Relationships

BN Prose: Silent Cries by Tinuke Aweda

BN Prose: Silent Cries by Tinuke Aweda

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

She pulled the shawl closer to her body as she walked on. The wind had picked up. She knew she had to think fast or she would freeze to death. Her feet had become sore and numb. She could hardly…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: That’s What Friends Are For

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: That’s What Friends Are For

Monday, December 30th, 2013

This time last year, I  was completely consumed by thoughts of Cancer. My 34 year old friend was dying and there was nothing I could do about it. On days when he did speak, I’d spend as long as I…

Comedienne Princess Dammy & Hubby Split After 7 Months of Marriage

Comedienne Princess Dammy & Hubby Split After 7 Months of Marriage

Friday, December 27th, 2013

One of Nigeria’s leading comedians Princess Dammy and her Yoruba movie producer/director beau Adeshola Jeremiah have separated.
The couple tied the knot on Wednesday 8th May 2013 at the Balmoral Hall, Oregun, Lagos.
Princess Dammy confirmed to The Net NG…

eLDee’s Instagram Post on “Anti-Gay Sentiment” Sparks Fan Frenzy

eLDee’s Instagram Post on “Anti-Gay Sentiment” Sparks Fan Frenzy

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

The Don speaks on how attacking someone’s sexual orientation isn’t different from racism or religious discrimination.
Business mogul Richard Branson… recently announced his decision not to have business ties with Uganda because of the country’s “dreadful anti-gay laws”.
On Christmas

Lynxxx: “I Fall in Love Easily” | Rap Star on Love, His Ex Girlfriends & Why He Won’t Tie the Knot in Nigeria

Lynxxx: “I Fall in Love Easily” | Rap Star on Love, His Ex Girlfriends & Why He Won’t Tie the Knot in Nigeria

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Every time a post on Lynxxx is published here on BellaNaija…, a lot of our lovely ladies can’t help but swoon. So it is safe to say the Nigerian rap star is one of the most eligible bachelors in

Toke Makinwa: “He’ll Brainwash You…Wake Up from Your Slumber”! Watch “Don’t be an Accidental Side Chick”

Toke Makinwa: “He’ll Brainwash You…Wake Up from Your Slumber”! Watch “Don’t be an Accidental Side Chick”

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

It’s a wrap for 2013.
Nigerian media personality Toke Makinwa is out with an all new episode of Toke Moments …for Christmas 2013.
She speaks on “Don’t be an Accidental Side Chick” inspired by a story of a girl who

Aunty Bella: Miss. Genotype Disclosure

Aunty Bella: Miss. Genotype Disclosure

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Aunty Bella is our agony aunt column on BellaNaija. We launched this column in the early days of BN and periodically feature issues sent in by BN readers.
BN reader, Francine* sent us this email regarding disclosing her …

The Drama Unfolds in Episode 4 of Shuga – ‘Betrayed’ | Watch

The Drama Unfolds in Episode 4 of Shuga – ‘Betrayed’ | Watch

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

We have become very addicted to MTV Shuga!… Episode left many of us thinking “Whoa! Chris Attoh’s character is a wife beater!”  In other slightly interesting news, Sophie’s sister, Princess is seamlessly blending into life in the big city.
This

Sean Tizzle: “I am a Heartbreaker…” | Rising Act on Marriage, His Love for Jewelry & the Next Step

Sean Tizzle: “I am a Heartbreaker…” | Rising Act on Marriage, His Love for Jewelry & the Next Step

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Don’t fall in love with Sean Tizzle, because just like Taio Cruz, he’s “only going to break your heart”.
Yes, that may sound cheesy but that is exactly what the Nigerian pop star said himself.
The “Sho …

Banky W on his Relationship with Andrea Manuela Giaccaglia: “She is a Friend…I am 100% Single”

Banky W on his Relationship with Andrea Manuela Giaccaglia: “She is a Friend…I am 100% Single”

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Ladies, clean your face filled with mascara tears, Banky W is a single man.
The Nigerian music superstar is shutting down speculations that he and Italian-Ghanaian model Andrea Manuela Giaccaglia… are a couple.
The buzz about their relationship has been

Temi A.: The Same Sex Marriage Ban

Temi A.: The Same Sex Marriage Ban

Friday, December 20th, 2013

When I woke up this morning, I had no idea I would start an online petition or do anything past my usual duties at work. All this changed when I was browsing the news and I read about the Harmonised…

Toke Makinwa: “Ask How Much He Earns”! Media Personality speaks on “First Date Rules”

Toke Makinwa: “Ask How Much He Earns”! Media Personality speaks on “First Date Rules”

