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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 ...
 
Lessons From Patricia
Patricia is not my daughter nor my sister. Patricia was my mother. My biological mother. The very woman that nurtured me from the cradle. My self-effacing mother. The wife of my father. My mother was born into a large monogamous family. She had about nine siblings (dead and alive). She had ...
I got a message about a month ago from someone I hadn’t spoken to in over 5 years. We were good friends in college but lost touch after graduation so I was really shocked when I received an animated message from him on social media that read something like: "Toyosi!! Wow!!! It is so good to ...
Nigerian model, actor and TV personality Uti Nwachukwu has written a new piece exclusively for BN. The 32-year-old who recently celebrated his birthday in South Africa, previously penned an article about not carrying vultures into your new life. In "You'll Never Grow Unless...", he talks ...
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In 2007, Joyce Dzidzor Nartey had unprotected sex with a member of her church. A few weeks later, she found out she was pregnant and HIV positive. The news was devastating at the time, but the Ghanaian singer and actress came out brave. She found true love, and is now an awareness advocate ...
Not too tall, Someone with curves, She waits for you to talk to her first She talks to you first to show she's daring She doesn't visit you all the time so she doesn't lose her respect She visits whenever she wants because she's so sure of herself, she doesn't fear losing her ...
People have been divided as to who should be blamed for bad leadership. Many have blamed the leaders themselves, calling them ‘Accidental Leaders’. Others have blamed the people who helped them to become ‘Positional Leaders.’ There are those who have taken it a step further by saying that God ...
Our “haters” have become the crutch we use for not living our best lives. Our “haters” have become the excuse we offer as to why we continuously refuse to live a life of purpose and fulfillment. We eagerly look around at our environments and look for the easiest person we can cast the blame on ...
In a typical Nigerian conversation, once someone complains about one government induced struggle or the other (bad roads, no water or light, etc.) a conversation ensues on how the government needs to change: “Our leaders don’t care about us”, “CORRUPTION!!!” One such conversation unfolded ...
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember: you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”~Harriet Tubman Do you feel that? That moving sensation in your heart? You’re not sure what, but something is pushing you to ...
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They're black and beautiful! Last week, BN helped kick off actress Beverly Naya's inspiring campaign - #FiftyShadesOfBlack which aims to uphold the whole essence of being black and loving your beautiful skin. Today, we have Beverly as well as Taiwo Ajayi Lycett, Osas Ighodaro, Vimbai ...
When the baby eventually came through, all the excitement built to a crescendo suddenly evaporated in moment. She didn’t look much like a baby; her limbs, all four of them, were severely malformed and she didn’t look like someone who could survive the cold harsh reality of present-day ...
These days, with so many people in search of instant success, it isn't very surprising to see a lot of people quickly backing out of projects. Some people start developing their skills and they want to put it to use but after one or two events and nothing happens, they want to back out. I see ...
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 ...
The enormous power that lies within books can never be overstated. Books provide insight, education and knowledge. It is for this reason that we're very inspired by the work done by Yohannes Gebregeorgis. On this edition of CNN's African Voices, the Ethiopian librarian shares his background ...
Vanessa Amadi - August 2014 - BellaNaija.com 01
PR extraordinaire Vannessa Amadi who welcomed her first child - a boy with husband Oki Ogbonna, has an amazing story that defied her doctor's reports. If you are not familiar with her, Vanessa helped push D'banj and Genevieve Nnaji's celebrity power into new heights. After posting an image ...
Have you ever wondered if you are currently on the path you were destined to be on? Do you wonder if your natural inclinations were honed and groomed into the person you are today? This past weekend, I watched a 14 year old dive at the Commonwealth games in Glasgow and I was truly blown away. I ...
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Simple words but so inspiring. During an interview with Argentine Weekly, Pope Francis through his personal experiences, came up with his own lifestyle guide for happiness. His number advice is to move forward and let others do the same. It was translated by the Catholic News ...
Imagine meeting someone new, many thoughts run through your mind. You form an opinion on where you met them, what they wore, how they spoke, what they smelled like, how they ate, the car they arrived in or did not, and much more. Our minds run on turbo engines when it comes to judging people, ...
If you under rate your little progress because of the big and significant progress you are expecting, you may never get to that big progress. I see too many people neglecting the fact that they are making little or what you can call appreciable progress and because of that they eventually lose ...
Damian Chanda - July 2014
They say necessity is the mother of invention. So when Zambian Damian Chanda needed corrugated roofing sheets and couldn't find in his home, Lusaka, the idea of DT Roofing was birthed. In this feature of CNN's African Start Up, he speaks very passionately about the 6-month old venture ...

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