Feminism, Women

What Olajumoke Tells Us About Nigeria and Ourselves

You’ve probably heard the story by now. Bread. Tinie Tempah. TY Bello. Then came the luxury flat,  features by international news outlets, elocution lessons and an influx of brand endorsements. If you haven’t heard about Olajumoke Orisaguna, you can catch up here. I’m always interested in the way Nigerians react to popular events. It reveals so much about the bits…

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Women

Is Virginity Is A Myth? This video explains it all

Did your hymen break the first time you had sex? I’m asking the ladies here. Did you ever wonder why the sheets weren’t blood stained the first time you did the deed, and you wondered if your partner wondered that you lied about your virginity (yes I’m talking about me here)? Well, wonder no more. This short video from Adam Ruins Everything explains…

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News, Women

The state with a male commissioner of women affairs appoints 49 administrators- only one is a woman

The Gist Governor Muhammadu Jibrilla of Adamawa state swore in 49 newly-appointed Development Area Administrators. The lone woman is Esther Pius. Why’s this important? Back in September, the Governor appointed a man, Aliyu Tola, as the Commissioner of Women Affairs. His chief press secretary, Yohannna Mathias, defended the governor’s actions by stating: “It’s a normal practice as it happened in Bauchi and…

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Women

Kids are the cutest but I don’t want one

I have just returned from a whirlwind two-week holiday visiting family and friends. Every house was a family home with at least one child in it. As I hugged, cuddled, rocked and high-fived children ranging from a few weeks old to ten years, I kept expecting to feel that twinge – the tug which all women, who have yet to…

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Women

Hey…don’t hide your period

Nigerians are some of the least environmentally friendly people I know. Man, woman and child, we toss garbage out of our moving cars. We unwrap items and let the packaging fall where we stand. We then innocently wonder why our roads flood when it rains. Where other countries are trying to cut back on plastic bag usage (Wales, for instance,…

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