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It’s Time To Enter For the 2014 Farafina Creative Writing Workshop | Deadline is 30th June 2014

It’s Time To Enter For the 2014 Farafina Creative Writing Workshop | Deadline is 30th June 2014

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

If you’re a writer, or you have an interest in learning some of the finer elements of the writing craft, then this is one opportunity you don’t want to pass off on.
Orange Prize winner, Chimamanda Adichie… is the creative

“Africa’s Youngest Billionaire” Ashish J. Thakkar covers Y! Africa

“Africa’s Youngest Billionaire” Ashish J. Thakkar covers Y! Africa

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Last month, Y! Magazine announced that it is rebranding to Y! Africa. Now we can see the first look at the bold new direction.
32-year old serial entrepreneur Ashish J. Thakkar… covers the debut issue of the publication. Ashish

Move Back To Nigeria: “Do Not Allow Yourself To Be Overwhelmed with Fear!” Performance Arts Entrepreneur, Temi Conde Tells All About Her Craft & Her Recent Move

Move Back To Nigeria: “Do Not Allow Yourself To Be Overwhelmed with Fear!” Performance Arts Entrepreneur, Temi Conde Tells All About Her Craft & Her Recent Move

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Move Back to Nigeria is a series on BellaNaija which aims to encourage young and not-so-young professionals in the diaspora who are trying to make the decision of whether to move back to Nigeria. In collaboration with the brilliant team …

Elevate U With Ifeanyi: Business Lessons From the Spider

Elevate U With Ifeanyi: Business Lessons From the Spider

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Spiders are awesome creatures. A close look at the nooks of any household can almost always reveal evidence of their presence. This creature, whose presence we often perceive as the undeniable evidence that we have not done our housework properly,…

Kick-Start your International Degree with the ESCC Education Fair 2014 in Abuja & Lagos!

Kick-Start your International Degree with the ESCC Education Fair 2014 in Abuja & Lagos!

Monday, April 14th, 2014

You can be anything you want. All you have to do is attend the ESCC Education Fair 2014…, and discover the best international study options, courses and institutions available to help you get started.
The fair has Foundation, A-level,

Move Back To Nigeria: “Keep Your Cool & Keep On Trucking!” Studio53 Extra Co-Presenter, Ozzy Agu Tells His Move Back Story

Move Back To Nigeria: “Keep Your Cool & Keep On Trucking!” Studio53 Extra Co-Presenter, Ozzy Agu Tells His Move Back Story

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Move Back to Nigeria is a series on BellaNaija which aims to encourage young and not-so-young professionals in the diaspora who are trying to make the decision of whether to move back to Nigeria. In collaboration with the brilliant team …

Ghanaian Luxury Shoe Entrepreneur Fred Deegbe of ‘Heel The World’ on CNN’s African Start-Up

Ghanaian Luxury Shoe Entrepreneur Fred Deegbe of ‘Heel The World’ on CNN’s African Start-Up

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

African entrepreneurs keep pushing the envelope! In this edition of African Start-Up, we meet Ghanaian Fred Deegbe of ‘Heel The World’ as he tells CNN… about his foray into the business of making luxury hand made shoes, right there

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Shortlisted for Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Shortlisted for Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

It has been a great year for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie…and it isn’t over yet.
The award winning Nigerian author has been shortlisted for Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction…. Last month, BN announced that she was nominated for her

Biola Alabi announced as 2014 Yale World Fellow

Biola Alabi announced as 2014 Yale World Fellow

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Biola Alabi has been selected to join the 2014 Yale World Fellow… program. The former Managing Director of M-Net Africa will participate in the program alongside 15 other trailblazers from all over the world.
The Yale Daily News reports that

BN Making It!: Starting From the Great British Sewing Bee, Chinelo Bally Is Taking Great Strides One Stitch at a Time

BN Making It!: Starting From the Great British Sewing Bee, Chinelo Bally Is Taking Great Strides One Stitch at a Time

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

“Sew Essential!” Those two words describe this young woman who calls herself a free hand cutter. Armed with her beautiful smile and her impressive sewing skills, Chinelo Bally has slowly stolen our hearts through her work She has had her …

Jude Arikhan: The Unsolved Problem of Our Education System

Jude Arikhan: The Unsolved Problem of Our Education System

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

It has become a cliché to talk about the defunct of the educational system in Nigeria. Everyone has become accustomed with its deficiencies, and we are left to think that our current situation is the best we can get. A…

The Art of Exporting African Food to the World! Watch Kunmi Tuyo-Oluleye of Sheba Foods on CNN’s Marketplace Africa

The Art of Exporting African Food to the World! Watch Kunmi Tuyo-Oluleye of Sheba Foods on CNN’s Marketplace Africa

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Africa is such a diverse and culturally rich content that we’re always glad to see African entrepreneurs who show positive elements of our diversity to the world.
Kunmi Tuyo-Oluleye is one of those people. In this edition of CNN…‘s

Move Back To Nigeria: “Nothing Is Quite Impossible in Nigeria” Mitun Dada Shares Her Remarkable Story!

