Inspired!

Leadership is a desirable thing for so many. Some have a good reason to desire a leadership position, and there are those who just want it because of their personal benefits. Some ...
 
Refilwe
South African model, Refilwe Modiselle, is featured on the most recent edition of CNN's African Voices. She speaks on her strong family ties, living with looking different, and the challenges of being an albino in Africa. Watch here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Following the commemoration of our independence day, I think it is important to take one of the most important issues of the country, discuss how it’s ripping us apart. It's also important to try and find a way to move forward. Many Nigerians refer to how we were brought together without much ...
One of the most highly anticipated feature films, "A Place in the Stars" has launched a social media campaign to commemorate Nigeria's Independence Day but more importantly to celebrate the many sung/unsung heroes who in the face of adversity continue to channel the right path. The film, ...
Surviving on an average of 3 hours of sleep every night for the past two weeks is reminiscent of my last days in Law School. Back then, I promised myself that if I made it out of there alive, I'd never go near academic pursuits again. I forgot. So here I am again, wondering why as a person of ...
Ojinika-223
Ojinika Obiekwe's vivacious spirit is evident when she gets in front of the camera. This hardworking and professional journalist, has worked for the past 12 years wearing multiple hats just to get the job needs to be done.  At BellaNaija, while we seek to entertain and educate, we also hope to ...
I think that it’s hard to not lean on other people for support. We are human beings and we really need each other to live and to rise to the highest possible levels in life. Unfortunately, many of the people you are relating with simply cannot be trusted or relied upon, especially in the days ...
Imagine attending an African event in the Diaspora, with the theme “Finding your African roots”. If you have never been to one, I have and I would love to share my experience with you. The event was filled with people of origin from every corner of the African continent – North, South, East ...
Glory and Wana
Rose tells endless pointless stories. Blanche is carefree and flirtatious. Dorothy is sensible and sarcastic. And Sophia, well Sophia is just plain crazy. These are the main characters of the old but popular sitcom Golden Girls which chronicles the life of 4 mature women living together in ...
Millions of people across the world suffer from body image issues. Either as a result of childhood bullying, or adult expectations of what they should look like, they're forced to live with the insecurities that come with perfection... or the quest for it. On the most recent episode of The ...
11 year old Mamadee is inspiration that no matter what you're going through, a positive attitude can change your outlook and the outcome of your situation. Liberian Mamadee was a confirmed Ebola patient who used to dance in the camp, making everyone happy. A few weeks after being admitted, ...
A dream accomplished is sweet to the soul. It must be so frustrating to get up and go to a job you absolutely detest and dread …every single day of your life. It is even more annoying when you drag your feet to a dreadful job where you are neither appreciated nor valued. Now, consider the ...
The first time I saw my father cry was at his mother's service of songs. Even then it wasn't a deep, heaving show of sadness; instead it was a steely, release of tears - quickly wiped away. The next time I saw him cry was... Wait, that was actually the only time I saw my father cry. At my ...
On my flight back to New York recently, I Googled, “Is it OK to be this happy?” It goes without saying that I was stupidly happy at that moment and had been that way for a while. Funny thing is I couldn’t categorically say why. I didn’t know if it was seeing/spending time with my mom that had ...
So, you have transformed that great idea into an equally great product? Congratulations! Now open for business, you sit by the phone waiting for the calls to start coming in. One day, two days, one week- nothing. On the eighth day, the phone begins to ring loudly and you are overjoyed, only to ...
It has been almost 10 years since that fateful day but I can still see the scene vividly in my head whenever I want to… Me lying on my bunk bed, cowering under the imaginary weight of their eyes. Their voices screaming out in my head through the haze of my sadness and tears; “see her half past ...
Ojinika-223
Ojinika Obiekwe's vivacious spirit is evident when she gets in front of the camera. This hardworking and professional journalist, has worked for the past 12 years wearing multiple hats just to get the job needs to be done.  At BellaNaija, while we seek to entertain and educate, we also hope ...
As we try to succeed in life we will meet people in different places who look at us and they tend to pity us more than we pity ourselves. They are the ones who seem to keep records of how many times we have tried something and it did not work. Rather than encourage us so that we can do it ...
It has become somewhat popular these days for people to discuss the role of and opportunities for, what I will call “youths in power”. As an example, my amiable acquaintance, Ohimai—a young man who has demonstrated the administrative capacities of young people with quiet aplomb —and certain ...
As Nigeria battles with the outbreak of Ebola, we consistently commend the dedication and selflessness of the doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Lives have been lost, and families have had to undergo the trauma of isolation. The fear of the unknown even very crippling. We ...
Writing Monday Morning Banter used to be a lot of fun for me. It was light and easy; I didn't have to worry about depth or pseudo-intellectuality. Just keep it simple, and you'd be fine. However, two years later, I've found myself asking questions about purpose and essence. So ,I'm caught in ...

BN Quote of The Day

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction
~ John F. Kennedy

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