Relationships

BN Prose: Wahala Dey…By Omada

BN Prose: Wahala Dey…By Omada

Monday, September 6th, 2010

‘I’m pregnant’, I told my friends Ify and Chioma.
‘Eh!’, ‘What!’ both of them exclaimed at the same time.
‘Are you sure?’
‘How do you know?’, they both  asked
‘I took a test yesterday and it confirmed my fears’, I…

Aunty Bella: Miss Star’s Side

Aunty Bella: Miss Star’s Side

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

“Aunty Bella” is our agony aunt column on BellaNaija. It was the first regular “feature” during our days as a blog and it has remained one of our favourites since then.

Predators with Promises

Predators with Promises

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

During my days as a Teacher at a Public Secondary School here in Lagos, I became quite close to some of my female students. I taught SS1-SS3 students, which placed them in the ages 14-17.
On one particular morning, as…

I.T-SEX-t!

I.T-SEX-t!

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Technology oh technology! How lovely art thou!
We can all say without a doubt that technology is a beautiful thing. Things seem to be quicker and better. I remember the pre-mobile phone era. How did we really survive? When NITEL…

FRIDAY TRACK: The Orisirisi in Dating

FRIDAY TRACK: The Orisirisi in Dating

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Kilon Sparkles!
Why is it that we all love eating out yet we don’t derive the same level of joy when it comes to paying the bill at the end of the meal? All of a sudden, people want to…

From Pain To Peace

From Pain To Peace

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Imagine what life would be like without the pain of disappointments, betrayals or heartbreak.
Imagine how free everyone would be; like little children, we would all wear our hearts on our sleeves and express our true desires and emotions without…

Only The Insane Desire True Friendship

Only The Insane Desire True Friendship

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

As long as the heavens and earth remain, there will be cold and heat, seed-time and harvest time, ‘friends’ coming and ‘friends’… going.
Ahhh…Friendship!! That highly underrated Institution which has the power to make or break the most powerful of

When He Walks Out The Door…

When He Walks Out The Door…

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

The birth of a relationship is such a beautiful thing. Everything is fresh, clean, and new. There is so much to look forward to, and a lot to discover i.e. the very first date, first kiss, first fight…
Usually both…

If I Tell You Once, I’ll Nag You Twice

If I Tell You Once, I’ll Nag You Twice

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Dear all,
My name is Glory Obiajulu Edozien and I am NOT a nag. I am just a woman who happens to know what she wants and wants what she knows.
When I was growing up, I wondered why my…

This Nerve-Wracking Game!

This Nerve-Wracking Game!

Monday, August 9th, 2010

While I wrote my dissertation at school, my supervisor advised that I should see the process as a game. She said that I would have to play with words, authorities, and relevant quotations from textbooks and journals, to score good…

Confessions of a Veteran

Confessions of a Veteran

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

The best description of a veteran I can think of is an army officer with a long service record, usually one who has served his country at war. War Vets, as they are commonly called in America, are seasoned military…

Vacancies Available For ‘Kept-Woman’ Wannabes

Vacancies Available For ‘Kept-Woman’ Wannabes

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

I mean seriously, in this town, who wouldn’t wanna be a ‘Kept Woman’…?!!
The weather is HOT; the traffic is like an aggrieved debtor who harasses you everywhere you go demanding payback!! The market (whichever one you find yourself)

Leaving and Cleaving

Leaving and Cleaving

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

“For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh”
This is arguably one of the most common bible verses recited at weddings. The officiatingpriest

Loving His Foot Fetish

Loving His Foot Fetish

Friday, July 30th, 2010

No! I am not referring to that kind of foot fetish!! Jeez! Ladies, get your minds out of the bedroom for a moment. I am most respectfully referring to that other kind of foot fetish, the one which involves twenty…

The Married Woman Without A Head

The Married Woman Without A Head

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Words have a way of deserting me when I need them the most.
The moment after a dear friend confided in me that she was leaving her husband barely a year after getting married to him, was no exception. The…

She Spies! Jemima Shore Investigates

She Spies! Jemima Shore Investigates

Friday, July 9th, 2010

She waits until he steps out of the room. The front door shuts. He says he’s going down the road to pick up a couple of things. She waits a few more seconds to make sure he has not changed …

Stick to your own ‘kind’… or not?

Stick to your own ‘kind’… or not?

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Only a few people have ever advised me to stick to my own kind. Many more have advised me to simply marry a good man! A good man? Sure, I want to marry a good man but should that be…

Why Can’t We Be Friends?!

Why Can’t We Be Friends?!

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

It was one of those conversations that were an opportunity for one party to allow the dam of pent-up emotions, frustrations and desires to spew forth from the heart like a newly dug-up oil well.
The guy who I happened…

Isn’t IT Overrated?

Isn’t IT Overrated?

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

While in traffic, I noticed a billboard that featured IT… although it was advertising a snack, there were hints of IT everywhere; As I got home, I saw IT on the television while I ate my dinner; I then flipped…

The Insanity of Fatal Attraction

The Insanity of Fatal Attraction

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

“Physical Attraction is more powerful than we give it credit for, and in the right circumstances anyone would cheat on their significant other”- Jesse …
Physical attraction is simply human nature so we logically respond to it though sometimes forgetful of

Being The Other Man – The Confessions of a Splackavellie

Being The Other Man – The Confessions of a Splackavellie

Friday, June 18th, 2010

You know there comes a period in every woman’s life when she gets frustrated or fed up with her man and all his silly hang ups.
You know a woman wants a man where she don’t have to have …

Chop ‘Em Off

Chop ‘Em Off

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

A couple of months ago, a close friend advised that I should take dating a little more seriously. He felt that I was a little too relaxed about “this process” and just like the typical Nigerian, he was worried about…

Ehen…So?

Ehen…So?

Friday, June 11th, 2010

I was on my own jeje li this Sunday, watching E! as usual (which I really need to stop, because E! adds no value to my life), & they started showing Tiger Wood’s THS and of course, the story wasn’t…

When The Lady Says ‘I Don’t’

When The Lady Says ‘I Don’t’

Monday, June 7th, 2010

I know I’m usually up here writing prose but a conglomeration of things occurred which led me to write this article. First, I was at a party over the weekend and met a couple of very good friends, one married,…

Underage and Not Dressing It!

Underage and Not Dressing It!

Friday, June 4th, 2010

I attend an orthodox church in Lagos and we have a newly formed youth church where teenagers and young adults have their own services. The other Sunday, I was rushing into church as I was very late but before I…