Inspired!

Maya Horgan Famodu's company, Ingressive, is every African start up's dream. But beyond Ingressive, BellaNaija wanted to take a closer look at this entrepreneur who has made it a ...
 
People live up to what they have written down. According to the Harvard Business Review (HBR OnPoint 2001, PN* 7915), once someone puts something in writing, the odds that he or she will fulfill the commitment greatly increases. This principle of life is proven in several ways; for example, ...
I was sixteen. I was a young girl, just getting into college and enjoying the new freedom of life. I had just got for myself a new ‘best friend’, who was good looking. To be sincere, he was exactly my type of guy but he already had this new girlfriend and so we kept our boundaries. He used to ...
I am currently feeling like a doctor or a researcher - about to present a new finding on some kind of diseases that the people have been struggling with. While it is truly a disease, the only difference is that it is not a medical condition but a mental condition, which may eventually translate ...
When I was a child, say about 6 years old, my dad took the whole family to the beach – Bar beach if I remember correctly. Don’t worry; it really was a proper nice looking beach in those days, not the ecological mess that it has become now. But I digress. We went to the beach; I think to ...
I had just arrived at the airport where I would take a connecting flight. After drinking a good amount of fluids on board, I had to get rid of the excesses. “Hello, welcome, the first bathroom is free” - this woman greeted and signaled me to a bathroom with a broad smile on her face. Fear ...
Nigerian architect, Olajumoke Adenowo is featured on CNN's African Voices. Having been exposed to grand buildings from as early as she was 3 years old, her passion for structures and architecture was stirred. She gives an insight into her professional background and how she designed her first ...
A few months ago, I got the sad news that my friend Yara, an Egyptian, has been convicted by a court in Egypt, and sentenced to 3 years imprisonment, for protesting in the streets of Cairo. I felt really sad to hear this and could not help but have with nostalgia, fond memories of the months we ...
I have been to the Capital City, Abuja on two different occasions. My second visit was  for my Call to Bar ceremony, and I had to stay with an in-law of mine, who is married with two lovely children. I had a tough time keeping Ezinne, the three years old child away from my room. She would run ...
So we stumbled on this clip on Youtube and we just had to share. Social media has become so important in our day-to-day lives but for some people it really goes over the top, and a result of social media most people lose human contact. In this spoken word piece, ‘Can we autocorrect ...
We love the spunk, ambition and passion that Samson Adamu exudes. Featured on Ndani TV's 'Young CEO', Samson talks about his educational background in sports, his motivation for beach soccer and all about COPA Lagos. He found a niche market in Nigeria and he channelled  his drive and ...
It’s a song and dance…that two week wait. Before you know it, another one rolls by, and you have to decide how to deal with it each time. It’s such a peculiar time in a woman’s cycle, that is reacted to as differently as each woman’s personal situation. For Ms Not-Trying-Not-Protecting (NTNP), ...
For so long, I have wondered if there is some kind of light in the media—no matter how feeble it is. A flicker will go a long way. You see, most of the depictions in the media today are Sensational, Sexual and Superficial—all kinds of contents on the face level. Hardly will you find a media ...
I am looking forward to the New Year that's just about 27 days away and I am sure you are also looking forward to it. I believe it will bring a lot of opportunities and it will afford me to start some things afresh while continuing with some others that I have already started. You and I can do ...
My daughter is brilliant. I realized that she is the paragon of intellectual excellence from my first moments with her, just after she was born. Most babies cry after they are pulled from their mama’s womb. No, not my daughter, not even when the dokinta smacked her. My little one had her eyes ...
From our earliest years we are conditioned to dream of a fairy tale wedding. Every parent wants to give their child their dream wedding and to do all they can to support them. This can get very expensive. To avoid getting overwhelmed by all the expenses look carefully at the cost implications ...
I was having a conversation with a friend one day and she told me this wonderful story. It taught me a vital lesson about risk taking. We are both present-serving corps (NYSC) members and I was telling her about a wonderful idea I had but that could not execute because I was thinking about some ...
As the 2015 general elections draw closer in Nigeria, I have read, seen, discussed with family, friends and colleagues about the upcoming election and an issue that keeps reoccurring is the fact that some citizens intend to vote based on sentiments. In this context, not voting out of conviction ...
Blackhouse Media and Mydrim Gallery present Against All Odds, an art exhibition by Zinno Orara, in dedication to his wife, Adaora-Zinno Orara, who is battling breast cancer against all odds. The artist’s wife of 20 years was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 - click here if you missed the touching ...
Angelique Kidjo is FIERCE and we love it! Beninoise vocal powerhouse, Angelique Kidjo talks about her background, racism, women empowerment and many more pertinent issues in her interview with AlJazeera.It is truly inspiring and informative and we hope that you enjoyed watching it as ...
There are few things in life as fragile as the male ego. Men like to think they are strong and virile…and what bigger attack on their virility is any suggestion of infertility. This is absolutely unheard of and unacceptable to most of them. But alas, for many couples, this is the reality. I ...

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Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
~ John F. Kennedy

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