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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 …

It’s Finally Here! The Future Awards Africa unveils list of Finalists for 2013

It’s Finally Here! The Future Awards Africa unveils list of Finalists for 2013

Friday, September 27th, 2013

With excitement building up to The Future Awards Africa 2013, the Central Working Committee (CWC) has unveiled the shortlist of three nominees per category for the Awards scheduled to take place soon.
It has been an intense period …

Move Back to Nigeria: “Life is Tough in General & In Nigeria, Life is Tougher!” Enarime Mueller Shares Her Tips on How to Get Back Into the Swing of Things

Move Back to Nigeria: “Life is Tough in General & In Nigeria, Life is Tougher!” Enarime Mueller Shares Her Tips on How to Get Back Into the Swing of Things

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Move Back to Nigeria is a new series on BellaNaija. The aim is 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 …

Win $25,000 & Business Mentoring! Enter the 2013 Etisalat Pan-African Prize for Innovation | Deadline – 30th Sept 2013

Win $25,000 & Business Mentoring! Enter the 2013 Etisalat Pan-African Prize for Innovation | Deadline – 30th Sept 2013

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The deadline for the 2013 Etisalat Pan-African Prize for Innovation is fast approaching! Here is your chance to win $25,000 and an opportunity to draw the spotlight to your amazing business.

About the Etisalat Pan-African Prize for Innovation…
The Prize

Would You Read Nigerian Books on Mobile Devices? New App Okadabooks is Betting on It!

Would You Read Nigerian Books on Mobile Devices? New App Okadabooks is Betting on It!

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

In today’s Nigeria, mobile devices have been blamed for the dwindling reading culture amongst our youths. People say mobile phones are distracting and go to great lengths to discourage its use amongst youths.
However, some developers have created a mobile…

Calling On African Filmmakers to Showcase Their Talent! Enter the 2014 MTN Afrinolly Short Film Competition Today

Calling On African Filmmakers to Showcase Their Talent! Enter the 2014 MTN Afrinolly Short Film Competition Today

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Do you remember all those amazing creative short films that were part of the entries for the MTN Afrinolly Short Film Competition… last year? {click here to refresh your memory} Well, here’s a chance for you as a filmmaker to

BellaNaija Celebrates Academic Excellence – Class of 2013: Ifeanyi Ukwuoma

BellaNaija Celebrates Academic Excellence – Class of 2013: Ifeanyi Ukwuoma

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

BellaNaija presents “Celebrating You! Class of 2013.” A few months ago we called for submissions of graduating students who had excelled in their course of study. We acknowledge the fact that everyone who has graduated this year is a winner. …

Move Back To Nigeria: Adenike Adeleye Shares the Story of Her Move to Take Risks & Explore Opportunities Based on a Christmas Visit!

Move Back To Nigeria: Adenike Adeleye Shares the Story of Her Move to Take Risks & Explore Opportunities Based on a Christmas Visit!

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Move Back to Nigeria is a new series on BellaNaija. The aim is 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 …

“I Had an Idea, I Didn’t Have a Laptop” Young Nigerian Billionaire Ladi Delano Speaks to Forbes Africa in its September 2013 Edition

“I Had an Idea, I Didn’t Have a Laptop” Young Nigerian Billionaire Ladi Delano Speaks to Forbes Africa in its September 2013 Edition

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

The last time we ran a story on Nigerian entrepreneur Ladi Delano on BellaNaija… a lot of our female readers were quite curious about his eligibility for marriage. {See link here}. Fortunately, there’s so much more about Ladi that is

BN Making It!: Bold, Vivacious & Hard Working! Meet the Three-Time Emmy Nominated Journalist, Ojinika Obiekwe Who Interviews Your Favourite Hollywood A-Listers

BN Making It!: Bold, Vivacious & Hard Working! Meet the Three-Time Emmy Nominated Journalist, Ojinika Obiekwe Who Interviews Your Favourite Hollywood A-Listers

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

From as far back as when she was in secondary school Ojinika Obiekwe knew she wanted to be a journalist. So being one of the top producers and a face at the WPIX TV station in New York City is …

Let Your Money Work As Hard As You Did For It! Read 3 Tips on How to Make Family Budgets

Let Your Money Work As Hard As You Did For It! Read 3 Tips on How to Make Family Budgets

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Creating a family budget is not as hard as you think; and as it applies to most things in life, practice does make perfect. But I will give you that ultimate head start, and hopefully, you won’t have to practice…

Sharing their Inspiring Stories! The Future Awards Africa 2013 Nominees Speak on NdaniTV

Sharing their Inspiring Stories! The Future Awards Africa 2013 Nominees Speak on NdaniTV

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

With anticipation and excitement building up for The Future Awards Africa Season 8, NdaniTV… crew caught up with some of the nominees of the awards who shared their motivation, challenges excitement about being on the nominees list for The Future

BellaNaija Celebrates Academic Excellence – Class of 2013: Oluwadara Asinobi

BellaNaija Celebrates Academic Excellence – Class of 2013: Oluwadara Asinobi

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

BellaNaija presents “Celebrating You! Class of 2013.” Some months ago we called for submissions of graduating students who had excelled in their course of study. We acknowledge the fact that everyone who has graduated this year is a winner. We, …

