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I read an article here a while ago, along with the comments on the various kinds of friends, people backstabbing each other, and the debate as to whether or not girls like each other. ...
 
“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 ...
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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 ...
I didn’t know I could recognize Nigerians by face until the day I met Chika. It was my first week of school in New York, and I was walking to the dining hall when I saw him. He was also walking alone and I realized that he had a very “Nigerian-looking head” (I don’t know what that means ...
Oh, look! It's Def Poetry Jam star, Bassey Ikpi on this edition of The Inspire Series. Many of our readers were introduced to Bassey when she was featured on the Move Back To Nigeria series {Click here if you missed it} Bassey is a talented spoken word artist and writer. Bassey also lives with ...
This is one African whose story is VERY inspiring. Malawian writer, speaker and social activist, Shadreck Chikoti is a grounded African who strives to break the mould of 'African' literature. In his feature on CNN's African Voices, he shared that he had his first published poem when he was 9 ...
Everything ever accomplished on earth was the result of time invested. Time is a great mystery, yet it makes life or living possible on this side of eternity. As a matter of fact, this physical realm is defined basically by two properties: time and space. Is it therefore not amazing that, as ...
The word “no” is a very difficult one for many people, but over time I’ve realized it’s one of the most important words to incorporate if we want to excel as individuals, and in leadership. Nothing demoralizes a person when more than when being told 'no'. Some people see it as being rude or ...
“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou You want to be normal? Fine. That means you don’t want to do anything great in your life. Many of us spend the majority of our lives striving to be “normal” and “fit in” with the crowd. When ...
Many of us have been working hard at succeeding as individuals, but when it comes to the organisations and the businesses that we are building, it can't be said that we have put in much effort. We have built those businesses only to the level that they have been able to feed us. So we have ...
"Why do you need a knitting machine?" Ari Davis was asking. “Why not make a sewing-machine?” Being a manufacturer of instruments, an investor had come to him for a solution; he had searched without success for a machine that could ‘sew’ woolen materials. "I wish I could, there’s no such thing ...

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