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Embracing Life’s Uncertainties

Embracing Life’s Uncertainties

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Life as we all know presents everyone with a box of uncertainties; you’d never know what you’d get… but that exactly is the beauty of it. Life is change, Life is growth, and Life is evolution, which can be excruciating…

Ayo Sogunro: To Speak to An American Blonde About International Affairs, Press ’1′ Now

Ayo Sogunro: To Speak to An American Blonde About International Affairs, Press ’1′ Now

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Editor’s Note: Ayo Sogunro’s piece is a rejoinder to Anne Coulter’s article titled “TO SPEAK TO A NIGERIAN PRINCE ABOUT YOUR HEALTH CARE, PRESS ’1′ NOW” {Click Here to Read}…
In a comical confluence of America’s two most fundamental issues–freedom

Elevate U with Ifeanyi: Ready to Pay the Price

Elevate U with Ifeanyi: Ready to Pay the Price

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Have you ever been to a grocery store before? Have you ever spotted something you wanted really badly in those shops before? I guess you have. Has it ever happened that you approached that item with the intention of taking…

Dance, It’s a Zumbathon! WOW D.I.V.A.S Holds Breast Cancer Awareness Zumbathon | Check Out Photos of Rita Dominic, Julius Agwu & More

Dance, It’s a Zumbathon! WOW D.I.V.A.S Holds Breast Cancer Awareness Zumbathon | Check Out Photos of Rita Dominic, Julius Agwu & More

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

It was the 3rd year of Breast Cancer Awareness for WOW D.I.V.A.S starting with a straight talk seminar and charity dinner in 2011. This year’s WOW D.I.V.A.S Zumbathon… in aid of Breast Cancer recorded yet another  success.
The Zumbathon had

The Next Big Thing! Discover 5 Secrets to Brilliant Million-dollar Ideas

The Next Big Thing! Discover 5 Secrets to Brilliant Million-dollar Ideas

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

With the easy access across distance and markets the Internet gives us, it’s easy to see how anyone can become a millionaire overnight, but it’s terribly frustrating when you can’t seem to find the next big idea that will rock…

Ideas Are Universal! Act on Yours Today

Ideas Are Universal! Act on Yours Today

Friday, November 15th, 2013

I am amazed by the number of stories I read in the media these days, of artistes claiming that other artistes or producers stole their style or beats or songs or lyrics. I do not like to take sides in…

If You Could Change the World, What Would You Do?

If You Could Change the World, What Would You Do?

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

If you could change the world, what would you do? I have heard people give answers like the following:
I would start a foundation that will eradicate child labor, provide homes for street kids and ensure every child gets …

Elevate U with Ifeanyi: Keep Moving

Elevate U with Ifeanyi: Keep Moving

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Many times, people find themselves in the downside of life. While many have the privilege of having all their wants provided, others have to work really really hard. Irrespective of what side of the coin you’ve drawn, you have to…

Ofilispeaks: More than Just Names, Meet the Boys called “Aluu 4″

Ofilispeaks: More than Just Names, Meet the Boys called “Aluu 4″

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

On October 2012, I had the privilege to meet with Jane Toku-Mike… the mother of Lloyd  several days after her son had been fatally beaten and torched for a crime that he did not commit. I was nervous about the

Theresa Omoronyia: The Aluu Crowd in All of Us

Theresa Omoronyia: The Aluu Crowd in All of Us

Monday, November 11th, 2013

In the face of evil, to sit silent is an even greater evil. Complacency is ever the enabler of darkest deeds‘― Robert Fanney….
I read a story of remarkable courage on the BBC website the other day.

Emeka Obia: The Joy of Being Celebrated For the Right Reasons

Emeka Obia: The Joy of Being Celebrated For the Right Reasons

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Nigerians always believe and affirm that Nigeria is a great country no matter the situation. From the high rate of corruption, to crude oil theft, to incessant terror, to the famous ASUU strike -The list goes on and on. Very…

Congrats Nigeria for Making History! Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets win FIFA U-17 World Cup in Abu Dhabi | Beats Mexico 3-0

Congrats Nigeria for Making History! Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets win FIFA U-17 World Cup in Abu Dhabi | Beats Mexico 3-0

Friday, November 8th, 2013

History was made today.
Our Golden Eaglets became the first country to win the FIFA Under-17 World Cup… for the fourth time, after defeating Mexico 3 to 0.
We had previously won in 1985, 1993 and 2007.
The match went

