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Why Ads In Mainstream Media Have Female Representation All Wrong

Ever since the advertising industry made its boom with the historic peak in consumer consumption of the early 1950s, women have been overtly portrayed in unrealistic, humiliating, misogynistic, objectifying, demeaning, erotic, hyper-sexualized and outright disparaging ways. Cameras have stubbornly captured women and girls alike while sitting in intriguing poses, wearing succinct clothes, and flashing parts of their voluptuous bodies. They ...

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Women For Health (W4H) Graduation Ceremony

By Aisha Yanleman “Inadequate Numbers of female health workers has been described as the factors that lead to maternal mortality in rural areas.” The National programme manager Women for Health(W4H), Dr.Fatima Adamu stated this at the at the graduation ceremony of 110 health workers graduates, who are from Northern Nigeria which includes Jigawa, Kano , Zamfara, Yobe and Katsina in ...

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COMMONSENSE 101:STUFF WE NEED TO STOP SAYING

  Samirah Abdu Guye So some time ago, I was lurking on Facebook as usual, putting my beak into other people’s businesses……. Then, (cue in Indian music for when something bad is about to happen), I came across a post shared by some peeps on my timeline. It was written by an accomplished Northern woman who I have always (and ...

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GIRLS TO WOMEN IN NORTHERN NIGERIA

  By Balkisu Muhammad. Growing up as a girl in Northern Nigerian society is very different from any other society. The Northern Nigerian society as we all know is very conservative in nature. As a girl you are also expected to be conservative and reserved in everything you do. In your dressing, your interactions with others, you are not allowed ...

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10 Inspirational Quotes by African Women Leaders

As we celebrate international women’s day lets look at some memorable quotes by strong African leaders who inspire us and  continue to set the bar higher for women everywhere. 1.“The seed of success on any nation on earth are best planted in women and children”-former president of Malawi Joyce Banda 2.”If your dreams don not scare you they are not ...

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The Husband’s Throne aka Kujeran Mai gida

By Fareeda Munir The first time I heard of “kujeran maigida” was about a decade ago, when my cousin told me to get off a chair that belonged to her husband.  I was confused and thought it was rude, because he was not sitting on it.  In fact, he was not even in the house.  I felt insulted as a guest.  Because I thought ...

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StartUp Gamji Press Release: Arewa Reconnected

PRESS RELEASE FOR STARTUP GAMJI: RECONNECTING AREWA TO THE WORLD Having identified a wide technological gap in the northern axis of Nigeria and a huge pool of unharnessed and untapped talent abound amongst youth of the region, We therefore created a dynamic platform with which we can connect technology and talent together so as to create a platform that will ...

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Meet The Mother Who “Rescues”Used Dolls And Gives Them A “Make-Under” To Make Them Look More Realistic

By Bara’atu Nasidi The world we live in creates strange, often unrealistic ideals of beauty, and the worst is that these ideals reach our children, often disrupting their self-esteem or their outlook on life.This is why Sonia Singh, an artist and a mother from Tasmania, came up with fantastic initiative called Tree Change Dolls. Tree Change Dolls a way the artist ...

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Mohammed Abubakar: Overhauling Public Service Delivery: The El-Rufai Example

Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai knows that he has a responsibility to deliver on the hopes the Kaduna people demonstrated in him when they helped him clinch a landslide victory in the 2015 Gubernatorial Elections, and from all indications, this is an obligation he is taking really seriously.   In furtherance of this responsibility, he is currently focusing mainly on improving service ...

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The Value Of A Black Nigerian Life By El-Nathan John

This last week has been bloody in America for black people as well as American law enforcement. Several black men have been shot dead, some in the full glare of passersby who recorded the events on video. Understandably, people globally were outraged at the senseless loss of life. I have said before that America ha no value for black lives. ...

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