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YOUTH ACTION NET GLOBAL FELLOWSHIP

Anyone involved in the not-for-profit sector can tell you tales for days about the lack of support and the difficulties involved in trying to do good. It is why i was completely overjoyed to hear that  Tolu Sangosanya was selected as a Youth Action Net global fellows for 2012. I have been fortunate to be […]

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GOING SCHIZO

By Wana Udobang “I am going schizo,” he says, as he rubs his palm onto his forehead and shuts his eyes tight till they forge wrinkles on each side. “I know,” I respond in a light whisper. I don’t know if that was what I was supposed to say.  I did not know what the […]

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LOLA SHONEYIN ON FREEDOM, FEMINISM AND POLYGAMY

By Wana Udobang Lola Shoneyin is a poet and novelist. Her collections of poetry include All The Time I Was Sitting On An Egg and Song Of The Riverbird. Her novel, The Secret Lives Of Baba Segi’s Wives is a tragicomic tale of the four wives of a Nigerian patriarch. The critically acclaimed Baba Segi […]

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NARRATIVE OF CONFLICT

I am really exited to be facilitating two sessions for the Green Festival at  The Lagos Book and Arts Festival this Saturday the 17th of November. Its going to be a whole day filled with all the things I am passionate about. Women, art, culture  literature, and young people. Touch wood some Freedom Park spicy […]

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GREYGOOSE AND GIG BLUES

I am a massive music fan. Scrap that! I am an obsessive music fan. A little while back, when my friends were saving up for nice bags and shoes, i was saving up for gigs and plays. Some of my favorites of the past couple of years have been Janelle Monae, Florence and the Machine, […]

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IN CONVERSATION WITH ADA OGUNKEYE

As part of the 1k4cancer campaign, i will still be sharing stories, conversations, letters and diaries  from people who have lost loved ones to the disease. Ada Ogunkeye is a colleague who has now become a dear friend. On friday nights we partake in a ritual situated at a shopping mall parking lot where we […]

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I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU

  As a part of cancer awareness month this October, my friend Anwuli gracefully and generously shares her experiences with this letter to her late mother.     Dear Mummy, It’s been 21 years since you passed away. We are all grown up now, five of us. I know you would be pleased that we […]

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IN CONVERSATION WITH DOOSURR TILLEY-GYADO

  I was once told that the cure for cancer kills the rich and the lack of it kills the poor. Either way, cancer is consistently shattering the lives of many individuals and those they leave behind. Through the month of October, I will be featuring conversations, letters and diaries from friends who have lost […]

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HOW SILENCE HIDES VIOLENCE

The Wellbeing Foundation Africa is creating awareness of the human and emotional cost of domestic violence. The organisation has launched a short Domestic Violence documentary which voices the experiences of gender-based violence victims. Given that over 50% of Nigerian women are abused by their husbands, this video argues for the complete eradication of gender-based violence […]

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IN CONVERSATION WITH KANU AHAOMA

They say that a good story is able to interprete fact and information, exhibit skills of observation, and analyses  but essentially a good story has to have heart. It has to tell a story. Kanu Ahaoma’s story titled ‘Badagry: A walk through the slave route’ leaves you with a strange nostalgic lump in your throat. […]