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The Bondage Of Masculinity

  By Wana Udobang A year ago at a time best known by the gender activism community as sixteen days of activism, I choose to flip the script a little. Sixteen days is set out towards creating awareness on sexual and gender based violence. So rather than my typical radio programmes dedicated to battered women, […]

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Aljazeera Article and #savemirable Campaign

  The last two weeks has been a bit of a whirl wind. I was commissioned to write a story on the Miracle Centre which is a rape crisis centre here in Lagos. I also got the opportunity to collaborate with photographer Logor Olumuyiwa Adeyemi. You can check out his other works here. I don’t […]

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Learning To Love Again

  I know I am a glutton for punishment but I tell myself I create the work to engage with the audience and that is why I read the comments sections of articles I write. Well that is my story and I am sticking with it. I recently read a comment that took a dig […]

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Making It Happen

  It is New Year’s Day, my mother and I are taking  turns to pound the yam. It is just both of us in the house. My arms are taking a beating because it had been a while I pounded yam. So between the muscle cramps, I crack a joke about how it is the […]

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Airtel Touching Lives Episode Two

  So i have no qualms admitting that i am an emotional cry baby. Well i tell myself crying is cathartic but i must admit the people i met on this show broke me to pieces. It’s so easy to become desensitised, jaded and ultimately numb living in this society  and every now and again […]

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Pep Talk Episode One

  So i finally decided to start a video blog on my youtube channel after much pressing and prodding from friends and supporters of my work. I will admit, i was a bit apprehensive because i didn’t want to feel like i was recording a vlog just for the sake of it. So it has […]

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Happy New Year

  Hey Everyone Asides turning thirty this year, i met so many incredible people, had equally amazing moment and i also experienced many firsts to which i remain eternally grateful.There are a few lessons i learnt this year and here are some i will like to leave you with. 1 It gets better 2 It’s […]

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My Short Film Shrink

  Again i am equally as nervous as i am excited. I have finally tried my hands at a little experimental film. It is my first so please don’t judge too harshly. It all started from a short story i wrote a few years ago called Shrink. A story about a very self aware young […]

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Fat Girls Anonymous; You Are Deserving

A friend once shared with me his two most cherished life philosophies which he also shared with his daughter when she was very young. The first; no one has the right to treat you less than you are. The second; unrequited love is bullshit. Well where was he when I was a little girl?  It […]

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Bright Young Things Presents Ade Laoye

As a culture fiend, I often encounter some really incredible talent. Either watching some play, attending some of those small intimate gigs or watching a really cool short film on the internet. I also realised they barely ever get anything close to the attention they deserve. So in one of my many brain wave moments, […]