Don’t ever stop speaking your truth, no matter how much they try to shut you up.
It maybe almost 8 years later but guess what….someone is finally listening!
Chi Onwurah MP has offered to look into my assault while working at Oxfam GB AND bring sexual harassment in the development industry in Africa to the attention of Royal African Society and the All Party Parliamentary Group for Africa.
Got a story to share? Send me a PM and or take my Poll. Let’s kick sexual predators out of the international development sector in Africa and make it truly humanitarian.
In 1978 Obasanjo’s military government decided to change the national anthem as part of its preparations to hand over power to a democratically elected government after 12 years of military rule and a 3 year civil war. As a true Nigerian man he was offended that the previous anthem was written by two white women, if he could have changed the country’s name coined by another white woman he probably would have. The new anthem was written by 5 men and the music composed by the director of the Nigerian Police Band. Women were not considered good enough for such an important task. The new anthem sounds very masculine and military and the sovereign motherland of the first anthem became the fatherland, with all the character of a fascist sound track. Hitler would have been proud. It sounds ominous, brooding, saturnine, and paternalistic. It announces – women beware, we are a nation of men – men of war.