So my On Air Personality friend invited me to be a guest on his show “Naijalysis” on 99.9 Kiss FM Abuja and the topic was sex education in Nigerian secondary schools. It was a good conversation wth Tobe Nneji hosting, Bunmi supporting and me being interviewed on my views about the subject.
Did I think that sex education should be introduced into the curriculum in schools? I thought it was necessary for kids and young people to be taught about their bodies, to understand what was appropriate or inappropriate for someone to do to them and what they should do about it if it happened.
I felt it was important for teenagers to understand how their lives would change should they contract a disease or be put in the family way. I said it is important to present options and show the consequences of them. If parents or care givers didn’t do it constructively, someone else would do it destructively.
When OAP, Tobe asked me how early kids should be introduced to this, I responded that as soon as a child can identify his/her sex or the child begins to wonder at the differences in his body and mommy’s for instance, he should be helped with age- appropriate information.
Two weeks after, I came across a video of a young 11 or so year old having sex with a 4yr old. Yes, I said 4 year old. She did things to him and showed him where to stick his tongue, hands and penis in her and that’s as far as I will go on that vivid video.
I was disgusted in my spirit as I saw this 4year old learn habits he would not quickly forget and this 11year old do things someone else had probably done to her, things she would pass down to Lord-knows-how-many other small kids. And where would it end?
If we worry that telling a child about his sexuality would expose him too much, then see what perverts in the person of house girls, aunties e.t.c are lurking around, waiting to teach our kids, nieces, nephews and neighbors’ kids. Odikwa very worrisome sumtin!
While I was in the Kiss fm studios, I ran into Big brother Amplified’s Vina, did y’all know the girl can sing?
In other news, dressed in cobalt blue with a matching blue and white clutch, I attended Abuja’s quarterly fashion fair and was impressed with all the creative fashentrepreneurs out there, and yes, fashentrepreneurs is a word in my dictionary and you saw it here first! Lol!
I purchased a pair of the cutest earrings from Selara, a vintage mini mirror from entrade and stroke a pose or two. This last one was with my fellow last born, Konrad!
Moving along, Metropole launched its preview edition at a venue fitting for the top dignitaries in attendance. The Shehu Yar’adua centre was bustling with life as the FCT minister, the special adviser to the president on media, past senate presidents, DGs, ambassadors and top people in government and the media came together to celebrate Abuja’s newest lifestyle and city guide magazine. Dresscode was a touch of black, see the photos I took with Emeka and Bella.
That's all the catching up I can do right now, ciao! Read about my previous forays in radio here.