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I didn’t know I could recognize Nigerians by face until the day I met Chika. It was my first week of school in New York, and I was walking to the dining hall when I saw him. He was also ...
 
In March 2013, the BellaNaija team asked for your feedback on how to handle the issue of the emails we receive with regards soliciting for financial aid {Click here to read}. We were grateful for your feedback. Over the years, BellaNaija has published various feature stories on Nigerians in ...
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With the amount of information I was recently exposed to about the African Union’s budget, I feel very ashamed! After looking at the African Union’s 2014 budget, I started wondering how African heads of State get the nerve to challenge the West for interfering with Africa’s internal issues when ...
  Kemi Adetiba is a woman on a mission to etch her name in the sands of time. Strike that! She is doing it already. With over ten years in the media/entertainment industry, she has covered a diverse field of experience.  She has worked in radio, been on TV and is currently leaving a mark with ...
Having a dream is very important but beyond the dreams, achieving them is the real thing. I recently said that the world does not honour noble intentions. It only respects results. Some years ago, I saw a video titled ‘the greatest inventions that were never achieved.’ Ideas can be lofty and ...
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Last year, BellaNaija published the feature on Nigerian designer, Ayo Van Elmar who is based in Austria. {click here if you missed it} Ayo and her team, under The Sunshine Project, provided  clothes and shoes for less privileged children in schools in Nigeria last Christmas. We are pleased ...
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 ...
Jumai Shaba - February 2014 - BellaNaija
It's time for an afternoon break with Jumai Shaba. The Nigerian media personality will be sharing her thoughts on various issues on her vlog. The first episode - Humility was released on Sunday. Check it out!
This is my first Toolz Thoughts’ of 2014, so I can still say Happy New Year beautiful people! We made it to 2014- all thanks to God! First off, I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone that reads Toolz' Thoughts. Writing is something I find great comfort in, but I haven't always been ...
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My interest in the Abiku phenomenon began when I received a short story submission from Ayodele Olofintuade, the endlessly brilliant Cassava Republic author. Immediately I read the story, I asked Ayodele for seven more and commissioned Laolu Senbanjo of Afromysterics to do the accompanying ...
BellaNaija partners with the organizers of Gidi Culture Festival. So, what exactly is Gidi Culture Festival? It is a movement which serves to provoke insightful thoughts, towards the motivated and empowered African youth. It is the voice for the youth, by the youth. The African society seems to ...
A few days ago, I read Kenneth Onuh’s piece, “A Mother’s Love – Pure and Endless” on BellaNaija. {Click here to read} It came at the very same time I was considering writing a (hopefully cathartic) piece about my mother too. You see, her birthday is February 14. So I’m here to say Happy ...
My idea of charity in Nigeria is somewhat pathetic. Of course there are the great causes that are currently in fashion, like cancer and orphans. And then there's 234 Give, a website that makes it easier to give to any charity of your choice. They even say that they audit the process to ensure ...
Dearest Mr. Ex, Did I tell you I cried? Oh yes I cried. In fact there were many nights when I went to sleep crying and woke up still crying. It was hard for me to get over the heartbreak that all our dreams, hopes, aspirations, and plans for life together could have ended so abruptly… so ...
The very first woman in my life epitomizes the summation of life's precious moments and she remains a jewel to me. My mom. Always so graceful, at a remarkable height of 6' 2", she always had this sparkle in her eyes. I'm not sure which I cherished the most in her qualities, between the gentle ...
Whether you are in a serious relationship, just recently married, or have been married for several years, money matters can be controversial if not handled carefully. When two people become a couple they confront a myriad of financial choices and decisions. Are you engaged? How much do you know ...
In March 2013, the BellaNaija team asked for your feedback on how to handle the issue of the emails we receive with regards soliciting for financial aid {Click here to read}. We were grateful for your feedback. Over the years, BellaNaija has published various feature stories on Nigerians in ...
Kick off your week with this REAL TALK video with Shade Ladipo. Shade is the founder of Avienti Limited, a destination management company. She talks about her experiences and her fears. In this edition of NdaniTV's Young CEO, she talks about how she turned her passion, interests and skills ...
There’s something interesting you really need to know about the size of your challenges. I think that by the time you find out what it is, your perception to challenges will change. Every human being will face challenges in life at different times and for different purposes. The challenges are ...
"Your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life."-Chuck Palahniuk The joy of parenting lies within its seeming perennial burden: indeed, it is no small job to partake in. It's been said that from womb to tomb, a child will always be a child in the eyes of ...
This is true. I know better. I 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. You see, there is this conversation that we all have with ourselves, within ourselves and most times I just listen to ...

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