Move Back To Nigeria: With ‘Plan A-Z’ & a Thick Skin, Michael Adeyemi Moved Back Home! Read His Interesting Story

Move Back To Nigeria: With ‘Plan A-Z’ & a Thick Skin, Michael Adeyemi Moved Back Home! Read His Interesting Story

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Move Back to Nigeria is a new series on BellaNaija. The aim is 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 …

British Council & The Future Awards Africa Announce Finalists For 2013 Young Media Entrepreneur of the Year Award

British Council & The Future Awards Africa Announce Finalists For 2013 Young Media Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Thursday, September 12th, 2013


The British Council, in partnership with The Future Awards Africa has announced the finalists for The Young Media Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Both organisations announced the award in June 2013.
After an intensive three month search, we …

The Quest Continues! Share Your Innovative Agriculture Ideas & Become the 2014 AGCO Africa Ambassador

The Quest Continues! Share Your Innovative Agriculture Ideas & Become the 2014 AGCO Africa Ambassador

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Have you got what it takes to be the next AGCO Africa Ambassador…? AGCO is an organization that provides a range of agricultural solutions for local farmers in Africa.
Here’s your chance to make a difference! From now till

Tired of Your Job? 5 Signs It’s Time to Move On!

Tired of Your Job? 5 Signs It’s Time to Move On!

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

The truth is there is hardly a perfect job for anyone. The myth of the dream job continues to be what it is – a fairy tale. Every job comes with its challenges and pain points; it could be the…

From the Ivy League to Top Tier Universities in the USA! Register your Teens for the “Pro Educators Plus College Tours” 2014 Today

From the Ivy League to Top Tier Universities in the USA! Register your Teens for the “Pro Educators Plus College Tours” 2014 Today

Monday, September 9th, 2013


Enroll your kids today for a great opportunity at academic excellence. Pro Educators Plus Inc., an academic success organization based in Marietta, GA, USA, is giving students the chance to tour academic centers of excellence such as Harvard, Yale…

Move Back To Nigeria: “The Move Has Been Great But Not Without its Challenges” – Isabella E. C Akinseye, the ‘Bookaholic’ Shares Her Experience

Move Back To Nigeria: “The Move Has Been Great But Not Without its Challenges” – Isabella E. C Akinseye, the ‘Bookaholic’ Shares Her Experience

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Move Back to Nigeria is a new series on BellaNaija. The aim is 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 …

Share Your Internet & Google Success Stories to Win $25,000 in the Google Africa Connected Competition | Deadline: October 11 2013

Share Your Internet & Google Success Stories to Win $25,000 in the Google Africa Connected Competition | Deadline: October 11 2013

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

For those who have been positively influenced by the internet, here’s a chance to share your web journey. Google… is calling on entrepreneurs, creators, innovators and web-lovers in Nigeria and across Africa to share their stories of how the web

You Want it? You Should Go For It! Read 10 Tips for Attaining Your Life Goals

You Want it? You Should Go For It! Read 10 Tips for Attaining Your Life Goals

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

I don’t know what you want. I don’t even know who you are, nor do I want to pretend to. But there are ten laws you should live by to govern the things that you want in life. We do…

Honouring Advocates of Transforming Agriculture in Africa! Nigerian Nnameka Ikegwuonu & Zimbabwean Lindiwe Sibanda are the 2013 Yara Prize Winners

Honouring Advocates of Transforming Agriculture in Africa! Nigerian Nnameka Ikegwuonu & Zimbabwean Lindiwe Sibanda are the 2013 Yara Prize Winners

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Yara is a leading chemical company which converts energy, natural minerals and nitrogen from air into essential products for farmers and industrial customers. The Yara Prize for an African Green Revolution seeks to contribute to the trandormation of African agriculture …

Zimbabwean Author, NoViolet Bulawayo Makes the Guardian First Book Award 2013 Longlist

Zimbabwean Author, NoViolet Bulawayo Makes the Guardian First Book Award 2013 Longlist

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Zimbabwean Author and Caine Prize Winner, NoViolet Bulawayo is on the awards trail again! NoViolet who won the Caine Prize for African writing with her short story, “Hitting Budapest” is now on the track for the the Guardian First Book …

Hard Work Vs Smart Work! How to Move From Mere Sustenance To Life Long Sustainability

Hard Work Vs Smart Work! How to Move From Mere Sustenance To Life Long Sustainability

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Nigeria is a country where majority of the population hustle day in and day out for survival. Students hustle in school by doing a lot of “runz” here and there to ensure they pay their way through school, those who…

Are You Ready for the Start of the School Year? Here Are 5 Guidelines to Help Before Enrolling Your Child

Are You Ready for the Start of the School Year? Here Are 5 Guidelines to Help Before Enrolling Your Child

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

As a new academic session beckon, getting a new school for your child is a huge task and could prove to be very challenging. It is every parent’s dream to bequeath his or her child with qualitative knowledge that will…