Sunday, 23 July 2017

VAGINAL DOUCHING: THE KILLER ANOINTING


As I walked through the body care section of the departmental store, I saw them. Pretending there were none existent, I left for the pharmacy located three blocks down the road. Scanning the counters as I awaited my order, I saw them again.
"What is going on?" I wondered.
Vaginal douches in their various brands and colours lined the counter.
As I pondered the situation, a lady walked in, paid for one of the brands and left the

Monday, 29 May 2017

OUR CHILDREN, THEIR SEXUALITY AND THE SIEGE OF IGNORANCE: WHEN AND WHAT DO WE SAY?


It all started as we began the online discussion on "SAFE SEX AND VAGINAL DOUCHING". Dr Michael, the founder of the platform DOCTOR ON AIR had contacted me earlier in the week to facilitate at the weekly health talk which takes place every Saturday at 10:00am. I was to choose my topic, sexual health appealed to me. As I greeted the house and wrote the theme for the day's discussion,  a participant wrote, "for 18years and above only"... I couldn't disagree more.

Friday, 21 April 2017

POSTNATAL DEPRESSION: AN UNAPPRECIATED REALITY


"Chi mu ooo!!!" Chiugo's husband exclaimed
Dropping his bags on the doorstep, he rushed forward to rescue his six week old son.
Lifting him from a pool of feaces and urine, he headed to the bathroom.
Chiugo watched the scene without saying a word. She had been sitting in the same spot since her older children left for school, the house was yet to be cleaned and her son still to

Saturday, 28 January 2017

POSTNATAL DEPRESSION: IT'S NOT MY PORTION


Postnatal depression thrives amongst us, yet, it is an unappreciated reality in the African society. When discussions on mental health arise, more often than not, phrases such as "God forbid" "I reject" "It's not my portion" rend the air. 
In spite of not being anyone's portion, we encounter women who suffer this disorder in

Friday, 11 November 2016

FEMALE CIRCUMCISION: THE MYTHS


Whilst perusing the comment section in one of the online fora, I came across this rather disturbing one from a certain apparently educated, young lady. She was advocating for female circumcision as a means of reducing female 'libido' and curbing promiscuity amongst the female folks.

It got me thinking... "If this educated, apparently exposed and probably informed or rather

Sunday, 30 October 2016

THE SEALED VAGINA


Hehehe... Olorun maje ooo!!!
Sealed vagina ke?
Na so e take happen...

"Kpom kpom kpom..."
"Come in" I responded
It was 2pm in the afternoon and the antenatal patients were still trickling in.

Monday, 12 September 2016

COITUS INTERRUPTUS : WHEN SEX ENDS BEFORE FULL-TIME



Obioma and Nony have been together for about two years.
"Surely, it's time to move the relationship to the next level" Obioma reflects. To his dismay, each time he broaches the issue of settling down, Nony shies away or keeps mute throughout the one-sided discussion.
Unknown to him, Nony is aware he's playing a double game - a "no strings attached"

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

MAN IN THE MIRROR


I was trying really hard to concentrate on the text before me when my phone beeped. It was a link to an article and as I was quite bored, I clicked on it with disinterest. Lo and behold, it was the shock of the month. Quickly I sat up... One surely didn't take a blow lying low. I was quite dazed... It was like looking in a mirror. We had similar

Saturday, 16 July 2016

CORSETS AND VAGINA WIDENING



The topic must have caught your attention isn't it? Right. Well, I don't blame you. The exact thing happened to me when I heard it.
During the interminably long public holiday, I got bored and decided to do tidy Bantu knots on my hair. Putting myself together, I headed to one of the hair making areas of town.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

AZONTOTWINS :KEEPING FIT THE AFRICAN WAY


What do you do when what you've searched for far and wide appears right in front of you? In my case, being a sharp naija chic, I got proactive. When I learnt they organised fitness trainings for expatriates, corporate bodies and even held presidential suite dances. Omo, I became more committed to keeping fit. Like really, who wouldn't make fitness a priority with two well-toned, very single, very African young men as instructors? Ihe a na-acho