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Malawian fashion designer Lilly Alfonso is passionate about her craft, and that much is evident in this recent episode of African Voices.   Lilly says her work is a recreation of her ...
 
I will always remember him in one way: a hand slap on my back on a Friday morning and a question, ‘Shey you bring your boot come?’. In response, I would smile and point to a bag underneath my desk. See, Kunle started a tradition to have the guys play a game of football every Friday. The venue ...
Folorunsho Alakija - August 2014 - BellaNaija.com 01
Nigerian billionaire and Africa's Richest Woman Folorunsho Alakija was invited to address students at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) for the 2014 United Nations International Youth Day in Lagos. While motivating the students, she opened up about her background and gave an inspiring speech ...
I understand that life can be really tough. When you look around you may not understand why things are not going your way. Just as things are not turning out the way you want them, there are those other people who are making life more difficult for you. Unfortunately, some of them are people ...
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For the first time ever, African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation are delighted to have Anzisha Prize finalists from Togo and Ivory Coast, revealing strong growth in entrepreneurship activity amongst youth in West Africa. Five young women are among the 12 finalists in the ...
CNN  turns its spotlight on Kenyan 'funny man' Dan Ndambuki on the latest edition of African Voices.  He speaks on his background and his charitable endeavours. Watch it here: Part I Part II Part III
Ever wondered how many times Thomas Edison went through several experiments before he figured out how to invent the light bulb? Over ten thousand times. He was persistent and he believed in himself. Everyone is born with a purpose and a unique gift to achieve that purpose. However, not many ...
I woke up this morning feeling weird. I've been in a protracted battle with my sinuses for the past two weeks. Trying to balance being well enough to keep on working with the sleep that ensues when you're taking allergy meds. The sounds of rain against my window, along with the lights streaming ...
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 at MoveBackToNigeria.com, we hope to bring you a weekly ...
She Leads Africa 2014 10 Finalists - BellaNaija - August2014001
She Leads Africa is proud to announce its top 10 finalists for the 2014 Entrepreneur Showcase. Selected from 380 applications from more than 27 countries, these young entrepreneurs represent the best young female entrepreneurs across the continent. They will present their businesses to a ...
If you have been following me for a while now on this platform or the other platforms where I inspire or train, you would have noted that I am not the type that will make you think motivation is about jumping and getting excited and believing that all is well. I am going to be real with you and ...
A prenuptial agreement commonly referred to as a “prenup,” is a written legal contract between two people who are about to wed. It clearly sets out terms of ownership of assets before the marriage, how future earnings should be treated, and potential division of assets if the marriage doesn't ...
Disagreements and differences of opinion are a common occurrence in life. People do not often think alike, yet they have to relate or work together. Handling or reconciling disagreements and differences of opinion are therefore an integral part of any meaningful relationship. As a matter of ...
Africa is bursting with talent and creativity! Mulenga Kapwepwe is a true example of creativity, diversity and tenacity. Her 'Can-Do' attitude is very much on display on this edition of CNN's African Voices The Zambian playwright tapped into her wealth of resources and started a library, a ...
Lessons From Patricia
Patricia is not my daughter nor my sister. Patricia was my mother. My biological mother. The very woman that nurtured me from the cradle. My self-effacing mother. The wife of my father. My mother was born into a large monogamous family. She had about nine siblings (dead and alive). She had ...
I got a message about a month ago from someone I hadn’t spoken to in over 5 years. We were good friends in college but lost touch after graduation so I was really shocked when I received an animated message from him on social media that read something like: "Toyosi!! Wow!!! It is so good to ...
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Nigerian model, actor and TV personality Uti Nwachukwu has written a new piece exclusively for BN. The 32-year-old who recently celebrated his birthday in South Africa, previously penned an article about not carrying vultures into your new life. In "You'll Never Grow Unless...", he talks ...
Joyce Dzidzor-Nartey - August 2014 - BellaNaija.com 01
In 2007, Joyce Dzidzor Nartey had unprotected sex with a member of her church. A few weeks later, she found out she was pregnant and HIV positive. The news was devastating at the time, but the Ghanaian singer and actress came out brave. She found true love, and is now an awareness advocate ...
Not too tall, Someone with curves, She waits for you to talk to her first She talks to you first to show she's daring She doesn't visit you all the time so she doesn't lose her respect She visits whenever she wants because she's so sure of herself, she doesn't fear losing her ...
People have been divided as to who should be blamed for bad leadership. Many have blamed the leaders themselves, calling them ‘Accidental Leaders’. Others have blamed the people who helped them to become ‘Positional Leaders.’ There are those who have taken it a step further by saying that God ...

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