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BellaNaija started BN Our Stories, Our Miracles as a feature to commemorate our 6th anniversary. Since then we have shared a of lot life changing stories which have shown people ...
 
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
A few hours ago the Guardian UK published an article by Nigerian award winning writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie where she shared the heartfelt story of her struggle with depression. In classic Adichie style, the writer talks about her symptoms, the effect of her depression on her family and ...
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 with. The last thing a pregnant woman needs at this time is people running different commentaries on her. This ...
Ardent fans of BN Cuisine know Uzo Orimalade for her interesting spin on recipes. BellaNaija wanted to know more - get a closer and more illuminating perspective into this woman who works her magic in the kitchen. Uzo's interesting turn around from life as a thriving investment banker, ...
Over the last few years, reading vastly and drawing inferences from discussions with friends has led me to believe that a lot of people suffer from a syndrome known as “Monophobia”. It is an acute fear of being alone and having to cope without a specific person, or perhaps any person, in close ...
Let's see if I can tell this story without losing you all somewhere. So, I was on my way to my PPA State with too many items of baggage...AGAIN. It would seem like I never learn. A year ago, I also carried 3 big traveling bags full of clothes and all what not, to Law School... and I totally ...
It is true that what you get out of life is largely the result of what you put into it. That means it is impossible to reap where you did not sow. This principle applies in everything on earth, particularly in your marriage. If you are the man, your wife is the result of your investments in ...
Back in secondary school, one of the things that scared me the most was the idea of repeating a class. I don't know why. Okay, I lie. I know. I was afraid of my Daddy! I mean, how would I go to Lagos at the end of the year and say "I'm repeating" It wasn't even a thought I entertained because ...
In 1996, there was an extended ASUU strike that led to a mass exodus from a lot of Nigerian universities. When the strike was called off, we resumed to half empty classes and hostels. For those of us for whom schooling abroad wasn’t an option, we pretty much just settled down to life as usual. ...
As human beings, sometimes we always want to be productive - which is fine, because being productive helps us to accomplish most of our goals. When we are productive, we feel very great about ourselves. For me, a very productive days ends with me giving myself some type of sexy treat. It could ...
'I may not necessarily take your advice'. Now I'm sure most of us including me will cringe at this, but this write-up doesn't address the people who just can't take advice; rather, it addresses the need for some people to always offer advice.  As Chimamanda put it in her novel 'the tendency of ...
This year, BellaNaija is kicking off its BN Making It! series on an interesting  and homely note. We're going to focus on young, fabulous entrepreneurs who manage to keep their heads above the tide of challenges.  We're starting 2015 with medical doctor-turned lifestyle enterpreneur, Samiah ...
In the last couple of weeks, I’ve had cause to change my environment and settling into life in the nation’s capital based on the dictates of my career switch. Being a newbie in the capital city, I was more than eager to get a grasp of the many places that made the city tick. Thus on Saturday, ...
24-year old Oluwatosin Akingbulu emerged as the Best Graduating Student from the Pan-Atlantic University’s School of Media and Communication (SMC) full-time Masters program. At the award ceremony which was held at Havilah Events Centre, Oniru, Victoria Island, Oluwatosin was awarded with a ...
I feel compelled to make a few comments in light of the articles and comments a few people have made in pursuance of the various election campaigns that are being mounted in the run up to our general elections. My first observation is that most of the campaigns have become negative, attacking ...
More often than not, we associate illnesses and diseases with things we can see. It is for this reason that things like mental health issues are swept under the carpet - because they're not easily seen. BN reader, Nike Rokosou* has been living with a condition which causes her immense physical ...
If you have don't have the stomach for hard truths, then don't watch this video! In his TEDxEuston talk, Ali Mufuruki, CEO of Infotech Investment Group, analyses the African situation. Is the continent really growing as much as is being peddled in the media? Watch this insightful talk here:
If you don't watch to anything else on the internet today, just watch this... you'll be fine. Trust us! CNN International correspondent, Zain Asher gives this deep and inspiring talk at the last TEDxEuston event. She talks about her background, and how she thought that all she needed to ...
I used to read about wars or turn on the T.V and see the news on some refugees in some troubled country far away and something tugs at my heart but that small tug is where it ends. I would quickly forget about it because it was so far away. What was once so far away is now at my doorstep. Bombs ...
You tried to be a good father. You were there when your child was born, you held your wife’s hand as she screamed when the pain became unbearable or you paced and prayed outside the birthing room because the person delivering the baby did not want you in the delivery room. You cried when you ...
“We need the courage to create ourselves daily, to be bodacious enough to create ourselves daily – as Christians, as Jews, as Muslims, as thinking, caring, laughing, loving human beings. I think that the courage to confront evil and turn it by dint of will into something applicable to the ...

BN Quote of The Week

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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