Career

These lessons are drawn from a young fellow who I have watched from 2005 till date, move from obscurity to limelight; from potential to product, from amateur to genius and from a chap ...
 
Here's a chance to win some money for your best creative writing efforts! The Commonwealth Writers organization has announced the call for new and emerging writers from the countries in the common wealth. Winners will be selected from five different commonwealth regions, and an overall ...
Lots of people have business ideas that need funding. Sometimes, no matter how awesome the idea or business plan, they don't get the funding. Why? One major reason is a poor sales pitch, also known as, a business proposal. In order to successfully sell an idea, first you need to get the ...
She sparked controversy in 2012 when she returned to work just 2 weeks after giving birth to her son. Now, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer plans on taking a short 2 week maternity leave again despite expecting twin girls. Though the official maternity leave for Yahoo is 16 weeks, Marissa had this to ...
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 The 2015 One Africa Award seeks to reward the outstanding contributions of African based organisations at the forefront of the fight against poverty in Africa.Award CriteriaQualified recipients may be engaged in direct services to achieve any of the MDGs but must ...
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A few weeks ago my friend told me about the challenges she was having trying to find a decent nanny in Lagos. She had interviewed over 40 nannies and it didn't seem like the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel was coming soon. Apart from the general problems of the medical tests coming ...
We made a call for BellaNaija readers to be a part of a new exciting feature, titled ‘A Peek Into The Life Of‘ which the Features Team has been working on. {Click here if you missed it} We’ve been very excited by the feedback we’ve received and we’re happy with the submissions we’ve been ...
The ability to perform two or more unrelated tasks interchangeably – that is, to multitask - is what all of us would normally brag about. In fact, we all include it as part of our skills and competencies. Multitasking in itself is not bad, but it is highly overrated. Even the seemingly simple ...
Have you always wanted a chance to write that business book that will change lives? So what's stopping you? Enter the Bracken Bower Prize today! The organisers of Business Book of the Year Award (Financial Times and McKinsey and Company) are calling for young authors, with an interest in ...
In my little experience with the world, I have come to realize that it takes remarkable fortitude to say the words “I was wrong, and I am sorry”. You see, I love that word: fortitude. I could give the dictionary definition of fortitude, but hey, let’s be honest, why go through that ...
The Pan-Igbo Organisation, Ola Ndi Igbo has launched The Innovation Marketplace Competition, to encourage, showcase and nurture start-ups within Igboland, and abroad. The competition seeks to encourage innovative enterprise among Ndigbo. According to the organizers, "the identification, ...
Yesterday, we made a call for BellaNaija readers to be a part of a new exciting feature, titled 'A Peek Into The Life Of' which the Features Team has been working on. {Click here if you missed it} We've been very excited by the feedback we've received and we're happy to introduce the first ...
"I am always pleasantly surprised by how much women learn when they come together. Wana Udobang and I put together the Redefining Finance Event in April this year. As we planned the event, we weren’t sure what to expect. All we knew was there was a dearth of personal financial planning ...
So, I’m a lawyer and even though I know the trendy thing to do is to bash and moan about your 9am – 5pm gig, I actually and truly am in love with what I currently do for a living. Here’s what I used to do for a daily wage. In my former life, I was a fully practising barrister and solicitor and ...
Hello guys, I hope your week got off to a great start! On this end, we've been thinking of fresh and interesting ways to make BellaNaija better for you, and for our brand. So, I have been asked to deliver a message to you, from the BN Features team. We'd like to introduce a career focused ...
Do you think you have what it takes to join the league of rule breaking achievers like Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo, Nuhu Ribadu, Chikwe Ihekweazu, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe and Ola Orekunrin? These TED Fellows are amongst an impressive line up of people who have distinguished themselves in their careers and ...
Last week someone told me the story of a Nigerian journalist who received a hot slap because she dared to ask why a pay cheque of 10,000 Naira bounced. Whilst I was trying to understand the reason for the slap, and what precipitated the need for the slapping, my friend kept saying, "But why 10k ...
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"Girls compete with each other. Women empower each other"... Hello ladies, introducing She Made It! Digital Magazine. If you are under 40 and aspire to run a fortune 500 business, then this magazine is for you. She Made It! is a digital expression of the Fabulouscity Community - a ...
This is a "started from the bottom now we here!" type of story. A man and his wife lived and struggled through their days of humble beginnings together. Both uneducated, they started life in a one bedroom apartment and they survived on the man's N40,000 per month salary. From this money, the ...
Is Say Yes To The Dress one of your favourite shows on TV? Are you one of those people who can't get enough of My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding? Is Cake Boss the show you absolutely cannot miss?If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then you're a TLC fan! *ding ding ...

BN Quote of The Week

Rocks on the Road? Store them all, one day you will build a castle.
~ Eric Abidal

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