The womb does not the woman define
I am two years shy of 40 and I don’t have kids. There, I have said it. In fact, scratch that, closer to the end of my fourth decade on this earth, and I do not even have a single kid to my name.
So what if you fail?
Sometime in the past week, I met up with one of my very good friends for dinner. In this concrete jungle called Lahgos, we try and have these meets ups at least once a month...
The three deadly delays costing poor Nigerian women their lives
It’s a 20-minute speedboat ride from Lagos’ Liverpool jetty to Onisiwo island, and our small wooden outboard is dwarfed as we slip past giant dredgers and towering cargo ships towards ...
What Nigerian women need
Women entrepreneurs in Nigeria face a host of cultural and institutional hurdles they must negotiate on their way to success. Despite these obstacles, women are thriving ...
Malnutrition and child survival in Nigeria
Available statistics indicates that over two billion people in the world suffer from various forms of malnutrition. It is also an underlying cause of death of 2.6 million children each year...
‘We demanded our workers be trained and retrained’
Some are made while others are born; this is a common saying that one may ascribe to Comrade Agnes Olufunmilayo Sessi, a trade unionist -she was born to be a woman activist.
Sour, sweet & pain
The day before my due date I got a surprise visitor in my brother’s house in New York. It was TK he said he didn’t want to miss the birth of his child. I was so elated.
Mentality of mediocrity settling for the sub-standard
Last week I spent a few days in Lagos – after quite a long break from Nigeria. My husband, in-laws and I travelled out to Lagos on Thursday with a Nigerian airline and returned on Sunday.