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LOUD WHISPERS: Mercy

LOUD WHISPERS: Mercy

The baby girl is so beautiful. With her eyes closed and a blanket keeping her warm, she looks like an angel. I was asked to give her a name. I named her Anuoluwa – God’s Mercy. Mercy. That is what she has received. Anyone staring at this lovely bundle of joy would never have imagined […]

LOUD WHISPERS: To Whom It May Concern

LOUD WHISPERS: To Whom It May Concern

Last year I started The Wrapper Network, an online platform for women of all ages (but mostly young women) for networking, mentoring and practical support. I get questions from members of the platform every day, and I sometimes set time aside to respond. Some of the questions are about the experiences of those asking, and […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Mama Tayo’s Journey

LOUD WHISPERS: Mama Tayo’s Journey

Many years ago, I had a conversation with a school mate, let me call her Tayo, who told me that she was one of six children her mother had with five husbands. I was shocked to hear this. We are brought up to believe that this is normal for men, who are entitled to a […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Do Your Best And Leave The Rest

LOUD WHISPERS: Do Your Best And Leave The Rest

   TRIBUTE TO MAMA CLEMENTINA OJUOLAPE ADENIYI (1925-2021) ‘Kete Kete, Kete Kete, Kete Kete…….’. We all stood there staring in fascination as Mama Adeniyi gracefully danced and mimicked some of our seniors who had been caught holding an unauthorized birthday party in the boarding house. Mama had found them dancing to Ebenezer Obey’s famous song […]

LOUD WHISPERS: A Different March 8th

LOUD WHISPERS: A Different March 8th

A few weeks ago, I received a message that an old friend and mentor of mine would be in Nigeria on an official visit, and had requested that I meet with her during her stay in Nigeria and take part in some events with her. When I saw the dates she wanted us to meet […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Ultimate Backlash: Sex Dolls

LOUD WHISPERS: The Ultimate Backlash: Sex Dolls

Last year, I watched a short in-flight documentary about a young man in Japan whose sole companion is a life-sized doll. He was shown having meals with the doll, watching TV and lying in bed with it. Up to that point, I found his behaviour eccentric and not necessarily creepy until his mother showed up […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Madele

LOUD WHISPERS: Madele

Madele had never been lazy. She was well known for her industry and commitment to everything she laid her hands on. Her parents were poor, and they barely managed to support her education up to her O’ Level. She did not do well in her high school leaving examination and so could not get admission for […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Consequences

LOUD WHISPERS: Consequences

Consequences (Noun):  a result or effect, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant. The result or outcome of something occurring earlier. I wonder what is going through Hilary Clinton’s mind at the moment. At a campaign event in San Diego, June 2016, Hilary Clinton painted a picture of what kind of President Donald Trump would […]

LOUD WHISPERS: My Prophecies For 2021

LOUD WHISPERS: My Prophecies For 2021

Happy New Year! It is that time of the year when I reveal my prophecies. For those of you who do not know, I am a well-respected Prophetess, with a track record for accurate prophecies. My inbox has been bombarded with people wanting me to tell them what I think will happen this year. This […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Precious Gift

LOUD WHISPERS: Precious Gift

One evening in November, I received several WhatsApp messages, drawing my attention to the plight of a 13-year-old girl, Precious Sodeinde. I know Precious very well. Her father Gbenga Sodeinde, a journalist, served in my husband’s administration during the first term (2010-2014) as Special Assistant Media, attached to the State House of Assembly. In December […]

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