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Want tips on how to nail a first date? Toke Makinwa to the rescue.
On an all new episode of Toke Moments, the Nigerian media personality dishes on “First Date Rules”. With her split from Maje Ayida… behind her

Observing the Chaste-O-Meter! Right Or Obligation

Observing the Chaste-O-Meter! Right Or Obligation

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Chaste-O-meter…, noun: measuring instrument or device to determine an individual’s level of fidelity/ chastity at any given time T, seconds.”
For most than none, there are no boundaries in the search and maintenance of a love relationship. ‘Love

Ariyike Writes: The Ikoyi Husband

Ariyike Writes: The Ikoyi Husband

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Everyday, I wake up by 7.30a.m just in time to take our daughter to school. By that time, the old woman that calls herself my wife along with her two house helps and Phillipino au-pair would have done a fine…

D’banj & Genevieve Nnaji Step Out Together in Matching Black & White Outfits at the Gulder Club Ultimate Party in Lagos

D’banj & Genevieve Nnaji Step Out Together in Matching Black & White Outfits at the Gulder Club Ultimate Party in Lagos

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Oh, hello D’banj and Genevieve Nnaji.
Over the weekend, the highly publicized Gulder Club Ultimate Party… went down in style in the metropolitan city of Lagos. It was 2-day cruise themed party; which kicked off on Friday 13th December

Aunty Bella: Mr. Blood Oath

Aunty Bella: Mr. Blood Oath

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Aunty Bella is our agony aunt column on BellaNaija. We launched this column in the early days of BN and periodically feature issues sent in by BN readers.
BN reader, Onome* sent us a very short but strong …

Toke Makinwa confirms Breakup of 12 Year Relationship with Maje Ayida

Toke Makinwa confirms Breakup of 12 Year Relationship with Maje Ayida

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Is it the end for media personality Toke Makinwa and her longtime beau Fitness & Wellness entrepreneur Maje Ayida…? It appears so…
There was an indication of potential issues in their relationship via Maje’s cryptic tweets in early December

Blessings: Finding the Difference Between Attraction, Infatuation & Love

Blessings: Finding the Difference Between Attraction, Infatuation & Love

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

For me “love” is not a feeling but I’ll tell you what is. We live in a world that continuously affect our mindsets, influences our decisions, alters our motives and clearly muddle things up in some instances. The best lesson…

Exploring the In-Law Factor

Exploring the In-Law Factor

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Celebrating the naming of our gorgeous niece on Friday night was simply monumental. Not only is she beautiful and filled with all the cuddliness a newborn should possess, she is the third grandbaby to be born to my beloveds family…

Are We Dating Or Not? A BN Reader Shares Her Story

Are We Dating Or Not? A BN Reader Shares Her Story

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

We received an email from a BN reader who asked to remain anonymous. She wrote about her experience with a man she presumed she had a relationship with. At the time she sent the email, she was unsure as to …

Must Watch Video! Media Personality Toke Makinwa speaks on “5 Signs a Woman is Fed Up”

Must Watch Video! Media Personality Toke Makinwa speaks on “5 Signs a Woman is Fed Up”

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Gents, do you want to know if your leading lady is tired of the relationship? Then listen up!
Media personality Toke Makinwa… speaks on five signs that a woman is fed up.
Check it out!

“It Still Feels Like Yesterday” – Read Nollywood Star Stella Damasus’ Poignant Tribute to Jaiye Aboderin 9 Years After

“It Still Feels Like Yesterday” – Read Nollywood Star Stella Damasus’ Poignant Tribute to Jaiye Aboderin 9 Years After

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Jaiye Aboderin is “Forever” in Stella Damasus‘ heart.
Today the Nollywood actress posted on her blog – stella-damasus.blogspot.co.uk…, a sweet and oh-so-sad tribute to her husband and best friend who died in 2004.
Jaiye and Stella had the

Toolz’ Thoughts: The Accidental Side Chic

Toolz’ Thoughts: The Accidental Side Chic

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

I took a well-deserved break in September, and it gave me a great opportunity to catch up with old friends whilst I was in London. Four of us met up at one of our favourite spots and soon hit the…

BN Prose: Letter To Heaven by Rolayo Williams

BN Prose: Letter To Heaven by Rolayo Williams

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Dear God,
Mummy and Daddy are at it again today. Mummy’s shouting woke me up. At first, I thought there had been a fire or a robbery, but then, I listened well and I heard what she was shouting about.…

BN Hot Topic: Would You Date/Marry Someone Who Has a Child?

BN Hot Topic: Would You Date/Marry Someone Who Has a Child?

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Some time in the early 90s, one of my cousins got pregnant while she was in Yaba Tech. From my young eyes, it must have been a very serious issue because my relatives started arriving from Ogbomosho. There were plenty…