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Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. – Martin Luther King Jnr. As a child in the 80s and 90s, I often heard family members and ...
 
2014 has been a very interesting year. As it comes to an end, BellaNaija seeks to showcase a human interest segment, dedicated to looking back at the year. We've teamed up with a diverse group of individuals and asked them to share how their year has been. The brief was 'a personal look back at ...
There were several things I asked my father for that he responded to with a resounding “NO” - toys, permission to stay up late and watch television on a school night, tight clothing. Father’s Day has since passed and I know many of you spent that day reminiscing about all the things your ...
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Uti Nwachukwu continues his inspiring tradition of giving the less privileged a lot of reason to smile.On Wednesday 17th December 2014, the actor/TV host held the 4th edition of his charity event tagged "Uti Leads the Stars". It was held at the Calabar Hall, Surulere, Lagos.The event ...
2014 has been a very interesting year. As it comes to an end, BellaNaija seeks to showcase a human interested segment, dedicated to looking back at the year. We've teamed up with a diverse group of individuals and asked them to share how their year has been. The brief was 'a personal look back ...
  Youths obey the clarion call... Let us lift our nation high... Under the sun or in the rain... With dedication and selflessness... Nigeria is ours... Nigeria we serve. ~Nigerian Youth Service Anthem. I was posted to Ekiti State for my Nigerian Youth Service Corps Year and it ...
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These women are so inspiring!Today Monday 22nd December 2014, CNN presented its list of the Leading Women of the year. Women who have inspired a lot of people in 2014.The cable news network set out to find women who excelled in their professions in 2014. The women on the list were ...
2014 has been a very interesting year. As it comes to an end, BellaNaija seeks to showcase a human interest segment, dedicated to looking back at the year. We've teamed up with a diverse group of individuals and asked them to share how their year has been. The brief was 'a personal look back at ...
Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. The lights, the carols, the general anticipation in the air. I have loved it since I was a kid. I grew up enjoying the holiday as a cosy one, just for the nuclear family...with probably the odd guest or two. We were never a family to troop off to ...
Nollywood actress Monalisa Chinda was at an event recently where she opened up about having survived domestic violence while offering tips on how to get out of domestic violence situations. She shared this speech with a group of young women:I am grateful to the entire team of Pearls ...
The year 2014 is gradually making an exit. Intentionally or unintentionally most adults will analyze the outgoing year, counting losses and gains. Hopefully, you’ll have more gains than losses. In counting losses, it could consist of failures and/or missed opportunities. In my opinion missed ...
Kate Henshaw is known for her consistent workouts and she’s even got a workout video! This morning the Nollywood actress inspired us to put on our workout shoes and hit the gym fast. We guess this festive season is no excuse to give ourselves one too many cheat days. She captioned one of her ...
One trend that I observed over time is that people get into something today and a few days later, they start saying it is not working. They want to start something today and they expect it to work immediate and yield their desired, and usually unrealistic, expectations. On a closer look, I ...
There is a group of people I admire so much. This particular set of people are good psychological case studies. They are the children from broken homes and the children whose parents are divorced. I am referring to children who tasted the complete family life before it shattered. You may think ...
Lola Omotayo-Okoye was one of the women who were at the Kinabuti Dare2Dream project as they motivated and encouraged young ladies to pursue their dreams (click here if you missed it). During her speech, Lola Omotayo-Okoye shared a personal experience that had the audience ...
I watched them through the window. They always quarrel loudly. This time Papa Anya slaps her, then he pauses, comes to the window and draws the curtain. I cannot see them but I can hear her cry. Mama Anya is wailing like an Oro masquerade. She needs help but I cannot go to her, not after Sisi ...
Mbuotidem Okorie dreamed of having his own business, but his disability forced him to beg for a living without hope of work in Nigeria. A Shell programme supporting young entrepreneurs has helped him and others achieve their ambitions. Without the use of his legs, and having no wheelchair or ...
The first time I failed an exam was at my A-Levels. I was more stunned by the abysmal failure than the repercussions of the actual failure. When that amount of money is spent on your education, failure is really not an option, and that experience left me terribly scarred. I became that person ...
Opting for assisted reproduction was not an easy decision for me. I absolutely did not want to even consider anything like that, as I was convinced I was well and fully able to conceive a child, without any medical intervention. It took me almost 30 cycles to finally decide to go the assisted ...
Spoken word artist Qabaniso 'Q' Malewizi is featured on the most recent edition of CNN's African Voices. He talked about his musical career in the UK and his move back to Malawi to support his father. His brief stint in Malawi affected him when he returned to the UK and felt he had to come ...
Incorporating a step bench into your workout is a great way to amp your cardiovascular workout. The constant push up onto a step increases leg strength and muscular endurance. Stepping up and down the bench also helps to improve coordination and spatial awareness. Unfortunately, many shy away ...

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Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes
~ Peter Drucker

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