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Nigerian lawyer, Tosin Famakinwa, nee Phillips, passed away on the 15th of June 2015, leaving her friends and family in a cloud of unimaginable grief. She was a beautiful 26 year old ...
 
I got a call for a job interview some time ago and after checking out the Company, they looked good, but I did not think it was a good fit for me. The head hunter called me several times because she thought I would be the perfect candidate for the position. I decided to go and give it a shot. I ...
I met Priscilla through a mutual friend in our TTC days. She had been trying for a few years longer than I, and she was one of those wonderful people who encouraged and inspired me. She agreed to let me share her story Getting pregnant didn't come easy for us. What I thought would happen at ...
Learning to forgive and forget is never easy but it is possible to achieve. When you allow yourself to be free from every situation that has inhibited you in your life, you essentially release yourself from people and pressure. This is important to enable you to forgive and crucially to ...
Have you seen the movie, Kingsman: The Secret Service? If you haven’t then you should. In the movie, about 20 minutes into it, there was a bar fight between Harry Hart (played by Colin Firth) and a group of thugs. Before the fight, Harry was minding his own business, chatting with Eggsy (played ...
Before money comes into the hands of many people, just like you and I, there are so many thoughts that would have gone on that money. You would have dissected and sliced or practically throw it around though it has not come. So when the money finally comes, it can be referred to as dead on ...
We all come to this world hungry to move forward. There is an air of competition and survival that litters our environment and each and everyone has followed that trail in some shape or form at different stages in their lives. The problem is, this trail has been laid by convention and society. ...
When I was about to enter into the university, I was going through the courses available in my school of choice with my dad. He stopped at marketing and said: this is a very good course, you should go for it. Me? Marketing? No way. Daddy asked why? "Have you forgotten I’m the worst mathematics ...
Born and raised in Sagamu, Ogun State, Michael Adesanya has been nothing but an extraordinary example to follow. Graduating from Mayflower school, Ikene with nine distinctions and a First Class degree in Chemical Engineering in 2010, Michael has gone on to add being the winner of the 2015 ...
We found this really interesting video produced by Damilola Ajilore of DuduNorth, where she got her friends to talk about things they have learned from growing up. She talks about the inspiration for the project on her blog, and concludes that, "being an adult, may be tough on some days but ...
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BellaNaija presents “Celebrating You! Class of 2015” 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, therefore, want to celebrate people who have gone over and above ...
When I give talks on business and investment, the common statement I get from most young people is "I have this idea, but the problem is that I do not have the money to start it". I always say start now, no matter how small you start. The hardest and most important part of doing anything is ...
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  Tito Idakula, musician Bez Idakula's wife, has recently launched a blog and website to help spread the message of God's love through a tragic loss.  Most people did not know that Tito & her husband were expecting a baby that they eventually lost, after a full-term pregnancy. The ...
This week on Glory Edozien's VLog - Discovery,  she invites the Smart Money woman Arese Ugwu, as a guest VLogger.In three easy steps, Arese shares practical tips on how to save your money. 1: Have the right mindset 2: Have a budget 3: Have savings bucketsWatch this episode of ...
I have found that a lot of people do not know how to speak with their voice. They do not know what their voices even sound like or what it wants to say. They are not familiar with themselves. This is the core of my article today: Learning to speak with your voice. How do you speak with your ...
It’s the second Monday of the month, and time for another success story! This is another one of those stories that just made me smile from ear to ear. As a dear friend in our community keeps saying, it’s just God’s way of showing off! Here’s Adeline*’s story! I met my husband when we were both ...
There is hardly anyone who does not know what to do with money. The only difference between one person and the other is that one knows how to spend and the other knows how to earn. Maybe we should just say a simple way to know the one who will eventually become rich or remain poor is to see who ...
It seems like to be female in Nigeria is to be the butt of jokes. I had put off writing about this for a while, but after the hashtag “BeingFemaleInNigeria” recently took over Twittersville, I decided it was time to hit the nail on the head.  I’m sure you’ve all seen those comedy show adverts ...
Like most people I will admit it took me a long time to look at myself and say ‘I am okay with whom I am’ and truly mean it. Like most people I searched for validation and acceptance from people because in my mind ‘if people accepted me, validated me, then I could accept myself.’ However, a ...
BellaNaija presents “Celebrating You! Class of 2015” 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, therefore, want to celebrate people who have gone over and above ...

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Pain makes you stronger. Fear makes you braver. Heartbreak makes you wiser.
~ Kanye West

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