Inspired!

It is not rocket science to know that pregnancy is indeed a sensitive period for a woman. Asides from the very many hormones on rampage, there is the obvious body changes to battle ...
 
As Nigeria battles with the outbreak of Ebola, we consistently commend the dedication and selflessness of the doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Lives have been lost, and families have had to undergo the trauma of isolation. The fear of the unknown even very crippling. We ...
Writing Monday Morning Banter used to be a lot of fun for me. It was light and easy; I didn't have to worry about depth or pseudo-intellectuality. Just keep it simple, and you'd be fine. However, two years later, I've found myself asking questions about purpose and essence. So ,I'm caught in ...
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 ...
My cousin's display message on her BlackBerry on Saturday morning read “parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes to drain it dry" . That message got me thinking. I called her and we had a lengthy conversation about people ...
Now I know this is not the kind of topic you expect to see from a motivational speaker but I’ve got to be real with you. I also understand that this is contrary to the popular quote of  Robert Schuller who said, ‘Tough times never last but tough people do.’ Maybe by the time you are done ...
I played a lot as a child. Talked in my sleep and to be honest nothing has changed much except of course the talk in my sleep part. I have just become an overly hyperactive grown up. Friends, in the past, have insinuated that I’m possibly one of those kids who got off with ADHD undetected - ...
Just like many others, the story of how a young boy killed his father under very obscene circumstances made me cringe with fright and repulsion. {Click here if you missed it} Arguments happen. We all get to the verge with our parents, especially as adults. There is bound to be conflict of ...
28-year-old Joyce Ekworomadu was born in Oklahoma, US. She is a member of the Nigerian national basketball team and has travelled to over 30 countries playing the game. She is currently the first Nigerian to play on the Harlem Globetrotters - that is no mean feat. The Harlem Globetrotters are ...
I remember reading Geraldine Ogwe’s article titled ‘my encounters with love’ thinking ‘wow that is quite an experience!’ It should not come as a shock that we all share similar experiences… the cycles of hurt, rejection and starting over. We go through different relationships before we finally ...
In my flip-flops, hair net and shoes in my left hands; purse and utility bag in another hand, I raced out the door scuffling and scrambling to keep up with my husband. He had been impatiently waiting in the car and blared his horn for about 20 minutes.I would normally not scurry out my house in ...
I had just received a broadcast message on BBM about the new music release on social media by one of my favourite Nigerian artistes. I usually let them pile up till the weekend when I take my time to select the ones I find most fascinating to download. I got on to a music site with the help of ...
I am sure that many of you, just like me, really want to be great in life. We all want to make amazing impact. It will be nice for us to get to that level where our names are mentioned and everyone around turns. They feel like they know us. They want to be associated with the greatness in ...
There can be no argument about the topic which implies that the Nigerian economy is not working for majority of Nigerians. The economy is not working for the poor, students, and people residing in the rural communities, the physically challenged, and the old ones also worse for the unemployed, ...
It was a heated argument in my office between this young married couple. The young lady had come to see me with her husband for what she said was a threat to their marriage. I was a little worried because they were very committed church members and had been married for just two years. As it ...
Dear future daughter, I have been waiting all my life to have someone like you. I want to call you beautiful, but ‘beauty’ is not all that is to your being. You are more than beautiful! If there is one thing I want you to always remember, it is that ‘you should never allow anyone to define ...
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 feelings.  She speaks to CNN on her entry into the fashion industry and how she feels about her work inspiring ...
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 ...
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 ...

BN Quote of The Day

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
~ Omar Khayyam

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