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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: Praying Or Preying?

LOUD WHISPERS: Praying Or Preying?

In 2016, I wrote an article, ‘When will ‘Servants of God’ stop preying on women and children? Five Lessons from the ‘Reverend’ Kingsley Ezeugo Saga’. Almost on a daily basis, there are reports about religious leaders abusing members of their congregation. This problem is a global one, and has been around for a long time, […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Remembering Tajudeen Abdulraheem

LOUD WHISPERS: Remembering Tajudeen Abdulraheem

On May 25th 2009, Dr Tajudeen Abdulraheem, one of the greatest thinkers, activists, Pan-African leaders and scholars of our generation died in a car accident in Nairobi, Kenya. Taju was a dear brother and friend. One of his most enduring legacies was his deep commitment to the Pan-African vision. As we celebrate May 25th, Africa […]

LOUD WHISPERS : Clapping With One Hand

LOUD WHISPERS : Clapping With One Hand

I am delighted to have been asked to deliver the 5th Distinguished Guest Lecture here at the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo. I am particularly pleased that the University has chosen to devote this year’s lecture to the issue of women’s education, leadership and national development, a topic that is very close to my heart. […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Arya Stark As A Metaphor

LOUD WHISPERS: Arya Stark As A Metaphor

Arya Stark killed the Night King. This will only make sense to fans of Game of Thrones (GOT) which has returned for its eight and final season, but please bear with me. Arya Stark’s family was destroyed when she was around ten years old. She lost her father, mother and two brothers, and for many […]

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: A Kettle Of Rice

LOUD WHISPERS: A Kettle Of Rice

No wife material out there anymore. A girl spent the night at my place and I asked her to cook rice. She cooked it in my kettle because she didn’t want to spoil her nails when washing the dirty pots. This generation is in trouble. I read this online a few days ago. It was […]

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 […]