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Nollywood actress Monalisa Chinda was at an event recently where she opened up about having survived domestic violence while offering tips on how to get out of domestic violence ...
 
I envy couples that have never had to worry about that interesting window in a woman’s cycle called ovulation. The joy of being able to be intimate with your husband without having one eye on the calendar!!! I have had some of my less-fertility-challenged friends tell me that they too are ...
Every time I ask my gym members what part of the body they really want to work out, the abdominals is a no-brainer. Around the world, many people are drawn to core exercises, but mostly for vanity reasons. We all see fitness models with 6-pack abs, and gravitate towards that visual. A ...
"To go into business, for me, is the most difficult thing ever. You must be prepared to be emotionally broken down; you must be prepared to have sleepless nights; and you must be prepared to fall. You cannot succeed without making mistakes" With these immensely powerful words, South African ...
I was stupidly forgiving. I called it my strength. It pleased me to forgive people, to let everything go and give no further thought to what had been said or done. I took insults and abuse in good stride. I forgave even before I was asked. I welcomed anyone back, scratch that, I invited ...
On this edition of 'Women Talk' on The Inspire Series with Glory Edozien, the topic is 'Judgemental Woman'. An issue which is predominant with females, Glory invites Lydia Idakula, Sheila Ojei and Seun Awogbade  to discuss the different elements of being judgemental. Here's what Glory has to ...
Have you ever heard, read or seen something that stuck with you from the outset and changed your attitude towards life? A few weekends ago I attended a meeting with the Eagle Toastmasters and I heard something that had a huge impact on me. A brilliant speaker announced the title of his speech ...
For more than ten years I have been in situations where I attracted opportunities with my mind and I can confidently say that it works. If it has ever worked for other people it can also work for you. When I got started on this path I didn't know it's what you can call attracting opportunities ...
This month I’ve decided to write a 3 part series called Nigerian Women & Money. One article each week. Part 1 is for the Stay at Home Mum: run your home like a corporation. Part 2 the Single Woman: Be a Boss, Build an Empire. Part 3 Working Mother (9-5er/ entrepreneur): Be ...
“Oh my God!!! I’m so happy for you! What fantastic news! You and your husband must be thrilled!!” These are the words some of us would have said at some point in time, a huge smile on our faces, but with a hollow-as-a-pit feeling in our stomachs. You’re happy for this friend, family member, ...
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 people just want to be in the leadership position because of the gains - power and money. Maybe some other ...
Yinka Shonibare MBE is the epitome of art + brilliance. Born in London, and living in Nigeria till his teenage years, Yinka Shonibare has always had an inclination for the arts. He studied Fine Arts at Byam Shaw College of Art. Shonibare uses Ankara fabric in his work, and he always uses ...
They say they do not want to pressure you but it's there... It's there in their eyes. It's there in their words. It's there when you ask for money from them because you don't have a job yet. It's there when they ask "when we go come chop rice na?" It's there when your mother repeatedly ...
At the age of 10, and having only the prospect of becoming a smuggler, Amos Wekesa's destiny was turned around when The Salvation Army selected him as a beneficiary for education. He eventually became a tour guide and he believed that his life was finally on track. Then he aspired for ...
A few weeks before that day, I had had a series of surreal feelings. I have never been able to find the adjectives to describe them. But that day... I knew that they were all connected. That day... I was on a flight from London to Lagos. I remember that the seat belt lights were on and the ...
Once upon a time, humanity was divided along two extreme poles; there was man on one end, and woman on the other. The concept of womanhood and the rights of women were relegated to the background, as secondary. However great their contribution to humanity, and their society, the woman and girl ...
You stir; it's the morning of your birthday and that's the first thing that floats into your consciousness. The bed is warm,but your toes are cold - you forgot to wear your socks before sleep came. Blame Blacklist - so engrossed in the show that you were too lazy to grab your cozies. You ...
At the start of 2013 all seemed to be going well for Kemi and her family. Their first child had just started university, her husband's business was beginning to turn around after a difficult year, and they had finally completed their own home and recently moved in. It seemed like it was going ...
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As a newlywed, chances are that you’ll be deliriously happy and basking in the glow of marriage (hopefully). Nothing can or will ever make you miss the days of being single, right? WRONG! The things you miss may not hit you all at once, and you may not even realize that you miss them for a ...
From time to time I keep thinking about how we all are working. I marvel at how many of us are doing anything for posterity and not just for ourselves. I know some people will only say 'all I can do is my best and if God wants me to have abundance that posterity can benefit from, then I'll have ...
It sucks to be out of job, even worse to have lost one and then get a clear picture of how you could have survived termination. My buddy found himself in this awful situation a week ago and misery does not begin to describe what emotions he is battling. We went through a list of what he would ...

BN Quote of The Day

The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause
~ Baltasar Gracian

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