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Nigerian born Kayode Ajayi, a student of Berklee College of Music wrote this really beautiful song and we just had to share. Titled 'Praying For Peace', the song's lyrics are ...
 
In March 2013, the BellaNaija team asked for your feedback on how to handle the issue of the emails we receive with regards soliciting for financial aid {Click here to read}. We were grateful for your feedback. Over the years, BellaNaija has published various feature stories on Nigerians in ...
Glory Edozien has started her own VLog series, titled Discovery.  On the first episode she talks about how to love yourself.Here are the 6 tips she gives on how:1: Find Out Who You Are2: See Yourself3: Change What You Can4: Forgive Yourself5: Spend Time Being ...
OSGVitiligoDay by Tosin Ajibade of Olori SuperGal - BellaNaija - June2015001 (4)
In honour of the World Vitiligo Day, which takes place on the 25th of June 2015 every year to honour people living with Vitiligo, popular blogger Tosin Ajibade a.k.a Olori SuperGal has created an inspiring campaign to raise awareness for the skin condition - #OSGWorldVitiligoDay. According ...
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 ...
 It was in the house I had always known as “Bode Thomas” that the news was broken. First I saw my dad's older brother and then his younger sister and suddenly there were several familiar faces around. I heard someone say gently to my grandpa, “Taiwo ti s’alaisi”. Minutes later I heard my mum ...
When the TV show, An African City  hit our screens, we were excited by the angle the creators of the show had chosen to tell the African story from. Even more interesting was the diverse range of talented and relatively unknown thespians cast in the show.  Ghanaian Maameyaa Boafo came to us ...
Hi son, I remember the indescribable joy in the labour ward on the day you were born, and it seems to me that almost overnight, you have grown into a strapping young man. I have so much to say to you as you navigate your path towards manhood: what it feels like to fall in love with the woman ...
Do you remember what you learnt in your first year at University? I think I am going too far. Do remember what you learnt last semester? If you studied something the night before and it comes out in the exam and you do well, does that make you smart? If you did not study something for exam ...
Anih Blessing John BellaNaija
Seeing a female building painter in Nigeria is an anomaly. This is why Anih Blessing John's story is such a special one, as she is thriving in the male-dominated field. Anih became a painter after she left secondary school, as her parents could not afford to give her money to further her ...
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 ...
“Hey, did you know (insert person’s name or gender here) is a sickler?” How many times have we heard that conversation about someone we know or knew? Yeah, it seems to be a recurring experience that is common in a society like ours. I have always wondered who started it and when the term ...
CNN turns its spotlight to West Africa for this edition of African Start Up. Ghanaian Kwabena Danso, produces hand made bicycles out of bamboo. Although the idea is not originally his, the CEO of Boomers International has managed to localise the product; even going a step further by teaching ...
During our last Inspire Series ‘Redefining Finance’ event, a lady from the audience talked about how bored she had gotten with her job and wanted to take off to do a Masters degree. I know a lot of people who feel that way but are never bold enough to really say that they just don’t know what ...
Alima Atta
“You write pretty well. But why do you want to do PR?” “I really don’t know anything about PR, but I read Temi Ogunsanya’s column in This Day every Sunday, and I think it’s something I can do.” “Okay. Give me one good reason why I should employ you?” “I don’t have any reason. If you think I ...
I had a conversation with a dear friend some years ago, but it only finally made good sense a few weeks ago. I couldn’t help but think that it was stories like hers that made it even more important that we have better teachers in our society. It had happened when she was in secondary school. ...
A few minutes of valuable parenting everyday can help you raise great kids! We can’t deny how crazily busy our lives can get. There’s always a lot to get through: tasks, deadlines, targets, goals, ambitions, etc. But, I know most parents do not desire that their children get caught in the ...
Eken Divine is not your average 15 year-old. Orphaned at a tender age and raised by his uncle, he grew up alone after losing three of his siblings. After observing his football talent and his difficulty in settling in at school, his uncle Eken James Okechukwu registered him at the Aba Pepsi ...
Today I will take you through a real life situation that I experienced and want to share, so that many others can learn from. There are so many of us who want to have valuable connections in life but we are doing a few other things that will not allow those real Connections to come. One of my ...
Bill Gates, a co-founder of Microsoft in 1975, was born October 28, 1955. He attended Harvard University [1973-1975]. Bill Gates was a college dropout. He left Harvard University in 1975 to fully devote himself to Microsoft. He is a philanthropist, computer programmer, and inventor. He was also ...

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Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek
~ Barack Obama

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