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Fola Daniel Adelesi: Failed Leadership

Fola Daniel Adelesi: Failed Leadership

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Following the recent events in Nigeria, I am compelled to write about failed leadership. This is not just about those in political offices but about all of us. It may seem glaring that those in the political offices have more…

Elevate U with Ifeanyi: This Far and No Further

Elevate U with Ifeanyi: This Far and No Further

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

‘You are too uneducated to think of getting that far.’
‘Nobody from your country has ever clenched that position.’
‘You are just an inquisitive poor young man, such lofty dreams and aspirations are left to those whose purse can bear…

Mayowa Idowu: For Nkosi Johnson

Mayowa Idowu: For Nkosi Johnson

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

It was a year into the new millennium and my father had picked up the Guardian (As always). Unusually for me, I was able to take in the contents of the cover. Normally, my first port of call would have…

Let’s Talk About Seat Belts & Safety

Let’s Talk About Seat Belts & Safety

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

What would it profit a parent, who straps himself with a seat belt and leaves his children in the backseat, unprotected?
What would it profit you to live with minor abrasions, knowing that your children are either dead or incapacitated…

BN Community Centre: 4 Year Old Girl Suffering from Paralysis

BN Community Centre: 4 Year Old Girl Suffering from Paralysis

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

In March 2013, the BellaNaija team asked for your feedback on how to handle the issue of the emails we receive with regards soliciting for financial aid {Click here to read}. We were grateful for your feedback. Over the years, …

Adebayo Okeowo: Africa Must Grow Up

Adebayo Okeowo: Africa Must Grow Up

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

With the amount of information I was recently exposed to about the African Union’s budget, I feel very ashamed! After looking at the African Union’s 2014 budget, I started wondering how African heads of State get the nerve to challenge…

BN Trailblazers & Tastemakers: Beautiful, Sassy & Unconventional! With Over 10 Years in Media, Kemi Adetiba Has an Undeniable Fire For Quality & Hardwork

BN Trailblazers & Tastemakers: Beautiful, Sassy & Unconventional! With Over 10 Years in Media, Kemi Adetiba Has an Undeniable Fire For Quality & Hardwork

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Kemi Adetiba is a woman on a mission to etch her name in the sands of time. Strike that! She is doing it already. With over ten years in the media/entertainment industry, she has covered a diverse field of experience.  …

Fola Daniel Adelesi: Don’t Blame Those Who Don’t Support Your Dreams

Fola Daniel Adelesi: Don’t Blame Those Who Don’t Support Your Dreams

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Having a dream is very important but beyond the dreams, achieving them is the real thing. I recently said that the world does not honour noble intentions. It only respects results. Some years ago, I saw a video titled ‘…

The Smiles on their Faces Are So Precious! Nigerian Designer Ayo Van Elmar Gives Clothes to Children with Her Sunshine Project

The Smiles on their Faces Are So Precious! Nigerian Designer Ayo Van Elmar Gives Clothes to Children with Her Sunshine Project

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Last year, BellaNaija published the feature on Nigerian designer, Ayo Van Elmar who is based in Austria. {click here if you missed it} Ayo and her team, under The Sunshine Project,… provided  clothes and shoes for less privileged children in

Isio Knows Better: Woman, Know Thyself

Isio Knows Better: Woman, Know Thyself

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

I sincerely lay no claims to being more knowledgeable than anyone, but I do confess that I know better than I did yesterday, last year and a decade ago. Isio Knows better is an attempt to capture the shocking and …

Jumai Shaba presents her First Vlog – “Humility” | Watch

Jumai Shaba presents her First Vlog – “Humility” | Watch

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

It’s time for an afternoon break with Jumai Shaba.
The Nigerian media personality will be sharing her thoughts on various issues on her vlog. The first episode – Humility… was released on Sunday.
Check it out!

Toolz’ Thoughts: What’s Your Selling Point?

Toolz’ Thoughts: What’s Your Selling Point?

