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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 ...
 
Necole Kane - Necole Bitchie
NecoleBitchie.com has come to an end. The gossip site, mainly focused on African-American celebs and stars, started in 2008 and its owner Necole Kane, went on to win many awards and accolades for it - she appeared in Cosmopolitan, BET, etc. Many women, like me, could relate to Necole Bitchie ...
Room 313 is an experimental series created by Wana Udobang about people who have experienced trauma undergoing therapy, telling their stories through vignettes. Room 313 is written and directed by Wana Udobang, and produced by AMVCA award winner Imoh ‘Majorboy’ Umoren. Wana says of the ...
It's always so great to hear about youth of African descent doing great things all around the world. Meet 9-year-old Nigerian-German artist, Chioma Mayrschofer, who took part in VR-Bank’s art competition through her school. Not only did she win, she also got a chance to display her work at an ...
Ok… so you have always wanted to become a fashion designer...for any of the following reasons: You have always loved sketching clothes as soon as you were able to hold a pencil; You used to make clothes for your dolls; You know you have the talent and everyone knows that – they even come to ...
On the second episode of Glory Edozien's Vlog, she talks about the competitive world we live in and how everyone seems to be trying to keep up with the Jones'Glory says: The problem with competition, in my opinion, is that it fosters comparisons which can be incredibly distracting. My ...
I admire boss ladies! These are women who have their own money, are successful in their careers and businesses and can pay their bills! Truthfully because I am a ‘woman’s woman’. I don’t mind a man picking up the tab. However, I am learning that financial independence commands respect in some ...
Nigerian born Kayode Ajayi, a student of Berklee College of Music wrote this really beautiful song and we just had to share. Titled 'Praying For Peace', the song's lyrics are stirring and poignant.Amidst all the strife going on around the world, we just want peace and love to reign. ...
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, BellaNaija has published various feature stories on Nigerians in ...
Glory Edozien has started her own VLog series, titled Discovery.  On the first episode she talks about how to love yourself.Here are the 6 tips she gives on how:1: Find Out Who You Are2: See Yourself3: Change What You Can4: Forgive Yourself5: Spend Time Being ...
OSGVitiligoDay by Tosin Ajibade of Olori SuperGal - BellaNaija - June2015001 (4)
In honour of the World Vitiligo Day, which takes place on the 25th of June 2015 every year to honour people living with Vitiligo, popular blogger Tosin Ajibade a.k.a Olori SuperGal has created an inspiring campaign to raise awareness for the skin condition - #OSGWorldVitiligoDay. According ...
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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 ...
 It was in the house I had always known as “Bode Thomas” that the news was broken. First I saw my dad's older brother and then his younger sister and suddenly there were several familiar faces around. I heard someone say gently to my grandpa, “Taiwo ti s’alaisi”. Minutes later I heard my mum ...
When the TV show, An African City  hit our screens, we were excited by the angle the creators of the show had chosen to tell the African story from. Even more interesting was the diverse range of talented and relatively unknown thespians cast in the show.  Ghanaian Maameyaa Boafo came to us ...
Hi son, I remember the indescribable joy in the labour ward on the day you were born, and it seems to me that almost overnight, you have grown into a strapping young man. I have so much to say to you as you navigate your path towards manhood: what it feels like to fall in love with the woman ...
Do you remember what you learnt in your first year at University? I think I am going too far. Do remember what you learnt last semester? If you studied something the night before and it comes out in the exam and you do well, does that make you smart? If you did not study something for exam ...
Anih Blessing John BellaNaija
Seeing a female building painter in Nigeria is an anomaly. This is why Anih Blessing John's story is such a special one, as she is thriving in the male-dominated field. Anih became a painter after she left secondary school, as her parents could not afford to give her money to further her ...
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 ...
“Hey, did you know (insert person’s name or gender here) is a sickler?” How many times have we heard that conversation about someone we know or knew? Yeah, it seems to be a recurring experience that is common in a society like ours. I have always wondered who started it and when the term ...
CNN turns its spotlight to West Africa for this edition of African Start Up. Ghanaian Kwabena Danso, produces hand made bicycles out of bamboo. Although the idea is not originally his, the CEO of Boomers International has managed to localise the product; even going a step further by teaching ...
During our last Inspire Series ‘Redefining Finance’ event, a lady from the audience talked about how bored she had gotten with her job and wanted to take off to do a Masters degree. I know a lot of people who feel that way but are never bold enough to really say that they just don’t know what ...

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