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UNICEF officially launched the John Lennon inspired #IMAGINE project a few days ago and a lot of music stars from around the world, including Don Jazzy, were invited to perform together ...
 
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At the young age of 16, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe knew that she was more inclined towards creativity than the "corporate world". Taking her passion and channeling it into something she loved, Peace has become one of the most established name in the Nigerian film industry. She founded the Africa ...
Few years ago I was with a group of fellow Nigerian students and we were discussing the sorry state of the country. As usual we started blaming our leaders for all the problems in the country, accusing them of being insensitive to the plight of Nigerians. As we shared our different stories, I ...
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When we read about multiple births on BellaNaija, we automatically start cooing. Everybody loves twins, triplets, quads, quints, sextuplets, Jon and Kate + 8. We love the idea of dressing them in identical clothes and trying to spot similarities between them. It's absolutely adorable. On the ...
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BN Making It! is a BN feature focused on young entrepreneurs. BellaNaija.com launched BN Making It! in 2009 and we are hoping to spotlight more upcoming entrepreneurs in 2011 and beyond. We will feature young African entrepreneurs both at home and in diaspora who are making an impact in their ...
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I got beaten quite a lot in primary school. It was not for punching a girl, or for stealing a class mate’s lunch, or for sleeping during lectures (although I was guilty of that a lot). I got beat simply because I talked, because I expressed myself, and because the person writing names of noise ...
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Last week, one of the drivers, Mr. J, came upstairs to our office to share envelopes for raising funds for his church. As he got to one of the desks and shoved the envelope in my colleague's direction. He shook his head and told him he didn't want to give. Mr. J looked surprised and said  'but ...
On the 22nd of June 2013,international news network, CNN premiered the film about girls who have chose to pursue their dreams against all odds. Directed by Academy Award nominee Richard E. Robbins, the film is titled Girl Rising. Featuring voice performances by Academy Award winners Cate ...
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The Project Alert team is a non-governmental organization which focuses on child welfare as well as women enlightenment and empowerment. BellaNaija is committed to these projects and as such we will collaborate with Project Alert to bring you stories and scenarios which exist in today's world. ...
It was Friday, the 21st of June 2013 at the Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Centre where the young entrepreneurs in Abuja gathered to meet with one man: Ashish J Thakkar. As he walked into the room, I wasn’t sure what to expect – Ashish’s demeanour was as simple as the late Steve Jobs giving a talk on the ...
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Vision is a vivid image of what and where we aspire to be at some point in the future. It is what we see, and also the way in which we see. It is by the strength of our vision that we interpret the events of our life and circumstances. Our lives tend to move in the direction of our most ...
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In 2010, BellaNaija ran a series called "Skin Deep" which showcased three beautiful women who had unique skin conditions which we wanted to talk about: Vitiligo, Psoriasis and Albinism. Ogo Maduewesi talked about Vitiligo and it was really inspiring and enlightening. If you missed it, you ...
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On June 24,one of Nigeria’s major actresses, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, shared the joyous news on her Twitter account that she would be making her US television debut  in the hit series “Hit The Floor,” which airs on VH1. The Nigerian blogsphere and entertainment world was buzzing about what her ...
9 years ago, Ugandan entrepreneur, Andrew Rugasira decided to use economics to transform society.  Purchasing coffee beans at a premium directly from the farmers in his home country, Andrew takes over the branding, marketing and distribution. Thus "Good African Coffee" is born. CNN's Ayesha ...
I used to be a sucker for worry. I thought the more I dwelt on something negative and brooded about it, the better I would feel. I would whine about almost anything, easily throw a tantrum, cry out so loud, ask God and myself “why?” and end up feeling consumed by the silence that always crept ...
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As part of the series by the "My Africa Is" team called "The Lagos Chronicles", we find out more about the floating school at Makoko. The team speaks with Kunle Adeyemi the architect behind the project and he talks about the work so far. Watch the video here
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Isn’t it ironic that the same qualities that attracted us to our partners end up being the ones we argue most about? One of the qualities that attracted me to my husband is his diligence to work. I am the complete opposite! But few months into our marriage, I actually began to resent his ...
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Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~Oscar Ameringer It’s a Monday morning and I’d just finished my interview programme ‘Entrepreneur of the Week’. I dashed upstairs to go check if Bella Naija ...
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My first memory of my Daddy is very clear and vivid. He was home with my older brother and I, my mother had gone to the hospital to have a baby. He made Chappy and I asaro with lots of meat. I still remember the plates we used and where I was seated. We were getting prepared to go out and were ...
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We're very excited to be part of the 1st episode of "The Lagos Chronicles" . In this first episode, My Africa Is talks to  Bilikiss Abiola, one of the founders of WeCyclers. WeCyclers is an organization that recycles plastics which would ordinarily end up in the gutters and streets of ...
Early this year, precisely in January, I made a trip down west to my Alma Mater and nostalgia struck. Walking through the very famous senate building car park at the centre of the university, I fell rapidly down the heights of the memory ladder to a few years before. A reminiscent smile began ...

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