Inspired!

Carol's Daughter
BN is constantly on the lookout for inspiring stories to share with you. We have followed the Carol's Daughter story since its humble beginnings as the founder Lisa Price started ...
 
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 ...
Glory and Wana
Rose tells endless pointless stories. Blanche is carefree and flirtatious. Dorothy is sensible and sarcastic. And Sophia, well Sophia is just plain crazy. These are the main characters of the old but popular sitcom Golden Girls which chronicles the life of 4 mature women living together in ...
Millions of people across the world suffer from body image issues. Either as a result of childhood bullying, or adult expectations of what they should look like, they're forced to live with the insecurities that come with perfection... or the quest for it. On the most recent episode of The ...
11 year old Mamadee is inspiration that no matter what you're going through, a positive attitude can change your outlook and the outcome of your situation. Liberian Mamadee was a confirmed Ebola patient who used to dance in the camp, making everyone happy. A few weeks after being admitted, ...
A dream accomplished is sweet to the soul. It must be so frustrating to get up and go to a job you absolutely detest and dread …every single day of your life. It is even more annoying when you drag your feet to a dreadful job where you are neither appreciated nor valued. Now, consider the ...
The first time I saw my father cry was at his mother's service of songs. Even then it wasn't a deep, heaving show of sadness; instead it was a steely, release of tears - quickly wiped away. The next time I saw him cry was... Wait, that was actually the only time I saw my father cry. At my ...
On my flight back to New York recently, I Googled, “Is it OK to be this happy?” It goes without saying that I was stupidly happy at that moment and had been that way for a while. Funny thing is I couldn’t categorically say why. I didn’t know if it was seeing/spending time with my mom that had ...
So, you have transformed that great idea into an equally great product? Congratulations! Now open for business, you sit by the phone waiting for the calls to start coming in. One day, two days, one week- nothing. On the eighth day, the phone begins to ring loudly and you are overjoyed, only to ...

BN Quote of The Day

The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past
~ Andre Maurois

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