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I have a friend, name withheld, who I cherish a lot. She's someone I talk to when I get the chance, my fan and one of my biggest critiques. She is a lovely lady, with a wonderful ...
 
When I was about to enter into the university, I was going through the courses available in my school of choice with my dad. He stopped at marketing and said: this is a very good course, you should go for it. Me? Marketing? No way. Daddy asked why? "Have you forgotten I’m the worst mathematics ...
Born and raised in Sagamu, Ogun State, Michael Adesanya has been nothing but an extraordinary example to follow. Graduating from Mayflower school, Ikene with nine distinctions and a First Class degree in Chemical Engineering in 2010, Michael has gone on to add being the winner of the 2015 ...
We found this really interesting video produced by Damilola Ajilore of DuduNorth, where she got her friends to talk about things they have learned from growing up. She talks about the inspiration for the project on her blog, and concludes that, "being an adult, may be tough on some days but ...
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BellaNaija presents “Celebrating You! Class of 2015” We called for submissions of graduating students who had excelled in their course of study. We acknowledge the fact that everyone who has graduated this year is a winner. We, therefore, want to celebrate people who have gone over and above ...
When I give talks on business and investment, the common statement I get from most young people is "I have this idea, but the problem is that I do not have the money to start it". I always say start now, no matter how small you start. The hardest and most important part of doing anything is ...
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  Tito Idakula, musician Bez Idakula's wife, has recently launched a blog and website to help spread the message of God's love through a tragic loss.  Most people did not know that Tito & her husband were expecting a baby that they eventually lost, after a full-term pregnancy. The ...
This week on Glory Edozien's VLog - Discovery,  she invites the Smart Money woman Arese Ugwu, as a guest VLogger.In three easy steps, Arese shares practical tips on how to save your money. 1: Have the right mindset 2: Have a budget 3: Have savings bucketsWatch this episode of ...
I have found that a lot of people do not know how to speak with their voice. They do not know what their voices even sound like or what it wants to say. They are not familiar with themselves. This is the core of my article today: Learning to speak with your voice. How do you speak with your ...
It’s the second Monday of the month, and time for another success story! This is another one of those stories that just made me smile from ear to ear. As a dear friend in our community keeps saying, it’s just God’s way of showing off! Here’s Adeline*’s story! I met my husband when we were both ...
There is hardly anyone who does not know what to do with money. The only difference between one person and the other is that one knows how to spend and the other knows how to earn. Maybe we should just say a simple way to know the one who will eventually become rich or remain poor is to see who ...
It seems like to be female in Nigeria is to be the butt of jokes. I had put off writing about this for a while, but after the hashtag “BeingFemaleInNigeria” recently took over Twittersville, I decided it was time to hit the nail on the head.  I’m sure you’ve all seen those comedy show adverts ...
Like most people I will admit it took me a long time to look at myself and say ‘I am okay with whom I am’ and truly mean it. Like most people I searched for validation and acceptance from people because in my mind ‘if people accepted me, validated me, then I could accept myself.’ However, a ...
BellaNaija presents “Celebrating You! Class of 2015” We called for submissions of graduating students who had excelled in their course of study. We acknowledge the fact that everyone who has graduated this year is a winner. We, therefore, want to celebrate people who have gone over and above ...
In the world today, the craze for excessive materialism is spreading like wild fire. The pursuit of riches has put moral decadence on the rise; and even the under-aged’s line of thought is clouded by this angel-faced demon. While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with being ambitious and ...
Right from birth we have always had someone who would direct us. Whether in the form of a parent, teacher, sports coach or manager at work. It is inevitable as human beings that we must be led or directed; even our leaders have leaders. A mentor is someone who is where you want to be or ...
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Dreams: our vivid imaginations and aspiration that birth endless possibilities in our minds, the promise of real existence. I say real existence because one cannot truly exist if they are not living their dreams and being their true self. We often hear of ‘a higher purpose,' and that the human ...
They say every man ought to desire a better life but I dare say it is not enough to desire, every man must demand for a better life and to do that, a great measure of confidence is required. Confidence in oneself and one’s ability to express. I was born and raised in the suburb area of ...
About a year ago, my sister gave me a beautiful black Michael Kors bag. I love the bag not only because it is a designer bag, but because it is durable and good quality. However, I noticed recently that I have really carried the bag a little too often and it was beginning to show signs of wear ...
Glory Edozien shares tips for you in the pursuit of your dreams and believing yourself. In her most recent VLog, she talks about her personal experience of ambition, expectations and bringing those dreams to reality. According to her: "Believing in yourself enough to follow your dreams ...
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 was far too loud and there was much food, drink and festivity. The Master of Ceremonies announced a special ...

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