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Samuel Okopi: What You Can Do with 30 Days

Samuel Okopi: What You Can Do with 30 Days

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

One morning, a woman drove for two hours up a hill to her daughter’s house. There was something her daughter wanted her to see. As this woman undertook the difficult journey, she declared to herself that nothing on that hill…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: If You Were President…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: If You Were President…

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Happiness is a choice. This is something I tell myself all the time; it is the one thing that keeps me going. When something overwhelmingly difficult threatens to shake the roots of my being, I remember that it is a…

Precious Uwisike: 7 Precious Moments of Our Lives

Precious Uwisike: 7 Precious Moments of Our Lives

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Life is not always kind. We don’t always get what we want. Sometimes everything goes south at once: The longed-for love doesn’t show up or goes away; the dream job is given to an inexperienced person, the dog dies; school…

Adaora Egwuonwu: Shoot For the Stars But Don’t Despise Little Beginnings

Adaora Egwuonwu: Shoot For the Stars But Don’t Despise Little Beginnings

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

What is man’s greatest weak point? (The word “man” here is used as a generic term for both male and female.)
I do strongly believe that man’s greatest weak point is the greedy and avaricious desire to be high and…

Elevate U with Ifeanyi: What Do You See?

Elevate U with Ifeanyi: What Do You See?

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

When MTN began making moves geared towards rolling out telecom services in Nigeria, the odds were stacked against it pretty hard. It was at a time when the country was struggling to get itself stabilized both political and economically and…

For the Beauty of Spoken Word! Watch Wana Udobang as She Shares the Inspiration for Her Poetry

For the Beauty of Spoken Word! Watch Wana Udobang as She Shares the Inspiration for Her Poetry

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

If you love poetry, you should check this out! Nigerian media personality, Wana Udobang…, wears several creative hats and spoken word poetry is one of them.
In these videos, she does one of her own poems and the other

Busola Adedire: The Psychology of Beauty

Busola Adedire: The Psychology of Beauty

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

I dislike beauty pageants, and I have often wondered numerous times what exactly the rationale behind them is… I still don’t have an answer! I feel this way because I believe beauty as a trait is subjective and immeasurable. Any…

Bim Akinmade: Wolf In Sheep Clothing

Bim Akinmade: Wolf In Sheep Clothing

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Lord he is a Christian!… His husky voice reverberates above the choir’s as he sings the church hymns, his arms sway loosely in the air like he’s being carried along the the spirit; his skin radiates and glows just like

“Reshaping an Industry” – Jacqueline Nwobu of Munaluchi Bride Magazine Speaks at TEDxEuston

“Reshaping an Industry” – Jacqueline Nwobu of Munaluchi Bride Magazine Speaks at TEDxEuston

Monday, March 17th, 2014

It’s Monday! The start of a fresh work week. They say if you dread Mondays, you should probably change your job … because it’s not only about “what” you do, but “why” you do it.
How are you making an…

Which Way Nigeria? Tragedy Strikes As Stampede at the Nigerian Immigration Service Recruitment Test Centres Claims More than 10 Lives | Minister Reportedly States ‘Impatience’ as Cause

Which Way Nigeria? Tragedy Strikes As Stampede at the Nigerian Immigration Service Recruitment Test Centres Claims More than 10 Lives | Minister Reportedly States ‘Impatience’ as Cause

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Every time someone says ‘East or West, Home is Best’, it is with sadness in our heart that we echo those words. It is with a lot of sadness that we report the news of the lives lost yesterday around…

Seyram Nutsukpui: The Waiting Syndrome

Seyram Nutsukpui: The Waiting Syndrome

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

“The state of the economy is horrible! The president and his ministers should do something”
“There are too many children on our streets, someone should do something about it.”
“There is not enough this…” or ” This is too that..”…

Peculiar Okafor: Famzing Alert

Peculiar Okafor: Famzing Alert

Friday, March 14th, 2014

So the hype around 12 Years A Slave… is strong; Lupita Nyong’o is an overnight sensation, to some she is deserving of this and to others she’s just an African who got lucky for taking off her clothes and getting

Ifesinachi Okoli-Okpagu: Boys Are Raped Too

Ifesinachi Okoli-Okpagu: Boys Are Raped Too

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

If your Facebook wall has not been crawling with heated arguments these past few weeks, it’s either your friends are ignorant or you are living in ignorance. The Obesere rape accusation has also opened a can of slithering worms such…

Fola Daniel Adelesi: Fake It Till You Make It? Not Quite!

