Episode 117

The Call of the Justice Warrior with Ayisha Osori


March 22nd, 2022

59 mins 9 secs

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About this Episode

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

This week on the program, I had the opportunity to chat with Nigerian writer and activist, Ayisha Osori. Ayisha, also a lawyer, consultant and communication strategist has 18 years experience in the public and private sectors. Her clients include the World Bank, United Nations Development Fund, UNICEF, the Department for International Development, the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the National Democratic Institute, to name a few. She is the former CEO of the Nigerian Women Trust Fund and is currently a Director at the Open Society Foundations.

A published author with a series of children's textbooks on social studies used in primary schools and a children's reference book on Nigeria, her first book, Love Does Not Win Elections chronicles her experiences in the electoral process and Nigerian Politics as a whole. 

She kept a weekly column for five years, first as the Pedestrian Lawyer in Thisday newspaper [https://www.thisdaylive.com] and most recently, as the Nigerian Citizen for The Leadership newspaper. A regular commentator on radio and television, she has been involved in numerous campaigns to improve social justice for women and girls, governance in Nigeria and is an experienced advocate on gender and social justice issues.

It was truly a pleasure to meet and find such accord with Ayisha. Many thanks to Episode 97 guest, Kehinde Togun for making the connection, contributing to our March Herstory mission.

Where to find Ayisha?
On LinkeIn
On Twitter
On Instagram
On YouTube

What's Ayisha reading?
The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel by Kati Marton

What's Ayisha watching?
King Richard
The Tragedy of Macbeth
Modern Family
Meet the Press

What's Ayisha Listening to?
BBC's Focus on Africa

Other topics of interest:
Africa Continental Free Trade Area
Rock the Vote
Eisenhower Fellowship
Map of Abuja
Oyo Empire