Inspired!

I read an article here a while ago, along with the comments on the various kinds of friends, people backstabbing each other, and the debate as to whether or not girls like each other. ...
 
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The World Autism Awareness Day is in April and this year we reached out to families who caring for and nurturing children with autism. BellaNaija heard Omolade's story and we were very inspired! Sadly, there is still a stigma attached to autism in Nigeria. Lolade was willing to share her ...
One Thursday afternoon during lunch-break, I left my office for a phone store down the road, to get a phone accessory. On my way, I saw a clothes store I had never noticed on that road. They had such beautiful clothes on display that on my way back, I couldn’t resist the temptation to stop ...
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The minute I heard the knocking on my door at 12 am, I knew. Something in my spirit had denied me sleep that night and I was restless. My mother walked into the room I shared with my younger sister, sat by my bed, and sort of just blurted: “So they said your Daddy is dead oh…” There was so much ...
The eyes that looked back at her in the mirror lacked expression. Expression had died with her first scream. Thereafter, all that had been was blankness. She bathed carefully but quickly, each pass of the shower head washing the blood from her body and creating a light red stream running ...
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After the BN Hot Topic sampling people's opinion on the subject of adoption, the response was quite interesting. A lot of people had not considered the possibility of adoption as it seemed foreign to them. Some people even alluded to the fact that they would only consider it if they weren't ...
The duel between Team Natural Hair and Team Artificial Hair has been raging for quite some time and it looks like the battle is in no danger of ending anytime soon. Cue in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s comment to UK’s Channel 4 that “hair is political”, what with the entire internet buzz it has ...
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On Saturday, I made the most delicious pot of Ofe Onugbu (bitterleaf soup). It had a very generous assortment of stock fish, dry fish, red prawns, periwinkles, shrimps and croaker fish. Seeing as it was a large pot, I dished out the portion meant for sale and then called on my dear friend to ...
As an academic and activist, engaging in frank and uncomfortable discussions about topical issues is a part of my everyday existence. Yet no political issue has been the source of sustained frustration, anger, and emotional upheaval as much as the crisis of sexual violence and rape in Nigerian ...
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Each and every African at home and in diaspora has a unique story. Many have been through experiences can only be described as miracles. Tragedy and strife converted through faith and perseverance. So in July 2012, BellaNaija embarked on a mission! Our mission was to share OUR Stories and OUR ...
There are only a few things that nauseate me more than eggs. However, I can't tell you one cogent reason why I find it so irritating. A few years ago, my excuse was that I always imagined a chick was inside the egg and so in the process of biting into the egg, I would bite off the head of the ...
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I do not remember the date of my grandfather’s death, but I remember walking into my parents’ room and stopping in shock at the sight of my mum and aunt crumpled to the floor in grief, hands lifted up in both question and despair. I thought I had forgotten, but I remembered that picture ...
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This Easter, Sterling Bank Plc is set to make the season a truly fun-filled experience for everyone. In appreciation of the spirit of sacrifice that is behind the celebration of Easter, they have begun a fantastic social media activation tagged ‘Story of Sacrifice’. Obviously, everyone has ...
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Last Sunday, the priest in my home church announced that a church member had put to birth. Before he could complete his statement, some church members finished for him “Boy! Boy!” After which the priest got angry and announced that he would no longer mention the sex of newly born babies if ...
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To celebrate our anniversary in 2012, BellaNaija embarked on a mission! Our mission was to share OUR Stories and OUR Miracles – BN at 6, Our Stories, Our Miracles. Each and every African at home and in diaspora has a unique story. Many have been through experiences can only be described as ...
When you hear Duro Oyewunmi speak about  eradicating gang culture in London, there is no mistaking the passion that resonates through him. We watch/read the news , hear/ read of the stabbing and the shooting amongst young people - it just makes your heart bleed. Who are these young people? ...
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My darling, as you turn 20, I wanted to share a few of life’s most important lessons with you. You will have many significant people through your life, and a best friend. You do not need to be intimidated by your best friend, or your boyfriend, mother or job for that matter. Trust those who ...
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The strength and uniqueness of a woman can be compared to no other. Women have to constantly deal with a lot of issues emotionally, physically and spiritually yet we handle them with ease. I'm a mother and I can tell you that the things women deal with on a daily basis are things that require ...
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At BellaNaija, we love to celebrate brave Nigerian women who are doing the nation proud with their selfless services and dedication to the promotion of equal rights. Today, we are so proud of Nigerian democracy activist and women’s right advocate Dr. Josephine Odumakin who was recently awarded ...
Mothers are special and unique. At BellaNaija, we believe that there can never be too many days to celebrate the courage and bravery of our mothers, so we thought it's be a great idea to have a special shout out to our mothers. Mothers are loving and can sometimes be exasperating but we love ...
Hafsat Abiola Costello, is the daughter of Chief Moshood and Kudirat Abiola. These are names that will very likely remain etched in Nigeria’s fight for democracy. Despite the nature and cause of her parents death, Hafsat has continued to speak openly about democracy in Nigeria. The legacy of ...

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If you want to reap financial blessings, you have to sow financially
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