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Blind blogger/singer Lioness Oyinbo is a Norwegian-born artiste set to take Nigeria by storm! She recently spoke to Punch about her ventures and visual impairment. Here are some ...
 
I appreciate God for the opportunity to see the end of 2013 and cross over to another year with great minds. This is not a popular motivational mumbo jumbo – Dare to dream! Follow your dreams!! Dream Big!!! You know the drill now: Find something you love and put everything you have into it. ...
Thank you for being a part of our 2013. You have been a very important part of us and we look forward to a very exciting year ahead. We wish you the very best of 2014. We pray for joy, strength and peace for you. From us, to you - we say Happy New Year!
This time last year, I  was completely consumed by thoughts of Cancer. My 34 year old friend was dying and there was nothing I could do about it. On days when he did speak, I'd spend as long as I could talking to him and saying the most random stuff. Anything but this disease that was slowly ...
Uti Nwachukwu once again helps put smiles on the faces of the less privileged. The second edition of his charity event with celebrities - Uti Leads the Stars was held at the Calabar Hall, Surulere, Lagos on Friday 20th December 2013 in Lagos. Uti Leads the Stars was created in 2011 by the ...
Though we’ve exchanged soggy holiday messages; some nicked off the net, or just forwarded on from someone who sent us longish, appropriately emotional ones; said prayers and confessed positive things in advance of the New Year, what most of us really care about this season are PARTIES and not ...
There was a recent study conducted across schools in the UK which indicated that students in single-sex schools do not necessarily perform better just because they have no access to the opposite sex. The initial theory was that by placing your child in a single-sex school, they would focus ...
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Now that the festive season is upon us, I feel that it is appropriate to discuss hosting. Hosting truly is an art. The ability to select and create a winning menu to keep your guests happy takes a lot of skill and experience. Everyone throws parties, but you will find that the ones that stay ...
Have you ever been in a situation when you felt the next best thing would be to take a life changing decision? When Nelly Agbogu realized that her options were down to two 'to lose weight or die slowly and miserably in the prison of my own body' - she took the step towards weight loss. Now, the ...
Chris Aire is popularly known as the ‘King of Bling’. He is a celebrity jeweler and international designer of customized ornaments. However, there's so much more to this man than just the jewelry he makes for his super star celebrity clients. In this edition of CNN's African Voices, Chris Aire ...
Till we meet again MADIBA! Today Monday 16th December 2013, a 30-feet bronze statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled by South African president Jacob Zuma at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa. This honour comes after he was laid to rest yesterday 15th December 2013 in the remote ...
If you ever need a reason to believe in yourself, then let me introduce you to a woman of strength and hard work. Nike Davies-Okundaye is an artist and art curator. She is the founder of one of the leading art galleries in Africa. What's even more outstanding is her background and her fire to ...
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All the memories I have of him are only but the reflections of his image, reflections I could only capture from my television screen yet it feels as though I had had a more personal contact with him. His voice, his words, his expressions and his life were indeed the perfect example of what the ...
TIME Magazine has announced its Person of the Year for 2013 - Pope Francis. The first Jesuit pontiff who won the hearts and headlines with his humility and common touch, was revealed today Wednesday 11th December 2013 as the Person of the Year. The "Big Win" didn't come easy. Contending ...
Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela. Today, the former President of South Africa lies in state in the country's capital Pretoria, South Africa. With his casket wrapped with a South Africa flag, citizens took to the streets to cheer and sing praises of the hero as he was being transported to the ...
President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela's Memorial Service in SA
"To Graça Machel and the Mandela family; to President (Jacob) Zuma and members of the government; to heads of state and government, past and present; distinguished guests - it is a singular honor to be with you today, to celebrate a life unlike any other.To the people of South Africa - ...
Nelson Mandela's Memorial Service in South Africa - December 2013 - BellaNaija - 056
Goodnight Nelson Mandela.Today Tuesday 10th December 2013, the memorial service for the great legend was held at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa.A lot of dignitaries across the globe and South Africans were present to honour the great man.View ...
Usually when someone dies, we find ourselves in a reflective mood. We laud their achievements and mourn their loss with a certain intensity which slowly fades away as other things happen. Life goes on. Those who have died have gone; we, who are alive are left to keep running the race. And as ...
So, you didn't get that promotion at work, or maybe you didn't get into medical school, or you've finished your degree and made your parents super-proud, but still haven't found a job. Or perhaps, your self-esteem could use a boost, especially after making that brave life decision that isn't ...
Look at how small the world has shrunk; the size of the mobile device in your hands. The world has never being smaller than it is today, a global village indeed. Communication from eons ago has never being this easy nor accessible at a given time to all and sundry. The internet is one of the ...
On the 17th of November, 2013 a young Nigerian, Adaobi Obih was murdered by her flatmate. Her friend, Stephanie Cole has written us with a tribute to her friend. With a very heart, we mourn the tragic loss of Adaobi. We hope you are inspired by this tribute and our hearts go out to Adaobi's ...

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The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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