOUD WHISPERS: Red Tomatoes

 Sharon did not know how long she had been asleep for.  She listened to the voices of the nurses in her room and the sounds of the medicine cart they were wheeling around. One of the nurses asked her if she would like to eat anything. She shook her head, but the nurse reminded her […]

NIGERIA@57: Love, Hate or Confused

NIGERIA@57: Love, Hate or Confused

Nigeria is an awesome country. It is a place of rich history, endless opportunity, amazing resilience with an inexplicable capacity to absorb shocks that have splintered many a nation. As Nigeria marks its 57th year of independence from British colonial rule, here are 57 things that make you love or hate Nigeria, or simply leave […]

LOUD WHISPERS: A Conversation With Mummy

LOUD WHISPERS: A  Conversation With Mummy

BAF: You look well mummy. Lovely as always Mummy: Thank you my dear. It is good to see you again. It has been a while. BAF: I am sorry it has taken me this long to visit. I have been busy. Mummy: It is alright. You always keep in touch so that makes up for […]

LOUD WHISPERS: When The Devil Buys A Seat

LOUD WHISPERS: When The Devil Buys A Seat

On Sunday August 6th, St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ozubulu community, Anambra State was the scene of an unspeakable tragedy. Just as the early morning mass was about to start the ‘Prayer of the faithful’, the service was brought to a halt by an attack from gunmen which left twelve worshippers dead and several more […]

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