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Move Back to Nigeria is a series on BellaNaija which aims to encourage young and not-so-young professionals in the diaspora who are trying to make the decision of whether to move back ...
 
Happiness is a choice. This is something I tell myself all the time; it is the one thing that keeps me going. When something overwhelmingly difficult threatens to shake the roots of my being, I remember that it is a conscious choice one has to make. Last week, as I listened to the news review ...
Move Back to Nigeria is a series on BellaNaija which aims to encourage young and not-so-young professionals in the diaspora who are trying to make the decision of whether to move back to Nigeria. In collaboration with the brilliant team at MoveBackToNigeria.com, we hope to bring you a weekly ...
Life is not always kind. We don’t always get what we want. Sometimes everything goes south at once: The longed-for love doesn’t show up or goes away; the dream job is given to an inexperienced person, the dog dies; school refuses to resume session; the snap of your jeans pops open just when you ...
What is man’s greatest weak point? (The word “man” here is used as a generic term for both male and female.) I do strongly believe that man’s greatest weak point is the greedy and avaricious desire to be high and above everyone else. The insatiable quest for power, influence and luxury has ...
When MTN began making moves geared towards rolling out telecom services in Nigeria, the odds were stacked against it pretty hard. It was at a time when the country was struggling to get itself stabilized both political and economically and the telecom space was just beginning to recover from ...
If you love poetry, you should check this out! Nigerian media personality, Wana Udobang, wears several creative hats and spoken word poetry is one of them. In these videos, she does one of her own poems and the other by Nwando Onyeabo. Watch Here I want To Be a Star Weightloss
I dislike beauty pageants, and I have often wondered numerous times what exactly the rationale behind them is… I still don’t have an answer! I feel this way because I believe beauty as a trait is subjective and immeasurable. Any attempt to put such in ranks or define them according to social ...
Lord he is a Christian! His husky voice reverberates above the choir’s as he sings the church hymns, his arms sway loosely in the air like he’s being carried along the the spirit; his skin radiates and glows just like a flawless Angel. Dude might as well be clothed in white and wearing a ...
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It's Monday! The start of a fresh work week. They say if you dread Mondays, you should probably change your job ... because it's not only about "what" you do, but "why" you do it. How are you making an impact on people, an industry? Are you? When Jacqueline Nwobu aka Jackie and her husband ...
Every time someone says 'East or West, Home is Best', it is with sadness in our heart that we echo those words. It is with a lot of sadness that we report the news of the lives lost yesterday around Nigeria. The deaths arose from the stampede ensuing at the different test centres for the ...
"The state of the economy is horrible! The president and his ministers should do something" "There are too many children on our streets, someone should do something about it." "There is not enough this..." or " This is too that.." These are the kind of sentences I hear around me always and ...
So the hype around 12 Years A Slave is strong; Lupita Nyong'o is an overnight sensation, to some she is deserving of this and to others she's just an African who got lucky for taking off her clothes and getting flogged in a movie. Whatever the case, she has an Oscar and bad belle haters can at ...
If your Facebook wall has not been crawling with heated arguments these past few weeks, it’s either your friends are ignorant or you are living in ignorance. The Obesere rape accusation has also opened a can of slithering worms such that the past few days, my Facebook wall has been crawling ...
Over the years I have heard some people say that you have to fake it until you make it. Now I am beginning to ponder on the validity and the benefit, if any, of that statement. When they say you have to fake it till you make it, they are asking you to create an impression of what you want to ...
Proper hair and beauty enthusiasts are aware of the delightful goodness of Argan oil. What you may not have known is that the Argan seeds, from which the oil is extracted, come from Morocco. On the latest edition of CNN's African Voices, Errol Barnett sits with Zoubida Charrouf... the ...
Picture this: You, in the company of a few friends have decided to take a boat trip. Halfway to your destination, you encounter a storm. The winds are heavy and the waves come lashing at your boat, daring it to withstand their fury. Initially, you are afraid but not so much. Why? Because you ...
A BN reader and contributor sent this email to us last week. She asked for it to be published anonymously in order to protect members of her family. We found her story really inspiring and we hope that you learn a thing or two from her experience. *** "It's easy to believe when sorrow never ...
Today March 8, 2014 is International Women's Day. It’s officially the global day that celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Today I join billions of people around the world to commemorate this very special day with the theme: “Inspiring ...
Each year around the world, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Thousands of events occur throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Generations of women have held the Proverbs 31 woman as their role model. Even though she existed ...
By now we’ve all heard of her. She is Lupita Nyongo. Her accent is musical. She is stunning in a way that isn’t singular but in spite of this manages to be the source of many a debate. The debate doesn’t go so far as to discuss the alignment of her facial features or the stark contrast between ...

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