From as early as I can remember, traditional marriage ceremonies in Yoruba culture come with a stern warning to daughters "Once you go, you can't ...
I've never really thought about writing a piece on losing weight. Somewhere at the back of my mind, I have a morbid fear that I'd revert to the ...
Recently, my friend, Fadeke*** told me a story about her aunty's husband and the man's antics back in the 60s. According to the story, they were ...
Home alone, I envisaged that Christmas this year was going to suck donkey balls. I even planned for my "woe is me, I'm a lonely old lady" ...
Not everybody wants, or needs to be a parent... as we discussed that extensively here, when Mnena wrote about it on BellaNaija. {Click here if ...
The deadline for getting the Central Bank mandated Bank Verification Number was looming and I didn't have the funds for a trip to Nigeria in my ...
Happy birthday Atoke!! When BellaNaija writer Atoke announced that she'd be dropping the "pen" for her weekly Atoke Monday Morning Banter quite ...
"So how is it going with you?" She asked me in what we jokingly call her faux Canadian accent. I raised a lone brow in my usual skeptical way. ...
I was strolling through the streets of Twitter on Sunday evening when I saw a tweet where someone was asking about whether... hold on a minute, ...
Every time I listen to a motivational speech about beauty and body image optimism, I am filled with rising anxiety. Somewhere in the speech is ...
The most intense and emotionally wracking fights I've had in my existence have been with my brother. After two years of not speaking, I wondered ...
There's something about Suze Orman's show that makes me think about Nigerians and our secretive nature when it comes to our income and earnings. ...
It has been incredibly difficult to keep up with TV shows the way I used to. With work getting incredibly busy, and this business of learning ...
There’s an urban legend in my village about the King’s first son, the Aremo. According to the stories, the Aremo’s ‘star’ had been appropriated ...
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A few weeks ago my friend told me about the challenges she was having trying to find a decent nanny in Lagos. She had interviewed over 40 nannies ...
You haven’t truly earned your stripes as an ‘Abroadian’ until someone ‘dashes’ you £50 and you’re gobsmacked from the sheer unexpectedness of ...
"Life is short. Have an affair" This is the tagline for online dating site, Ashley Madison. Here's the thing, (for those of you who don't know ...
Last week someone told me the story of a Nigerian journalist who received a hot slap because she dared to ask why a pay cheque of 10,000 Naira ...
Meeting the parents of someone you love, and want to spend the rest of your life with, is extremely nerve wracking. It is such a serious thing ...
Guys, I know I haven't done this in a bit but I was having this discussion a few minutes ago with my friends and Lord have mercy... I knew I had ...