Religion plays a huge role in Nigerian society. It shapes daily life and social order. People who don’t ascribe to religion are viewed as pariahs and this is a major problem. Is there room in Nigerian society for people to openly question their faith without negative consequences?
Black people simply have not learned enough about each other’s struggles. Most of what we know of each other has been filtered through mainstream white media images that have never depicted us with any real agency or nuance. While Black History Month has come to a close, we must continue to take time to reflect, learn, share and teach each other and the larger society about who we are and who we have been.
Women all over the world are still subjected to the stereotypes imposed on them by a patriarchal system. But a girl can continue to hope that women will learn to identify the stereotypes created for them to puppet to.
Whereas regular folks on the continent have demonstrated in solidarity against the extrajudicial killings in America, the thugs in power have remained mute. One could only imagine what the outcry from Africa would be if we still had leaders like Kwame Nkrumah
Scientists have developed a male contraceptive pill that prevents pregnancy by weakening the sperm, a process which is reversible. If introduced in Africa, could it really work?
Despite having a strong sense of my African identity, I loved African-Americans. I loved them more than me, I knew them more than me. Will Smith and Bill Cosby graced my screen before I was convinced to trust the African film industry
The God we have been taught to serve is not only alien to us but also harmful, we must kill him and in his stead raise one who has our best interests at heart.
In a Ghana hotel I overheard a western-sounding white male utter the following to a listener on his phone: “The people in Africa are so simple, I can do whatever I like here. They never challenge me.” My body froze, and of course I said and did nothing.
They say God made Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve. Very cute, but because it rhymes doesn’t mean it’s true. If the creator, Obatala, can bring babies into the world retarded, is it not conceivable that sometimes he puts a female ‘spirit’ in a male body?