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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 ...
 
My mom turns 65 (oops…25 I mean) today, the 14th of July. I have been torn between mixed feelings of nostalgia and sentiments on this milestone. I decided not to contribute to her excess stuff (which I may eventually reclaim anyway) but to scribble 65 priceless things about her and share it ...
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So, you are the kind hearted one with a passion for life? You are the one that gets high seeing people around you flourish? You always seem to be around people who depend on you to a large extent and helping them up gives you a spiritual high... You've said the prayer: Lord use me to bless ...
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Pakistan girls' education activist Malala Yousafzai arrived Nigeria on Sunday 13th July 2014, to help campaign for the 200+ school girls abducted in the Chibok area of Borno state by Islamist militant sect Boko Haram. She arrived Abuja in the early hours of Sunday morning. Malala later met ...
We’re contemporary chicas. We’re new age women. We’re, dare I say it... feminists? Anything a man can do, we can do too…better too. I understand the desire for acknowledgment and power. I understand the desire for attention. But, I must say ladies that I think we’re going down a dangerous ...
When I was a teenager, I was told to pray for people in authority. I also read in my Bible that I needed to pray for people in authority. In Nigeria I think that we are doing a great deal of that but then some other issues begin to come to mind.  When you are praying for your leaders and they ...
If at first you don't succeed, dust yourself and try again. The road to the top is never an easy one and Jason Njoku, the founder of iROKO Partners - the parent company of iROKO TV shares his story to inspire all entrepreneurs. Read: My wife persuaded forced me to do a little spring ...
Very moving words! Titilope Sonuga (who plays Eki in Ndani TV's Gidi Up Season II) is here with beautiful spoken word poetry titled "Hide and Seek", produced by Femi Leye. Her stirring words are for the children of the Yobe massacre, for the people of the Nyanya bombings, for the 200+ girls ...
‘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, ...

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