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Tobi Atte: Being in an Abusive Relationship is Terrible! Here are 11 Vital Things to Note About Domestic Abuse

Tobi Atte: Being in an Abusive Relationship is Terrible! Here are 11 Vital Things to Note About Domestic Abuse

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Chances are, aside from the curiosity about the title of this article, you are reading this because you know at least one person that is in an abusive relationship and it blows your mind that they don’t “just” leave…or maybe…

BN Our Stories, Our Miracles: Turning His Back on a Life of Crime, Filmmaker Duro Oye Takes the Journey Towards Making a Change for the Future

BN Our Stories, Our Miracles: Turning His Back on a Life of Crime, Filmmaker Duro Oye Takes the Journey Towards Making a Change for the Future

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Each and every African at home and in diaspora has a unique story. Many have been through experiences which can only be described as miracles. Tragedy and strife turned around through faith and perseverance. So in July 2012, BellaNaija embarked …

Students Massacred 2 Days Before Nigeria’s 53rd Independence – President Jonathan’s Speech Today – A Time For Reflection (and Action?)

Students Massacred 2 Days Before Nigeria’s 53rd Independence – President Jonathan’s Speech Today – A Time For Reflection (and Action?)

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Rescue workers transporting hacked bodies, while onlookers watch on – Yobe State
Today is Independence Day – it’s a time for celebration of our emancipation from the British, but also a time of somber reflection. How well does our country…

The Delightful Feel of Victory! Ugandan Best Aiyorworth Wins the Grand Prize for the 2013 Anzisha Prize Celebrating Youth Entrepreneurs

The Delightful Feel of Victory! Ugandan Best Aiyorworth Wins the Grand Prize for the 2013 Anzisha Prize Celebrating Youth Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

In March, we announced the call for entries for the 2013 Anzisha Prize for young and innovative Africans with plans to change their community. {Read the post here}. The Anzisha Prize is part of the  African Leadership Academy’s Centre for …

Sharing Inspirational Speeches! You’re Invited to the Toastmasters Nigeria Speech Contest | Saturday 5th October 2013

Sharing Inspirational Speeches! You’re Invited to the Toastmasters Nigeria Speech Contest | Saturday 5th October 2013

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Have you ever heard of Toastmasters? If no then get ready for an inspirational treat.
The Toastmasters Clubs… help individuals build their communication and leadership skills in a warm, friendly and encouraging environment and they have prepared an event with

Aki Weeps as he Saves Paw Paw! Nollywood Actors Chinedu Ikedieze & Osita Iheme star in the “Flood with Love” Campaign

Aki Weeps as he Saves Paw Paw! Nollywood Actors Chinedu Ikedieze & Osita Iheme star in the “Flood with Love” Campaign

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Is this the most believable ad of them all?
The Flood with Love campaign to help those affected by flood featuring top Nigerian personalities, still continues.
Here we have Nollywood superstars Chinedu “Aki” Ikedieze and Osita “Paw Paw” Iheme….

The “Lagos Experience” through the Eyes of an Expat: Love it Or Hate it, Lagos IS the Centre of Excellence! – Read Part III

The “Lagos Experience” through the Eyes of an Expat: Love it Or Hate it, Lagos IS the Centre of Excellence! – Read Part III

Friday, September 27th, 2013

In recent times, a detailed and thought-provoking op-ed published online about Nigeria & Nigerians and written by a British expatriate formerly based in Nigeria, generated a lot of controversy and discourse. {Read the piece here}. Some Nigerians were of the …

The Thin Line Between Holding On & Letting Go

The Thin Line Between Holding On & Letting Go

Friday, September 27th, 2013

I have noticed that I can care for people and go all the way, but at the same time I tend to give up on people pretty easily. Especially when they treat me the way I would not treat them……

The “Lagos Experience” through the Eyes of an Expat: Love it Or Hate it, Lagos IS the Centre of Excellence! – Read Part II

The “Lagos Experience” through the Eyes of an Expat: Love it Or Hate it, Lagos IS the Centre of Excellence! – Read Part II

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

In recent times, a detailed and thought-provoking op-ed published online about Nigeria & Nigerians and written by a British expatriate formerly based in Nigeria, generated a lot of controversy and discourse. {Read the piece here}. Some Nigerians were of the …

The “Lagos Experience” through the Eyes of an Expat: Love it Or Hate it, Lagos IS the Centre of Excellence! – Read Part 1

The “Lagos Experience” through the Eyes of an Expat: Love it Or Hate it, Lagos IS the Centre of Excellence! – Read Part 1

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

In recent times, a detailed and thought-provoking op-ed published online about Nigeria & Nigerians and written by a British expatriate formerly based in Nigeria, generated a lot of controversy and discourse. {Read the piece here}. Some Nigerians were of the …

Our Hearts Go To Our Friends in Nairobi! Kenyan Authorities Say It’s All Over | Over 50 People Still Missing

Our Hearts Go To Our Friends in Nairobi! Kenyan Authorities Say It’s All Over | Over 50 People Still Missing

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

On Saturday the 21st of September, what started off as a serene Saturday afternoon has become a protracted tragedy for the world. Terrorists linked to the Al-Shabab group in Somalia attacked the Westgate Shopping Mall… in Nairobi, Kenya. The attack

Theresa Omoronyia: Understanding the Principles of “Touch Not My Anointed” & “Judge Not”

Theresa Omoronyia: Understanding the Principles of “Touch Not My Anointed” & “Judge Not”

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

If you are a Nigerian or know anything about Nigerians, you will agree that we will happily go to war over religious and tribal differences. The terrorist activities of Boko Haram is an example of religious fervour gone wrong, but…

