Inspired!

It has become somewhat popular these days for people to discuss the role of and opportunities for, what I will call “youths in power”. As an example, my amiable acquaintance, Ohimai—a ...
 
The man dies in all who keep silent in the face of tyranny – Wole Soyinka Isn’t it ironic that Islam which many Muslims agree is a religion of peace is used by many Jihadists, and even some governments like Sudan, to oppress others? Isn’t it ironic that Christianity which is a religion founded ...
We all go through some tunnels in life, and some of them feel like they are seemingly endless. Sometimes, it feels like nothing is happening with you or for you. You feel like  a blind man with no idea of what’s happening around and not knowing when things are going to turn around for him. You ...
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God Bless Nigeria Church recently embarked on a freedom walk to join the global campaign to help find the 200+ school girls abducted by Boko Haram in the Chibok area of Borno State. Resident pastor of the church Pastor Orohnor, as well as Pastor Tony Rapu, AY and Mabel Makun, Joke Silva, ...
I attended a wedding some months ago where a local musician was invited to perform. He’d come with other members of his band - people who, although, weren’t known by many people, made good but cheap music. When it was time to take centre stage, the virtuoso gently began a note that did little ...
They say people cover our nakedness, so I often wonder why people beam with so much pride that they have no friends. I think people need people. We aren’t built to live in isolation. However, I understand the need for self preservation and protecting yourself from the fall outs and disasters of ...
John Legend
John Legend has the No 1 song in the United States of America right now with his romantic ode "All of Me". The Grammy winning artiste is a graduate of the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania and this weekend he delivered a commencement address and also received an honorary Doctor of Music ...
A few weeks ago I heard some news and I can easily say it will remain the best news I will receive all year! A lot of times, as human beings, we go through difficulties and challenges in life, which without even considering external factors are already hard to deal with, talk less of when you ...
Bored out of my mind...sitting at home on Easter Sunday with all the festivities wearing out, I was thinking of something to do that required no effort at all. Ah! I thought, I'll flick around the TV channels. I start flicking the local TV channels and I am attracted to the loud music booming ...
“The rich man is a person whose child runs into his arms when his hands are empty.” Miss Cooper was feeling unwell. She was treated for malaria but somehow it persisted. Few days after leaving the hospital, she started throwing up frequently. That morning, I saw her rush into the bathroom and ...
When news spreads, of how one more Naija brother or sister has shocked the world with artistic genius or business savvy, we are reminded of why we love the motherland unconditionally. When we immerse ourselves in our own special way of experiencing life - be it in the intoxicating rhythm of our ...
Be honest, you’re terrified of being rejected. The dream job you’ve been waiting for all your life. And the reply email with the clichéd response, “Thank you for your interest in writing for…Unfortunately, we will not be able to move forward with you due to…” The University you have your heart ...
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 ...
Mrs. Elizabeth Ebi
It’s mother’s day again and every year around this time I think about all the amazing mothers that have helped us to accomplish so much. I think about how life has changed since when I was a child. I think about the sacrifices of women in times past, and the sacrifices I will undoubtedly be ...
There are certain times you have feeling you cannot share with anyone. Those times all we need to do is share it with someone. A friend of mine decided that someone was 'The Main Oga at the Top' and wrote the prayer below: Dear Lord, I write this to you, not as someone who is jealous, ...
#BringBackOurGirls - Uche Jombo-R - May 2014 - BellaNaija.com
#BringBackOurGirls. And the conversation continues... Uche Jombo-R - "If you look into my eyes You might see how I feel about what is going on right now, some comments on #bringbackourgirls post on my page had me thinking clearly some people think it's a celebrity 'thing'/fight...this is ...
As the world joins Nigeria in the plea to find the missing girls from Chibok Secondary, we remain appreciative of all the support we have received. Students of the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria have joined the campaign - #BringBackOurGirls. Read the press release ...
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BellaNaijarians, have you tried your best to #BringBackOurGirls. Our celebs aren't slowing down. Check it out! Genevieve Nnaji - "Tonight. 8:30pm. CNN. #bringbackourgirls" Trey Songz  Joselyn Dumas -"A parents tender care will never cease towards the child they bear.. I can ...
#BringBackOurGirls - Diddy  - May 2014 - BellaNaija.com
Don't stop, keep saying it - #BringBackOurGirls! Diddy - "There's nothing I wouldn't do to protect my own daughters. I stand with the parents of the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls. #BringBackOurGirls www.amnestyusa.org/bringbackourgirls" Seyi Shay - "All over the world on tv we see the ...
There are times when we are constantly bombarded with information from every corner, majority of which are bad news. You turn on your television and someone appearing hysterical is staring back at you. You tune in to a radio station and there is a sad, pathetic song hitting the air waves. Try ...
From the chronicles of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, the Ex-factor had me every single time. If there was any song that could adequately depict the picture of unrequited love, it was it. Rejection in romantic relationships is an interesting one because it cuts across the borders of race, ...

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Every day is a new day, and you'll never be able to find happiness if you don't move on
~ Carrie Underwood

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