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LOUD WHISPERS: Glory And Lollipop

LOUD WHISPERS: Glory And Lollipop

Part 1 Wednesday October 28th Glory: Pls I want 2 speak with d governor BAF: This is not his number Glory: But u are close to him BAF: Please what do you want to tell him? Glory: Please help me 2 tell him 2 pay civil servant salary especially d health service so that my […]

COVID-19 and Your Nutrition

COVID-19 and Your Nutrition

The importance of a healthy body system and well-being cannot be overemphasized. And this is largely influenced by the substances we consume, particularly food. Eating healthy meals tend to boost the body’s immune system. And as a result, it produces antibodies that fight diseases. It has not been established that COVID-19 can be spread through […]

When ‘Help’ Comes

When ‘Help’ Comes

HTwo young people had set out of a community to build a name for themselves outside of where they grew up. After a few years of searching and waiting for an opportunity to finally get financially stable, an empowerment organization came along. They found that one of these young people had spent the last years […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Where Is Your Wrapper? – One Year Later

LOUD WHISPERS: Where Is Your Wrapper? – One Year Later

It has been three years since I published ‘Loud Whispers’ a collection of weekly essays I write for my online column of the same name on my website Above Whispers.com. I started Above Whispers in February 2016, to produce meaningful content for information, awareness raising and reflections on the social justice and the critical role […]

On The Eve Of The Honeymoon

On The Eve Of The Honeymoon

The other day, I was strolling through my Instagram feed while “awing” and “awning” to  sweet pictures of couples and then I stumbled upon the news saying that a couple I had been admiring for so long had just divorced. I just kept staring in confusion. I went to check out their posts from a […]

The Toxicity Of People and Its Management

The Toxicity Of People and Its Management

At some point in our lives, we would have encountered people with toxic qualities. Toxic people do not necessarily mean bad people or people we hate, they might be friends, family members, or even our love partners. Who can you call a toxic person? Someone with toxic qualities is either abusive, unsupportive or someone who […]

In Her 30’s : These Men Do The Most

In Her 30’s : These Men Do The Most

‘In her 30s’  This is the place where I share my daily ordeal with y’all on a weekly basis. I try to talk to you cos I feel y’all can relate with me or will be able to relate with me. You are welcome! Let me formally introduce myself; My name is Miriam. I am an […]

Lagos Public Transport Palaver : Protecting Oneself As A Lady On A Public Bus

Lagos Public Transport Palaver : Protecting Oneself As A Lady On A Public Bus

Zeenat grew up in the suburbs of Lagos, she has the traits of a typical “sisi eko”, street smart and knows how to navigate her way through this complicated and fast-paced city. She’s a young lady who just completed the mandatory National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) programme and had to return back to Lagos in […]

It’s A Woman’s World : Understanding Female Privilege

It’s A Woman’s World : Understanding Female Privilege

The answer on whether female privilege exists or not has been a subject of heated conversations in both public and academic discourse. An even bigger problem exists in the misunderstanding on what privilege itself as a concept means, which has led to lack of uniformity in belief among people. While some scholars of gender agree […]

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome : (What You Need To Know)

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome : (What You Need To Know)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovary with small cysts on the outer edges of the ovary. Its cause is not known but it involves a combination of genetic and environmental factors. A lot of people including myself do not know about this condition. I heard about this for the first […]