Inspired!

Ma Belle, You must forgive this meddling woman for intruding once again in your life. But I have heard certain things that disturb this old soul and I cannot keep quiet any longer. I ...
 
Before I learned to love myself, I thought- I am the dreary first pages of a lengthy novel, the intro track in the musician’s new album; I am cold coffee and insipid wafer biscuits, the too-much commodity not purchased in Balogun stores. I am deep-rooted Ikoyi homes- not loud like Lekki homes ...
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In this interview with PUNCH's 'Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Gbenro Adeoye, billionaire businesswoman, Folorunso Alakija speaks on her childhood, how she ventured into the fashion and oil business, and how she's sustained her marriage of about 40 years. There is a beautiful picture of your ...
Arowosegbe Aderibigbe, best graduating student, Lagos State University 2014/2015 academic session, on Friday said hard work and the grace of God made him achieve the feat. Aderibigbe told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that he would seek God’s direction before accepting the ...
Earlier in the year, we made a call for BellaNaijarians to send in their stories about single parenting and their experiences. {Click here if you missed it} Today, we're sharing our very first BN Single Parent Pod story. Shola**** (36) is a single mother of 2 children - 9 and 7 years ...
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From music star Taylor Swift and media mogul Oprah Winfrey to Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, Forbes has put together the second annual definitive ranking of America’s 60 most successful trailblazers. The list of women includes the founders of Gap, Spanx, Proactiv, Clif Bar ...
Donovan Livingston, who graduated with his master's degree in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, did a spoken-word rendition at the school's convocation that has resonated with teachers and students alike. Watch it here!
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An inmate of the Ikoyi Prisons, A. Ajogbor, was on Wednesday presented with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Theology, having successfully completed his studies at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). Ajogbor, who was incarcerated in July 2004 was among the over 10,000 others who ...
In this week's vlog, Glory Edozien discusses “5 Things I Learnt about Prayer”. She writes: Ok. So this isn't your typical vlog post, I know prayer and other religious type conversations are kept for pastors, priests and other religious clergy and I am neither. But Discovery with Glory was ...
On this episode of “Heart of the Matter”, Wale Adefarasin sits down with Chude Jideonwo, award-winning journalist and media entrepreneur, and they talk about the Nigerian polity, its youths and citizens. Watch below.
Chukwuwezam Obanor (24) and Olumide Ogunlana (25) have taken strides to change the face of Nigerian education.  The two men graduated from the Electrical Electronics Engineering department at Unilag. Together, they started and now run PrepClass. Founded in 2013, the idea behind PrepClass is ...
When I wrote an article on STIs a few weeks ago, some of my friends were upset. They did not want to be reminded of the dire consequences that arise from unprotected sex, yet they were surprised to learn of the increasing rate of STI's and sexually transmitted cancers. {Click here if you missed ...
The latest issue of Guardian Life magazine is celebrating the outburst of female entrepreneurs and inventors. These four women of inspiration, Glory Edozien, Omilola Oshikoya, Stephanie Obi and Itoro Eze-Anaba, that grace the cover pages today are focusing on making the world a better place ...
I love anklets -  those adorable beads or chains worn around the ankles. I especially love those without charms; you know, simple and just gorgeous. I own an entwined piece in sterling silver or something and whenever I have it on- for whatever reason- I feel like there’s one more special thing ...
Hello friends, another Monday, another episode! My name is Alheri and my mind wanders a lot (intelligently, I’d like to think). When I have random thoughts that I cannot reconcile internally, I turn to my friends for help. Sadly, those friends probably don’t want their ears talked off with my ...
“We are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing fully well that we will not catch it because nothing is perfect, we are still going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process of chasing it, we will catch excellence.” Last week, I emphasized on the need to become excellent at the ...
What a great way to start off a great week! You need to listen to Wana Udobang's poem Titled 'The Banquet' for just the right dose of inspiration! Listen here!
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Free lunch. Who gives those nowadays? Walk through the gates of the Helpgate Foundation between 1pm and 3pm from Monday to Friday, and you’ll find free lunch being served at the soup kitchen.The free lunch is accompanied with a ray of hope and a chance at another go at life; and that’s because ...
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A foremost humanitarian organization in Nigeria, Voice of Change Network Int’l (VOCNI) , the facilitators of Project-Help-a-Child Global Campaign, has launched a public fund raising effort to save the life of baby Elijah, a 11-month old boy, born with a hole in the heart. This humanitarian ...
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It's the very first edition of BN Self-Examine Sundays - it's a means to add inspirational messages to your new week from day 1. The inspiration is gathered from all aspects of life, from commitment to well-being and even how to boost your daily morale. It is evident in the way we communicate ...
Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation (IIF) was birthed out of the pain of so many families struggling to conceive naturally while facing all sorts of discrimination. It was borne out of a desire to put smiles on the faces of these families and give them renewed hope. It is our desire and prayer here ...