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Osai Justina Ojigho

Nigeria

  • Geographic Location: Africa

About me:

Osai Justina Ojigho was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She is a Lawyer by profession. She has had a varied career as she has worked for a conference company, law firm, market research organization, oil & gas company, and the International Criminal Court and legal consultancy firm. She currently works as a Programmes Officer with Alliances for Africa. She enjoys reading, music, the arts, meeting people, and surfing the net. Her personal philosophy is "Live and Let Live.”

I'm passionate about:

Music, Art, Reading, Internet, Human Rights, and Lawn Tennis


Recent Forum Entries

Choosing

8 posts | Wednesday, January 25, 2012 12:21 PM

Do Women Have to Vote for Women?

20 posts | Wednesday, February 24, 2010 12:34 PM


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Discover the Hunger Project

Discover the Hunger Project

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Do you CARE?

Do you CARE?

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The International Violence Against Women Act

The International Violence Against Women Act

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What is Pink and <br>Wants Peace?

What is Pink and
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From Exhibiting You:

My Hair is an Expression of Myself
I wrote this poem during one of my crazy days when my hair was acting like it had a life of its own. I was curious to find out if any of my friends experience such distress in finding out what to do with their hair. I also asked those who always have perfect hair their secret. I decided to use photographs to tell my story--the poem. I took them at different times between February and April 2009, in Lagos, Nigeria. Each time I saw a hairstyle I liked, I took a photograph.  

From Exhibiting You:

I was organizing a mini tour of the United Kingdom with a group of women spoken word artists called "Sista Talk" and I wanted to write a poem that would uplift us all. This poem was divinely inspired; it came in one piece, which rarely happens with poems.

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