I must confess that this reminds me of my college days; then I was young, vibrant, highly proactive, a radical, a social activist, a human activist, a feminist defender, and a student union leader.
i am reminiscing on my first time as a columnist. My pen name at the time was the ‘Fire goddess’ and the issues then are still very similar despite maturity. I had a reputation in the College as a firebrand columnist and in those days, my pen stung like a bee. Hopefully this time it will soothe and caress the stress out of my fans. I am not a trained journalist or a graduate of Mass Communications but I love writing and reading.
I anchored Gateway Tourism on JOES Tourism Corner that was focused only on Tourism when I was the head of Ministry of Tourism in Ogun State. I also anchored “Crucible for Gender” when I was the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development. Some of you would have encountered my writings on-line especially on www.nigeria-newspaper.com; http://www.focusnigeria.com/; and www.nigeriaworld.com. My writings are at times political, social, or generally my views on contemporary issues. I have also written and published my own books; the first one titled ‘Pause’ – Talking Sex, God’s Perspective and ’The Man Upstairs’ – unveiling the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. I have other books already edited and will soon be published by God’s Grace.
I must confess that this reminds me of my college days; when I was young, vibrant, highly proactive, a radical, a social activist, a human activist, a feminist defender, and a student union leader. I was also a member of the elitist Datum Club of Yaba College of Technology, a member of the Palm wine drinker club, and a member of the Press Club. I took the pen name fire-goddess in my regular press releases and featured write-ups at the time. It was a vibrant column that the ‘boys’ hate to read for it was perceived to antagonize men and this hurt their male egos. I have no intention of crusading for women for there is nothing to liberate women from. I will bare it all and say it as it is. There will be no hiding under insinuations; white will be white, pink will be pink, blue will be blue, and black will be black. I can assure you of the general interest in this column whether you are a male or a female. This is a column you cannot ignore. This Column will be my views and my reflections. It will also be interactive, indicative, and subjective. Readers’ opinions and feedbacks will be highly appreciated and published. Ask me anything on any subject. I promise to answer you; so let us celebrate the re-birth of “Fire goddess”