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Bola was at her friend’s father’s 80th birthday party last Saturday night. It was a huge party in the banquet hall of a major hotel. Hundreds of people were milling around, the music ...
 
Okiki-Marinho
We watched designer Okiki Marinho's inspiring interview with Misi Molu of Pulse TV and we just had to share. Okiki is a former investment banker turned designer, on the show, she shares her emotional journey towards becoming a mum. From ectopic pregnancies which led to the loss of her fallopian ...
Last week, award winning author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave a rousing speech to the 2015 graduating set of  Wellesley College, Massachusetts. As usual, Adichie encourages women to be the best they can be, irrespective of the circumstances they find themselves in.   "Your standardized ...
Several years ago I had an experience when I was a student in a secondary school. It was a phase in my life that I will never forget because of the very many lessons I can take away from period and the school itself. One of such great experiences is to never allow other people determine for me ...
When I was 4 years old, my mom died. I do not remember how I transitioned to the absence of her being, or the lack of a voice that shot me up with startling happiness. I do not even remember her voice. Most of what I have are pictures - square shaped, often peeled white around its edges- ...
Evil, they say, prevails when good men fail to act; but there seem to be a kind of evil that doesn’t readily come to mind when we flaunt this saying. It is the evil caused by good men who lack basic knowledge about the past. From the way Nigeria falls repeatedly into cycle of errors, it is ...
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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 a stirring commencement speech. There are a number of valuable nuggets of wisdom in his speech. We'll share a ...
The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, has called on secondary school students in the state to fully embrace the Spirit of Lagos’ School Challenge Initiative, aimed at bringing about solutions to some of the social problems the students face in their communities. The ...
FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC celebrates its top brand, Peak Milk at 60. The colorful milestone celebration of 60 years of nourishing goodness was staged inside the magnificent Zinnia Hall of the Eko Hotel and Suites on Saturday, 23rd of May 2015. The event was well attended by ...
Recently, I have been thinking about children a lot. I am single and I hope to get married and have two boys and a girl. My baby girl will be my pension baby. I say this all the time; but recently, my thoughts about kids and the unborn have become deliberate. Out of nowhere, my friend, ...
Have you ever had to endure the painful experience of being a victim of fraud or identity theft in which personal documents are stolen and the data is used fraudulently? Your financial information is very personal and must be carefully protected. In today’s “virtual” world, we are much more ...
A lot of gay Nigerians are increasingly stepping into the limelight to campaign for their rights as human beings deserving of respect and peace of mind in their own country. This is a noble and worthwhile pursuit, but it has led a lot of Nigerians to believe (and verbalize) that those who ...
Tolu Falode recently launched a book titled "Gift of Grace: A Sibling Bond" to mark her brother, Toba's Posthumous 21st birthday. Tolu, who is the daughter of AIT Sports Broadcaster, Aisha Falode, had earlier penned an emotional tribute (click here if you missed it) to Toba who died on the ...
Growing up in the early 1990s, one of the cartoons/movies that caught the fancy of myself and many of my friends was “The Mask.” Directed by Chuck Russell, the movie features Jim Carrey (starring as Stanley Ipkiss in the movie) as a shy and unlucky bank clerk, who finds a wooden mask with which ...
As Africans gather around the world to mark this year’s Africa Day, Group CEO of Oando Plc, Wale Tinubu, is set to host a Google Hangout with the next generation of African CEOs, entrepreneurs and employees. On May 25th, the global date for celebrating ‘Africa Day’, Wale Tinubu’s Google ...
There are two kinds of money problems, not enough money and too much money. When you are broke all you think about is how to make more money but when you have too much money and don’t have a solid plan on how to spend it, you’ll most likely end up broke again. (Ask Michael Carroll, the ...
Last year, the CNN website ran an article by Jimmy Kimmel which suggests the 5 categories of “friends” you should unfriend on Facebook, as part of National Unfriend Day. These are: o Primary 3 classmates – How much in common do you really have with someone who used to steal your Samco and ...
Ariyike
Media personality Ariyike Akinbobola is out with a new episode of her weekly vlog and this week she’s talking about pursuing dreams and how to make dreams come true. In ‘You Can Make It’ she talks about who everyone’s dreams are valid no matter big they are. Watch the vlog below.
The BellaNaija family is a thriving community of beautiful souls. A BN Reader, who has chosen to be identified as 'Miss E.O.A' read an article by Doc Ayomide and she was inspired to share her own story.  She narrated her experience of what it meant living with her father who was dealing with ...
When you met your partner, you had no clue. There was nothing weird about having this special person who was financially comfortable – you needed a break from the long line of leeches you’d had to deal with. Then you found out; the revelation was shocking initially, but the money was too sweet ...
Financial and business coach, Omilola Oshikoya shares tips on setting your financial goals on her Vlog - Pocket Finance with Omilola. She says, your goals should be S.M.A.R.T: Specific. Measurable. Achievable. Realistic. Time-bound. Watch to find out more financial gems:

BN Quote of The Week

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek
~ Barack Obama

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