Inspired!

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If you've had a mentally and physically exhausting day, and you need some form of boost to keep you going, then you should watch this edition of The Inspire Series. Today, Glory ...
 
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 ...
My late, wise uncle, too lazy for speech, developed a very strange mechanism to discipline anyone who would not heed his counsel. He called it 'Ndananya', a compound word from my Igbo dialect that translates to something like 'silent aloofness.' After his advice on any matter was blatantly ...
Many times we believe talking solves the problem. You have therapists, friends and mentors encouraging you to talk about it. They go - "you need to talk about these things, talking helps; it’s therapeutic." While I do not dispute this fact, I believe there are a million and one cases when ...
The term ‘emotional unavailability’ is one that had been hovering over my subconscious for the past few months or so. After a series of personal struggles, I decided to sit and own up to the truth, and it was not a surprising one either. It turned out that all this while I have also been ...
“No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid” – Lupita Nyong’o This is one statement that would definitely be repeated for generations to come. A part of me believes that she spent time thinking that one up- a statement that would shake the world and it did just that. But how different ...
In the aftermath of the recent bombing of Emab plaza in Abuja, the dialogue below gives an idea of how typical Nigerians reacted, both in online and face-to-face conversations: Religious person: Hmmm…na wa O! God, please save us! Not-so-Religious Person: Aren’t you tired of disturbing God? ...
“No man is born neither rich nor poor, the society makes him what he becomes”. This is a popular saying I’m pretty sure most of us have come across on several occasions. The choice to be rich or poor comes from our mindset and also the type of people we ‘want to’ associate ourselves with on a ...
The fear of failure is eating deep into so many people and they don’t seem to even know it. From the first thing they do in the morning till the last thing they do at night you can tell that they are afraid to fail. And because they are so afraid to fail, they have adopted the fail safe ...
Nkoyo Rapu Book Signing - Bellanaija - July2014
In a society today that imbibes a band wagon mentality,Pastor, Women and Youth Empowerment Expert and Author Nkoyo Rapu has written a book titled "Shining Statue"s to highlight & tackle these issues. The book aims to take on the overwhelming odds we face daily and challenges us to defy ...
It was one of our first days of lectures; today’s course was ‘Introduction to Biostatistics’. I knew it would be challenging for me to adapt to the new method of teaching since I was studying in a new country. Plus I barely understood the British accent. I had my work cut out for me. I was ...
A priest officiating a wedding once enumerated the three things that can break a marriage: money, unfaithfulness or infidelity, and in-laws. Unfortunately, not many enter marriage with a full understanding that in-laws can make or mar the marriage. It therefore becomes important that everyone ...
I was wearing an electric blue blouse, jet black leggings and nude 3 inch heels. My hair was packed in a tight pony tail and my lips were the colour of Ruby Woo. It was our second date and we were meeting up for drinks on a Friday evening. Conservative, clean and not too presumptuous, was how ...
I don’t know about you but I keep feeling that this year is whizzing by! It is already July. Most of us start each new-year with great plans but the problem tends to be with execution. In January you planned to start afresh with a clean slate; did you list the personal, financial or ...
My mom turns 65 (oops…25 I mean) today, the 14th of July. I have been torn between mixed feelings of nostalgia and sentiments on this milestone. I decided not to contribute to her excess stuff (which I may eventually reclaim anyway) but to scribble 65 priceless things about her and share it ...
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So, you are the kind hearted one with a passion for life? You are the one that gets high seeing people around you flourish? You always seem to be around people who depend on you to a large extent and helping them up gives you a spiritual high... You've said the prayer: Lord use me to bless ...
Malala - July 2014 - BellaNaija.com 02
Pakistan girls' education activist Malala Yousafzai arrived Nigeria on Sunday 13th July 2014, to help campaign for the 200+ school girls abducted in the Chibok area of Borno state by Islamist militant sect Boko Haram. She arrived Abuja in the early hours of Sunday morning. Malala later met ...
We’re contemporary chicas. We’re new age women. We’re, dare I say it... feminists? Anything a man can do, we can do too…better too. I understand the desire for acknowledgment and power. I understand the desire for attention. But, I must say ladies that I think we’re going down a dangerous ...
When I was a teenager, I was told to pray for people in authority. I also read in my Bible that I needed to pray for people in authority. In Nigeria I think that we are doing a great deal of that but then some other issues begin to come to mind.  When you are praying for your leaders and they ...
Jason Njoku - October 2013 - BellaNaija
If at first you don't succeed, dust yourself and try again. The road to the top is never an easy one and Jason Njoku, the founder of iROKO Partners - the parent company of iROKO TV shares his story to inspire all entrepreneurs. Read: My wife persuaded forced me to do a little spring ...

BN Quote of The Day

The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past
~ Andre Maurois

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