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The Problem With “Not All Men”

“Not all Men.” If you’ve been active online these past couple of days and for the past few years, the phrase above would not be new to you. It has become the slogan that pops up whenever women talk about rape, misogyny, and when they share stories of their experiences with sexism and toxic male behavior. The responses they always get are “Not all men are rapists,” “Not all men grope women in public places,” “Not all men are sexist.” Of course, this is true, but when the argument is there to swing the discussion away from the oppression of women, just to protect masculinity, we put a dent in the fight against the prevalent issues women. It has become the norm for men to come out in droves to defend themselves and make clear that they are not to be counted amongst the men that hurt women, without actually…

ELSiEiSY Blog Announces the Winners of the 2020 Love Literati Contest

It’s been an amazing three weeks of content rating and reviews. Special thanks to all who have been a part of this year’s edition of the ELSiEiSY Blog Annual Writing Competition – Love Literati Contest. This yearly activity helps us uniquely celebrate love as we uphold our love for the art of writing through the expression of love. Love Literati Contest is designed to sustain and re-enforce the beauty of writing and literature in Nigeria. A call for submissions was published on 31st of January 2020 via ELSiEiSY Blog, through our media partners – Plus TV Africa and Moskedapages, and through our friends using various messaging and microblogging platforms. By the end of the submission period, we had received a total of 250 submissions. This took us to the next stage that involved the services of a voluntary team of persons who have worked closely with the brand – ELSiEiSY,…

Moskedapages Gets Nominated At The Nigerian Writers' Awards

So I was jejely on my own when I got a message from a friend in a Whatsapp group that I have been nominated for the Nigerian Writers’ Awards 2017. Not once. But twice! The first is for Blogger of the Year. The second is for Fiction Writer of the Year for The Fourth Finger. I smiled. You guys know me, I don’t do these nominations and vote stuff, reasons being that I feel that my work should get noticed for what it is and not the number of votes. Well, that was how I felt until my husband told me to reset my thinking. But wait first, which one of you went to nominate me? Raise your hands in the comment box. Confess! LOL! Don’t mind me. I appreciate it. You guys have been awesome. To be nominated as blogger of the year alongside the likes of Linda Ikeji, Bellanaija,…

After Dark: Made To Penetrate – She Raped Him…

When a woman rapes a man… Last year, the news about a 26 year old woman who raped a man went viral and I had to latch on to get the gist. I clicked on a link I saw on Twitter and it took me to Huffington Post where I got the entire detail about the rape incident which actually occurred two years ago. So Chantae Gilman is a mother of four and now pregnant with her fifth child and is facing charges of rape, after breaking into a man’s home and raping him while he slept. According to the victim, who was not named, he had attended a party earlier and had a long day, after which he went straight to bed, only to wake up later to see Gilman straddling him, his hands bound above his head and she was having non-consensual sex with him. He told her…

What Will You be Doing on Saturday, the 26th?

Yeah, you… I’m asking what you’d be doing on the 26th if you’re in Lagos. And that’s because Umari Ayim is inviting you all to the book reading of her novel, Twilight at Terracotta Indigo.   Yayyy!!! The details of the reading are as follows: Venue: Swe Bar, City Mall, Onikan, Lagos. Date: 26th July, 2014 Time: 1p.m to 3p.m The book will be selling for NGN2,000 only. Very cheap y’all. I will be there and I’d love to see you guys so that I can add faces to the names that graciously spend time with me here. So mark that day down. It will be fun. And just so you know that I’m not pulling your legs, here’s what I have for you. Read it and do longerthroat.   A short excerpt of “Twilight at Terracotta Indigo”.  Marlene woke up with a start, beads of perspiration on her    forehead. “A nightmare,”…

Test-The-Terone: To All the Men Married to Their Mothers

TO ALL THE MEN WHO ARE MARRIED TO THEIR MOTHERS I went to make my hair yesterday. I had a weave earlier but took it off because the lady that plaited my hair did it so tightly and gave me a boil on my scalp. After I healed, I went back to the salon to have braids done instead. The lady who plaited the hair was an apprentice and known as Iya Misturah. (forgive my spelling of Misturah if it’s wrong). I playfully told her that she owed me a bottle of malt and she laughed, replying in the same vein that she would buy me a whole carton instead. She washed my hair and dried it while waiting for my hairdresser to finish up with someone else’s hair. We got gisting in the salon and we were on the topic of overbearing mothers-in-law. Iya’s Misturah’s husband’s mother was one…

This Bey/Jay-Tiwa/Teebillz Affair and The Nigerian Culture by @AdaIzsna

This Bey/Jay-Tiwa/Teebillz Affair and The Nigerian Culture Nigerians, are you entertained? We have been entertained! Or have you not? Since the duo met, got married and started their journey together, we have been entertained. When Tiwa first came onto our screens, with ‘Kele Kele Love, from her failure to be what she aimed to be, having been held back by circumstances such as being Beyoncé’s backup singer, we accepted her into our homes. Little did we know there was an agenda to become her predecessor, indigenously. As time unfolded, we noticed little traits to suggest that she might indeed be walking in the very footsteps as Beyoncé with ‘Love Me x3’, but it was so subtle we could almost miss it for her versatile personality, that of course an artiste must possess. And then came, ‘Ife Wa Gbono’, and we loved her more, her innocence and sincerity debunked…

Test-The-Terone Why Must I Submit to My Husband

My husband and I wrote this post. This is his first and probably last feature here. Dude loves his privacy. But you must know that I did all the writing. He talked, mostly and shared pointers. Parts of it have been edited. So if you’re a wife or a husband or you want to get married soon, you might be interested in this post. When oga and I were discussing this topic, I prompted the following conversation. ME: Luv, are you stronger than me? OGA: Of course. ME: Are you smarter? OGA: No. I wasn’t shocked. He firmly believes in equality of the sexes. Still I piqued his mind. ME: Are you wiser? OGA: No. That’s one of the places I feel we’re equal. But if you ever beat me physically till it hurts, I should be taken to Kikirkiri to face a firing squad for being a disgrace to…

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