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3 YOUNG NIGERIAN WRITERS THAT ARE CHANGING THE PATH OF FEMINISM

July 1, 2018

We cannot disregard the rise of feminism and feminists in Nigeria and the world at large. What is feminism? Most people have been hearing about feminism but don’t actually know what feminism is. Well, Feminism is a range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements that share a common goal: to define, establish and achieve political, economic, personal, and social equality of sexes. In other words, a feminist is someone who supports equal rights for women. There are lots of feminists out there right now, some who don’t even have an idea of what feminism is. Three young Nigerians have caught our attention and their active feminism struggles. 

 

3. Dijah of “Journalthreesixty”: Dijah is a writer that was born and raised in the ancient city of Ibadan. Oluwatobiloba Akinmade is a combined major graduate of Economics and Sociology from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Her love for writing started with luck at a very young age. The first story she ever wrote was in primary 6 and apparently she won an award for the best essay writer. Interesting. She has been able to refine her writing skills by reading more books. In summation to that, she spends a lot of time on the internet discovering the basics of writing styles. To top it all, she has also worked with flourishing and successful writers as a protege of some sort.
As a young lady, she is really enthusiastic about anything that involves women and it is quite evident in her interactions and her plight for female equity. To her, it’s shocking to people that she believes more in equity as opposed to equality.
“Contrary to what many women believe, I think it is impossible to achieve equality. We as women have various roles we play, and so do men. Equity is an umbrella that covers way more than Gender; it covers tribe, race, colour, religion etc, and I believe there’s more that needs to be fixed asides gender equality.” – Oluwatobi Akinmade. 

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