Striking a Balance Between Fashion & Faith

Striking a Balance Between Fashion & Faith

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

I love my faith and, oh yes! I also love my fashion. My faith is a treasure because it is what gives me direction; it is what I stand for and stand by. Of course, you’ve got to stand for…

Chinagorom Martin: I & Our – Two Wings of a Bird

Chinagorom Martin: I & Our – Two Wings of a Bird

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

I am never in a hurry to enter Lagos buses. It is usually at such places – crowded Lagos bus stops with buses flashing their ubiquitous yellow and conductors hanging by the doors summoning passengers – that I am conscious…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: The Child ‘Rearer’

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: The Child ‘Rearer’

Monday, November 4th, 2013

In the first quarter of this year, I decided to put together a list of the funniest videos on YouTube in 2013 for the BN audience. Every time I looked at the list, I thought… “I’ll work on this later,…

Elevate U with Ifeanyi: How Far?

Elevate U with Ifeanyi: How Far?

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

A few days back, I was passively listening to a radio program when the presenter played a Christmas tune. Like a big joke, I suddenly began to realize that the year is as good as over. I still remember like…

Toolz’ Thoughts: Golden Legacies

Toolz’ Thoughts: Golden Legacies

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

My cousin recently lost a good friend and was going through a very rough time. One minute she was tearful, and the next minute she was laughing when she thought about the funny memories she had created with her friend.…

Elevate U With Ifeanyi: Impossible… Until It Is Done

Elevate U With Ifeanyi: Impossible… Until It Is Done

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

That’s not possible’, ‘You must be joking’, ‘Nobody has ever done that before’, ‘Do you even have the foggiest holistic understanding of what you are talking about? Have you considered… it simply is …

‘I Wish Heaven Had Visiting Hours’ – Read the Stirring Tribute of BN Reader Ojini Onyeabo to her Late Brother, Nonso

‘I Wish Heaven Had Visiting Hours’ – Read the Stirring Tribute of BN Reader Ojini Onyeabo to her Late Brother, Nonso

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

When we lose a loved one, there are no words to express the deep sense of loss. There’s a place in our hearts where they lived and when they’re gone, it feels like there’s no coming back from it. One …

Instead of Obsessing About the Numbers on the Scale, She Just Kept Going! Read the Inspiring Story of Dedication with Yinka Rufai’s Weight Loss Story

Instead of Obsessing About the Numbers on the Scale, She Just Kept Going! Read the Inspiring Story of Dedication with Yinka Rufai’s Weight Loss Story

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

“My goal is to make a difference–whether others just need someone to share their experiences in order to avoid making the same mistakes as I have, or whether others just have no motivation and need to see my natural drive …

Ofilispeaks: The True Story of How Intelligence Kills

Ofilispeaks: The True Story of How Intelligence Kills

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

In November 2010, my boss asked me… told me that I would be going to Nigeria to execute a project. I would like to say that I was excited at this opportunity, but I was not… I had just bought

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: The Circle of Life

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: The Circle of Life

Monday, October 7th, 2013

One of my first assignments when I started working at BellaNaija was to oversee a feature that had been conceived before I resumed. However, there were a few glitches stalling the eventual execution and subsequent delivery. We wanted to do…

Giving a Sense of Purpose & Identity to Young People, Nigerian Born Filmmaker Michael Adeyemi Takes Us into Life in Peckham | Watch

Giving a Sense of Purpose & Identity to Young People, Nigerian Born Filmmaker Michael Adeyemi Takes Us into Life in Peckham | Watch

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

When he was 19, Michael Adeyemi… decided to do something for the youth community in Peckham. Football is a sport which gives a lot of people a sense of belonging and a sense of identity and as such, getting a

Nigeria at 53: Making Progress or Remaining Stagnant by Emeka Obia

Nigeria at 53: Making Progress or Remaining Stagnant by Emeka Obia

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Welcome to Nigeria, a country with a population of over 150 million People – The most populous black nation in the world. A country where street hawkers and even an Okada-man believes in the mantra – “one day, e go…

You’re Designed For Growth! Check Out 5 Tips for Reviving the Start Up that is You

You’re Designed For Growth! Check Out 5 Tips for Reviving the Start Up that is You

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Have you ever thought deeply about your life? How you’ve changed so much since your childhood.
If I told you that you are a CEO, the CEO of at least a company – YOU. You would probably not be surprised.…