Come o, should women be ashamed of their menses? – Peju Akande

It was one of those days. After a heavy lunch at work, I realised I couldn’t keep my eyes open, so I decided to take a walk down the street. It also happened to be the time school kids were…

Peju Akande features on Classic FM97.3’s #BookOnReview with Benj!

The evening of Saturday, August 29 will be one for the books. At 9 pm that day, co-founder, thisislagos.ng and author Peju Akande will feature on #BookOnReview with Benj! On Classic FM97.3. This is not a show to miss. Peju…

That girl selling bread is not just selling bread o – Peju Akande

‘Era bredi gbo na!’ She calls out every morning between the hours of 6  and 7am except on Sundays. ‘Buy freshly baked bread’ is what she is saying and as she calls out, her persuasions conjure melting butter in bread…

The story of Chinwe and her rapists – Peju Akande

I noticed her about five minutes into my stay at the female ward of the surgical emergency section of the Lagos State Teaching Hospital. She was the youngest female in a ward of six patients, though there were about 10…

My sister, there is poverty and then there is bad parenting – Peju Akande

I saw the story in the Punch newspapers, headlined- Lagos pastor arrested for allegedly raping nine-year-old. As a mother of many daughters, it irks me every time I see headlines like this. Upon reading, I discovered the rape had been…

Dear Nigerians, we don’t have security forces o! – Peju Akande

Recent attacks by Boko Haram got me thinking about how utterly clueless our security agents and porous our public places are. You would think that our security agencies should, by now, have mastered the profile of the average suicide bomber,…

Blindness is not a good thing – Peju Akande

Back in the day when I was at the University of Jos, I moved with a cluster of special students; they were blind and they belonged to different disciplines though most were in the Special Education Department. I had friends…

Young boy/old woman: That’s nasty? – Peju Akande

This is not a story about cougars and cubs where an older woman gratifies her sexual desire with a willing young blood, no. We all read the Ireti rape story, virtually all columnists in the country voiced their outrage over…

Can suicide ever be the only option? – Peju Akande

I had this mad theory that Nigerians loved life too much to take their own lives; we are such a resilient people, when our backs hit the wall, we still find a way to make a niche and push in…there’s…

Madam, you dey snore? – Peju Akande
I hate people who snore. Ok, let me put it better; I hated the sound of other people’s snores, the snorting sound, the deep guttural- phlegm-like sound coursing through the nostrils and mouth of a sleeper was irritating… I thought…
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