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Born with a Silver Spoon, Abdulsamad Rabiu turned his Millions into Billions! Check out the November 2013 Edition of Forbes Africa with “Africa’s Newest Billionaire”

Born with a Silver Spoon, Abdulsamad Rabiu turned his Millions into Billions! Check out the November 2013 Edition of Forbes Africa with “Africa’s Newest Billionaire”

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

It is with pleasure that we introduce you to ‘Africa’s Newest Billionaire’. According to the November edition of Forbes Africa, this 53 year old business mogul, Abdulsamad Rabiu…, is Africa’s Newest Billionaire.

Here’s an excerpt from the feature:

Federal Government promises ASUU N 1.1 Trillion | Strike Rumoured to be Called Off Next Week

Federal Government promises ASUU N 1.1 Trillion | Strike Rumoured to be Called Off Next Week

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

It seems University students will be heading to school soon, that is if the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) agrees with what the Federal Government is offering.
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan… and leaders of ASUU had a marathon meeting

Move Back to Nigeria: With a Positive Mindset, Ugo Iromantu Talks About Moving Back to Cosmopolitan Lagos!

Move Back to Nigeria: With a Positive Mindset, Ugo Iromantu Talks About Moving Back to Cosmopolitan Lagos!

Friday, November 1st, 2013


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 …

iROKING Drama…Michael Ugwu Responds!

iROKING Drama…Michael Ugwu Responds!

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Michael Ugwu | Jason Njoku
Just a few hours ago, iROKO Partners released a statement announcing the dismissal of the CEO of iROKING, Michael Ugwu….
Now, Michael has responded with his side of the story.
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I would

Young Tech Executive Michael Ugwu dramatically exits iROKING

Young Tech Executive Michael Ugwu dramatically exits iROKING

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

He is one of Nigeria’s leading young tech executives and today, the web is buzzing about Michael Ugwu’s dramatic exit from iROKING.
iROKING is the sister company of  iROKOtv…. While iROKOtv is the market leader in the

Aliko Dangote is Forbes’ 64th Most Powerful Man in the World

Aliko Dangote is Forbes’ 64th Most Powerful Man in the World

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Aliko Dangote is still an Oga at the Top!
Yesterday Wednesday 30th October 2013, Forbes released its list of the most powerful people in the world. Business mogul Aliko Dangote… makes the 64th position.
The publication lists Aliko’s net worth

BN Making It!: One-on-One with Serial Entrepreneur Ronke Ige! PR Executive, Emi & Ben Natural Skin Care Specialist & More

BN Making It!: One-on-One with Serial Entrepreneur Ronke Ige! PR Executive, Emi & Ben Natural Skin Care Specialist & More

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

What is Africa’s Best Kept Beauty Secret? Ronke Ige seems to have the answer.
On this edition of BN Making It!, BellaNaija spotlights the energetic serial entrepreneur.
Ronke is the picture of a working mother you can’t help but …

CNN Highlights 8 of Africa’s Hottest Photographers | Article by Kenyan Digital Artist – Jepchumba

CNN Highlights 8 of Africa’s Hottest Photographers | Article by Kenyan Digital Artist – Jepchumba

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

International media network, CNN has turned its spotlights on photographers in Africa. CNN has commissioned a piece on the hottest photographers in Africa, written by Jepchumba…. Jepchumba is an African Digital Artiste who is from Kenyan. She channels her

Become the Next Big Fashion Star! MultiChoice Nigeria presents “The Fashion Protégé” Reality TV Show | N 1 Million, Mentorship with a Top Designer & More Up for Grabs

Become the Next Big Fashion Star! MultiChoice Nigeria presents “The Fashion Protégé” Reality TV Show | N 1 Million, Mentorship with a Top Designer & More Up for Grabs

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Are you the next big thing in fashion?! Then listen up, you are going to love this.
MultiChoice Nigeria presents The Fashion Protégé…, Nigeria’s biggest fashion design competition.
The show which is in search of Nigeria’s next big fashion

Move Back To Nigeria: ‘The Right Mindset is Key, So Don’t Come Back Complaining!’ Entrepreneur Lanre Akinlagun Shares His Experience

Move Back To Nigeria: ‘The Right Mindset is Key, So Don’t Come Back Complaining!’ Entrepreneur Lanre Akinlagun Shares His Experience

Friday, October 25th, 2013

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 …

Uche Pedro, Founder of BellaNaija.com is the 2013 Future Awards Africa/British Council International Young Media Entrepreneur of the Year

Uche Pedro, Founder of BellaNaija.com is the 2013 Future Awards Africa/British Council International Young Media Entrepreneur of the Year

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Prior to the official announcement of the date and venue for The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) 2013, the project’s Central Working Committee (CWC) and the British Council have announced Uche Pedro… as the winner of the International Young Media Entrepreneur

Oando Wants You! Apply to be Part of Oando Marketing’s Career Fair Today

Oando Wants You! Apply to be Part of Oando Marketing’s Career Fair Today

Monday, October 21st, 2013

HReade is pleased to inform you about the Oando Marketing PLC’s Career Fair.
The fair, themed “Demonstrating Superior Brand, Attracting Superior Talent…“, is a career fair designed to provide information about career opportunities and create a credible

Tolu Ogunlesi & Toyosi Ogunseye win at the 2013 CNN/MultiChoice African Journalists Awards in Cape Town, SA

Tolu Ogunlesi & Toyosi Ogunseye win at the 2013 CNN/MultiChoice African Journalists Awards in Cape Town, SA

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Congratulations to Tolu Ogunlesi and Toyosi Ogunseye.
Tolu Ogunlesi & Dr. Susan Mboya (President, Coca-Cola Africa Foundation)
The two journalists out of the three Nigerian nominees for the finals of the CNN/MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year Awards…,

Move Back to Nigeria: For U.S Trained Chemical Engineer, the Hardships Make For Great Stories! Read About His Interesting Professional Journey

Move Back to Nigeria: For U.S Trained Chemical Engineer, the Hardships Make For Great Stories! Read About His Interesting Professional Journey

Friday, October 11th, 2013

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 …

BN Hot Topic: What Can We Do About the ASUU Strike?

