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I got on a plane last week... and I was terrified. The closer I got to the door of the aircraft, the more I felt a cold draft of fear – acute and intense fear – go through me. The first ...
 
They say they do not want to pressure you but it's there... It's there in their eyes. It's there in their words. It's there when you ask for money from them because you don't have a job yet. It's there when they ask "when we go come chop rice na?" It's there when your mother repeatedly ...
At the age of 10, and having only the prospect of becoming a smuggler, Amos Wekesa's destiny was turned around when The Salvation Army selected him as a beneficiary for education. He eventually became a tour guide and he believed that his life was finally on track. Then he aspired for ...
A few weeks before that day, I had had a series of surreal feelings. I have never been able to find the adjectives to describe them. But that day... I knew that they were all connected. That day... I was on a flight from London to Lagos. I remember that the seat belt lights were on and the ...
Once upon a time, humanity was divided along two extreme poles; there was man on one end, and woman on the other. The concept of womanhood and the rights of women were relegated to the background, as secondary. However great their contribution to humanity, and their society, the woman and girl ...
You stir; it's the morning of your birthday and that's the first thing that floats into your consciousness. The bed is warm,but your toes are cold - you forgot to wear your socks before sleep came. Blame Blacklist - so engrossed in the show that you were too lazy to grab your cozies. You ...
At the start of 2013 all seemed to be going well for Kemi and her family. Their first child had just started university, her husband's business was beginning to turn around after a difficult year, and they had finally completed their own home and recently moved in. It seemed like it was going ...
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As a newlywed, chances are that you’ll be deliriously happy and basking in the glow of marriage (hopefully). Nothing can or will ever make you miss the days of being single, right? WRONG! The things you miss may not hit you all at once, and you may not even realize that you miss them for a ...
From time to time I keep thinking about how we all are working. I marvel at how many of us are doing anything for posterity and not just for ourselves. I know some people will only say 'all I can do is my best and if God wants me to have abundance that posterity can benefit from, then I'll have ...
It sucks to be out of job, even worse to have lost one and then get a clear picture of how you could have survived termination. My buddy found himself in this awful situation a week ago and misery does not begin to describe what emotions he is battling. We went through a list of what he would ...
There's something so hot about creative people, and London based furniture designer, Yinka Ilori is no exception. Aina Fadina turns her spotlight on this young creative to find out what makes him tick! Find out about Yinka's background, what inspires him and his plans for the future. Watch ...
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A couple of weeks ago D’Banj was at the TEDxWBG conference to deliver a speech (click here if you missed the first details) where he shared the stage with President of the World Bank – Jim Yong Kim and Eleni Gabre-Madhin, the Co-founder and CEO of Eleni LLC. The Nigerian artiste delivered ...
If you've had a mentally and physically exhausting day, and you need some form of boost to keep you going, then you should watch this edition of The Inspire Series.Today, Glory Edozien chats with Lydia Idakula-Sobogun, the curator of Taruwa. {Read BellaNaija's feature on Lydia to find ...
Carol's Daughter
BN is constantly on the lookout for inspiring stories to share with you. We have followed the Carol's Daughter story since its humble beginnings as the founder Lisa Price started mixing and creating beauty products at home and then created a great brand targeted at women of colour. Yesterday, ...
I read an article here a while ago, along with the comments on the various kinds of friends, people backstabbing each other, and the debate as to whether or not girls like each other. This is what inspired this article. Most of our relationship struggles stem from not understanding the people ...
There are several women doing great things in West Africa’s business landscape and the upcoming CNBC All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA), presented by Johnnie Walker Blue Label, looks to honour these women.The CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards celebrates the ...
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison. Are you on the verge of dropping an all-important project or goal all because you feel that the challenges are insurmountable? You think you have tried everything ...
Monica-Musonda
Here's something to help you kick off your day!Monica Musonda is a lawyer turned entrepreneur. The Zambian CEO of Java Foods, makers of eeZee noodles - the first indigenous noodle brand in Zambia.At this Bongo Hive event held in February 2014, she talks about her law career, her time in ...
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and from stars like breast cancer survivor Guliana Rancic to publications like Genevieve Magazine everyone seems to be making major moves to raise breast cancer awareness. In the spirit of the month, Ghanaian fashion label Christie Brown partnered ...
When I was 6 years old, my mom and I drove past a busy market and I saw what appeared to be a large object on the sidewalk with most pedestrians, peeping in and moving on. Well, that object was a human being, lying unconsciously. As I paid more attention, I made audible sounds in pity for that ...
As part of my job description, I interview potential employees. I always want to know their short term goals and long term goals. For those already working with me, I can randomly ask, “Can you maintain your current lifestyle without salary?” I asked one of my co-workers this question and he ...

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Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes
~ Peter Drucker

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