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Looking back at his astonishing career, Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt says his only real regret is that he did not take his sport more seriously at an earlier age. “Maybe I would ...
 
IVF. Just a three-lettered acronym, but which means a multitude of things to different people. This article isn't to address the very many ways we identify with that acronym (even though I will in a subsequent one, as I know many people are chomping at the bit to express their passionate ...
The importance of having multiple revenue streams, for anyone who is interested in building wealth, cannot be over emphasized. Even if it is dividend pay-outs from stocks or buying and selling things on the side and making a margin, it is important for everyone to have a side hustle. A side ...
Imagine being hungry and having no hope of eating. Can you imagine that from the point of view of a child or an elderly living alone in a ramshackle bin? Imagine the throbbing, aching painfulness a mother feels watching her child fighting hunger pains? And, she knows she could never find ...
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This post by this young lady named Doris (@dorisstillsmiling) has been trending on social media for a few hours and we just had to share because it is so inspiring. From a post shared on her social media page, she talks about how she had to have her leg amputated about 7 years ago but she has ...
Her Network has announced #BeyondHERSurface Social Media Campaign aimed at inspiring and celebrating women. Her Network, a platform aimed at connecting, inspiring and encouraging women to help one another grow, is proud to announce its "Beyond HER Surface" social media campaign aimed at ...
Recently, comments made by two influential Nigerian men could lead us to believe that a woman’s place is in the kitchen.  One advised men not to marry women who cannot cook; the second blatantly declared that his wife belonged to his kitchen.  Their comments may have been influenced by culture; ...
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In this video, hosts of EbonyLife TV's Moments, Toke Makinwa, Michelle Dede and Bolanle Olukanni talk to the Founder of Esquire Network, Chelsea Monye about being young and hungry. After staring out as a fashion and lifestyle blogger at 16, Chelsea was able to form a creative hub for like ...
Do you find yourself anxiously waiting for you lunch break and when it’s finally time, you just sit there like a potato (or in our case; yam), probably nibbling on a pack of plantain chips as you stare blankly into space. Do you? I know, we too. But that’s okay, here are seven amazing things ...
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Linda Ikeji is expanding her media empire with the launch of Linda Ikeji Social today. Here's how she explains her new venture - Linda Ikeji Social is basically Facebook meets Linda Ikeji Blog meets ebay.com! You can connect with friends on LIS, chat, get the latest breaking news, sell ...
At the largest annual gathering of African entrepreneurs, held in Lagos, Nigeria, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) hosted almost 1,000 women and men from 54 African countries, for the 2nd TEF Entrepreneurship Forum. The Forum celebrates the 2016 cohort of Elumelu Entrepreneurs, selected ...
Childhood and youth are very trying times; they were trying in my day and I wonder what it must be like for these teenagers. The emotional and physical changes, the rush to be an adult and still be protected like a child. Then there's the belief that you know everything even though you don't. ...
How I Started Eddie Madaki
To continue with the success of #HOWISTARTED, The Wedding Mall is once again bringing together budding entrepreneurs in the Federal Capital for #HowIStarted V. #HowIStarted is a free one-day Entrepreneurial seminar for creative and young professional looking to make switch to launch ...
These days I feel like I’ve been ‘winning’! I know this may sound cocky and for the superstitious readers among you. You might even say ‘hmm don’t go and jinx yourself o!’ But let me explain what I mean...to give you a better understanding of this statement. Recently, I have noticed an ...
I was doing a random research of recent and stumbled on the current list of top websites in Nigeria (October 2016). The list is dominated by the usual names – Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Nairaland, Linda Ikeji and MMM Office. Wait, what’s MMM Office? It’s a Ponzi scheme, and it has its own ...
Move Back to Nigeria is a series on BellaNaija which aims to encourage young and not-so-young professionals in the diaspora who are trying to make the decision of whether to move back to Nigeria. In collaboration with the brilliant team at MoveBackToNigeria.com, we hope to bring you regular ...
"Cissy just got that job offer with the international company and will soon be moving to start!" "Kathy just got this prestigious scholarship!" "Lena moved to a new company and is now making five times your current salary!" Everyone's life has turned out perfectly. Well, everyone except ...
My friend, Roy is turns twenty-three today. He is becoming on one hand, one of those Nigerian men who like to talk about politics -  because of the sad realisation that it is a defining factor in how their lives play out. On the other hand, he is becoming the unconcerned Nigerian Man who is ...
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Professor Niyi Osundare, 69, Nigeria’s multiple award-winning poet and 2014 winner of the Nigerian National Merit Award (NNMA) for academic excellence,  composes this poem to reflect the anomic times in the country’s judiciary. The Poem is now trending in the social media. *** My ...
Until the year 2002, I was always curious to ask those who complained of a headache how they felt. I had asked if their heads were peppering them or felt like pin pricks. “Take Panadol or paracetamol and you will be fine” was my best advice. When I had my first headache, I felt like a hefty ...
The Village Pot team sent us this exciting idea they had called The Alejo Project and we are very pleased to present the series. So what is The Alejo Project? Alejo means 'guest in Yoruba. In Alejo Project (#alejoproject), we tell the undiluted stories of foreigners who have moved to Nigeria. ...
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