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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: 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: The Court Of Public Opinion

LOUD WHISPERS:                                         The Court Of Public Opinion

I grew up adoring Michael Jackson. He was a normal but phenomenally talented black kid then, part of The Jackson Five with his brothers. He grew up and started acting strangely – his skin became lighter, his hair longer, his features became Caucasian, his voice did not sound like that of a grown man and […]

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 […]

The September 10th Oye-Ekiti Incident: Setting The Record Straight

The September 10th Oye-Ekiti Incident: Setting The Record Straight

Yesterday, September 10th 2019, there was a crisis at Oye town in Oye Local Government, Ekiti State, while I was on an empowerment and advocacy tour to engage with women across the State. The tour commenced on Monday September 9th, with visits to two local governments which were hugely successful and peaceful. On September 10th, […]

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, […]

Erelu Fayemi, Femi Otedola, Former Ghanaian President {John Mahama} Win ZIK Leadership Prize

Erelu Fayemi, Femi Otedola, Former Ghanaian President {John Mahama} Win ZIK Leadership Prize

ERELU FAYEMI, OTEDOLA, TWO GOVS, FORMER GHANAIAN PRESIDENT WIN ZIK LEADERSHIP PRIZE Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has won the 2018 Zik Leadership Prize for humanitarian Leadership. This was disclosed by the organisers of the annual Prize in Lagos during the week. Her husband, Dr Kayode Fayemi had earlier in 2013 won […]

A Dazzling Diamond: Tribute To HE Mrs Florence Ajimobi at 60

A Dazzling Diamond: Tribute To HE Mrs Florence Ajimobi at 60

I first met Dr (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi in November 2010. There was a Harvest Thanksgiving service at a church in Opebi, Lagos. We were introduced and politely said hello to one another. During the March 2011 elections, I was delighted to hear that her husband Senator Abiola Ajimobi had won the election. I did not […]

LOUD WHISPERS: My Prophecies for 2019

LOUD WHISPERS: My Prophecies for 2019

For those who may not know, I have a thriving business on the side. I am an acclaimed Prophetess with a remarkable track record of success. If you have not heard of my ministry, it is because I am quiet about it, the gift of prophesy is a rare one, and there are many charlatans […]

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