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If you need a pick me up to get you through a bad day, this video right here is IT! At the 2015 graduation ceremony of Dillard University, New Orleans, actor, Denzel Washington gave ...
 
The first time I saw Chude Jideonwo, he was on television; a fifteen year-old boy talking about a new book he had just written and published titled ‘My Father’s Knickers.’ I was very annoyed, for no reason other than the fact that this boy-man person was so self-assured and talked so seriously ...
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It is Mother’s Day today and a lot of people are using the opportunity to further appreciate the mother figures in their lives. The Stars are not left out of today’s display of affection as most of them took to social media to express their love for mothers, wives and more. Take a look at ...
Happy Mother's Day/Mothering Sunday to all the mothers and future mothers! We appreciate you today and always. As we celebrate this day, this miraculous story of the power of a mum's love and touch is sure to warm your heart.For Kate Ogg and her husband David, the arrival of twins ...
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Y!/YNaija.com, in partnership with Leading Ladies Africa project presents their list of Nigeria’s 100 Most Influential Women – #YWomen100. The team said it aims to inspire a generation of women to do greater things in diverse fields of endeavour with this list."These are the ladies who ...
People are often confused by why there are so many "Mother's Days"! Mothering Sunday is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent (15th of March this year) while Mother's Day in the USA, Canada falls on the second Sunday in May and the list goes on. In our books, there can never be enough ...
So it's no secret that courts in some States have been on strike and that that automatically means that some lawyers are currently experiencing the much abhorred 'dry season' right now. I have had some interesting conversations with some learned colleagues of mine and each of those ...
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We've missed Adanna & David! The jovial couple recently published two inspiring videos. Dealing with Hard Times In this video, Adanna acts out the part of a sad lady while David does the voiceover with inspirational quotes, "I don't want you to focus on the questions why, but on the ...
BellaNaija is very passionate about sharing inspiring stories and this one is no different.  Tuedon Morgan is an amazing marathon runner with medals and accolades to boot! First she walked, then she jogged and before long, she was running marathons. Tee Morgan, as she is fondly referred to, ...
We are well past the time when Abigail Adams had to write her husband—then president of the United States—reminding him to “remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put much unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember all men would ...
“The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” St August of Hippo Every day we are faced with the choice to love or not to love. I am not speaking of love as a feeling. Love is the awareness that wraps those feelings and the will to let them thrive. There can be ...
She's beautiful and strong No one sees her tears because she possesses an inner strength! She works day and night to make sure there is food on the table. She's forever looking for ways to be an inspiration to others... She's been bruised, abused, broken but yet she stands strong... She ...
Let's say your life is so perfect and you had no disappointments or major setbacks? Life would be easy right? But would easy always be fun? No. So while the idea of a perfect life sounds cool, it will be so boringggg. Not only would it be boring, most importantly you definitely won't be the ...
It truly is a big deal that I’ve grown to love and accept myself - not only as a human being but as a woman. I remember when I was a little girl, I hated everything about me: from my body to my feelings. The reason why I had those feelings and the fact that I was born female. I thought that my ...
Towards the end of the Christmas\New Year holiday, I was hanging out in my friend’s house just gisting as usual and somehow the conversation veered into the state of our home country Nigeria. A particular statement seconded by others at the lunch table particularly got my antennas up. We were ...
Saheela Ibraheem was named one of the World's 50 Smartest Teenagers, and U.S. President Obama met and commended her on this feat at a reception celebrating Black History Month. The teenager had the honour of introducing the President and First Lady Michelle Obama at the event. Here's a bit of ...
Blind blogger/singer Lioness Oyinbo is a Norwegian-born artiste set to take Nigeria by storm! She recently spoke to Punch about her ventures and visual impairment. Here are some excerpts! What led to your visual impairment? I’m blind from birth due to a detached optic nerve and I’m surprised ...
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BellaNaija started BN Our Stories, Our Miracles as a feature to commemorate our 6th anniversary. Since then we have shared a of lot life changing stories which have shown people overcoming seemingly insurmountable circumstances. Today we're featuring a story that we found really captures the ...
This Ghanaian computer software engineer will blow your mind away! As a result of a medical situation when she was a baby, Farida Bedwei has lived with Cerebral Palsy all her life; but this has not been a limitation. Instead, Farida Bedwei found a way to beat her disability and is, today, ...
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Forbes has listed BellaNaija.com founder and CEO, Uche Pedro, as one of the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa in 2015. She made the list last year as well - click here if you missed it. Other notable entrepreneurs listed include:Ugandan Ali-shah Jivraj, CEO of Royal ...
I am a total sucker for birthday celebrations. I rarely let the birthday of a friend or family member pass by without celebrating it. Yes, I am that friend who bugs her friends to "do something na", for the day. I even had a mini accident in the market some years ago because I had woken up a ...

BN Quote of The Week

I cannot change the past. But I can change the present and the future
~ Muhammadu Buhari

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