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LOUD WHISPERS: Compliments Of The Season

LOUD WHISPERS: Compliments Of The Season

This week all I want to do is wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you so much for all your support and encouragement throughout the year. It has been a very exciting and challenging one for me, but I thank God Almighty that it has been a good year. It […]

LOUD WHISPERS: A Time to Reset

LOUD WHISPERS: A Time to Reset

I thank the leadership of Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Ekiti State chapter for their kind invitation to give this lecture. I am particularly pleased that I have been asked to talk about Reclaiming our Land, Restoring our Values: Beyond Slogans’. All over the country today, online and offline, there are conversations going on about […]

Loud Whispers : The High School Reunion

Loud Whispers : The High School Reunion

I attended Abeokuta Girls’ Grammar School, Abeokuta for my O’ Levels from 1973-1978. My father and one of my uncles took me to AGGS for the two day entrance examination and interview in June 1973. It was my mother who took me to the Junior Boarding hostel known as JB in September 1973. On Friday […]

LOUD WHISPERS: If I Had My Way

LOUD WHISPERS: If I Had My Way

How many times have you heard people say, If I had my way……………. Then they would go ahead to list all those things they would do if they had the final say on the matter. Every one of us has such a list. This is mine. If I had my way, there would be only […]

LOUD WHISPERS: A Time For Anger

LOUD WHISPERS: A Time For Anger

I attended the Voice of Women Conference in Abuja recently, organized by Women’s FM Radio, the only women’s radio in Nigeria. I challenged the audience to think about the question, ‘Are you in the right P.L.A.C.E?’. If we are not Passionate about what we do, if we have little or no Leverage, if we are […]

LOUD WHISPHERS: An Evening with ‘Baba’

LOUD WHISPHERS: An Evening with ‘Baba’

I have been on the road for the past two weeks. On November 4th I left Lagos for Mauritius to attend the triennial African Philanthropy Network conference. The conference brought together over 300 philanthropy practitioners and researchers from all over Africa and the rest of the world. As one of the founding members of the […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Pause Button

LOUD WHISPERS: The Pause Button

Jemade stared at the couch in the living room for so long, she did not know that her four-year old daughter Sarah, was tugging at her sleeve. Her seven-year-old son Bernard was playing a video game. Jemade’s mind was far away. She had been thinking of the many arguments that had taken place on that […]

LOUD WHISPERS: In Dire Need Of Scapegoats

LOUD WHISPERS: In Dire Need Of Scapegoats

The tragic story of Ochanya Ogbanje, the thirteen-year-old girl who passed away recently after years of sexual abuse at the hands of her uncle and his son, is something straight out of a Nollywood movie. One of the reasons why Nollywood (whether the English speaking or local language sectors) resonates so well with people in […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Inauguration

LOUD WHISPERS: The Inauguration

I don’t know what possessed me to say ‘Sure, okay ‘. My husband and I were talking about his transition and inauguration plans. He had set up a transition committee and once that was in place, it was time to start planning for the inauguration. During his first term in office, I helped plan a […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Humour

LOUD WHISPERS: Humour

I was at an event recently and I found myself mentally rolling my eyes as the comedian who had been hired to entertain tried his best to be funny. I always appreciate the efforts of entertainers, I know it is not easy to get up in front of an audience of strangers to sing, dance […]