All posts by afeso albert akanbi

Afeso was born in Nigeria on 31st of March 1982. He is a child rights advocate who works for the Federal Government of Nigeria at NASRDA and a number of NGOs as a volunteer. He holds a B.Sc. in Economics from Delta State University and a Diploma in Persuasive Storytelling and Journalism from the RNTC Media institute in The Netherlands. One of his short stories was among 50 selected from 38 writers representing 16 countries that appeared in the African Book Club’s maiden anthology ‘The Bundles of Joy and Other Stories from Africa’ published in the United State of America in 2014. As an alumni of the Sangam House International Writers' residency in India, his creative piece on the subject of dance and the writing craft was among the over 44 works selected from over 40 writers cut across 3 continents that appeared in the Vol 3 of the Sangam House reader, ‘Other Windows’, published in India in early 2017. His touching short story on the subject of rape and teenage pregnancy, ‘That Sunday Afternoon’, won the maiden WordMaster Writers’ Challenge competition in May, 2015. He is host of a column on NaijaGists, and writes weekly Op-Ed articles @Premium Times, YNaija! and a host of other platforms. He is the author of Edge of Patience, Cold Black Night and November 5, which was recently adopted into the Oyo State Book List for secondary schools literature students. He is a father.
Same-sex Marriage, Nigeria And Jesus Christ

Same-sex Marriage, Nigeria And Jesus Christ

Sometimes in January of 2014, the Federal Government of Nigeria under the leadership of the then president Dr Ebele Goodluck Jonathan signed the Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill 2013 into law. The president went ahead to give assent to the Act that made that bill into law despite protests from some western powers. For those who … Continue reading Same-sex Marriage, Nigeria And Jesus Christ

That ‘Other’ Kid

The May 27, 2016 Children’s Day celebration at the Kutchingworo Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in Abuja the Federal Capital Territory was a huge success. Despite the horrors they’ve witnessed in their relatively young lives, the over 1500 kids housed within the confine of this camp were so excited when humanitarian organizations like Dorcas Tabitha, … Continue reading That ‘Other’ Kid