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Ofilispeaks: Our History of Forgetting History

Ofilispeaks: Our History of Forgetting History

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013


The first time I heard about Biafra was while reading the Steve Jobs autobiography by Walter Isaacson. The second time I heard about it was while watching the Nigerian version of the Rick Ross “Hold Me Back” video.
To put

BN Trailblazers & Tastemakers: Geeky, But in a Really Cool Way! Chidube Ezeozue Is Taking Giant Engineering Strides for the Nigerian Power Situation

BN Trailblazers & Tastemakers: Geeky, But in a Really Cool Way! Chidube Ezeozue Is Taking Giant Engineering Strides for the Nigerian Power Situation

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

When BellaNaija heard about this super smart grad student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, we had to find out more. Chidube Ezeozue ‘s innovative ideas for the Nepa Situation were highlighted and celebrated in his school journal …

“Beautiful Memories Are All I Have of You” – Read Amy Ajunoma’s Tribute to Her Father, Levi C. Ajunoma on the Memorial of His Passing

“Beautiful Memories Are All I Have of You” – Read Amy Ajunoma’s Tribute to Her Father, Levi C. Ajunoma on the Memorial of His Passing

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Do you know Jesus? Test Him and see that the Lord is good. He never fails; Jesus never fails. Hallelujah! Put your trust in God not in man.…
Treasured words I can’t forget, because they so remind me

A Year after the Dana Crash…With All the Love in Our Hearts, We Remember our Friends & Loved Ones Who Passed Away

A Year after the Dana Crash…With All the Love in Our Hearts, We Remember our Friends & Loved Ones Who Passed Away

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

The loss of friends and loved ones is never easy to bear. It is one of the most difficult things to experience especially because there’s a deep void that can never be filled. They say time heals all wounds, but…

Pushing Boundaries With Initiatives! Somachi Chris-Asoluka, Obiocha Ikezogwo & 26 Others Named as 2013 Fellows Moremi Initiative for Leadership and Empowerment Development

Pushing Boundaries With Initiatives! Somachi Chris-Asoluka, Obiocha Ikezogwo & 26 Others Named as 2013 Fellows Moremi Initiative for Leadership and Empowerment Development

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

There’s a lot of talk about and the need for it on the African continent. That is why we are very excited that two young Nigerian women have been chosen as 2013 fellows of the Moremi Initiative for Leadership and …

5 Tips for Living A Life of Excellence

5 Tips for Living A Life of Excellence

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

With the WOWe event just round the corner, we celebrate excellence, something that seems so elusive to so many. Having an excellent life is not anything like you ever thought it was before. You may be disappointed to find out…

Empowering Minds & Enriching Lives in Osun! You are Invited to ‘Opon Imo’ | Monday 3rd June 2013

Empowering Minds & Enriching Lives in Osun! You are Invited to ‘Opon Imo’ | Monday 3rd June 2013

Friday, May 31st, 2013

The government of Osun State is presenting the “Opon Imo”… – Tablet of Knowledge project. The initiative is directed at improving the quality of education and its sector in the state by embracing technology.
The government has identified key issues

Finding the Courage to Love

Finding the Courage to Love

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

I call him religious who understands the suffering of others.” ― Mahatma Gandhi…
The shocking photos of the “Woolwich butchers” with their hands soaked in the blood of the poor soldier they had just hacked to death, has

Who Says Gender Doesn’t Matter?

Who Says Gender Doesn’t Matter?

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

A few days ago, I was chatting with a dear friend and referred her to my website to have a look-see. Few minutes later she was back on the chat, bristling with excitement, and then she used the dreaded word.…

Children’s Day Special: NdaniTV Spotlights Bright Inventor Kids | Watch the Video

Children’s Day Special: NdaniTV Spotlights Bright Inventor Kids | Watch the Video

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Last year, BN brought you the the incredible story of 4 secondary school girls who stepped out of the box of convention by being innovative. The teenagers came up with the idea of the urine-powered generator and we were thoroughly…

A Legend Goes Home! Chinua Achebe buried in His Home Town, Ogidi in Anambra State

A Legend Goes Home! Chinua Achebe buried in His Home Town, Ogidi in Anambra State

Friday, May 24th, 2013

The great literary genius Chinua Achebe… was buried in his home town of Ogidi yesterday, 23rd May 2013. We remember him with fond memories. The life he lived, the stories he told and the principles he stood for. Professor Achebe

BN Hot Topic: Would You Remove That Body Part to Save Your Life?

BN Hot Topic: Would You Remove That Body Part to Save Your Life?

