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LOUD WHISPERS : Agony Aunt

LOUD WHISPERS : Agony Aunt

This week, I am offering my services as an ‘Agony Aunt’, the one you talk to about all your problems, to which you already have your own solutions, you are just looking for assurance or affirmation. I don’t like playing the role of Agony Aunt for two main reasons. First, all relationship problems are person […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Twenty-Five Year Old Speech: ‘Building a New House’

LOUD WHISPERS: The Twenty-Five 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: COVID19 Diary

LOUD WHISPERS: COVID19 Diary

Saturday July 18: JK comes back home after spending almost a week in Abuja. He complains of a headache. I ask him if he feels feverish and he says no, I touch his neck and it seems okay. He always falls asleep before me since I sleep rather late. I kept checking his forehead throughout […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The War On Women

LOUD WHISPERS: The War On Women

A few days ago, we received the news of the passing of Ms Tolulope Arotile, the first ever female combat flying helicopter pilot in the history of the Nigerian Air Force. She died in a car accident and she was in her early twenties. It is such a dreadful loss and I pray that God […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Who Is A Witch?

LOUD WHISPERS: Who Is A Witch?

There was a report some days ago about a group of women in a rural community in Akwa Ibom State who were rounded up and burnt on allegations of witchcraft. In the year 2020. While we wait for the police and government to confirm or refute the news, here is an abridged article I wrote […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Moremi Clinic

LOUD WHISPERS: Moremi Clinic

In April 2019, I was invited to a seminar at the Ekiti State Ministry of Justice by the State Attorney-General, Hon Wale Fapounda. The seminar was about how to focus efforts on the needs of survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV). Wale, my husband, and I go back a long way with regards […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Talk and Action

LOUD WHISPERS:  Talk and Action

For most of last week and over the weekend, I took part in a number of webinars, television appearances, radio interviews well as Instagram and Facebook live sessions. My birthday was June 11th, so some of the discussions were organised around that. I was shocked when my media assistant did the tally and I realised […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Damn It!

LOUD WHISPERS: Damn It!

  Last week Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 22-year old Microbiology student at the University of Benin, went to study in an empty church. From reports, it was not her first time of taking advantage of the peace and quiet to study there. She was found raped and murdered hours later in the one place that […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Adults and Good Manners

LOUD WHISPERS: Adults and Good Manners

I was having a discussion with some people a few days ago, and we spent some time talking about some adults and the way they behave, setting a poor example for young people. It reminded me on an article I wrote a few years ago, here is an abridged version.   Recently, I was in […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Dance and Let Dance

LOUD WHISPERS: Dance and Let Dance

Dance and let dance You own your rythm Live and let live Your life is your own Eat and let eat As long as it is your food Sleep and let sleep As long as it is with your eyes Why not Dance and let dance? What quarrel should I have with your legs? Your […]