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The term ‘emotional unavailability’ is one that had been hovering over my subconscious for the past few months or so. After a series of personal struggles, I decided to sit and own up ...
 
While at work a few days ago, I had a thought - a nice evening swim will be good. I had missed the nice soothing water in the pool at Ikoyi club and all of a sudden I longed for it. Luckily for me, my husband had just the other day gone to pay his subscription and had graciously paid mine as ...
Komlar Dumor - January 2014 - BellaNaija
The sad passing away of BBC's Komla Dumor has been very emotional for thousands of people. Asides being a broadcaster, Komla also accepted the role of a judge in the ongoing Afrinolly Short Film Competition. The team has written a short tribute to Komla. They have also announced that the ...
BellaNaija is proud to partner with the organizers of Gidi Culture Festival. So, what exactly is Gidi Culture Festival? It is a movement which serves to provoke insightful thoughts, towards the motivated and empowered African youth. It is the voice for the youth, by the youth. The African ...
I love ‘love’, and I believe that the basis of our existence is rooted in connection. Every level of relationship in life is similar and love is our common denominator. Unfortunately, most of us are clueless about what love really is. Our notions of love are skewed by extremely superficial ...
The story is told of how, recently in a US restaurant two men walked in and asked to be served by the grumpiest waiter. The owner said they had no grumpy waiters and offered to seat them with the happiest waitress instead. The men accepted the offer and were sat with 18 year old Abigail ...
When my friends came to visit last Christmas, one of the things they commented on was how nice and warm it was inside my house.  After taking temporary glory in the compliment, I told them that the warmth was thanks to my Nigerian housemate. You see, the heating in our house is regulated to ...
It was yet another Sunday, and life was taking the same pattern as always for the last six years. His alarm had gone off at 5am, and he had as usual, without looking, groped for the big King James Version bible by his bedside table, in the dark. He did not need any illumination to find his way ...
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You have probably seen several photos of rape victims online with a blackened strip of color spread over their eye region to prevent them from the post-rape stereotype that comes with our dangerous addiction to blaming rape victims. What exactly is the African Narrative on rape that seems to ...
Honestly, there's no better way to kick off your week than by watching this inspiring video. We constantly make excuses for why we're not wherever we want to be; but the truth is, the only limitation is in our head, our mind. 'Blind Aspiration' is a video we recommend that every BellaNaija ...
Two calls from my sister at 5 am had me grumbling as I reached for my phone to call her back. "You this girl, don’t you know people are usually asleep at 5 am, ehn?" I asked immediately she answered my call (you see, I’d promised to send her some things through my cousin who was flying back to ...
“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve not by the desire to beat others” – Ayn Rand At work and on campus several people often ask me about how I get motivated and stay motivated especially for academics. People asked me about how to be encouraged and find a driving force in ...
We finally left for Kaduna. It had been a fun week of holidays in Benue, as 2013 handed over the baton to 2014. Two weddings. Dozens of cousins. Pounded yam and my favourite soup, okoho. Some satisfying cups of enyi, our no-sugar gruel. My nephew having the great privilege of seeing his great ...
When a man or woman is myopic, one of the things that happen to such people is that they end up throwing opportunities away. Many people are looking for opportunities today but are unconsciously losing the ones they have because of the limitations in their minds. Are you looking for ...
It is hilarious how there is always so much hype about the New Year. Everyone is talking about new beginnings. Social media goes nuts with messages like, ‘2014 is my year of excellence!’ This can easily be interchanged to be the ‘year of grace/blessing/overcoming/overachieving.’ There is ...
I was in a conversation with some young political activists some months ago. After talking about our political dissonances, we gradually shifted to a different topic. We were all blacks, so, it makes sense that we transitioned to issues that affects the black population. A lady was sharing ...
I appreciate God for the opportunity to see the end of 2013 and cross over to another year with great minds. This is not a popular motivational mumbo jumbo – Dare to dream! Follow your dreams!! Dream Big!!! You know the drill now: Find something you love and put everything you have into it. ...
Thank you for being a part of our 2013. You have been a very important part of us and we look forward to a very exciting year ahead. We wish you the very best of 2014. We pray for joy, strength and peace for you. From us, to you - we say Happy New Year!
This time last year, I  was completely consumed by thoughts of Cancer. My 34 year old friend was dying and there was nothing I could do about it. On days when he did speak, I'd spend as long as I could talking to him and saying the most random stuff. Anything but this disease that was slowly ...
Uti Leads Stars 2013 on BellaNaija - December 2013 - BellaNaija - 043
Uti Nwachukwu once again helps put smiles on the faces of the less privileged. The second edition of his charity event with celebrities - Uti Leads the Stars was held at the Calabar Hall, Surulere, Lagos on Friday 20th December 2013 in Lagos. Uti Leads the Stars was created in 2011 by the ...
Though we’ve exchanged soggy holiday messages; some nicked off the net, or just forwarded on from someone who sent us longish, appropriately emotional ones; said prayers and confessed positive things in advance of the New Year, what most of us really care about this season are PARTIES and not ...

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Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
~ Thomas A. Edison

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