Inspired!

At the start of 2013 all seemed to be going well for Kemi and her family. Their first child had just started university, her husband's business was beginning to turn around after a ...
 
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Introducing SPARK - the $1M backed company created to support and develop aspiring Nigerian tech and internet entrepreneurs courtesy of iROKOtv entrepreneurs; Jason Njoku & Bastian Gotter. SPARK is a company that builds companies, is based in Lagos, Nigeria and is set to fill the vacuum ...
We really need a day between Saturday and Sunday. There's always way too much going on on Saturday and just when you're about to properly bask in the beauty of Sunday and the rest that comes with it... it's Monday. Something in that entire set up just doesn't seem fair, so if anyone knows where ...
A few weeks ago, actor, Will Smith and his son, Jaden had an interview with Metro US, New York. The talked about family, social media, their new movie together titled "After Earth" and PARENTING! Parenting is hard enough. Being a family of entertainers is no doubt particularly challenging. With ...
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A tale of faith, strength and a support system. 'Layo Olowu is a cancer survivor who shares her story with Kemi Obisesan of Shout Series TV. The video is very inspirational and it is a must watch for any one who thinks they're at the end of their rope.
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I stumbled across this article ‘She Ain’t All That’: How My Own Insecurities Made Me Unable to Compliment Other Women on Madam Noire and I thought the article could very well have been written for and about Nigerian women. The truth in it was powerful, and it made me remember an incident that ...
House of TARA 100 Voices - BellaNaija - April2013
Make up and beauty brand House of TARA is celebrating and showing appreciation for their Beauty Representatives with a new campaign – The House of TARA 100 Voices. Known for their passion for empowering women, House of TARA is using this campaign to empower and motivate Beauty Reps by giving ...
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In this part of the world, we are more idealists than realists. If we face setbacks in business, we are comfortable with reciting the famous words, “it is well’. If rain soaks you on the way to the office, it’s ‘showers of blessings’ and a promotion is probably on the way. If our right palm ...
Sick skinny children, bellies protruding revealing the very eminent symptoms of kwashiorkor, cracked lips and eyes staring so deeply into the reporter’s lens as though there was some sort of sunshine in them. “Of course, they need help, they need us, they are the third world countries” the ...
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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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