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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 ...
 
‘You now have two minutes to say whatever you have to say.’ The man who now sat with him in the office was probing every response and reaction with intent. He was no pushover. As with all true businessmen, his apprehension was not only logical but as plain as could be. Wande regarded him ...
The 2nd International Conferences on Women in Government and Politics held on Thursday 5th June 2014 at the Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos. The conference which concluded with calling on African women to support their fellow African women in order for them to succeed in politics; was ...
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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 ...
I had one of my moments yesterday where I tuned out. I shut the world out - didn't want to advise anyone, didn't want to be advised by anyone. I just wanted to be. I wanted to connect with myself, love myself, take stock. I first heard about taking stock on a Saturday morning at a women's ...
It's around 2am. Everyone else in the house is asleep and the air is consumed with the eerie buzz of silence, apart from the distant hammering of the train through the local station. I want to sleep but I just can't. Thoughts keep zooming back and forth in this over-active brain of mine. I can ...
Bola Balogun - ThisDay Style Cover June 2014 - BellaNaija
This past Sunday - 29th June 2014, ThisDay Style featured Bola Balogun, CEO of Glam Networks and Glam Brand Agency on its cover. In the magazine, we also caught a glimpse of Bola's family including her husband Ishmeal Balogun and 5 children. The cover byline called Bola an "Enterprising ...
In 2010, BellaNaija showcased a three-part series titled 'Skin Deep', where three amazing women shared their experience with different skin conditions. (Albinism, Psoriasis & Vititligo). Glory Edozien was one of these women. {Read her story here}  Now, media personality, Wana Udobang, ...
In these times when some people are trying really hard to keep their values and their character clean, there’s the increasing temptation to compromise. In every minute it looks harder or even senseless to keep the values that you thought will make you stand out. You have responsibilities that ...
Nollywood actress Beverly Naya is passionate about women of all shades being represented in the media. She shares her essay on the topic exclusively with BellaNaija. *** What is black beauty? It is the willingness to love and accept yourself for who you are, it is also the ability to ...
It was a bright, sunny but windy February day. Even though spring had not officially sprung yet and the cold chills of winter still swept through the city on a regular basis, there were the occasional sunny spells laced with rain on some days and wind on some others which featured ever so ...
We just love Lupita more and more with each passing day. The Vogue cover star made headlines a few days ago when her cover for the mag’s July 2014 issue was unveiled; and Vogue keeps giving us more reasons to love her as they have unveiled a video. This isn't just any video. It’s a video of ...
You may find yourself asking the question - "Why don't people like me?" Well, because they don’t have to. As much as we hate to accept it, people have the free will to like or dislike us. No one is required by law (spiritual or human) to like you. The problem is that most of us can’t wrap our ...
Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar announced the commencement of Ramadan today. The declaration was made around midnight following the sighting of the moon, Vanguard reports. Sambo Wali, Chairman of National Moon sighting Committee and Chairman Advisory Council to the Sultanate, ...
Some years ago, a new social culture emerged in Italy: many parents stopped introducing their religious faiths to their children. They chose rather to let them reach the official age of adulthood, so the latter could choose for themselves which faith to identify with, upon objective inquiry and ...
I had been informed of Swaziland’s intolerance for women in short skirts or revealing clothes but to witness it firsthand hand was a totally different experience. Now what I saw was not a skimpily clad daughter of Adam but a grandmother who berated two young girls for wearing short skirts and ...
This edition of CNN's African Voices is so inspiring. 24 year old Esther Mbabazi is Rwanda's first female commercial pilot. In a predominantly male industry, Esther has conquered the odds in the aviation industry. She speaks on her family background, her education and what she aspires ...
Nigeria's win over Bosnia at the Brazil 2014 World Cup tournament has got us very optimistic about subsequent matches. NdaniTV shared a documentary titled 'The Rise of The Eagles' {Watch the first two episodes here}. The final part of the series has now been released. Check it out!
Doubt is a pesky visitor. It gives you no warning of the exact moment it will come in. It arrives unannounced like an unwanted house guest. It creeps up on you like a predator. It's relentless. It doesn't sleep. It plants fear-filled thoughts in your mind. “How can I have such a foolish ...
I have always wanted to write about a special being. I like to call her, Ms. Red. This name is representative of who she is -  strong, energetic, assertive, aggressive and determined. Annoying as well. She works at her own pace. Whenever Ms. Red is in town, everything goes awry. She loves ...
A few years ago I heard a very simple but profound story of affirmation from a foremost motivational speaker in Nigeria and it has always worked for so many people. Reverend Sam Adeyemi said, ‘someone called you a fool. You will now turn around and say, ‘me! A fool? You call me a fool? Me, a ...

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No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important
~ Mary Kay Ash

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