Category Archives: Voices

Little by little, that shy, angry and ugly girl as it were, evolved to a beautiful, bold, happy and purposeful lady.

Over the years, I have come to the realization that one major cause of failure in life is acceptance of stigmatization.

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Do you have a friend who is autistic? Aren’t they amazing with beautiful souls?

Paulina Mwindor shares in this extremely short, captivating but yet powerful and personal piece, the beauty she found in a girl who used her smile to speak volumes of love to her.

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During a keynote address at the just concluded Stockholm Forum for Gender Equality, Adichie disclosed that she was sexually harassed at the age of 17 by a ‘big man in the media.’

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There was a lot of struggle and students had to push each other. The university surveillance had to intervene and who is at fault here? Should hundreds and hundreds of university students have to queue up only to be attended to by just a few staff? Should students also be hit with big sticks so as to control them?

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Here’s a guide for mentees and mentor seekers on how to work with mentors. Dear mentee stop waiting for your mentor to call you please. These people are busy! Sometimes they don’t even remember you. Life is such a hectic thing. Pursue your mentor. Let them know you are alive but you had better not be a pest.

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Do you really think the environment in which you school in matters a lot? I mean, they say learning is an intellectual thing, isn’t it? What if you’re learning in a classroom filled with lizard poop, broken desks, smelly agidi wraps and tons of sachets of ‘pure water’ littered around you. Do you think quality education can be achieved in such an environment? Do you think you or anyone else can properly learn in this kind of environment?

In your opinion, what actions do you think an educational institution should take to address such a learning environment as seen in this picture.

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Ask the black man to understand why he refused to cook for his seven-month pregnant wife simply because the kitchen isn’t meant for him but still found washing the underwear of the white woman as a prestigious job!

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Nwaogu Chinenye Cynthia is a young aspiring writer who found her voice in writing and believes the written words are the essence of human life.

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I sleep with yet again another sad reality of the scene in my good Country Ghana. It all got to do with the kind of songs that our Musicians sing that is said to be…

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She had always been beautiful, blessed with so much green, covered in a splendor that never had been seen. There were the seas, the landscape, the natural resources, mountains, waterfalls, the fresh breeze… even the…

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Have you read The Blackness of Eru yet?

Ngunan Ioron Aloho is a social activist, an educator, an entrepreneur, a writer, a YALI Fellow, and so much more. Ngunan has fought and sacrificed a lot as a social activist, defending and helping child marriage victims. In the Blackness of Eru, Ngunan will take you on a sad but short journey to witness the life of a young girl who suffers the pain and burdens of early child birth in which she is not prepared for.

We, at Blankpaperz are very proud of Ngunan for using words to tell stories that matter the most.

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For some reason I believe that Nigeria can be better than our dreams. Maybe I’m young and naïve or I’m just idealistic but I believe we can get things right in this country not by trading blames or philosophizing but by taking action.

I’m Nwokoma Chimgozirim and I hope to make you resist the status quo one article at a time.

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Africa can’t be Africa if the effectiveness of the youth can’t be seen! Let’s forget about Africa progressing if the youth are not willing to change for the better! 
Take Africa to be a CAR, the youth is the ENGINE! 
Take Africa to be a COMPUTER, the youth is the CPU! But hold on… 
The better the engine, the more durable the car! 
The better the CPU, the better the performance! 
The youth, the most energetic with the most developed minds! That’s why the youth is AFRICA’S engine.
But the YOUTH have still remained AFRICA’S PROBLEM. 
PEACE!!!

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For it was also said “there’s enough for everyone’s need but not for everyone’s greed”, the act of greediness in our society has helped in promoting bribery and corruption. Not only has it promoted bribery and corruption, it has also been the reason for the failure of many talented young Africans! When I say the failure of many young Africans, I mean not to say it’s the fault of theirs, no! But it is as a result of their supposed positions (in education or employment opportunities) being given to others.

It’s a pity! It’s devastating to see the Careers of these young talented Africans come to a halt because they refused to indulge in bribery and corruption. In fact, it’s heart attacking!
Let’s join hands together to bring bribery and corruption to an end in order to solve the problem of the day.

Arise Africa, arise Ghana.
PEACE!

I’m Abdulai Halidu popularly know as ABC.

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Balkisu Abdullahi is my name but am nick named Queen B, I am an indigene of Sokoto living at Arkilla
Area Sokoto State. I am a student of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUS) majoring in BSC.ED in
Education Biology.
As the treasurer of Illela Local Government Association, I Coordinate and organize Quiz and Debate competitions together with the association members to encourage school drop-outs in Illela Community to resume back to school.

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My pen ought to stop wishing the happy eid perhaps to gear its ink to seek help from the Lord perhaps Allah will aid them. My ink has trenched the paper with fear and tears…

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