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Busayo's extraordinary life!


"No to inheriting women and lowering them into slaves for delivering children". That was Busayo's, a correspondent of World Pulse, cry when rejecting remarrying her windowed mother to a cousin, according to traditions, 2 decades ago in West Nigeria.

Her kin expelled her and her family; she was lowered into a pitiable position for several years, when forced to study and work hard to gain living.

A small rented room with one bed and a mattress for the small brothers to pass the night witnessed the climax of a lifetime struggle for this wonderful creature.

For several years suffering did not prevent her from reaching her goals. "We sold every thing we have to provide meals. I know that the only way to win the battle fair and square is by having the necessary knowledge".
That was her guidance when she sat down on the floor to study at a jerky light of small unhealthy lamp.


That question came to my mind as we were finishing our interview through yahoo chat messenger.
Successful wife, Mother of four (one adopted), Busayo, 44, held leading positions in the field of education.
Fighting against customary law, empowering women, raising awareness and establishing 'Women Inspiration Center' are her goals.
Joining the program constitutes a turning point in her life:" just like discovering an oasis after a long journey in the desert of thirst", she said adding that "life now has a different taste".

This post is part of a writing assignment for the Voices of Our Future program, which is providing web 2.0 and new media training for 31 Grassroots Correspondents. To learn more about this exciting new program and meet the rest of the Correspondents, please visit the program description.



"WHO EXCEPT BUSAYO COULD MAKE SUCCESS OUT OF NOTHING?" That question came to my mind as we were finishing our interview through yahoo chat messenger.

I have such a a visual image of you and Busayo - both in your gorgeous traditional attire shown above - chatting over the wires, forging an unbreakable connection. Thank you bringing her story to life for us.

Jennifer Ruwart
Chief Collaborator
JR Collaborations

Halima Mohamed Abdel rahman's picture

Million Thanks


Without your help I couldn't have overcome difficulties faced me during the process of this interview . Your encouragement and close follow up, pushed me to make use of all means of communication to connect with this wonderful woman who stood for herself since early childhood.

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful comment.



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