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From Us To Our Beautiful BellaNaija Family – Happy New Year, 2014

From Us To Our Beautiful BellaNaija Family – Happy New Year, 2014

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Thank you for being a part of our 2013. You have been a very important part of us and we look forward to a very exciting year ahead.
We wish you the very best of 2014. We pray for joy,…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: That’s What Friends Are For

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: That’s What Friends Are For

Monday, December 30th, 2013

This time last year, I  was completely consumed by thoughts of Cancer. My 34 year old friend was dying and there was nothing I could do about it. On days when he did speak, I’d spend as long as I…

Uti Nwachukwu & His Celeb Friends Help Feed & Clothe the Needy! Beverly Osu, Melvin Oduah, Denrele Edun, Kenneth Okolie, Ezinne Akudo & More at the Charity Event in Lagos

Uti Nwachukwu & His Celeb Friends Help Feed & Clothe the Needy! Beverly Osu, Melvin Oduah, Denrele Edun, Kenneth Okolie, Ezinne Akudo & More at the Charity Event in Lagos

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Uti Nwachukwu once again helps put smiles on the faces of the less privileged.
The second edition of his charity event with celebrities – Uti Leads the Stars… was held at the Calabar Hall, Surulere, Lagos on Friday 20th December

How to Socialize this Christmas: The Cool Kids Only Edition

How to Socialize this Christmas: The Cool Kids Only Edition

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Though we’ve exchanged soggy holiday messages; some nicked off the net, or just forwarded on from someone who sent us longish, appropriately emotional ones; said prayers and confessed positive things in advance of the New Year, what most of us…

Georgette Monnou: A Case For Co-Ed Schools

Georgette Monnou: A Case For Co-Ed Schools

Friday, December 20th, 2013

There was a recent study conducted across schools in the UK which indicated that students in single-sex schools do not necessarily perform better just because they have no access to the opposite sex. The initial theory was that by placing…

It’s The Festive Season! Check Out Some Tips on The Art of Hosting

It’s The Festive Season! Check Out Some Tips on The Art of Hosting

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Now that the festive season is upon us, I feel that it is appropriate to discuss hosting. Hosting truly is an art. The ability to select and create a winning menu to keep your guests happy takes a lot of…

When She Tried to Pick Up a Bottle From the Floor & Failed, Nelly Agbogu Knew There Was a Problem! Read the Candid Story of Her Weightloss Journey

When She Tried to Pick Up a Bottle From the Floor & Failed, Nelly Agbogu Knew There Was a Problem! Read the Candid Story of Her Weightloss Journey

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Have you ever been in a situation when you felt the next best thing would be to take a life changing decision? When Nelly Agbogu realized that her options were down to two ‘to lose weight or die slowly and …

Meet the Jeweler to the Stars! Chris Aire Tells His Inspiring Story on CNN’s African Voices

Meet the Jeweler to the Stars! Chris Aire Tells His Inspiring Story on CNN’s African Voices

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Chris Aire… is popularly known as the ‘King of Bling’. He is a celebrity jeweler and international designer of customized ornaments. However, there’s so much more to this man than just the jewelry he makes for his super star celebrity

30-Feet Nelson Mandela Bronze Statue Unveiled Today | Oprah Winfrey, Idris Elba, Richard Branson, Prince Charles at the Funeral in SA

30-Feet Nelson Mandela Bronze Statue Unveiled Today | Oprah Winfrey, Idris Elba, Richard Branson, Prince Charles at the Funeral in SA

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Till we meet again MADIBA!
Today Monday 16th December 2013, a 30-feet bronze statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled by South African president Jacob Zuma… at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa.
This honour comes after he was laid

Nike Davies-Okundaye Shares Her Inspiring Story on NdaniTV Platinum Standard | Watch

Nike Davies-Okundaye Shares Her Inspiring Story on NdaniTV Platinum Standard | Watch

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

If you ever need a reason to believe in yourself, then let me introduce you to a woman of strength and hard work. Nike Davies-Okundaye… is an artist and art curator. She is the founder of one of the leading

Mandela Came, Saw & Conquered! If He Could, We Can

Mandela Came, Saw & Conquered! If He Could, We Can

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

All the memories I have of him are only but the reflections of his image, reflections I could only capture from my television screen yet it feels as though I had had a more personal contact with him. His voice,…

Pope Francis is TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2013

Pope Francis is TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2013

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

TIME Magazine has announced its Person of the Year for 2013 – Pope Francis….
The first Jesuit pontiff who won the hearts and headlines with his humility and common touch, was revealed today Wednesday 11th December 2013 as the

Farewell Madiba! Cheers, Tears & Lots of Love at Nelson Mandela’s Lying In State in Pretoria, South Africa

