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I want to tell a story. It’s about a fictional character yet I see traces of her everywhere I turn. At first I didn’t know whether to title the story “Live for Now” or “unexplainable ...
 
It's so exciting to start the Celebrating Academic Excellence series for 2016. It's just March and the brainiacs are already showing us that they're here: alive and real amongst us! If you're a regular BellaNaijarian, you already know about the series, but if you're a newbie, check out the ...
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Artist Oresegun Olumide's star is rising. His hyper realistic paintings have caught the attention of many lately, and he's now even made it on CNN. The 35 year old studied Fine Art at YABATECH and graduated with a distinction. His artworks take anywhere from a weeks to a few months, depending ...
“My body hurts from all the points where my waist trainer has tried to strangle me to death. My thighs ache from all the squatting with dumbbells the size of Texas. I don’t even want to talk about the burn I got from the last butt enlargement cream I got last week.” “My boyfriend has never ...
The stories told in “Airtel Touching Lives” are truly inspiring. In Episode 7, Six Women – led by Remi Abere will climb for close to 7 days, through frightful terrains to reach Kilimanjaro’s summit which rises to an altitude of more than 19,341 ft. above sea level, to raise funds for women ...
My car had broken down, for the umpteenth time, on the high way. This was a car I bought under ‘tension’, so desperate to have a car in 'this same Lagos' where my friends who didn’t work as hard as me were driving SUVs and CRVs. I had saved up all I had to buy it, despite my mother’s caution. ...
Energy is defined elementarily as the ability to do work. Better still, Positive energy is defined as the ability to do work because, it is not all forms of energy that gives us the ability to do work. When you find yourself not being able to do work, it does not necessarily mean that you lack ...
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I woke up this morning and it dawned on me, Sunday March 6 is Mother’s Day! I wondered what I would do on that day; calling my mom to wish her a happy Mother’s day and exchanging some family gossip will definitely be one of them. Then, what next? What would I do on that day? Should I expect a ...
She often told the story of her being in labour. With her first child. She had perfectly manicured 'stiletto' nails, polished bright red. When the contractions hit, she'll stretch her hands in front of her and wriggle a little. One of the nurses said 'Madam you are not in pain. When you ...
It’s shameful that mother’s day is one of those days we rarely celebrate in Nigeria. Mothers are incredible people and a day set out in their honour shouldn’t go on like every other day. Our mothers are our bedrock and our show of appreciation should complement the size of their love for ...
I have a friend, Jane, who has a beautiful vision for agriculture. She has a dream of building a big farm in Anambra State where she will cultivate cash crops and rear farm animals. When I sat down with Jane, I was convinced beyond reasonable doubt that that was what she was born to do. I ...
UNILAG Graduates Ayodele Dada - 5.00 GPA, Temitope Aregbesola, Chinwe Ikwuazo with 4.68 GPA
The overall best student, University of Lagos (UNILAG) for the 2014/2015 academic session, Ayodele Daniel Dada won several cash prizes adding up to over one million Naira at the convocation ceremony yesterday - March 1 2016. The 29-year-old Psychology graduate set a record for achieving the ...
BellaNaija is turning 10 this year and BN Founder Uche Pedro is nominated for the 2016 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in “Favourite Blogger (Africa)” category. To vote on the website: click this link - vote as many times as possible. After each vote, simply close the dialog box for the next ...
On Saturday 27th February, Slum2school Africa celebrated its 4th anniversary. The anniversary which held at Makoko, Lagos state also witnessed the commissioning of its first Early Childhood Development Centre (ECDC). The centre which is projected to service about 600 - 1000 children weekly ...
A friend recently shared with me a childhood experience that greatly influenced him. Like almost every young boy, he loved playing football and often chose to play it in ‘high risk’ areas with a lot of breakables, like the living room and premises with parked cars, windows, etc., despite ...
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Olajumoke Orisaguna took her first flight ever on Friday to Abuja. She went to be unveiled as the Face of Shirleys Confectionery. While in the city, she stayed in a Royal Suite at Transcorp Hilton and was accompanied by her PR, Azuka Ogujiuba. Senator Izunaso was present at the special guest ...
WOW! Beauty vlogger and makeup artist Shalom Blac's story is so remarkable. As a young girl in Nigeria, Shalom and her younger sister were badly burned by hot oil. She tells the story via her YouTube channel. When she was 9 years old, she was in her mum's grocery store where she also sold ...
Adenrele Sonariwo studied Accounting at Howard University, and then went on to work at audit firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers. She was on an upwardly mobile career trajectory, but she wanted more. In an interview with Wana Udobang, she talks about her life before Rele Gallery, and her ...
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Yesterday, on Tuesday February 23, 2016, at the Lagos Business School campus in Ajah, Lagos, leading Education not for profit organisation Aim Higher Africa teamed up with Forbes Africa to launch the first in its series of entrepreneurial discussions. Technology and the Youngpreneur brought ...
Naija seriously cannot carry last, Nickelodeon revealed the nominations for the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards and they also revealed a brand new award category for African Bloggers. The category is “Favourite Blogger (Africa)” and we are super excited that BellaNaija’s very own Uche Pedro is ...
I knew that she had come a very long way but nothing prepared me for the strength and resilience she exhibited in that piece she posted on the popular female social media platform. I was moved by her openness and candor. I called her and told her how I felt and her response wouldn't stop ...
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