In Loving Memory of a Good Father, Broadcaster & Friend – Yinka Craig

In Loving Memory of a Good Father, Broadcaster & Friend – Yinka Craig

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

23rd of September 2008. 9 am. I was in theatre assisting the caesarean section delivery of a patient at the National Hospital in Abuja when I heard the news. I always thought it paradoxical that I was helping to bring…

Advocating the Rights of Prisoners! Watch the Inspiring Video by Ex-Con turned Human Rights Activist Victor Fakunle

Advocating the Rights of Prisoners! Watch the Inspiring Video by Ex-Con turned Human Rights Activist Victor Fakunle

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Victor Fakunle… is a man with a heart of gold. He was a regular kid who grew up in Lagos. However, in the course of youthful rebellion he ended up in prison. Now, that’s not the most interesting part of

Ifesinachi Okoli-Okpagu: Money, Peace or Family! How Do You Define Your Success?

Ifesinachi Okoli-Okpagu: Money, Peace or Family! How Do You Define Your Success?

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Recently, I was asked a question that had my tongue tied in knots. The question was simple, but as it demanded a straight forward answer, I realised it was not as simple as it sounds.
What is your definition …

“I Had an Idea, I Didn’t Have a Laptop” Young Nigerian Billionaire Ladi Delano Speaks to Forbes Africa in its September 2013 Edition

“I Had an Idea, I Didn’t Have a Laptop” Young Nigerian Billionaire Ladi Delano Speaks to Forbes Africa in its September 2013 Edition

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

The last time we ran a story on Nigerian entrepreneur Ladi Delano on BellaNaija… a lot of our female readers were quite curious about his eligibility for marriage. {See link here}. Fortunately, there’s so much more about Ladi that is

The Poverty Advantage

The Poverty Advantage

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Poverty is one dreadful thing that no one would want to have anything to do with. But there is something about poverty that drives slumber from the eyes of its victim, propelling them to keep wake and strive while all…

Hollywood Star Charlize Theron Talks About Her Activism & Love for Her Homeland! Watch the Inspiring Video on CNN’s African Voices

Hollywood Star Charlize Theron Talks About Her Activism & Love for Her Homeland! Watch the Inspiring Video on CNN’s African Voices

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Charlize Theron… was born and raised in a small town on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa.  She was scouted and moved to Italy at the age of 16.
Today, she’s a huge Hollywood star who proudly identifies herself as

Aunty Bella: Miss 35 and Ready for Love

Aunty Bella: Miss 35 and Ready for Love

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Hi BN Fam,
A reader left this comment on our BN Spectacular Weddings post today – LINK
Her comment received so many responses so we decided to give her a post of her own. We have also migrated all of…

ENERGY UNPARALLELED by the Unseen Nigeria Project | Telling the Story Of the Nigerian Women Behind the Scenes | You Nominate, We Find Them, The World Celebrates Them

ENERGY UNPARALLELED by the Unseen Nigeria Project | Telling the Story Of the Nigerian Women Behind the Scenes | You Nominate, We Find Them, The World Celebrates Them

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Over the last 100 years, Nigerian women have contributed immeasurably to the nation’s development. While some of them, especially those in the formal sector, have been increasingly visible, others in the informal sector have largely remained unsung heroes in the…

#ChildNotBride: If the Child Bride Could Tell Her Story

#ChildNotBride: If the Child Bride Could Tell Her Story

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

As I watched the poster boy for child marriage in Nigeria and elected pedophile, Senator Yerima, once again deliver his worn religious justification for child marriages on Al Jazeera’s The Stream…, one thought weighed heavily in my mind: If

Finding Strength & Purpose After Abuse! Read Bey Hassan’s Incredible Story of Overcoming Remarkable Odds

Finding Strength & Purpose After Abuse! Read Bey Hassan’s Incredible Story of Overcoming Remarkable Odds

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

We received this touching email from one of our readers. Bey Hassan is a young lady from Yemen whose link to Nigeria is quite interesting. She was abused by her father in her early years. Escaping her realities by immersing …

Karo Agono Leveraged on the Dream He Had! Watch the Inspiring Story of ‘Tremor Perfect’ on NdaniTV

Karo Agono Leveraged on the Dream He Had! Watch the Inspiring Story of ‘Tremor Perfect’ on NdaniTV

Monday, September 9th, 2013

This video is truly inspiring and very fit for a Monday. It says “all you need to have is your dream”. Karo Agono, the CEO of Tremor Perfect… ‘accidentally’ got into the audio-video rental business.  With only 30,ooo, Karo

Success is Doing a Number of Little Things Excellently! CNN African Voices Spotlights the Power Couple Behind Silvertrust Media – Patrica & Moses Mawa

Success is Doing a Number of Little Things Excellently! CNN African Voices Spotlights the Power Couple Behind Silvertrust Media – Patrica & Moses Mawa

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

They say two good heads are better than one. Well, this is true in the case of Patricia and Moses Maya, the power couple behind Silvertrust Media… – a communications company based in Canada. They have been married for

BN Our Stories, Our Miracles: Violated But Unbroken! Ayodeji Osowobi’s Faith & Inner Strength Guides Her to Victory

BN Our Stories, Our Miracles: Violated But Unbroken! Ayodeji Osowobi’s Faith & Inner Strength Guides Her to Victory

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Each and every African at home and in diaspora has a unique story. Many have been through experiences which can only be described as miracles. Tragedy and strife turned around through faith and perseverance. So in July 2012, BellaNaija embarked …