Inspired!

The bond between a mother and her child can never be overstated. It is for this reason that BellaNaija gladly shares this heart warming tribute, written by a BN Reader, Victoire Metuge, ...
 
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 ...
A healthy lifestyle is invaluable, and at BellaNaija we strive to put out the message of living healthy - working out and eating right. We also proudly showcase stories of people who have gotten on the healthy train and are making something out of it {Click here to read some inspiring weight ...
Okay! So there is this popular saying – ‘You are what you eat’ and it has been trending for a while. It is also used as a health strategy to promote healthy eating and reduce overweight, and there have been different illustrations for this. The most interesting one I had come across was a ...
How sweet is it to be birthday mates with your Papa! The cuteness and amazing sincerity of this post makes us cheese! It's a double dose of birthday happiness. BN Reader Onyi shares this beautiful tribute to her dad on their birthday. We love it and we wish Daddy and his girl a very happy ...
In the past months, there has been a sensation making the rounds on social media about the gratitude challenge. Many people took advantage of it to recount some of the things they are grateful for. It was overwhelming to see how people remembered many things some take for granted. Naturally, we ...
Just some weeks ago, I was privileged to anchor a forum, and one of the issues that came up was why so many young people are jetting out of the country at every available opportunity. Today, while thinking about what to write, I stumbled on the Facebook post of a revered friend who simply said, ...
At BellaNaija we provide a hub for the discussion of pertinent issues in society. We believe that our readers always have a stories to share and we warmly encourage this. There's always room for learning, and we hope that we can touch lives positively through this platform. In this vein, one of ...
Recently, I celebrated my birthday and usually, I am one to celebrate with style…maybe plan a trip, have a party or some go out to nice dinners with friends and families. However, I realize that as I get older, my idea of fun just keeps changing and fluctuating. Nowadays, my idea of fun has ...
Chaz B
The sudden passing of radio personality Chaz B is still weighing heavily on the hearts of his family, friends and fans. One thing is clear, Chaz lived an impactful life! Through his radio show "Sharing Life Issues with Chaz B", he helped listeners face and resolve numerous difficult issues. In ...
I have the unshakable opinion that selecting your gynaecologist is one of the biggest choices you have to make in life, right up there with choosing a life partner, and a career path. A lot of people have argued with this theory, my husband especially, but it is just something I have come to ...
UNICEF officially launched the John Lennon inspired #IMAGINE project a few days ago and a lot of music stars from around the world, including Don Jazzy, were invited to perform together at the event (click here if you missed it). UNICEF has now released the official video for the campaign and ...
Though her tenure as Actors Guild of Nigeria President (now in its 2nd term) has been controversial, no one can deny that it has been impactful. Ibinabo Fiberesima recently visited camps for displaced people in Gombe state and here is what she had to say"Lets join hands to help the ...
“It is not what you know that matters, it is whom you know”. This is a common maxim in today’s competitive labour market, and networking effectively is one of the strongest and most influential tools required for personal and/or professional advancement. It can help secure your dream job, get ...
It is obvious that the unemployment figures here in Nigeria are not looking good. Sometimes we also have the tendency to think that the grass is greener on the other side. We strive as much as possible to get there, only to see that the grass is not even close to green as it appeared on the ...

BN Quote of The Week

To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity
~ Nelson Mandela

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