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Necole Kane - Necole Bitchie
NecoleBitchie.com has come to an end. The gossip site, mainly focused on African-American celebs and stars, started in 2008 and its owner Necole Kane, went on to win many awards and ...
 
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BellaNaija started BN Our Stories, Our Miracles as a feature to commemorate our 6th anniversary. Since then we have shared a of lot life changing stories which have shown people overcoming seemingly insurmountable circumstances. Today we're featuring a story that we found really captures the ...
This Ghanaian computer software engineer will blow your mind away! As a result of a medical situation when she was a baby, Farida Bedwei has lived with Cerebral Palsy all her life; but this has not been a limitation. Instead, Farida Bedwei found a way to beat her disability and is, today, ...
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Forbes has listed BellaNaija.com founder and CEO, Uche Pedro, as one of the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa in 2015. She made the list last year as well - click here if you missed it. Other notable entrepreneurs listed include:Ugandan Ali-shah Jivraj, CEO of Royal ...
I am a total sucker for birthday celebrations. I rarely let the birthday of a friend or family member pass by without celebrating it. Yes, I am that friend who bugs her friends to "do something na", for the day. I even had a mini accident in the market some years ago because I had woken up a ...
FTL Moda - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015
It's beautiful when designers celebrate our diversity! FTL Moda, headed by Antonio Urzi, who has designed costumes for Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, made history this week when they featured the first ever male amputee - Jack Eyers, a British personal trainer, to walk the New York Fashion Week ...
I used to reserve a speech in my head for everyone who caused me some form of pain. Every now and then I would think about it, and sometimes I would cry. I remember I once wrote one of such ‘speeches’ out on a piece of paper which I later chucked away. When I think of demons, I think the one ...
February is commonly regarded as the month of love, mainly because February 14 is Valentine’s Day. It is a day when people show love, affection and appreciation for the people they love or adore. These can be in form of a romantic getaway, presentation of gifts like flowers (particularly ...
I was recently involved in a business project and had to do a fair share of the business logistics. After it all, I knew that I would never envy bankers or business managers. Setting up a successful business is more than a lot of work and thinking. The keyword there being "more". During the ...
"Newscasters always drink tea when they go on break,” my neighbour, Aunty Tope, told me as I sat between her legs while she plaited my hair into four sides. I stared at the wall of the corridor, in our face-me-I-face-you building, mulling over what she said. Aunty Tope was 6 years older than ...
Mr. Akinkowo (Class Teacher): What do you want to be when you grow up? Tunde: The CEO of an oil company and the owner of a technology company. I just want to be very rich so I can own houses in Ikoyi, a private jet and a beach house in Marbella. Rolake: I want to be Tunde’s wife. This is a ...
I once had a neighbour whose generator's sound could raise the dead. He was like those folks who returned from overseas and having tasted the forbidden fruit of constant power supply,  make a futile attempt to re-enact their abroad experience. They keep a generator on for a whole day, leaving ...
We're never so vulnerable than when we trust someone - but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy.― Frank Crane Trust is the firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability or strength of someone or something. According to Stephen Covey, trust is the glue of life. In ...
It still feels like yesterday, when we received the results from the pregnancy test and it was positive. Wow! “I am going to be a father”, I thought in my heart. I began to imagine what he or she would look like, and how our relationship would be. I have been raised by the best dad in the ...
Photographer and talented musician Ty Bello is the cover star of the 12th anniversary issue of Genevieve Magazine – where she is seen holding her twin boys, Christian & Christopher. In the magazine, Ty Bello talks about her 10 years of marriage as well as a long standing battle with ...
People always ask me how I am able to freely discuss my fertility issues. Many are surprised at how readily I share that we had our gorgeous babies through IVF. Because in our society, it is almost unheard of to admit you have had to seek medical intervention to have kids. Any my answer is ...
Change, and the fear of it, shapes our behaviour -even in marriage and relationships. A typical man marries a wife praying that she would not change; and that’s why most men are terrified of marriage. Girlfriends and mistresses are likely to stay the same mostly. Wives are more likely to let ...
Light-skinned folks are having all the fun. They’re invited to the best parties. They’re given first dibs at jobs. They’re toasted by all the handsome men/women, they’re the favorites in their families…they’re even getting into heaven first. It’s brutal, abi? So, what are you to do if you’re ...
Last month, the CEO of Flying Doctors, Ola Orekunrin gave a talk at the TEDxBerlinSalon session about the strength of women in business. She talks about the effect of name calling and how it should drive women to strive for higher. She advocates for a world of fairness, a world with less ...
BellaNaija seeks to share more human interest stories in 2015. We want to focus a bit more on the shared experiences of our readers. Moses Obroku sent us an email with the story of his ordeal after an accident on his way to work left him in the trauma ward for over a month. As he narrates his ...
When democracy was born in Abuja, on the 29th May of 1999, the flames of hope and freedom ignited in the heart of Nigerians like a blue flame of fire in a galactic firework. For the first time, since our independence from the British, the Nigerian people were excited to witness a new ...

BN Quote of The Week

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek
~ Barack Obama

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