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Last week, the news of Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy filled the media. Angelina is one actress who smokes up the screen with her sex appeal and when I heard she had the surgery my interest was piqued as to what…

Mothers Day 2013: My Mother Told Me – “Be the Best You Can Be”

Mothers Day 2013: My Mother Told Me – “Be the Best You Can Be”

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

As I pulled back the curtain to let in the bright orange glow of the Durban sunrise, the first thing I thought of was the immense awesomeness of God. The sight of the waves as they gently grazed the sandy…

Let’s Stop the Road Carnage

Let’s Stop the Road Carnage

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing…” – Edmund Burke
Many of us have been gripped by the story of the remarkable escape of three young ladies in America from

iROKOtv Founders Jason Njoku & Bastian Gotter create SPARK – A Company in support of Nigerian Technology & Internet Entrepreners

iROKOtv Founders Jason Njoku & Bastian Gotter create SPARK – A Company in support of Nigerian Technology & Internet Entrepreners

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Introducing SPARK – the $1M backed company created to support and develop aspiring Nigerian tech and internet entrepreneurs courtesy of iROKOtv entrepreneurs; Jason Njoku & Bastian Gotter…. SPARK is a company that builds companies, is based in Lagos, Nigeria 

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Granny’s Bag of Lil’ Tricks

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Granny’s Bag of Lil’ Tricks

Monday, May 6th, 2013

We really need a day between Saturday and Sunday. There’s always way too much going on on Saturday and just when you’re about to properly bask in the beauty of Sunday and the rest that comes with it… it’s Monday.…

“Early Detection is KEY” – Watch Cancer Survivor ‘Layo Olowu share her Inspiring Story on Shout Series TV

“Early Detection is KEY” – Watch Cancer Survivor ‘Layo Olowu share her Inspiring Story on Shout Series TV

Monday, April 29th, 2013

A tale of faith, strength and a support system. ‘Layo Olowu is a cancer survivor who shares her story with Kemi Obisesan… of Shout Series TV.
The video is very inspirational and it is a must watch for any

Toolz’ Thoughts: Slaying Your Green-Eyed Monster

Toolz’ Thoughts: Slaying Your Green-Eyed Monster

Monday, April 29th, 2013

I stumbled across this article ‘She Ain’t All That’: How My Own Insecurities Made Me Unable to Compliment Other Women… on Madam Noire and I thought the article could very well have been written for and about Nigerian women. The

Inspire & Be Inspired! House of TARA gives back with “100 Voices” Project

Inspire & Be Inspired! House of TARA gives back with “100 Voices” Project

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Make up and beauty brand House of TARA is celebrating and showing appreciation for their Beauty Representatives with a new campaign – The House of TARA 100 Voices…. Known for their passion for empowering women, House of TARA is

7 Things Married People Won’t Tell You about Marriage

7 Things Married People Won’t Tell You about Marriage

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

In this part of the world, we are more idealists than realists. If we face setbacks in business, we are comfortable with reciting the famous words, “it is well’. If rain soaks you on the way to the office, it’s…

Stop for a Second! Hear the Other Side of the Story

Stop for a Second! Hear the Other Side of the Story

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Sick skinny children, bellies protruding revealing the very eminent symptoms of kwashiorkor, cracked lips and eyes staring so deeply into the reporter’s lens as though there was some sort of sunshine in them. “Of course, they need help, they need…

“Nothing Could Have Prepared Us For Autism” | A Nigerian Mum shares the Story of Life with an Autistic Child

“Nothing Could Have Prepared Us For Autism” | A Nigerian Mum shares the Story of Life with an Autistic Child

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

The World Autism Awareness Day is in April and this year we reached out to families who caring for and nurturing children with autism.
BellaNaija heard Omolade‘s story and we were very inspired!
Sadly, there is still a stigma …

Looking Beyond the Single Sale

Looking Beyond the Single Sale

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

One Thursday afternoon during lunch-break, I left my office for a phone store down the road, to get a phone accessory. On my way, I saw a clothes store I had never noticed on that road. They had such beautiful…

The Beauty of Surrender

The Beauty of Surrender

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

The minute I heard the knocking on my door at 12 am, I knew. Something in my spirit had denied me sleep that night and I was restless. My mother walked into the room I shared with my younger sister,…

BN Prose: The Girl With the Hazel Eyes by Arit Okpo

BN Prose: The Girl With the Hazel Eyes by Arit Okpo

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

The eyes that looked back at her in the mirror lacked expression. Expression had died with her first scream. Thereafter, all that had been was blankness.
She bathed carefully but quickly, each pass of the shower head washing the blood…