Move Back To Nigeria: “Nothing Is Quite Impossible in Nigeria” Mitun Dada Shares Her Remarkable Story!

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Move Back to Nigeria is a series on BellaNaija which aims to encourage young and not-so-young professionals in the diaspora who are trying to make the decision of whether to move back to Nigeria. In collaboration with the brilliant team …

5 Innovators Win $25,000 Each via the Google ‘Africa Connected’ Competition

5 Innovators Win $25,000 Each via the Google ‘Africa Connected’ Competition

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014


In August 2013, Google… launched a competition, calling creative people and innovators to share the stories of how the web has transformed their lives and the opportunities they have created. They received over 2,200 submissions from 35 countries.  6 months

Be Inspired! 17-Year Old Ghanaian-American accepted into 8 Ivy League Universities

Be Inspired! 17-Year Old Ghanaian-American accepted into 8 Ivy League Universities

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Go Africa! BN is so excited to share this news.
Kwasi Enin, a 17-year old Ghanaian-American has been accepted into not 2, not 4, but 8 ivy league colleges and universities in America. They include Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Penn, …

Move Back To Nigeria: Bursting With Creative Juices, Bassey Ikpi Speaks on Amazing Nigeria & the Challenges Experienced

Move Back To Nigeria: Bursting With Creative Juices, Bassey Ikpi Speaks on Amazing Nigeria & the Challenges Experienced

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Move Back to Nigeria is a series on BellaNaija which aims to encourage young and not-so-young professionals in the diaspora who are trying to make the decision of whether to move back to Nigeria. In collaboration with the brilliant team …

Aliko Dangote Plans to Acquire Stake in Shell Nigeria’s Gas Field

Aliko Dangote Plans to Acquire Stake in Shell Nigeria’s Gas Field

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Africa’s Richest Man Aliko Dangote is taking over the Nigerian business world, one step at a time.
According to African Intelligence, the Nigerian tycoon is planning to acquire a stake in a Nigerian gas field owned by Shell….
His

Sheffield Hallam University UK is Offering Nigerian Students a £3,000 Discount for Post & Undergraduate Courses!

Sheffield Hallam University UK is Offering Nigerian Students a £3,000 Discount for Post & Undergraduate Courses!

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Great news Nigerians! Sheffield Hallam University…, UK, is offering a £3,000 discount on undergraduate and postgraduate course fees to students living in Nigeria.
The University, located in the city of Sheffield, North of the UK, launched the discount to

Win an Internship at SimmonsCooper Partners, Tablet Devices & More with the SCAD Compete Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Competition

Win an Internship at SimmonsCooper Partners, Tablet Devices & More with the SCAD Compete Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Competition

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Are you a law student interested in improving your legal skills while gaining amazing experience and rewards? Then this information is for you.
SimmonsCooper Partners, a full-service international Law Firm presents the 2014 edition of SCAD Compete… – a

Move Back to Nigeria: Through Her MBA Project She Found A Way to Revolutionise Recycling At Home! Bilikiss Adebiyi of WeCyclers Tells Her Fascinating Story

Move Back to Nigeria: Through Her MBA Project She Found A Way to Revolutionise Recycling At Home! Bilikiss Adebiyi of WeCyclers Tells Her Fascinating Story

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Move Back to Nigeria is a series on BellaNaija which aims to encourage young and not-so-young professionals in the diaspora who are trying to make the decision of whether to move back to Nigeria. In collaboration with the brilliant team …

Let’s Talk About It! Bill & Melinda Gates’ Kids Will Not Inherit Billions

Let’s Talk About It! Bill & Melinda Gates’ Kids Will Not Inherit Billions

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Picture this: You are the child of one of the richest parents in the world. For most people this would mean never having to work a day in their lives.  However, this will not be the case for Bill… and

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins US National Critics Book Prize for “Americanah”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins US National Critics Book Prize for “Americanah”

Friday, March 14th, 2014

It’s been a week of non stop Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie news. The Nigerian author is clearly having the best month of her life as she promotes her new book – “Americanah…“.
Here’s another reason for her to pop

Move Back to Nigeria: “What Nigeria Needs is Nigerians” Chioma Agu Shares Her Move Back Story

Move Back to Nigeria: “What Nigeria Needs is Nigerians” Chioma Agu Shares Her Move Back Story

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Move Back to Nigeria is a series on BellaNaija which aims to encourage young and not-so-young professionals in the diaspora who are trying to make the decision of whether to move back to Nigeria. In collaboration with the brilliant team …

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Nominated for Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Nominated for Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Congratulations to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The Nigerian author is one of 20 women nominated for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction.
The coveted award honours works by women written in English. It was known as the Orange Prize…

Compete in the 2014 Cowbell National Secondary School Mathematics Competition & WIN Awesome Prizes

Compete in the 2014 Cowbell National Secondary School Mathematics Competition & WIN Awesome Prizes

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to compete in the 2014 Cowbell National Secondary School Mathematics Competition…? Yes? Then here’s how you can compete.
The first stage examination for this year’s competition will hold on Saturday March