Fola Daniel Adelesi: Fake It Till You Make It? Not Quite!

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Over the years I have heard some people say that you have to fake it until you make it. Now I am beginning to ponder on the validity and the benefit, if any, of that statement. When they say you…

Meet the Mother of the Argan Oil Revolution in Morocco! Watch Zoubida Charrouf’s Feature on CNN’s African Voices

Meet the Mother of the Argan Oil Revolution in Morocco! Watch Zoubida Charrouf’s Feature on CNN’s African Voices

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Proper hair and beauty enthusiasts are aware of the delightful goodness of Argan oil. What you may not have known is that the Argan seeds, from which the oil is extracted, come from Morocco.
On the latest edition of CNN…

Kemi Ajaja: Through The Storm

Kemi Ajaja: Through The Storm

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Picture this: You, in the company of a few friends have decided to take a boat trip. Halfway to your destination, you encounter a storm. The winds are heavy and the waves come lashing at your boat, daring it to…

For Oluwasanumi! Read A BN Reader’s Poignant Story of the Tragic Experience of Losing Her Pregnancy

For Oluwasanumi! Read A BN Reader’s Poignant Story of the Tragic Experience of Losing Her Pregnancy

Monday, March 10th, 2014

A BN reader and contributor sent this email to us last week. She asked for it to be published anonymously in order to protect members of her family. We found her story really inspiring and we hope that you learn …

Onomarie Uriri: International Women’s Day 2014 – For Those Who Dare To Break Boundaries

Onomarie Uriri: International Women’s Day 2014 – For Those Who Dare To Break Boundaries

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Today March 8, 2014 is International Women’s Day. It’s officially the global day that celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Today I join billions of people around the world to commemorate this very…

Nimi Akinkugbe: International Women’s Day 2014 – The Proverbs 31 Super Woman

Nimi Akinkugbe: International Women’s Day 2014 – The Proverbs 31 Super Woman

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Each year around the world, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Thousands of events occur throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.
Generations of women have held the Proverbs 31 woman as…

Afam: The Blue Print On Beauty

Afam: The Blue Print On Beauty

Friday, March 7th, 2014

By now we’ve all heard of her. She is Lupita Nyongo. Her accent is musical. She is stunning in a way that isn’t singular but in spite of this manages to be the source of many a debate. The debate…

Suhaib Mohammed: Discover Your Talent, Get A Job & Get Paid To Help the Poor

Suhaib Mohammed: Discover Your Talent, Get A Job & Get Paid To Help the Poor

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Forget the oil jobs and luxury cars and all the expensive accessories of Abuja-based politicians. Sure, it would be entertaining, but for the most part, we common Nigerians are simpler folks with simpler dreams. We want to know who we…

BN Community Centre: Woman in Need of Kidney Transplant

BN Community Centre: Woman in Need of Kidney Transplant

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

In March 2013, the BellaNaija team asked for your feedback on how to handle the issue of the emails we receive with regards soliciting for financial aid {Click here to read}. We were grateful for your feedback. Over the years, …

Fola Daniel Adelesi: Failed Leadership

Fola Daniel Adelesi: Failed Leadership

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Following the recent events in Nigeria, I am compelled to write about failed leadership. This is not just about those in political offices but about all of us. It may seem glaring that those in the political offices have more…

Elevate U with Ifeanyi: This Far and No Further

Elevate U with Ifeanyi: This Far and No Further

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

‘You are too uneducated to think of getting that far.’
‘Nobody from your country has ever clenched that position.’
‘You are just an inquisitive poor young man, such lofty dreams and aspirations are left to those whose purse can bear…

Mayowa Idowu: For Nkosi Johnson

Mayowa Idowu: For Nkosi Johnson

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

It was a year into the new millennium and my father had picked up the Guardian (As always). Unusually for me, I was able to take in the contents of the cover. Normally, my first port of call would have…