The road to another Makoko

Posted no picture Odedere Aanuoluwapo , Sexual and reproductive health educator/ Researcher

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Odedere Aanuoluwapo
Member since July 4, 2015
  • 2 Posts
  • Age 28

For a moment I thought I was at the popular 'Makoko' in Lagos state, Nigeria. Kids running around naked, houses built on wooden support, schools sited on a large expanse of wastes as in a slum and yet people living normally as though they were on a gold mine! This is not Makoko, but another Low income community in Lagos; and this is where I met her.She should be in her early thirties or late twenties and already has four children with no husband or support. As we talked, the sun shone brightly;...


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Posted no picture Odedere Aanuoluwapo , Sexual and reproductive health educator/ Researcher

no picture Sexual and reproductive health educator/ Researcher
Odedere Aanuoluwapo
Member since July 4, 2015
  • 2 Posts
  • Age 28

(I chose to celebrate every girl all around the world with this article on the #InternationalDayofTheGirlChild). I could hear the voice faintly in my sleep but I could not pick out the words. Before I could figure out what was happening, a slap landed on my back forcing me to jump out of bed. My sleepy eyes were met with the excited voice of my friend Sade. She kept twisting her body and screaming, “Aduke is getting married. Let’s go watch the ceremony.” I tied my wrapper an...


  • Odedere Aanuoluwapo

    Sexual and reproductive health educator, social researcher, teenagers coach, creative teamlead at Teens EDUzone (a social media platform for Adolescents sexual and reproductive health education) and writes @Beinamie.


    Member since July 4, 2015


    Age 28 • 2 Posts


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