Inspired!

Maya Horgan Famodu's company, Ingressive, is every African start up's dream. But beyond Ingressive, BellaNaija wanted to take a closer look at this entrepreneur who has made it a ...
 
In 1996, there was an extended ASUU strike that led to a mass exodus from a lot of Nigerian universities. When the strike was called off, we resumed to half empty classes and hostels. For those of us for whom schooling abroad wasn’t an option, we pretty much just settled down to life as usual. ...
As human beings, sometimes we always want to be productive - which is fine, because being productive helps us to accomplish most of our goals. When we are productive, we feel very great about ourselves. For me, a very productive days ends with me giving myself some type of sexy treat. It could ...
'I may not necessarily take your advice'. Now I'm sure most of us including me will cringe at this, but this write-up doesn't address the people who just can't take advice; rather, it addresses the need for some people to always offer advice.  As Chimamanda put it in her novel 'the tendency of ...
This year, BellaNaija is kicking off its BN Making It! series on an interesting  and homely note. We're going to focus on young, fabulous entrepreneurs who manage to keep their heads above the tide of challenges.  We're starting 2015 with medical doctor-turned lifestyle enterpreneur, Samiah ...
In the last couple of weeks, I’ve had cause to change my environment and settling into life in the nation’s capital based on the dictates of my career switch. Being a newbie in the capital city, I was more than eager to get a grasp of the many places that made the city tick. Thus on Saturday, ...
24-year old Oluwatosin Akingbulu emerged as the Best Graduating Student from the Pan-Atlantic University’s School of Media and Communication (SMC) full-time Masters program. At the award ceremony which was held at Havilah Events Centre, Oniru, Victoria Island, Oluwatosin was awarded with a ...
I feel compelled to make a few comments in light of the articles and comments a few people have made in pursuance of the various election campaigns that are being mounted in the run up to our general elections. My first observation is that most of the campaigns have become negative, attacking ...
More often than not, we associate illnesses and diseases with things we can see. It is for this reason that things like mental health issues are swept under the carpet - because they're not easily seen. BN reader, Nike Rokosou* has been living with a condition which causes her immense physical ...
If you have don't have the stomach for hard truths, then don't watch this video! In his TEDxEuston talk, Ali Mufuruki, CEO of Infotech Investment Group, analyses the African situation. Is the continent really growing as much as is being peddled in the media? Watch this insightful talk here:
If you don't watch to anything else on the internet today, just watch this... you'll be fine. Trust us! CNN International correspondent, Zain Asher gives this deep and inspiring talk at the last TEDxEuston event. She talks about her background, and how she thought that all she needed to ...
I used to read about wars or turn on the T.V and see the news on some refugees in some troubled country far away and something tugs at my heart but that small tug is where it ends. I would quickly forget about it because it was so far away. What was once so far away is now at my doorstep. Bombs ...
You tried to be a good father. You were there when your child was born, you held your wife’s hand as she screamed when the pain became unbearable or you paced and prayed outside the birthing room because the person delivering the baby did not want you in the delivery room. You cried when you ...
“We need the courage to create ourselves daily, to be bodacious enough to create ourselves daily – as Christians, as Jews, as Muslims, as thinking, caring, laughing, loving human beings. I think that the courage to confront evil and turn it by dint of will into something applicable to the ...
It’s the New Year. It’s a time for New Beginnings, for New Commitments, and of course New Year’s Resolutions. If you have weight loss-focused resolutions for 2015, I’m here to share how you can make them happen this year. I remember when I used to have those resolutions, I think I had weight ...
Autoimmune diseases are mysterious. For some unclear reasons the immune system recognizes healthy cells as foreign and attacks them, causing harm to the body, which could be life-threatening. Some scientists propose that foreign substances come into the body and create confusion in the immune ...
The newest issue of Motherhood In-Style magazine is covered by adorable children that the magazine has profiled as ‘star kids’ who are child prodigies and super achievers. According to the magazine, research has proven that discovering and facilitating children’s skills and talents from as ...
Mo Abudu is one woman that a lot of younger ladies look up to. Her success story is an amazing one and the heights she has climbed are admirable. The Executive Chairman and CEO of Ebony Life TV, was just named by Forbes as Africa’s most successful woman of the year. According to Forbes, ...
One major lesson I have learnt in life is that you will need a thick skin for every new phase in your life. If you don’t develop a thick skin you will soon find yourself crumbling under every situation rather than facing it. The issue is akin to an animal and human - scared of each other. The ...
A few days ago I had the privilege of spending some time with my neighbour’s children. It was one of those rare Sundays when I really didn't have too much running in my head, other than preparing for Monday's busyness. Thus, I thought to fulfil my promise to hang-out with the three young boys. ...
‘Wise Sayings’ as some people like to term them are more often than not ‘Common Sense’. I remember when I first got into college and I walked into a new friend’s room; she had a list of writings on her wall with the title –My Wise Words. To be honest, I thought all the sentences were really ...

BN Quote of The Week

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
~ John F. Kennedy

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