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If you need a pick me up to get you through a bad day, this video right here is IT! At the 2015 graduation ceremony of Dillard University, New Orleans, actor, Denzel Washington gave ...
 
The marriage institution has never been under so much pressure. Apart from the internal factors militating against the success of marriages, external factors seem to be conspiring to wreak havoc. The implication is that a lot of marriages do not last beyond the first few years. This often ...
As the youngest child, I'd constantly give my parents the scoop on things that went on around the house when their backs were turned. It wasn't long before I learned that I suffered more from telling than from keeping my mouth shut. With cousins and siblings studying at the Nigerian Military ...
About four years ago I heard a commercial on radio and it triggered something in me. I was so excited to hear that something I had always wanted was finally going to happen. After a while, I forgot about it, then a friend called me again almost at the last minute asking me to apply for it. It ...
It recently came to my attention that History has been taken off the curriculum for secondary schools in Nigeria. The reason: only very few students offer the subject, making it a waste of resources. I did not 'offer' History in secondary school, even though I was an arts student and I could, ...
Once upon a time, there was a young lady who came to intern at my mother’s business. She was just out of secondary school so we knew she would only be with us a short while; until her WAEC results were out and she went away to University. To my 10 year old self, Alice was larger than life. She ...
No right thinking person gets married with an intention to engage in constant marital conflict; however, these things sometimes happen. Most times, I hear couples express stories similar to this; "before I got married, I had a clear picture of how I will run my family, live in peace with my ...
We all have that one person in our life who at a point seems like our worst enemy and then our personal person later. The person who acts like the Einstein of our lives because they seem to know so much about us. They could write an encyclopedia about us and would get all details right and let ...
In March 1993, photographer Kevin Carter made a trip to South Sudan, where he took the now iconic photo of a vulture preying upon an emaciated Sudanese toddler. The photograph was sold to The New York Times where it appeared for the first time, exactly eleven years ago on March 26, 1993. The ...
Although child sexual abuse is prevalent in Nigeria, it is seldom discussed. However, Nigerian actress and TV presenter, Tricia Eseigbe-Kerry, is on a mission to end this culture of silence. She is partnering with the Nigerian Police Force on an advocacy project, 'The Psychologist' - a ...
Shakespeare’s Polonius offers the sage advice to his son Laertes in Hamlet "Neither a borrower nor a lender be, for loan oft loses both itself and friend.” Consider this scenario: A friend calls you and needs to see you urgently. It can’t be discussed on the telephone; she must visit you ...
The recent events in the country have proven one thing beyond reasonable doubts. It is the fact that Nigerians are so gentle and our leaders can take us for a ride. In fact, we have been on an excessive long ride in the past few years with no set destination in view. At times, one wonders if ...
Omawumi’s song “Be The Best I Can Be” rings in my head anytime I think of my mother. Like Omawumi, I was also a recipient of the “wash the plates, sweep the house” lessons. Of course, my mother is a Nigerian and like all Naija mothers do to their daughters, I was taught from the moment I could ...
Go Africa! BN is so excited to share this news. Kwasi Enin, a 17-year old Ghanaian-American has been accepted into not 2, not 4, but 8 ivy league colleges and universities in America. They include Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Penn, Cornell, Brown, Dartmouth and Columbia. Kwasi is a senior at ...
"About half-dozen people dead, many critically injured." That summarizes the Nigerian Immigration Service’s recruitment event at the National Stadium, Abuja earlier this Month. But that’s old news, right? We have new massacres from the Northern Region to titillate our fancies and provide meat ...
After listening to Ekene Onu and Aduke Gomez’s tender and moving letters to their younger selves read out at the LifeHouse event called Letters and the Lady which I hosted about a week ago, I thought it was time I take my own stab at writing to myself.Dearest Unwana, I know you hate it ...
She said she was ‘only a stay at home mum’ as she avoided making eye contact with me. I felt bad all of a sudden, it seemed as though I had attempted to open a can of worms that she may have wanted to stay closed forever. The word 'only' in the statement and the silence in her voice after I ...
Today is Mothering Sunday and our African celebrities have taken social media by storm with numerous tributes to their mums, wives and themselves!From Temi DollFace to Don Jazzy, check on ...
My best friend and I decided to take a trip out of town. On the day, we got on the train and settled into a booth. Shortly after we had settled in, a lady and her daughter who was about four years old boarded the train and took the two available seats opposite us in the same booth. My friend ...
I recently saw Chief Ebenezer Obey, now known as Evangelist Ebenezer Obey, playing on stage and the title of this post struck me almost immediately. He's been around for so long in the music industry just like King Sunny Ade and a few others. I remember great works like the Village Headmaster ...
“You aren’t married are you?” I looked up from my phone screen and shook my head. No. Up until then the conversation had been in Yoruba, a language I did not speak or understand. For the last five minutes Femi, my housing agent, had been pleading, cajoling on my behalf. He had wanted me to ...

BN Quote of The Week

I cannot change the past. But I can change the present and the future
~ Muhammadu Buhari

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