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A lot of gay Nigerians are increasingly stepping into the limelight to campaign for their rights as human beings deserving of respect and peace of mind in their own country. This is a ...
 
Mr. Akinkowo (Class Teacher): What do you want to be when you grow up? Tunde: The CEO of an oil company and the owner of a technology company. I just want to be very rich so I can own houses in Ikoyi, a private jet and a beach house in Marbella. Rolake: I want to be Tunde’s wife. This is a ...
I once had a neighbour whose generator's sound could raise the dead. He was like those folks who returned from overseas and having tasted the forbidden fruit of constant power supply,  make a futile attempt to re-enact their abroad experience. They keep a generator on for a whole day, leaving ...
We're never so vulnerable than when we trust someone - but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy.― Frank Crane Trust is the firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability or strength of someone or something. According to Stephen Covey, trust is the glue of life. In ...
It still feels like yesterday, when we received the results from the pregnancy test and it was positive. Wow! “I am going to be a father”, I thought in my heart. I began to imagine what he or she would look like, and how our relationship would be. I have been raised by the best dad in the ...
Photographer and talented musician Ty Bello is the cover star of the 12th anniversary issue of Genevieve Magazine – where she is seen holding her twin boys, Christian & Christopher. In the magazine, Ty Bello talks about her 10 years of marriage as well as a long standing battle with ...
People always ask me how I am able to freely discuss my fertility issues. Many are surprised at how readily I share that we had our gorgeous babies through IVF. Because in our society, it is almost unheard of to admit you have had to seek medical intervention to have kids. Any my answer is ...
Change, and the fear of it, shapes our behaviour -even in marriage and relationships. A typical man marries a wife praying that she would not change; and that’s why most men are terrified of marriage. Girlfriends and mistresses are likely to stay the same mostly. Wives are more likely to let ...
Light-skinned folks are having all the fun. They’re invited to the best parties. They’re given first dibs at jobs. They’re toasted by all the handsome men/women, they’re the favorites in their families…they’re even getting into heaven first. It’s brutal, abi? So, what are you to do if you’re ...
Last month, the CEO of Flying Doctors, Ola Orekunrin gave a talk at the TEDxBerlinSalon session about the strength of women in business. She talks about the effect of name calling and how it should drive women to strive for higher. She advocates for a world of fairness, a world with less ...
BellaNaija seeks to share more human interest stories in 2015. We want to focus a bit more on the shared experiences of our readers. Moses Obroku sent us an email with the story of his ordeal after an accident on his way to work left him in the trauma ward for over a month. As he narrates his ...
When democracy was born in Abuja, on the 29th May of 1999, the flames of hope and freedom ignited in the heart of Nigerians like a blue flame of fire in a galactic firework. For the first time, since our independence from the British, the Nigerian people were excited to witness a new ...
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
A few hours ago the Guardian UK published an article by Nigerian award winning writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie where she shared the heartfelt story of her struggle with depression. In classic Adichie style, the writer talks about her symptoms, the effect of her depression on her family and ...
It is not rocket science to know that pregnancy is indeed a sensitive period for a woman. Asides from the very many hormones on rampage, there is the obvious body changes to battle with. The last thing a pregnant woman needs at this time is people running different commentaries on her. This ...
Ardent fans of BN Cuisine know Uzo Orimalade for her interesting spin on recipes. BellaNaija wanted to know more - get a closer and more illuminating perspective into this woman who works her magic in the kitchen. Uzo's interesting turn around from life as a thriving investment banker, ...
Over the last few years, reading vastly and drawing inferences from discussions with friends has led me to believe that a lot of people suffer from a syndrome known as “Monophobia”. It is an acute fear of being alone and having to cope without a specific person, or perhaps any person, in close ...
Let's see if I can tell this story without losing you all somewhere. So, I was on my way to my PPA State with too many items of baggage...AGAIN. It would seem like I never learn. A year ago, I also carried 3 big traveling bags full of clothes and all what not, to Law School... and I totally ...
It is true that what you get out of life is largely the result of what you put into it. That means it is impossible to reap where you did not sow. This principle applies in everything on earth, particularly in your marriage. If you are the man, your wife is the result of your investments in ...
Back in secondary school, one of the things that scared me the most was the idea of repeating a class. I don't know why. Okay, I lie. I know. I was afraid of my Daddy! I mean, how would I go to Lagos at the end of the year and say "I'm repeating" It wasn't even a thought I entertained because ...
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 ...

BN Quote of The Week

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.    
~ Dalai Lama

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