Since 2008, the 19th of June has been set apart by the United Nations as a day to increase public awareness of the Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) which has been officially recognised as a global health concern. Past the finger-pointing, there is a cure for Sickle Cell Disease. Following bone marrow transplant and stem cell transplant, which requires a donor who is a bone marrow match (preferably a sibling), there have been significant advancements.
In June 2015, news hit Nigerian media sites that Anita Solomon was pregnant by Maje Ayida, Toke Makinwa’s husband. The scandal lingered because his marriage to the media personality was only a year and six months old. Maje went on to make numerous public apologies on social media and gave an interview on the issue. However, Toke kept mum and has come up with this book a year after the scandal. This silence and mystery created a lot of buzz about the book which was released last week.
You know those mornings when you wake up feeling like all is right with the world? This morning was just that. I woke up feeling really good. Stepped on the scale and I had lost 2kgs. My tummy felt flatter than usual thanks to my new diet regime, so for work, my black bodycon dress was in order.
There are many perspectives to explore on the topic of living a fulfilling life outside marriage, but today I’ll focus on a few common questions and comments people make in conversation with unmarried women.
Staring into this small mirror, fixated on the strand of hair, I meticulously pluck out the short silver strand, not out of malice or disdain, if anything, in resignation.