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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 ...
 
After listening to Ekene Onu and Aduke Gomez’s tender and moving letters to their younger selves read out at the LifeHouse event called Letters and the Lady which I hosted about a week ago, I thought it was time I take my own stab at writing to myself. Dearest Unwana, I know you hate it ...
She said she was ‘only a stay at home mum’ as she avoided making eye contact with me. I felt bad all of a sudden, it seemed as though I had attempted to open a can of worms that she may have wanted to stay closed forever. The word 'only' in the statement and the silence in her voice after I ...
@mercyaigbegentry | Orisa Bi Iya kosi! Happy Mother's Day to my beautiful mum, my pillar! U will continue to eat the fruit of ur labour IJN! Love u loads Iya Mercy
Today is Mothering Sunday and our African celebrities have taken social media by storm with numerous tributes to their mums, wives and themselves! From Temi DollFace to Don Jazzy, check on it! [caption id="attachment_355789" align="aligncenter" width="600"] @mercyaigbegentry | Orisa Bi ...
My best friend and I decided to take a trip out of town. On the day, we got on the train and settled into a booth. Shortly after we had settled in, a lady and her daughter who was about four years old boarded the train and took the two available seats opposite us in the same booth. My friend ...
I recently saw Chief Ebenezer Obey, now known as Evangelist Ebenezer Obey, playing on stage and the title of this post struck me almost immediately. He's been around for so long in the music industry just like King Sunny Ade and a few others. I remember great works like the Village Headmaster ...
“You aren’t married are you?” I looked up from my phone screen and shook my head. No. Up until then the conversation had been in Yoruba, a language I did not speak or understand. For the last five minutes Femi, my housing agent, had been pleading, cajoling on my behalf. He had wanted me to ...
Isio Wanogho - March 2014 - BellaNaija
I sincerely lay no claims to being more knowledgeable than anyone, but I do confess that I know better than I did yesterday, last year and a decade ago. Isio Knows better is an attempt to capture the shocking and highly entertaining conversation within myself. The conversations between my mind ...
One morning, a woman drove for two hours up a hill to her daughter's house. There was something her daughter wanted her to see. As this woman undertook the difficult journey, she declared to herself that nothing on that hill could be worth such trouble. She was very upset when her daughter told ...
Happiness is a choice. This is something I tell myself all the time; it is the one thing that keeps me going. When something overwhelmingly difficult threatens to shake the roots of my being, I remember that it is a conscious choice one has to make. Last week, as I listened to the news review ...
Move Back to Nigeria is a series on BellaNaija which aims to encourage young and not-so-young professionals in the diaspora who are trying to make the decision of whether to move back to Nigeria. In collaboration with the brilliant team at MoveBackToNigeria.com, we hope to bring you a weekly ...
Life is not always kind. We don’t always get what we want. Sometimes everything goes south at once: The longed-for love doesn’t show up or goes away; the dream job is given to an inexperienced person, the dog dies; school refuses to resume session; the snap of your jeans pops open just when you ...
What is man’s greatest weak point? (The word “man” here is used as a generic term for both male and female.) I do strongly believe that man’s greatest weak point is the greedy and avaricious desire to be high and above everyone else. The insatiable quest for power, influence and luxury has ...
When MTN began making moves geared towards rolling out telecom services in Nigeria, the odds were stacked against it pretty hard. It was at a time when the country was struggling to get itself stabilized both political and economically and the telecom space was just beginning to recover from ...
If you love poetry, you should check this out! Nigerian media personality, Wana Udobang, wears several creative hats and spoken word poetry is one of them. In these videos, she does one of her own poems and the other by Nwando Onyeabo. Watch Here I want To Be a Star Weightloss
I dislike beauty pageants, and I have often wondered numerous times what exactly the rationale behind them is… I still don’t have an answer! I feel this way because I believe beauty as a trait is subjective and immeasurable. Any attempt to put such in ranks or define them according to social ...
Lord he is a Christian! His husky voice reverberates above the choir’s as he sings the church hymns, his arms sway loosely in the air like he’s being carried along the the spirit; his skin radiates and glows just like a flawless Angel. Dude might as well be clothed in white and wearing a ...
Jackie Nwobu at TEDxEuston 2
It's Monday! The start of a fresh work week. They say if you dread Mondays, you should probably change your job ... because it's not only about "what" you do, but "why" you do it. How are you making an impact on people, an industry? Are you? When Jacqueline Nwobu aka Jackie and her husband ...
Every time someone says 'East or West, Home is Best', it is with sadness in our heart that we echo those words. It is with a lot of sadness that we report the news of the lives lost yesterday around Nigeria. The deaths arose from the stampede ensuing at the different test centres for the ...
"The state of the economy is horrible! The president and his ministers should do something" "There are too many children on our streets, someone should do something about it." "There is not enough this..." or " This is too that.." These are the kind of sentences I hear around me always and ...
So the hype around 12 Years A Slave is strong; Lupita Nyong'o is an overnight sensation, to some she is deserving of this and to others she's just an African who got lucky for taking off her clothes and getting flogged in a movie. Whatever the case, she has an Oscar and bad belle haters can at ...

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