Social Issues

The purpose of Social Issues is to address societal problems, like racism, abuse, and corruption while bringing sustainable solutions to these issues through open dialogue.

February 6, 2020

Hmmm…guys! That is how they almost beat me on these Lagos streets last Sunday oh! Let me tell you what happened. So I had attended an event at a church in Ikoyi the Saturday before and it was awesome. Seeing that the same vibe was going to be carried on to the next day which was a Sunday, I decided to head to Ikoyi again for church.

January 23, 2020

I was jejely (small small) on my way to work last Wednesday when I decided to follow google maps because of traffic, to show me other possible routes I could take. Now unbeknownst to me, aunty google landed me in a one-way street.

January 19, 2020

There are many topics I shy away from. I don’t like writing about them, because they are hard truths and tough pills for people to swallow. Such topics spark debates because of differing belief systems and moral standards. Pornography is one of the topics I don’t like talking about. It is a hard topic, and an even stronger industry which stands very tall, and seems quite undefeated.

September 30, 2019

The advent of social platforms on the internet is undoubtedly one of the 21st century’s major technological breakthroughs. It’s incredible how these networks connect people all over the world. We can see our friends and loved ones who are miles away via video calls. We can conduct business transactions without even having face-to-face meetings.

July 9, 2019

Lately, social media has been boiling with the trending news about a well-known pastor—Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, of one of the biggest churches in Nigeria, being accused of rape by a woman (Busola Dakolo), who alleged the rape happened years ago while she was still a teenager. Social media was divided with people supporting the man of God, while others showing their solidarity to the victim, with all of them culminating their s...

June 18, 2019

Yes you, I am talking to you. You who are scared of putting on certain outfits because you think it will expose what I like to call “flaws and insecurities” to the world. You who are called continuously fat, even by those you love, because you don’t have the ideal body of what is acceptable to be beautiful or physically fit.

April 12, 2019

Racism has been a hot topic for the past few years, which was reignited as United States President, Donald Trump was elected into office. Minorities feared what the US would become, as their president is infamously known for dealing with illegal immigrants. Racism is also an issue that dates back to when the United States was founded.

March 12, 2019

With the rise of the MeToo movement, women and men alike have come out with stories of sexual abuse against their perpetrators. Their stories usually absent of violence reveals how the accused groomed them into doing things that they didn’t want to do. Some have accused Bill Cosby of using drugs, to knock them out first, before having sex with them, and others have accused the likes of Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein and R.Kell...

January 11, 2019

Today is human trafficking awareness day, and we need to know what this subject is about and how we can protect people in society from being trafficked. One lady, who has recently made headlines this week, is Cynthoia Brown, who was granted clemency by the Tennessee State Government, after she had served almost 15 years from her life sentence in prison, for murdering her pimp (she claims he bought her for sex) when she was 16...

October 17, 2018

Research shows that one in three teenagers have experienced cyberbullying, and girls are more likely to be victims than boys. Girls are also an easy target for sexual predators. These adults pose as young boys online and lure the girls into obscene things. As an adult, if someone is mean or says something nasty to me, I am in my feelings for some time, and then I am able to brush it off and move on. And also I have the mental...

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