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4Dec

Violence against women is a global endemic that cuts across cultural, traditional, religious and socio-economic status. While silence has often masked this grievous crime against women, African women are beginning to speak out with one voice saying “enough is enough.” In this three-part series during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, I will […]






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2Dec

Violence against women is a global endemic that cuts across cultural, traditional, religious and socio-economic status. While silence has often masked this grievous crime against women, African women are beginning to speak out with one voice saying “enough is enough.” In this three-part series during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, I will […]






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1Sep

Baroness Scotland is a woman of many firsts in theUnited Kingdom’s history. her rool call of duty is so impressive that it leaves many in awe: first black female QC; one-time youngest Queens’s counsel when she was only 35; first black female government minister in Tony Blair’s Labour government in 1999; in 2007, she became […]






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16Mar

This is a whole new level of getting the kink in the bedroom up to par! Women opting for a shot to get themselves in the mood for sexual healing…well, if Stella could get her groove back with a younger men, a G-shot could be the solution for cougar wannabes… G-shot anyone??






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18Jan

Fela! has been described as a provocative and unique hybrid of dance, theatre and music, which explores the extravagant, rebellious and controversial world of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. However, little has been said of the women, who shaped his life. As the acclaimed production prepares to bring down the curtain down on its London run, […]






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12Jan

Lola Shoneyin’s debut novel, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, is a tragic-comedy, which tells the story of Baba Segi, a larger-than-life character with a boisterous personality, his four wives and their riotous polygamous household. Set in Nigeria, Shoneyin explores and exposes the detrimental effects of polygamy on those caught up in it. In […]






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3Jan

I have never read a book by Michell McKinney Hammond, which ended on the note of disappointment. She is always on point as far as I’m concerned. From her novels to her books on relationships, finance and being the lady you envision and have always wanted to be. Anyone remember the Diva Principles? Hammond knows […]






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29Dec

Wow! Wow! Wow! is all that comes to mind as I listen to Tony Porter. I have heard a few people talk about him but watching the clip below is the first time I have heard the man for myself. Now, I understand why he is respected and admired. Porter is renowned for his work […]






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3Dec

The term my brother’s keeper has metamorphosed over the years, I’m not sure if I still know the meaning. I would be most grateful if somebody helped me out. Thanks!! The west in my opinion is predominantly an individualistic society but I am always amazed at the level of compassion shown to Africa and other […]






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22Nov

No one likes to be rejected but it is an inevitable life experience we all have to face at one point or another. From our career to our relationships to family and friends, it can come from the place we least expected it to the very source where we had a faint idea it was […]






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16Nov

Dead of the night They come to me Crying like babies Begging like paupers for a release Of all that’s locked in them Some married Some single Some gay Some hopeless Others, commitment phobics The married ones say their wives can’t pull it off anymore The single ones had rather pay to have their release […]






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9Nov

Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman is as intriguing a title, like the story it tells. Written by Ogo Akubue-Ogbota, it is the stirring tale of a young Nigerian girl who metamorphosises into a woman of great courage when mysterious circumstances befall her family. In her own words, Ogo Akubue-Ogbota and why she hopes her readers will be inspired to […]






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8Oct

Set in the clamorous household of Baba Segi, a larger than life character with a boisterous personality, who believes he is the master of his home and can marry any woman he desires. Ironically, he is the only one  left in the dark about a family secret with the power to kill the pride of […]






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2Oct

Looks like the recession is also affecting people’s ability to walk down the aisle. Look on the bright side, at least you both know you are not in it for the money! Well, one hopes that is the case.






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27Sep

Meet Myne Whitman, author and publisher of A Heart To Mend, which has been described as an intriguing and emotional love story. Whitman’s story is different, she didn’t wait for that book deal from the ‘almighty’ publisher in order to achieve her goal. She went ahead and completed the journey with results to prove it […]






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3Sep

Getting the wedding right is more important than getting there on time. They finished us!! Kei!






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26Aug

SCENE 3 REVELATIONS Saturday 11:30pm (Living room, ADE and REMI have just come back to the house from WOLE and DUPE’S naming ceremony. MAMA and SHOLA are asleep upstairs) REMI: I’m sure they got tired waiting up. ADE: Shola loves his beauty sleep, always the first to go to bed when we were kids. (Goes […]






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25Aug

SCENE 1 THE ARRIVAL Thursday 3pm (A three bedroom Maisonette in Thamesmead South East London, the living room is furnished with two settees, a television stand with a VCR and DVD player. A raffia mat hangs on the left side of the living room with two canvas paintings of ADE and REMI’S wedding on the […]






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