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  Youths obey the clarion call... Let us lift our nation high... Under the sun or in the rain... With dedication and selflessness... Nigeria is ours... Nigeria we ...
 
Poverty is one dreadful thing that no one would want to have anything to do with. But there is something about poverty that drives slumber from the eyes of its victim, propelling them to keep wake and strive while all else lay fast asleep. Like a leech it would stick unrepentantly to its ...
Charlize Theron was born and raised in a small town on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa.  She was scouted and moved to Italy at the age of 16. Today, she's a huge Hollywood star who proudly identifies herself as an African woman. CNN's African Voices caught up with Charlize on her ...
Hi BN Fam, A reader left this comment on our BN Spectacular Weddings post today - LINK Her comment received so many responses so we decided to give her a post of her own. We have also migrated all of the relevant comments as well. I am 35 years old and even though seeing weddings like ...
Over the last 100 years, Nigerian women have contributed immeasurably to the nation’s development. While some of them, especially those in the formal sector, have been increasingly visible, others in the informal sector have largely remained unsung heroes in the background.Many of these women ...
As I watched the poster boy for child marriage in Nigeria and elected pedophile, Senator Yerima, once again deliver his worn religious justification for child marriages on Al Jazeera’s The Stream, one thought weighed heavily in my mind: If we could speak to Senator Yerima’s child wife, what ...
We received this touching email from one of our readers. Bey Hassan is a young lady from Yemen whose link to Nigeria is quite interesting. She was abused by her father in her early years. Escaping her realities by immersing herself in drugs, she was rescued from the path of disaster by her ...
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This video is truly inspiring and very fit for a Monday. It says "all you need to have is your dream". Karo Agono, the CEO of Tremor Perfect 'accidentally' got into the audio-video rental business.  With only 30,ooo, Karo leveraged on the dream he had and has built Tremor Perfect into a ...
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They say two good heads are better than one. Well, this is true in the case of Patricia and Moses Maya, the power couple behind Silvertrust Media - a communications company based in Canada. They have been married for over 10 years and have three children. Patricia, who is Nigerian, worked in ...
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Each and every African at home and in diaspora has a unique story. Many have been through experiences which can only be described as miracles. Tragedy and strife turned around through faith and perseverance. So in July 2012, BellaNaija embarked on a mission! Our mission was to share OUR Stories ...
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What do you know about Nigeria? Really, what do you know? Well, the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi shares a wealth of information in his talk at the TEDxYouth@Maitama. According to Sanusi, Nigeria has always had potential but never been able to realize that ...
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This story is very inspirational and we believe that it will resonate deeply with our readers.  Oluseyi Asurf Amuwa shares the tale of how he brought himself out of nothing into something. From having nothing but access to the internet, Oluseyi taught himself the use of the camera. Today, ...
The little boy's pose would have made Auguste Rodin proud. He sat on what was once the concrete base of a streetlamp with his chin on his hand, and his elbow on his knee. The burning harmattan sun didn't seem to bother him. His slippers on his ashen feet had seen better days and were askew from ...
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Okechukwu Ofili is not a stranger to us at BellaNaija. In his talk at TEDxYouth@Maitama in Abuja, titled "How We Lost Our Capacity to Innovate" Ofili speaks on Nigeria's history as told him by his dad, the story of Nigeria's refinery and our incapacity to be innovative. The question is, in ...
Chike Okoye is a Nigerian student based in the United States. He works part time to keep up his college fee payments and sends money home regularly through Western Union to support his ailing father Chief Okoye and his siblings. When Chief Okoye had a stroke three years ago, which left him ...
We definitely take a great deal pride in our faces. Which is why we invest so much in make-up, hair, colours and of course, the almighty mirror! How exactly are we supposed to see that our beautifully-coiffured face without the aid of Ms clear and lovely mirror? Don’t get me wrong oh, I’ve ...
Aunty Bella is our agony aunt column on BellaNaija. We launched this column in the early days of BN and periodically feature issues sent in by BN readers. We hope the BN family can offer insightful advice as well. I didn't grow up with a silver spoon neither did I live in an environment of ...
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If this were to be a university course, perhaps an apt title would read, "Renting 101 in Nigeria" or 'Fundamentals of Renting in Nigeria'. I have come across acerbic tales of renting an apartment in Nigeria and this has lead me to write because I believe many people out there will glean ...
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"JUST BECAUSE I HAVE BOOBS DOES NOT MAKE ME YOUR SECRETARY" These are the exact words I want to yell out every time I see a woman with a bachelor's degree turned into a secretary by virtue of her mammary glands. I know I am male so it is kind off weird for me to yell those exact words ...
Michael Eromohsele - August 2013 - BellaNaija005
At the recent graduating ceremony of Covenant University (CU) Ota, 21 year-old Michael Eromhonsele stood proud among 1,465 other graduates to clinch the Best Graduating Student Award. His achievement caused quite a sensation on the online media sphere with reports that he  had to make some ...
The world’s oldest and most played game is the BLAME GAME. Every second, countless people keep getting so immersed in this pastime, some have become addicted to it like a second nature. People so easily adopt the blame-it-on-anything attitude, constantly blaming other people and or situations ...

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