Tagged ‘Domestic Violence’

Nigerian Child Bride Kills Husband with Rat Poison

Nigerian Child Bride Kills Husband with Rat Poison

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

This may sound like something from a Nollywood movie, but it is indeed true. A Nigerian child bride killed her husband because she did not love him and was forced to marry him.
The bride, 14-year-old Wasila Umaru…, was

Aspiring Model shares horrible Domestic Violence Experience on Instagram

Aspiring Model shares horrible Domestic Violence Experience on Instagram

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Today on BN Prose…, we featured a story “Broken” by Elohor Omonemu with a domestic violence plot line.
As we often find in life, fiction mirrors fact as this story is currently trending on social media site – Instagram.

Love & Violence Don’t Go Well Together! Watch ‘Nkoli’, A Short Film on Domestic Violence by Ifeoma Chukwuogo

Love & Violence Don’t Go Well Together! Watch ‘Nkoli’, A Short Film on Domestic Violence by Ifeoma Chukwuogo

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

We can never have too much of speaking up against domestic violence. In this stirring short film, Nkoli, the narrator tells of her travails as the victim of domestic violence.
Directed by Ifeoma Chukwuogo…, Nkoli is a film

Nigerian Music Artiste, Lynxxx Joins Wellbeing Foundation to Stand Against Domestic Violence | Watch

Nigerian Music Artiste, Lynxxx Joins Wellbeing Foundation to Stand Against Domestic Violence | Watch

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

As the world celebrates the Human Rights Day, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa… continues in its efforts towards eduction, enlightenment and eradication of domestic violence. This year, Nigerian music artiste and Syndik8 records ensign, Lynxxx lends his voice to the cause.

Tobi Atte: Being in an Abusive Relationship is Terrible! Here are 11 Vital Things to Note About Domestic Abuse

Tobi Atte: Being in an Abusive Relationship is Terrible! Here are 11 Vital Things to Note About Domestic Abuse

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Chances are, aside from the curiosity about the title of this article, you are reading this because you know at least one person that is in an abusive relationship and it blows your mind that they don’t “just” leave…or maybe…

The Thin Line Between Holding On & Letting Go

The Thin Line Between Holding On & Letting Go

Friday, September 27th, 2013

I have noticed that I can care for people and go all the way, but at the same time I tend to give up on people pretty easily. Especially when they treat me the way I would not treat them……

What You See is What You Get! Bad Habits Don’t Just Go Away

What You See is What You Get! Bad Habits Don’t Just Go Away

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

The Project Alert team is a non-governmental organization which focuses on child welfare as well as women enlightenment and empowerment. BellaNaija …is committed to these projects and as such we will collaborate with Project Alert to bring you stories and

Knowing About Child Abuse is Not Enough! 6 Tips For Ensuring Your Child’s Safety

Knowing About Child Abuse is Not Enough! 6 Tips For Ensuring Your Child’s Safety

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

It was a cool Saturday. It had rained a few hours earlier and the sand was wet and perfect for play. Four little girls were playing outside on the football field in the neighbourhood. Shola was a bubbly 5 year…

Domestic Violence is Real | Watch “Crazy Love” by the Tamar Aid Foundation – a Short Film Based on a True Life Story

Domestic Violence is Real | Watch “Crazy Love” by the Tamar Aid Foundation – a Short Film Based on a True Life Story

Monday, April 8th, 2013

We’re always talking about domestic violence because it’s everywhere around us. The importance of walking away from a harmful relationship can not be overstated.
Crazy Love” is a film by the Tamar Aid Foundation… based on a true

Saying “No” to Domestic Violence | Watch the Short Film “When Fishes Drown” by Soji Ogunnaike

Saying “No” to Domestic Violence | Watch the Short Film “When Fishes Drown” by Soji Ogunnaike

Monday, March 25th, 2013

A lot of people believe that talking about an issue over and over will not solve problems. We believe that with domestic abuse, we can never have too much talk about it. We need to let me people know that…

The Trauma of Domestic Violence Lingers | Watch Ronke Ogunmakin’s Short Film – “The Enigmatic Truth”

The Trauma of Domestic Violence Lingers | Watch Ronke Ogunmakin’s Short Film – “The Enigmatic Truth”

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Domestic violence is one issue we’re very passionate about and we hope that we’d educate enough people about it so that by some ripple effect, we’d bring about a change.
We received this video and it showcases domestic abuse from…

“My wife beats me when I ask for food” – Man Seeks Divorce from Wife over Alleged Maltreatment & Lack of Care

“My wife beats me when I ask for food” – Man Seeks Divorce from Wife over Alleged Maltreatment & Lack of Care

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

On an almost regular basis, we hear news of wives seeking dissolution of their marriages on grounds of domestic violence and maltreatment from their husbands. On the other hand, reading news of a husband seeking for divorce from a wife…

Speak Out Against Domestic Violence – Watch the Revealing Video by Wellbeing Foundation Africa

Speak Out Against Domestic Violence – Watch the Revealing Video by Wellbeing Foundation Africa

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Domestic Violence is indeed ‘the secret sin’. It’s happening in so many families and most of the time, women are the victims and we’re keeping quiet. It is not a joke and women are dying all over the world because…

Man Kills Wife in the Presence of His 11 Year-old Son… Says he had “Mental Problems”

Man Kills Wife in the Presence of His 11 Year-old Son… Says he had “Mental Problems”

Friday, September 7th, 2012

The last time the Nigerian media was agog with news of a man who had allegedly butchered his wife, it was greeted with a loud public outcry.
When pictures of her lifeless and dismembered body hit the internet, it generated…

What Made You Stay?

What Made You Stay?

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Recently my sister and I were at home just relaxing and watching TV when Trinny and Susannah’s fashion show came on. The show caught my attention because they were in Australia – a place where I currently call home. The…

“The Crash” – Excerpt from ‘Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman’

“The Crash” – Excerpt from ‘Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman’

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

After two whole years of stacking shelves at Leventis Superstores Lagos, Nkiru felt enormous pride as the store manager ushered her to the checkout counter.
“I’m told that Susan has already shown you how everything works.” He said, “This is…