My highly anticipated Loud & Clear series has finally started. Numerous supporters and eager followers have been inquiring about the content the weekly series would be made of. I simply want to say that this recurring weekly tonic will delve into topics such as politics, the economy, individuality, and prominent brands.
In the world of journalism, there are a few privileges as enriching as the opportunity to share the stories of remarkable individuals, those whose lives and works serve as a testament to the heights one can reach through dedication, compassion, and unwavering commitment.
Among these luminaries stands Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, a woman whose name resonates not only for her groundbreaking activism but also for her boundless kindness and support to humanity.
Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi is not just a former First Lady of Ekiti State; she is a force to be reckoned with in the realm of African feminist activism and advocacy. Her name is synonymous with empowerment, equality, and progress. Her journey from a prominent feminist thinker to a political leader has left an indelible mark on the landscape of social change in Africa.
What sets Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi apart is not only her impressive list of accomplishments but also her profound kindness. Her heart, it seems, knows no bounds. To those privileged to work alongside her, Erelu is not just a leader; she is a guiding light, a steadfast pillar of support. She radiates warmth and generosity, ensuring that no one in her orbit suffers or goes hungry.
Erelu’s legacy stretches across various sectors and areas of life. From the world of women’s development to politics, from being an author to academia, she has carved out her unique niche as a mentor and role model to many people. Her influence has transcended borders, as she has tirelessly worked to uplift women across the African continent.
Having recently celebrated her 60th birthday in a grand style after a successful tenure as the First Lady of Ekiti State, Erelu Bisi Fayemi’s commitment to her people remains unshaken. She continues to champion their well-being, offering unwavering support in times of need. Those fortunate enough to have experienced her kindness can attest to the immeasurable impact she has had on their lives.
During my visit to her private residence this evening, I had the privilege of witnessing Erelu’s enduring kindness again. Her genuine concern for the well-being of others was evident as she inquired about my progress and family. Our conversation also touched upon her remarkable tenure as First Lady, where she spearheaded numerous initiatives for the betterment of her people and the good people of Ekiti State.
As I prepared to leave, Erelu surprised me with a gift—an assortment of her new books. Which includes Demand and Supply, A Tray of Locust Beans and Where is Your Wrapper? She encouraged me to read them and share my insights with my audience, a testament to her commitment to knowledge-sharing and empowerment.
In a world often defined by self-interest, Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi shines as a beacon of kindness, leadership, and unwavering support. Her legacy is one of empowerment, compassion, and dedication to the greater good of her people.
It is a privilege to share her story, and her impact will undoubtedly continue to inspire generations to come. Thank you Erelu, see you some other time again.
Please no one should ask me what is inside the brown envelope.
Adl is a Public Analyst and Social Media Activist. He wrote this as part of his series on Loud and Clear