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A Place in the Stars - BN Movies & TV - August 2014 - BellaNaija.com 01
One of the most highly anticipated feature films, "A Place in the Stars" has launched a social media campaign to commemorate Nigeria's Independence Day but more importantly to ...
 
Scarcely has the blood dried from the singed floors of Nyanya Car Park, has time mended the broken bodies injured in the first bombing. Scarcely have we finished nursing our maimed spirits, our collective angst, has the tape to cordon off the first massacre site been removed. The charred ...
A Nigerian guy and his Caucasian girlfriend moved into our house last weekend. Last night as they were having dinner, she asked him if he had heard of the over 200 girls that were taken from Nigeria. He said he had,'since last week'. Then she said... "but it's in the news because nobody seems ...
In many societies, the traditional role of providing for the family is that of the man. Today, however, harsh economic realities are forcing lots of families to rely on two income streams, making it imperative for women work and/or run businesses. Modern society has seen many women getting ...
I am scared with the dimension our country has taken. Insecurity is very rampant, fear is prevalent and our security outfits are helpless. But beyond all these, is the anger I sense many of us feel with politicians who care more about the coming elections, than us. I want to make a personal ...
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Identity - it’s a difficult thing. Some are lucky, they are able to shape, nurture and develop theirs, with limited interruptions from others. Not everyone is that fortunate. My first guest on the show, Yvonne Edozien, is an albino. There’s no hiding it. Once you see her, you immediately ...
I stirred from what had been a deep sleep, awakened by loud voices and bangs. It must have been about 11pm but I knew even then that I must have been asleep for at least 3 hours. I looked around the room, my baby sister was fast asleep, oblivious to all the noise I could hear now so clearly. I ...
Dear Humans, By the time you read this, I'll dead. I am a Colt, but you can call me a Horse if you want. I learnt some of the greatest lessons in life which I feel would be of benefit to you. Read the story below and learn the lessons. It all began on a bright day, I stood tied waiting for my ...
All the articles or the books you have been reading from me are obviously my silent thoughts. However, there is one of those several thoughts that stands out all the time. I can’t stop thinking about this and it just will not stop coming back. It hits hard when it comes, and it is really not ...
How many times have we heard people say, "Never cross an ocean for someone who won't jump a puddle for you." Countless, I guess and I am sure that you believe this mantra by now. True as this may be, I would like us to look at this issue from a different side. It is the side of the person who ...
My first brush with authority was when I was in JSS3. We were preparing for the JSCE examinations- and as was the norm, everyone was sourcing for ‘dubs’. I can point to this moment as when I realised the endemic nature of the corruption in Nigeria. I could not bring myself to use any of these ...
A Song for Naija Documentary - April 2014 - BellaNaija,com
Enough is truly enough, Nigeria needs to move forward. The International Republican Institute (IRI) in partnership with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Consulate launches Dreams4Naija. The 30-minute documentary profiles young ...
Someone recently spoke about scars in a meeting that I went for, and I suddenly remembered my bicycle scars. I had tried to be a very good boy while growing up even though I was also very playful. I was young and very cheerful. Making friends was not so difficult, but sometimes I just can’t ...
NyaNya Bomb - Help Charity - BellaNaija
Everyone was shocked this Monday when a bomb went off at Nyanya motor park. Now the shock is over, it's time for us to rally to action. Member Feese, survivor of the Boko Haram attack on the United Nations building in Abuja in 2011, is spearheading this mission to help, with her advocacy ...
Ovie Iroro Bella Naija
There's something about a man in "race track" uniform. If you haven't heard the name Ovie Iroro yet, then it's our pleasure to introduce him to you! This 20-year-old UK-based Nigerian is set to leave an indelible mark on the Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain. Bella ...
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 ...
Tony Elumelu Bella Naija
We just love hearing about Africans doing great things! Nigerian investor, banker and philanthropist, Tony Elumelu, who was featured on CNN's African Voices a few months ago (if you missed this story click here), recently addressed the UN General Assembly and the Economic and Social ...
So something happened a few weeks ago that I MUST share with you all! Every few months I log into Facebook to see what past colleagues and old friends have been up to – who got married? Divorced? Had a baby? Came out of the closet? (I'll tell you about that some day) and so on... I came ...
The marriage institution has never been under so much pressure. Apart from the internal factors militating against the success of marriages, external factors seem to be conspiring to wreak havoc. The implication is that a lot of marriages do not last beyond the first few years. This often ...
As the youngest child, I'd constantly give my parents the scoop on things that went on around the house when their backs were turned. It wasn't long before I learned that I suffered more from telling than from keeping my mouth shut. With cousins and siblings studying at the Nigerian Military ...
About four years ago I heard a commercial on radio and it triggered something in me. I was so excited to hear that something I had always wanted was finally going to happen. After a while, I forgot about it, then a friend called me again almost at the last minute asking me to apply for it. It ...

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The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves
~ Ray Kroc

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