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I want to tell a story. It’s about a fictional character yet I see traces of her everywhere I turn. At first I didn’t know whether to title the story “Live for Now” or “unexplainable ...
 
The other day I and a friend were having a random brain storming session. Although she is a Barbie looking, always fully contoured, with nails did ajebutter babe, she is a very patriotic woman, who as much as possible buys Nigerian. She has been holidaying in Nigeria for some time now (well at ...
Writer, Yemisi Ogbe recently penned a piece on Calabar women, and her story took me down memory lane to the place settings of my childhood. {Click here to read it} The ceremony involved in preparing a meal for my father. Three place mats, one above the other; one to the right side, a water ...
The most common question I've heard graduates ask is "How can I get experience when I've never had a job?" or "How can I use my skills when no one will hire me?". It’s easy and quite normal to get frustrated when job searching seems endless and it feels like life is against you — the periods of ...
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Episode 25 of Glory Edozien’s “Discovery with Glory” is out and on this episode she discusses 7 ways to create personal joy. According to her: “A lot of us think the only times we can be joyful is when something good happens to us- our prayers get answered or a reason to celebrate ...
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Episode 6 of “Airtel Touching Lives” is out and focuses on Onye Julia. Julia discovered that her husband and father to her three children was unfaithful and he then vanished into thin air without a word when she was pregnant with their fourth child. Her children are now 2, 6, 7 & 9 ...
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Forbes Africa correspondent for West Africa, Peace Hyde, only moved back to Ghana about two years ago, after being a science teacher in London. In a recent interview with Guardian TV's Leading Ladies Africa, she shares her amazing story about relocating to Accra, and how her move influenced ...
I stumbled upon the video compilation of the highlights of Nigeria’s journey to become Olympic Champions by clinching the gold medal for the Men’s Football Tournament in 1996. I do not consider myself to be a football fan, but as with many Nigerians, I find myself getting entangled and ...
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“My daughter Aisha Buhari was born in 2014. After three months, we discovered she was not growing well. All effort was made but we eventually realized she had a hole in the heart. We started running around on how to gather fund to do the operation in Ibadan. We were told it will cost about ...
You might have hoped that by this time, this year, your single status would have changed but it didn’t. You’re disappointed. You might have gone on Instagram and seen pictures of ladies and gents “booed up” with their significant others on that “day of love”, while you sat at home alone ...
Life is full of its own stories and every day we make conscious efforts to pay attention to the lessons from the stories than just the hard times. Living in Lagos has been an amazing experience, from waking up as early as 5 and dashing off to the streets so as not to be caught up in the unholy ...
Kemi Adetiba's "King Women" series is shaping up to be a must watch! In the latest leaser, this time from an episode featuring Tara Fela-Durotoye of House of Tara; Tara shares a game changing moment in her business journey. While she was still an emerging entrepreneur, she had a meeting with ...
Talk show host and motivational speaker Praise Fowowe has added his two cents to the Olajumoke Orisaguna story. As he's a life coach, he has some advice for Olajumoke's husband, Sunday Orisaguna. *** Events of the last few days have left me with mixed emotions. In as much as I am so excited ...
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Stanbic IBTC set up trust funds for Olajumoke and Sunday Orisaguna's two children. They presented the family with certificates today at their headquarters in Walter Carrington in Victoria Island, Lagos. We presented a lasting gift, Educational Trust Fund to Mrs Olajumoke Orisaguna's ...
Few weeks ago, the name Olajumoke Orisaguna would not have rang any bells in the minds of the everyday Nigerian. A young lady who hawked fresh hot ‘Agege’ bread along the streets of suburban Lagos; like hundreds, maybe thousand others like her. Uneventful, uninteresting. But, Olajumoke’s story ...
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Two days ago, we shared that the second edition of The P.L.A.Y. (Political Leadership Amongst Youths) Forum will take place on February 20th in Abuja - click here if you missed it. See photos of last year's edition by clicking here - including Tolu Ogunlesi, Oby Ezekwesili, Doyin Okupe, George ...
"Know thyself," the ancients instruct us. Building on that, Shakespeare wrote, "To thine own self be true." This, for an enterprise, is the essence of a business blueprint. A successful MSME is a result of a few right turns and even more unmissed opportunities; certainly a blend of science and ...
February is a hard month for myself and my family; it was when death visited. It has been two years since Toba walked out of our lives as a family. Two years of ongoing pain, healing, release and rebirth in our individual and collective journeys. To those that have suffered loss, I understand ...
In March 2013, the BellaNaija team asked for your feedback on how to handle the issue of the emails we receive with regards soliciting for financial aid {Click here to read}. We were grateful for your feedback. Over the years, BellaNaija has published various feature stories on Nigerians in ...
Our thoughts go a long way in the decisions we make. Haven studied a few about what we think and how they affect our lives. I will be sharing a few of the Power thoughts I believe we should apply in our everyday lives for a successful living: I will not live with fear Fear can absolutely take ...
The online media has become a necessary tool for our everyday life, a lot of businesses have been able to utilize this platform to boost sales and also build business relationships. In this interview, Stephanie Obi opens up on how she has been able to build a brand, and carve a niche for ...
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