Relationships

BN Prose: The Waiting…by Temiloluwa Adebayo

BN Prose: The Waiting…by Temiloluwa Adebayo

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Shaking, I walk to the bathroom to use the pregnancy test kit I got from Heathway Pharmacy on Allen Avenue. I am fed up of going to the doctor’s to get pregnancy tests done. I have decided to cut down…

Please ‘Borrow’ Me 5 Naira

Please ‘Borrow’ Me 5 Naira

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

I have always hated mathematics. Always. Right from learning my multiplication tables in primary school to learning algebra in secondary school. I couldn’t think of a more pointless subject. Unlike English. I fell in love with English from the very…

BN Hot Topic: Where is the ‘Best’ Place to meet your Mate?

BN Hot Topic: Where is the ‘Best’ Place to meet your Mate?

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

The other week, one of my fellow male colleagues in the office chided me for working late. According to him, my ambitious life style is one of the primary reasons behind my single status. “If you stay couped up in…

Obsessed

Obsessed

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

I had started avoiding conversations with some people. It is that bad that I don’t pick up the phone. Everybody here is simply obsessed with marriage. Until I got drafted to the drive time show at work, then I started…

Play on Playa!

Play on Playa!

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

For eons men have felt like they ruled the world. They cough and their mothers halt mid-step, they say jump and their wives ask “how high”? It is amazing sometimes to watch a proud man as he walks into a…

FRIDAY TRACK: Make Friends, Not War!

FRIDAY TRACK: Make Friends, Not War!

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Kilon Sparkles!
Why do women enjoy dabbling in some girl fight every now and then? Way before Scholar Paris Whitney Hilton in all her infinite wisdom made it momentarily cool for women to call each other BFFs (although she ironically…

To Yarn or Not to Yarn!

To Yarn or Not to Yarn!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

A few days ago I had a very interesting BB conversation with an old friend and during this conversation a few things came to light. You might wonder what the big deal is about a few things coming to light…

Every Man For Himself

Every Man For Himself

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

I grew up in a family compound.
Until a couple of years ago, I had no clue what life was like without being constantly surrounded by cousins, distant relatives and even family friends. My house was open to anyone and…

In Pursuit of the Flesh

In Pursuit of the Flesh

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Caution: Religous content HIGH!…
Two weeks ago I went for the 9:30 services at House on the Rock, where Pastor Paul Adefarasin was preaching the second series on Passion, Purpose and Purity.
It was exactly where I need to be

How to Really Lose a Guy in Ten Days

How to Really Lose a Guy in Ten Days

Friday, September 17th, 2010

I’m not a huge fan of this movie which stars Kate Hudson and Matt Forever-Shirtless… McConaughey. I know it’s supposed to be lighthearted fare for those who are cynical and weary of life and love, and who sometimes like to

The Maid of Honor from Hell

The Maid of Honor from Hell

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

I recently shared my Maid of Honor woes with readers of my blog.
They probably just brushed it aside as my usual ranting, but in truth, I am right now almost drowning in the turbulent waters of Wedding-mania.
My best…

Addicted to Love

Addicted to Love

Monday, September 13th, 2010

So there I was minding my own business, half listening to the radio and half consumed by my own random thoughts as I drove in to work one morning. When the radio presenter on Inspiration FM, announced that one of…

The 5 Things Love is NOT

The 5 Things Love is NOT

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

“I don’t believe in Love”…
Coming from a level-headed, intelligent and passionate young female, that revelation came as a shock to those of us who were privy to the confession.
I mean really, how possible is it for anyone who

End of the Road…

End of the Road…

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Here on Bella Naija, many of the writers, including myself, have spent a lot of time writing about how both men and women feel when we break up and how to cope with the heartache that follows. While I think…

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…