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Nollywood actress Monalisa Chinda was at an event recently where she opened up about having survived domestic violence while offering tips on how to get out of domestic violence ...
 
I have been to the Capital City, Abuja on two different occasions. My second visit was  for my Call to Bar ceremony, and I had to stay with an in-law of mine, who is married with two lovely children. I had a tough time keeping Ezinne, the three years old child away from my room. She would run ...
So we stumbled on this clip on Youtube and we just had to share. Social media has become so important in our day-to-day lives but for some people it really goes over the top, and a result of social media most people lose human contact. In this spoken word piece, ‘Can we autocorrect ...
We love the spunk, ambition and passion that Samson Adamu exudes. Featured on Ndani TV's 'Young CEO', Samson talks about his educational background in sports, his motivation for beach soccer and all about COPA Lagos. He found a niche market in Nigeria and he channelled  his drive and ...
It’s a song and dance…that two week wait. Before you know it, another one rolls by, and you have to decide how to deal with it each time. It’s such a peculiar time in a woman’s cycle, that is reacted to as differently as each woman’s personal situation. For Ms Not-Trying-Not-Protecting (NTNP), ...
For so long, I have wondered if there is some kind of light in the media—no matter how feeble it is. A flicker will go a long way. You see, most of the depictions in the media today are Sensational, Sexual and Superficial—all kinds of contents on the face level. Hardly will you find a media ...
I am looking forward to the New Year that's just about 27 days away and I am sure you are also looking forward to it. I believe it will bring a lot of opportunities and it will afford me to start some things afresh while continuing with some others that I have already started. You and I can do ...
My daughter is brilliant. I realized that she is the paragon of intellectual excellence from my first moments with her, just after she was born. Most babies cry after they are pulled from their mama’s womb. No, not my daughter, not even when the dokinta smacked her. My little one had her eyes ...
From our earliest years we are conditioned to dream of a fairy tale wedding. Every parent wants to give their child their dream wedding and to do all they can to support them. This can get very expensive. To avoid getting overwhelmed by all the expenses look carefully at the cost implications ...
I was having a conversation with a friend one day and she told me this wonderful story. It taught me a vital lesson about risk taking. We are both present-serving corps (NYSC) members and I was telling her about a wonderful idea I had but that could not execute because I was thinking about some ...
As the 2015 general elections draw closer in Nigeria, I have read, seen, discussed with family, friends and colleagues about the upcoming election and an issue that keeps reoccurring is the fact that some citizens intend to vote based on sentiments. In this context, not voting out of conviction ...
Blackhouse Media and Mydrim Gallery present Against All Odds, an art exhibition by Zinno Orara, in dedication to his wife, Adaora-Zinno Orara, who is battling breast cancer against all odds. The artist’s wife of 20 years was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 - click here if you missed the touching ...
Angelique Kidjo is FIERCE and we love it! Beninoise vocal powerhouse, Angelique Kidjo talks about her background, racism, women empowerment and many more pertinent issues in her interview with AlJazeera. It is truly inspiring and informative and we hope that you enjoyed watching it as ...
There are few things in life as fragile as the male ego. Men like to think they are strong and virile…and what bigger attack on their virility is any suggestion of infertility. This is absolutely unheard of and unacceptable to most of them. But alas, for many couples, this is the reality. I ...
A healthy lifestyle is invaluable, and at BellaNaija we strive to put out the message of living healthy - working out and eating right. We also proudly showcase stories of people who have gotten on the healthy train and are making something out of it {Click here to read some inspiring weight ...
Okay! So there is this popular saying – ‘You are what you eat’ and it has been trending for a while. It is also used as a health strategy to promote healthy eating and reduce overweight, and there have been different illustrations for this. The most interesting one I had come across was a ...
How sweet is it to be birthday mates with your Papa! The cuteness and amazing sincerity of this post makes us cheese! It's a double dose of birthday happiness. BN Reader Onyi shares this beautiful tribute to her dad on their birthday. We love it and we wish Daddy and his girl a very happy ...
In the past months, there has been a sensation making the rounds on social media about the gratitude challenge. Many people took advantage of it to recount some of the things they are grateful for. It was overwhelming to see how people remembered many things some take for granted. Naturally, we ...
Just some weeks ago, I was privileged to anchor a forum, and one of the issues that came up was why so many young people are jetting out of the country at every available opportunity. Today, while thinking about what to write, I stumbled on the Facebook post of a revered friend who simply said, ...
At BellaNaija we provide a hub for the discussion of pertinent issues in society. We believe that our readers always have a stories to share and we warmly encourage this. There's always room for learning, and we hope that we can touch lives positively through this platform. In this vein, one of ...
Recently, I celebrated my birthday and usually, I am one to celebrate with style…maybe plan a trip, have a party or some go out to nice dinners with friends and families. However, I realize that as I get older, my idea of fun just keeps changing and fluctuating. Nowadays, my idea of fun has ...

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