Inspired!

Hello friends, another Monday, another episode! My name is Alheri and my mind wanders a lot (intelligently, I’d like to think). When I have random thoughts that I cannot reconcile ...
 
A BellaNaijarian shared this video with us and we're so glad she did, because the story of this young man, Saturday has to be told! He started out as the security guard, but he was also a talented illustrator. He kept drawing, and he kept trying to get his work out there. Fortune smiled on ...
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Just days after being named as one of the collaborators for Nike’s Air Max CON event holding in New York from March 24 - 27 (click here if you missed it), Nigerian visual artist, Laolu Senbanjo has been named as an ambassador for the new ‘Committed’ advertising campaign by the world’s biggest ...
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Lade A. Araba  (36) is the Co-Founder and President of the Visiola Foundation, which is building a pipeline of leading female African scientists, engineers, IT experts, mathematicians, and innovators. Lade is a 2011 Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellow, a 2014 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow, and a ...
Femi Falana (SAN) expressed his pride for his son, Folarin Falana a.k.a Falz at the premiere of his new video “Soldier” a few days ago. The renowned Human Rights Activist has said that though he expected him to be a legal practitioner just like him, he is proud of how far he has come in the ...
You’ve got to love how Nigerians are making positive impact in the world! Visual artist and singer, Laolu Senbanjo has teamed up with Nike to come up with a collection that draws inspiration from his Yoruba heritage and global travels. According to Nike, at Air Max Con, he’ll be creating ...
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Olajumoke Orisaguna's star just keeps shining, literally, as she stuns in this gold maxi dress by womenswear brand, Salmah Guzel. Here's a sneak peek of her recent photoshoot for the brand's look book, stay tuned to BellaNaija Style for the full collection. Photo Credit: Salmah Guzel | ...
Recently, I was privileged to witness a profound lesson in its practical state. A group of kids, while returning from school within an estate, stumbled on a goldmine at a trash site. In there, they found plates, flasks, water bottles, cups, mugs, slippers, games and even got parts of a drawer ...
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Olajumoke Orisaguna took her first flight ever to Abuja a few weeks ago to be unveiled as the brand ambassador for Shirleys Confectionery. The official campaign photos have been released, and she's portrayed as a happy baker! See them all below. ***
The BN Contributor who sent this to us has asked to remain anonymous, for this heart felt and deeply personal piece. If you find yourself experiencing any of these emotions, please draw strength from the knowledge that you are not alone.  The BellaNaija community stands with you during this ...
Just recently, it dawned on me that more than 10 weeks have gone out of the 52 that make up a year. Can you imagine? No be just the other day we celebrate New Year’s Day? Omoh eh, time dey fly o. Sadly, many people go through the year without achieving any of their dreams. To them, success ...
The BellaNaija community is one where life experiences are shared and where everyone bonds over amazing stories that are uplifting and inspiring. So, when BellaNaijarian, Kenny sent us an email saying she wanted to share the story of her experience with pre-eclampsia, we knew we had to ...
I love Nigerians! We are the definition of the phrase: ‘your brother’s keeper’. We watch out for others so much it’s almost too much. It could be almost annoying at times; other times it could be the saving grace in certain situations. For instance, in my quest to get to work this morning, I ...
When Yemisi Wada, started visiting boys at Kuramo Beach many years ago, it confirmed what she always knew: that raising a child took a lot more than money; it took a big heart able to love even the unloved. On the latest episode of “The Heart Of The Matter”, she talks about how she is doing ...
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Have you allowed someone to stop you from being you? Are you hiding your gifts because of what others might say? Have you stopped working on a project because you weren’t sure how people would react to it? I am asking these questions because I want to know if you have become a graveyard of ...
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I recently suffered a major setback that just quite had me disbelieving of my much-loved school of thought that I was more than enough. And in between drowning myself in Kari Jobe’s Forever and trying to reckon what route led to the imminent tomorrow. I wrestled with the muted voices of self ...
There are certain life experiences we go through that remain etched in our minds for a long time. One of such experiences for me was being an ad-hoc INEC official for the 2011 election registration as a youth corper serving in the North East (my mum must not hear this). I was assigned to a ...
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"We have devalued our personal life; I am taking my life back. I say yes to less work and more play." TV show creator (Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder) Shonda Rhimes gave an inspirational TED talk about saying yes - she forced herself to say "Yes" for a year - to more play ...
For their latest cover, Complete Fashion brings you revered makeup artist Bimpe Onakoya. In this shoot by photography genius TY Bello, she is the Beauty Fairy Godmother and it’s no wonder why. Saville Row trained tailor, Ohimai Atafo graces the other cover. His interview on his journey so ...
This March edition of Today’s Woman features three top bankers (that happen to be women) calling the shots at 3 of Nigeria’s biggest banks – Osaretin Demuren (Head of The Board – Guaranty Trust Bank), Mosunmola Belo - Olusoga (Chairman, Access Bank) & Ibukun Awosika (Chairman, First ...
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The story of Oluwamayo Ojumah is making rounds today and it is definitely an inspiring story. She was one of the high-flying graduating students in the last convocation of the University of Lagos. She graduated with a CGPA of 4.51 but that is not the only thing inspiring about her story. She ...
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