BN Hot Topic: What Can We Do About the ASUU Strike?

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

About 3 months ago a friend of mine lamented about the fact that her salary had not been paid for months and she was going to leave because she was frustrated. It wasn’t the first time I had heard it…

Aliko Dangote is Still the #OgaattheTop as Ventures Africa lists the Top 55 African Billionaires

Aliko Dangote is Still the #OgaattheTop as Ventures Africa lists the Top 55 African Billionaires

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Will the real billionaires please stand up! Ventures Africa… magazine has jumped into the rich list arena by publishing their inaugural ranking of the richest people in Africa today.
 According to Ventures Africa, there are 55 legitimate dollar-billionaires in sub-Saharan

The Gift of Charisma

The Gift of Charisma

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Charisma is an important aspect leadership. It is important to have honest and intelligent leaders. The truth is that we usually have leaders who are more charismatic in position of leadership and authority. President Obama gave a powerful speech in…

We Have Our Winners! African Leadership Network Announces 5 Winners for the 2013 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship

We Have Our Winners! African Leadership Network Announces 5 Winners for the 2013 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Earlier on this week, we introduced you to the finalists for the 2013 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship. {Click here if you missed it}. At the Gala Awards ceremony in Mauritius, the African Leadership Network… yesterday announced winners for the

Are You Nigerian,Young & Innovative? Then the LEAP Africa 2013 Social Innovators Programme is For You | Apply Today

Are You Nigerian,Young & Innovative? Then the LEAP Africa 2013 Social Innovators Programme is For You | Apply Today

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability and Professionalism (LEAP) Africa is a non-profit organization committed to developing dynamic, innovative and principled African leaders. Since 2002, through its core Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) and Annual Nigerian Youth Leadership Awards… (ANYLA), LEAP has advanced the

Elevate U with Ifeanyi: Write Proposals, Make Presentations! Stop Being a Sleeping Giant & Start from Somewhere

Elevate U with Ifeanyi: Write Proposals, Make Presentations! Stop Being a Sleeping Giant & Start from Somewhere

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

When a man wiser than me submitted that sometimes the chains that keep us from being free are more mental than physical, it rang a bell, but those words cannot ring truer than now.
What will our disposition be, if…

Meet the Finalists for the 2013 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship | Winner to be Announced on 4th October 2013 in Mauritius

Meet the Finalists for the 2013 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship | Winner to be Announced on 4th October 2013 in Mauritius

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

There’s is SO much good coming out of Africa right now that we’re super happy to showcase it. Amidst the plethora of bad news and discouraging events, there are individuals and organizations working strenuously to ensure that their little corner…

The Delightful Feel of Victory! Ugandan Best Aiyorworth Wins the Grand Prize for the 2013 Anzisha Prize Celebrating Youth Entrepreneurs

The Delightful Feel of Victory! Ugandan Best Aiyorworth Wins the Grand Prize for the 2013 Anzisha Prize Celebrating Youth Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

In March, we announced the call for entries for the 2013 Anzisha Prize for young and innovative Africans with plans to change their community. {Read the post here}. The Anzisha Prize is part of the  African Leadership Academy’s Centre for …

Oil Tycoon Kola Aluko & Ghanaian-British Designer Ozwald Boateng Launch $500 Million African Development Fund – Africa50

Oil Tycoon Kola Aluko & Ghanaian-British Designer Ozwald Boateng Launch $500 Million African Development Fund – Africa50

Monday, September 30th, 2013

On Wednesday 25th September 2013, Ghanaian born British fashion designer Ozwald Boateng & Nigerian Oil tycoon Kola Aluko launched the African50… initiative.
This platform is an African infrastructure project development fund which was formed as a result of the joint

Do you have the Passion for Cooking? Register for the “Making of the Chef Nigeria” Competition Today!

Do you have the Passion for Cooking? Register for the “Making of the Chef Nigeria” Competition Today!

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Ever wondered what it takes to be the personal Chef to the President of the United States of America?
Well, here is your chance to learn how.
With Making Of The Chef NigeriaMaster Chef Sholly… with over 15

BN Trailblazers & Tastemakers: Nigerian Playwright, Novelist & Film Director Biyi Bandele – From Growing Up in Kafanchan to Directing ‘Half of A Yellow Sun’ & ‘Shuga’!

BN Trailblazers & Tastemakers: Nigerian Playwright, Novelist & Film Director Biyi Bandele – From Growing Up in Kafanchan to Directing ‘Half of A Yellow Sun’ & ‘Shuga’!

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Fantastic talent, like a gold fish, has no hiding place. Therefore, it is no surprise that we have decided to turn the spotlight on literary creative and amazing talent, Biyi Bandele.
London-based writer and screen writer Biyi was born …