Back in secondary school, one of the things that scared me the most was the idea of repeating a class. I don't know why. Okay, I lie. I know. I ...
I’m convinced that I will meet the love of my life on the New York subway. Don’t ask me how or where or why the darned subway. I just know… I ...
Last week, my friend sent me a screenshot of a memo sent to the staff of their office by the HR manager. The memo welcomed them back to work ...
“Have you considered having a baby together? It will help you find out how vested your partner is, in the relationship” If you’ve been in a ...
"You must be seen, but not heard' - This is a common thing heard by Nigerian children who grew up before the turn of the Millennium. When adults ...
My first year in secondary school was the year that I had my initiation into the world of Nigerian politics. My guardian was a notable politician ...
2014 has been a very interesting year. As it comes to an end, BellaNaija seeks to showcase a human interest segment, dedicated to looking back at ...
There's a common joke in my family about how cheap I am, especially with the way I get to the Metro station and scan the environs for Day Saver ...
The first time I failed an exam was at my A-Levels. I was more stunned by the abysmal failure than the repercussions of the actual failure. When ...
When people are in a public place and you can hear people's telephone conversations, you begin to ask yourself why you left your earphones at ...
With the emergence of the Ebola pandemic in West Africa and even Nigeria, there has been a lot of awareness given to hygiene and ancillary ...
Being raised by typical Nigerian parents means there are some basic things you're told you have to do. No arguments. Go to school. Get good ...
Have you ever had one of those random bursts of decisions? The kind that you don't plan for - you just wake up on Saturday morning and think 'I ...
Convincing my parents that I NEEDED glasses was very difficult. It was believed that I only wanted it as a fashion accessory and so I wasn’t ...
“Giving money is just cold and impersonal”. This statement sums up the highlight of my weekend. Yeah, I’m boring like that. I’ll tell you about ...
You stir; it's the morning of your birthday and that's the first thing that floats into your consciousness. The bed is warm,but your toes are ...
Words: those little things that give life to our feelings, our depth and our identities. Words are what tie this eclectic anthology together. The ...
It's Monday morning, and the clouds are grey with streaks of blue highlights. The rain, doing its usual South West Wales routine, pouring down in ...
If you live in a hostel on the campus of a Federal University in Nigeria, there are certain personality traits you MUST leave the place with: ...
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Am I the only one who feels an annoying frustration when I read a book that ends with a cliffhanger? Even worse when it's a movie that doesn't ...