Inspired!

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 ...
 
Today marks the second year of the commemoration of the International Day for the Girl-Child. Unfortunately, not many people are aware of this day or its significance; not many women; not many adolescent girls; and certainly not many little girls. On 19th December 2011, the UN General Assembly ...
He prowls, waits and pounces, he devours. A woman’s body is his meat, his play thing. Object! He does not care for a thing in the world. His conscience is dead, he has torn his heart out a long time ago. His reasoning is warped; all these come with the territory. He is sick! Only he does not ...
Lately I have been receiving tonnes of emails and equally having lots of conversations about confidence and how little of it there seems to be. I am coming to the realisation that much like a lot of things, we trivialise it all by making it about the peripheral - getting a new wardrobe, or a ...
I pledge to Nigeria my Country! To be faithful, loyal and honest, To serve Nigeria with all my Strength To defend her unity And uphold her honour and glory! So help me God! Mrs Adebola Adedoyin, penned down the words of the national pledge in an article tagged, “Loyalty to the Nation;” an ...
I know you want to be relevant. You want to know that your existence means something. You want to know that your life stands as significant. You want to feel valuable.  So, what’s the secret sauce? What will it take for you to become “relevant”? Will it take a higher salary? No. ...
Anybody who has tried to lose weight would understand the struggles and challenges that come with it. Last year, BellaNaija shared Nelly Agbogu's weightloss story. {Click here if you missed it} Nelly sits with Glory Edozien on the most recent edition of The Inspire Series to talk about how ...
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There is something I call the unwanted motivation, and that is what actually gets a lot of people to succeed in life. It is the unwanted motivation because when it shows up, it does not appear as something encouraging that can push you to achieve your dreams. You will always see it as something ...
Often we hear that someone we know has been involved in infidelity. The question usually is: Why did he /she do it? Are we all exposed to the same temptations that make some fall into the trap of infidelity? Can we better handle such situations, when they come, and thus avoid making a mess of ...
Ever wonder why the oddest of sects have the followers they do? Do you often wonder why you hear about a particular belief and find that it has hundreds and even thousands of devotees? The same applies to businesses. One person’s great idea today becomes a blooming business tomorrow, and ...
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I used to be mischievous back in secondary school. I was that naughty student that had a little green book where I wrote down nicknames of all the teachers. Some of these names; milk factory (because he always had saliva at the corner of his lips while talking), Omo la Bouncer; he had a ...
Gina Springhower
With all that is happening in the world, stories like this inspire us so much! After a bad car accident, athletic Gina Giaffoglione was tragically paralysed from the waist down. That means she cannot feel her legs and cannot walk. Since her accident, Gina has had to use a wheelchair to move ...
Let me begin this article by asking this pertinent question -“do you have hope or faith in the government of Nigeria as a Nigerian?” Looking back at the time (which seems so far now) when the chibok girls were abducted by the dreaded Boko haram militants, I recollect going on a Nigerian blog ...
Move Back to Nigeria is a series on BellaNaija which aims to encourage young and not-so-young professionals in the diaspora who are trying to make the decision of whether to move back to Nigeria. In collaboration with the brilliant team at MoveBackToNigeria.com, we hope to bring you a weekly ...
Refilwe
South African model, Refilwe Modiselle, is featured on the most recent edition of CNN's African Voices. She speaks on her strong family ties, living with looking different, and the challenges of being an albino in Africa. Watch here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Following the commemoration of our independence day, I think it is important to take one of the most important issues of the country, discuss how it’s ripping us apart. It's also important to try and find a way to move forward. Many Nigerians refer to how we were brought together without much ...
One of the most highly anticipated feature films, "A Place in the Stars" has launched a social media campaign to commemorate Nigeria's Independence Day but more importantly to celebrate the many sung/unsung heroes who in the face of adversity continue to channel the right path. The film, ...
Surviving on an average of 3 hours of sleep every night for the past two weeks is reminiscent of my last days in Law School. Back then, I promised myself that if I made it out of there alive, I'd never go near academic pursuits again. I forgot. So here I am again, wondering why as a person of ...
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Ojinika Obiekwe's vivacious spirit is evident when she gets in front of the camera. This hardworking and professional journalist, has worked for the past 12 years wearing multiple hats just to get the job needs to be done.  At BellaNaija, while we seek to entertain and educate, we also hope to ...
I think that it’s hard to not lean on other people for support. We are human beings and we really need each other to live and to rise to the highest possible levels in life. Unfortunately, many of the people you are relating with simply cannot be trusted or relied upon, especially in the days ...
Imagine attending an African event in the Diaspora, with the theme “Finding your African roots”. If you have never been to one, I have and I would love to share my experience with you. The event was filled with people of origin from every corner of the African continent – North, South, East ...

BN Quote of The Day

If you wait until you're ready, you'll be waiting the rest of your life.
~ Dale Partridge

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