Farewell Madiba! Cheers, Tears & Lots of Love at Nelson Mandela’s Lying In State in Pretoria, South Africa

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela….
Today, the former President of South Africa lies in state in the country’s capital Pretoria, South Africa.
With his casket wrapped with a South Africa flag, citizens took to the streets to cheer and

“We will Never See the Likes of Him Again…” Read the Full Transcript of President Barack Obama’s Speech at Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service

“We will Never See the Likes of Him Again…” Read the Full Transcript of President Barack Obama’s Speech at Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

“To Graça Machel and the Mandela family; to President (Jacob) Zuma… and members of the government; to heads of state and government, past and present; distinguished guests – it is a singular honor to be with you today, to celebrate

Rest in Peace MADIBA! Barack & Michelle Obama, Desmond Tutu, Charlize Theron, Naomi Campbell, Bill & Hilary Clinton at the Nelson Mandela Memorial Service in SA

Rest in Peace MADIBA! Barack & Michelle Obama, Desmond Tutu, Charlize Theron, Naomi Campbell, Bill & Hilary Clinton at the Nelson Mandela Memorial Service in SA

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Goodnight Nelson Mandela….
Today Tuesday 10th December 2013, the memorial service for the great legend was held at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa.
A lot of dignitaries across the globe and South Africans were present to honour the

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Ordinary Person, Extraordinary Life

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Ordinary Person, Extraordinary Life

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Usually when someone dies, we find ourselves in a reflective mood. We laud their achievements and mourn their loss with a certain intensity which slowly fades away as other things happen. Life goes on. Those who have died have gone;…

Nneze Eluka: Dos & Don’ts of Handling Rejection

Nneze Eluka: Dos & Don’ts of Handling Rejection

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

So, you didn’t get that promotion at work, or maybe you didn’t get into medical school, or you’ve finished your degree and made your parents super-proud, but still haven’t found a job. Or perhaps, your self-esteem could use a boost,…

Enita Akpojevwe: Reviving Old Fashioned Communication Styles

Enita Akpojevwe: Reviving Old Fashioned Communication Styles

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Look at how small the world has shrunk; the size of the mobile device in your hands. The world has never being smaller than it is today, a global village indeed. Communication from eons ago has never being this easy…

Tomorrow is Not Promised But We Can Live, Love & Learn from Today! Read the Heart Warming Tribute to Adaobi Obih by Stephanie Cole

Tomorrow is Not Promised But We Can Live, Love & Learn from Today! Read the Heart Warming Tribute to Adaobi Obih by Stephanie Cole

Friday, December 6th, 2013

On the 17th of November, 2013 a young Nigerian, Adaobi Obih was murdered by her flatmate. Her friend, Stephanie Cole has written us with a tribute to her friend. With a very heart, we mourn the tragic loss of Adaobi. …

Former South African President & Human Rights Icon Nelson Mandela Passes on

Former South African President & Human Rights Icon Nelson Mandela Passes on

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Former South African President and human rights activist Nelson Mandela… has passed on today, the 5th of December 2013.  Nelson Mandela was jailed for 27 years for his fight against apartheid in South Africa. Mandela was 95years old and he

Money Talk with Nimi: It Will Soon Be Christmas

Money Talk with Nimi: It Will Soon Be Christmas

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

It seems pretty obvious that we should be prepared for Christmas since it comes up on the 25th December each year yet we all go into a frenzy as the date approaches and many end up out of pocket afterwards.…

The Entitlement Mentality

The Entitlement Mentality

Friday, November 29th, 2013

During the ‘Occupy Nigeria’ campaign, I saw a placard which I found initially interesting, but which I disagree with now. It was a placard that threatened, “One day, the Poor will have nothing left to eat but the Rich…

The Flying Doctor: Sex, Food, Drugs & Davido

The Flying Doctor: Sex, Food, Drugs & Davido

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

I am sitting up in Wings, the restaurant at the top of our office block at the airport and the latest Davido video comes on. Naturally, he is surrounded by women, alcohol and has a few fast cars parked outside…

Elevate U with Ifeanyi: What Do You Have?

Elevate U with Ifeanyi: What Do You Have?

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

‘What do you have?’
The woman sitting across the table from Myles Munroe was sobbing hysterically now. ‘I don’t have nothing pastor, I don’t have nothing. Tell me, how do I raise the kids? I don’t even have a college…

Fear is a Choice! Don’t Give in to It

Fear is a Choice! Don’t Give in to It

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Danger is real, but fear is a choice…
These were the words of Will Smith’s character in the movie ‘After Earth’. It got me thinking about how true it is and how it affects our everyday lives. An