Protect The Girl Child

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The talented and award winning Nollywood actress, Stephanie Okereke-Linus has voiced out on the currently trending issue sweeping round the country about the senates passing of a bill in support of child marriage in Nigeria. She released an emotional and compelling video trailer of her upcoming movie, ‘Dry’ starring the likes of veteran actress, Liz Benson(Great to see her on the big screen again)

The movie theme aligns with the theme of the current nation-wide reaction to a bill in the senate which appears to encourage early marriage of children.

Here is what Stephanie wrote on her blog: “At this critical juncture, I am now compelled to release the unofficial (raw footage) videos of my upcoming movie, ‘DRY’ to galvanize support from Nigerians and the International community for the revocation of the Senate resolution.

“Nigerians! It’s time to lend your voices and share your thoughts. We need to protect the…

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#ChildNotBride

The Joy of Ordinary Days

I’m a Nigerian, and a proud one at that. I love my country, I love my Yoruba culture, and I pray that God shakes up that nation. My love for Nigeria doesn’t blind me from the fact that Nigeria has problems. Corrupt government, health care that kills people instead of curing them, lack of constant electricity,  a ridiculously high poverty rate, and the list goes on and on and on.

Lately though I’ve found reason to be disgusted with Nigeria, and it break my heart. The country of my birth, where I have these memories of playing in the streets with friends, where I felt safe and joyful, where my innocence was allowed to blossom has become unrecognizable to me. Tales of corruption and uneducated government officials who are incapable of speaking with knowledge (Oga on Top) seem to flood my Facebook news feed like they are something…

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‘Yerimanians’ And The Hypocrisy Of The Progressives By Adekoya Boladale.

Rivers of Hope

By Adekoya Boladale

Let me start by commending men and women, old and young, able-bodied and physically challenged, Christians and Muslims who stood up for the future of our female children in rain and cold, on streets and highways, day and night collecting signatures and collating results. It is the likes of you that give us hope that indeed there is a possibility of a new Nigeria; a Nigeria free from selfishness, tribalism, hatred, religious differences, corruption, anarchy, and pedophiles!

 

It is worth recognizing the efforts of ‘finger-triggering’ Nigerians on social media who took the campaign against child bride to every nook and cranny of the world. To the comrades who not only ranted online but went further on the streets of Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan, Akure, Ilorin, Port hartcourt, Kaduna, Warri, Asaba, Abeokuta, New York, Washington Dc, United Kingdom to demonstrate their displeasure and abhorrence…

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