Inspired!

The word “no” is a very difficult one for many people, but over time I’ve realized it’s one of the most important words to incorporate if we want to excel as individuals, and in ...
 
The bond of love between a mother and her daughter is one that should never be taken for granted. BN reader, Seun Ojuri, has chosen to write this beautiful ode to her mother. Seun's mom just turned 49 and she has written 49 reasons why her mother is simply fabulous. We found it sweet in its ...
Remember when we were little, just starting out school and we wrote in our 2A, 2B and 2D exercise books with those fancy pencils with erasers on their bottom?- well mine didn't have erasers for long because I always chewed them off.  We could easily erase whatever mistake we made as we wrote ...
We are in the days of smart phones, but the people who are using those phones don’t seem to get smarter. The technological world is selling so much to us and all we do is consume. We want all the latest devices to show that we have arrived, even when we don’t need them and those companies are ...
In a fleeting moment of ecstasy, I found myself clicking ‘buy’ on iTunes; when I saw Beyonce’s album. I jammed to every single song on that album; then “pretty hurts” caught my attention. You see, the first time I saw the video of that song, I could relate so much. I shed a tear or two. ...
A close friend of mine shared a hilarious story with me when he returned from a vacation in Canada. Immediately he arrived at his aunt's, the first thing he did was plug his phone to charge. He said the minute he wasn’t making a call or replying a text, he would plug his device. Having observed ...
Animals have always inspired man. We are familiar with the timeless lessons of teamwork the ants and bees have taught us. Consider the bravery of lions, the compassion of dolphins and the loyalty of dogs that motivate us to this day. This time, the Rock Firefinch, Jos Plateau Indigobird and ...
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 ...
Blossom
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 ...

BN Quote of The Day

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
~ Confucius