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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 ...
 
I woke up this morning feeling weird. I've been in a protracted battle with my sinuses for the past two weeks. Trying to balance being well enough to keep on working with the sleep that ensues when you're taking allergy meds. The sounds of rain against my window, along with the lights streaming ...
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 ...
She Leads Africa 2014 10 Finalists - BellaNaija - August2014001
She Leads Africa is proud to announce its top 10 finalists for the 2014 Entrepreneur Showcase. Selected from 380 applications from more than 27 countries, these young entrepreneurs represent the best young female entrepreneurs across the continent. They will present their businesses to a ...
If you have been following me for a while now on this platform or the other platforms where I inspire or train, you would have noted that I am not the type that will make you think motivation is about jumping and getting excited and believing that all is well. I am going to be real with you and ...
A prenuptial agreement commonly referred to as a “prenup,” is a written legal contract between two people who are about to wed. It clearly sets out terms of ownership of assets before the marriage, how future earnings should be treated, and potential division of assets if the marriage doesn't ...
Disagreements and differences of opinion are a common occurrence in life. People do not often think alike, yet they have to relate or work together. Handling or reconciling disagreements and differences of opinion are therefore an integral part of any meaningful relationship. As a matter of ...
Africa is bursting with talent and creativity! Mulenga Kapwepwe is a true example of creativity, diversity and tenacity. Her 'Can-Do' attitude is very much on display on this edition of CNN's African Voices The Zambian playwright tapped into her wealth of resources and started a library, a ...
Lessons From Patricia
Patricia is not my daughter nor my sister. Patricia was my mother. My biological mother. The very woman that nurtured me from the cradle. My self-effacing mother. The wife of my father. My mother was born into a large monogamous family. She had about nine siblings (dead and alive). She had ...
I got a message about a month ago from someone I hadn’t spoken to in over 5 years. We were good friends in college but lost touch after graduation so I was really shocked when I received an animated message from him on social media that read something like: "Toyosi!! Wow!!! It is so good to ...
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Nigerian model, actor and TV personality Uti Nwachukwu has written a new piece exclusively for BN. The 32-year-old who recently celebrated his birthday in South Africa, previously penned an article about not carrying vultures into your new life. In "You'll Never Grow Unless...", he talks ...
Joyce Dzidzor-Nartey - August 2014 - BellaNaija.com 01
In 2007, Joyce Dzidzor Nartey had unprotected sex with a member of her church. A few weeks later, she found out she was pregnant and HIV positive. The news was devastating at the time, but the Ghanaian singer and actress came out brave. She found true love, and is now an awareness advocate ...
Not too tall, Someone with curves, She waits for you to talk to her first She talks to you first to show she's daring She doesn't visit you all the time so she doesn't lose her respect She visits whenever she wants because she's so sure of herself, she doesn't fear losing her ...
People have been divided as to who should be blamed for bad leadership. Many have blamed the leaders themselves, calling them ‘Accidental Leaders’. Others have blamed the people who helped them to become ‘Positional Leaders.’ There are those who have taken it a step further by saying that God ...
Our “haters” have become the crutch we use for not living our best lives. Our “haters” have become the excuse we offer as to why we continuously refuse to live a life of purpose and fulfillment. We eagerly look around at our environments and look for the easiest person we can cast the blame on ...
In a typical Nigerian conversation, once someone complains about one government induced struggle or the other (bad roads, no water or light, etc.) a conversation ensues on how the government needs to change: “Our leaders don’t care about us”, “CORRUPTION!!!” One such conversation unfolded ...
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember: you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”~Harriet Tubman Do you feel that? That moving sensation in your heart? You’re not sure what, but something is pushing you to ...
Fifty Shades of Black  August 2014 - BN Beauty - BellaNaija.com 01 (1)
They're black and beautiful! Last week, BN helped kick off actress Beverly Naya's inspiring campaign - #FiftyShadesOfBlack which aims to uphold the whole essence of being black and loving your beautiful skin. Today, we have Beverly as well as Taiwo Ajayi Lycett, Osas Ighodaro, Vimbai ...
When the baby eventually came through, all the excitement built to a crescendo suddenly evaporated in moment. She didn’t look much like a baby; her limbs, all four of them, were severely malformed and she didn’t look like someone who could survive the cold harsh reality of present-day ...
These days, with so many people in search of instant success, it isn't very surprising to see a lot of people quickly backing out of projects. Some people start developing their skills and they want to put it to use but after one or two events and nothing happens, they want to back out. I see ...
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, BellaNaija has published various feature stories on Nigerians in ...

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Try to learn something about everything and everything about something
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