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LOUD WHISPERS: A Glossary Of Political Terms

LOUD WHISPERS: A Glossary Of Political Terms

We are now right in the middle of an intense political season. There are many women and young people who want to enter into the political arena but find it difficult to make much progress. They find things confusing and don’t know who or what to believe. They also come across a lot of new […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Rivers Of Blood

LOUD WHISPERS: Rivers Of Blood

Malomo looked at the young man sitting before him and thought about how to respond to his request. This was not the first one to come to him, asking for a money charm. Malomo learnt the arts of divination, healing and the use of herbs from when he was a young boy of six. His […]

LOUD WHISPERS: In Dire Need of Scapegoats

LOUD WHISPERS: In Dire Need of Scapegoats

In November 2018, I wrote an article about the death of Ochanya Ogbanje after many years of abuse at the hands of her Uncle, his son, and her Aunt who acted as an enabler. Due to the huge outcry when it happened, I had hoped that Ochanya would get justice and her death would not […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Living Dangerously

LOUD WHISPERS: Living Dangerously

In the year 2020, during the COVID19 lockdowns, I got a call from an NGO working with young people in Nigeria. Someone had contacted them to draw attention to the plight of a female student in a tertiary institution who was being blackmailed by one of her classmates. She had been manipulated into sending nude […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Before The Next Eulogy

LOUD WHISPERS: Before The Next Eulogy

A few years ago, I wrote a Loud Whispers essay called ‘Before the Next Eulogy’. It was about breaking the culture of enablement around gender-based violence. The recent death of the talented gospel singer Osinachi Nwachukwu after years of domestic violence is so painful because of its predictability. My maternal grandfather was known as a […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Colour Pink

LOUD WHISPERS: The Colour Pink

It probably all started with an innocent fondness of former US First Lady Maime Eisenhower for the colour pink. It was said she loved pink so much that she wore it at every opportunity, including a pink gown with 2,000 pink rhinestones for her husband’s inauguration, and he in turn sent her pink flowers every […]

LOUD WHISPERS: A Prayer For My Country

LOUD WHISPERS:                                     A Prayer For My Country

Every year, at this time, I say a prayer As my country marks another year of independence I say a prayer of hope As I flip through newspapers, switch channels And read one WhatsApp post and Facebook rant after the other Sometimes unable to discern fact from fiction Real news from fake Almost all bearing […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Timelessness Of Scandal

LOUD WHISPERS: The Timelessness Of Scandal

I just came across a video and story of how a man somewhere in Ghana was making advances on a sixteen-year-old school girl on a public bus. The girl was trying to avoid him but he was persistent. There were two older women on the bus listening. When they had heard enough, they asked the […]

The Twenty-Six-Year-Old Speech: ‘Building A New House’

The Twenty-Six-Year-Old Speech: ‘Building A New House’

In August 1995, I attended the United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing. I took part in many activities at Beijing, the highlight was addressing one of the daily plenaries at the NGO Forum with a packed audience of thousands of women. This is the speech I gave at a plenary on diversity in […]

LOUD WHISPERS : Living Dangerously

LOUD WHISPERS : Living Dangerously

Last year, during the COVID19 lockdowns, I got a call from an NGO working with young people in Nigeria. Someone had contacted them to draw attention to the plight of a female student in a tertiary institution who was being blackmailed by one of her classmates. She had been manipulated into sending nude images of […]

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