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

This is my first Toolz Thoughts’ of 2014, so I can still say Happy New Year beautiful people! We made it to 2014- all thanks to God! First off, I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone that…

Ainehi Edoro: The Wondrous and Terrifying World of An Abiku

Ainehi Edoro: The Wondrous and Terrifying World of An Abiku

Monday, February 17th, 2014

My interest in the Abiku phenomenon began when I received a short story submission from Ayodele Olofintuade, the endlessly brilliant Cassava Republic author.
Immediately I read the story, I asked Ayodele for seven more and commissioned Laolu Senbanjo of Afromysterics…

Gidi Culture Festival: Re-Evaluating An African’s Birth Right

Gidi Culture Festival: Re-Evaluating An African’s Birth Right

Monday, February 17th, 2014

BellaNaija partners with the organizers of Gidi Culture Festival. So, what exactly is Gidi Culture Festival? It is a movement which serves to provoke insightful thoughts, towards the motivated and empowered African youth. It is the voice for the …

Omo Remilekun: To My Mother on Valentine’s Day

Omo Remilekun: To My Mother on Valentine’s Day

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

A few days ago, I read Kenneth Onuh’s piece, “A Mother’s Love – Pure and Endless”… on BellaNaija. {Click here to read} It came at the very same time I was considering writing a (hopefully cathartic) piece about my

Afam: Lesson Notes On Charity & Generousity From Mr. Sabichi

Afam: Lesson Notes On Charity & Generousity From Mr. Sabichi

Friday, February 14th, 2014

My idea of charity in Nigeria is somewhat pathetic. Of course there are the great causes that are currently in fashion, like cancer and orphans. And then there’s 234 Give, a website that makes it easier to give to any…

Dearest Mr. Ex

Dearest Mr. Ex

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Dearest Mr. Ex,
Did I tell you I cried? Oh yes I cried. In fact there were many nights when I went to sleep crying and woke up still crying. It was hard for me to get over the heartbreak…

Kenneth Onuh: A Mother’s Love – Pure & Endless

Kenneth Onuh: A Mother’s Love – Pure & Endless

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

The very first woman in my life epitomizes the summation of life’s precious moments and she remains a jewel to me. My mom. Always so graceful, at a remarkable height of 6′ 2″, she always had this sparkle in her…

Money Talk with Nimi: Romance & Finance

Money Talk with Nimi: Romance & Finance

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Whether you are in a serious relationship, just recently married, or have been married for several years, money matters can be controversial if not handled carefully. When two people become a couple they confront a myriad of financial choices and…

BN Community Centre: Twin Girls Born 12 Weeks Premature

BN Community Centre: Twin Girls Born 12 Weeks Premature

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

In March 2013, the BellaNaija team asked for your feedback on how to handle the issue of the emails we receive with regards soliciting for financial aid {Click here to read}. We were grateful for your feedback. Over the years, …

This Woman is Not Scared of Failure! Watch the Inspiring Video of Shade Ladipo on NdaniTV’s Young CEO

This Woman is Not Scared of Failure! Watch the Inspiring Video of Shade Ladipo on NdaniTV’s Young CEO

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Kick off your week with this REAL TALK video with Shade Ladipo. Shade is the founder of Avienti Limited, a destination management company.
She talks about her experiences and her fears. In this edition of NdaniTV‘s Young CEO…

Fola Daniel Adelesi: The Size of Your Challenges

Fola Daniel Adelesi: The Size of Your Challenges

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

There’s something interesting you really need to know about the size of your challenges. I think that by the time you find out what it is, your perception to challenges will change. Every human being will face challenges in life…

Luke Ogar: Parents – Life Givers or Not?

Luke Ogar: Parents – Life Givers or Not?

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life.”-Chuck Palahniuk…
The joy of parenting lies within its seeming perennial burden: indeed, it is no small job to partake in. It’s

Isio Knows Better: Maternal Instinct

Isio Knows Better: Maternal Instinct

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

This is true. I know better. I lay no claims to being more knowledgeable than anyone, but I do confess that I know better than I did yesterday, last year and a decade ago.
You see, there is this conversation …

The Flying Doctor: The Myth of the ‘Runz Girl’

The Flying Doctor: The Myth of the ‘Runz Girl’

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Last week I was doing some business in Port Harcourt staying at the Presidential Hotel. After my dinner, I tried to go back to my room, but the security lady at the lift stopped me saying that she had to…