Tagged ‘love’

Busola Adedire: Tipping The Scales of Love

Busola Adedire: Tipping The Scales of Love

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

‘Marry a man who loves you more than you love him’. This is a phrase I am sure every girl would have heard at some point in her lifetime. In fact, my friend says that a man should be obsessed…

Ruby Suze: Mind The Gap

Ruby Suze: Mind The Gap

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

This year, I’m turning the big 3.0. It’s the year when I kiss goodbye to the lovely 20s and embrace ‘adult’ life. With no offence to all those who have cross this threshold, but for me it has made me…

Dearest Mr. Ex

Dearest Mr. Ex

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Dearest Mr. Ex,
Did I tell you I cried? Oh yes I cried. In fact there were many nights when I went to sleep crying and woke up still crying. It was hard for me to get over the heartbreak…

Love For Momma is Sweet! BN Reader Seun Ojuri Shares 49 Reasons Why Her Mum is Fabulous

Love For Momma is Sweet! BN Reader Seun Ojuri Shares 49 Reasons Why Her Mum is Fabulous

Monday, January 27th, 2014

The bond of love between a mother and her daughter is one that should never be taken for granted. BN reader, Seun Ojuri, has chosen to write this beautiful ode to her mother. Seun’s mom just turned 49 and …

Busola Adedire: Love Should Be at the Core of Our Existence

Busola Adedire: Love Should Be at the Core of Our Existence

Friday, January 17th, 2014

I love ‘love’, and I believe that the basis of our existence is rooted in connection. Every level of relationship in life is similar and love is our common denominator. Unfortunately, most of us are clueless about what love really…

BN Prose: Catching a Break by Georgette Monnou

BN Prose: Catching a Break by Georgette Monnou

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

‘Chi Chi is there a problem?’
‘No mama,’ Chinyere replied.
‘You seem sad?’ her mother insisted.
‘Mama…Emeka and I just broke up.’ Chinyere confessed.
‘What happened?’ her mother said calmly.
‘Mama, it just did not work out. It’s just…’
She…

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…

Kemi Ajaja: Love is a Beautiful Thing

Kemi Ajaja: Love is a Beautiful Thing

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

We all have our definitions of what love is and what it is not. We claim it is a feeling, the way we are drawn to someone in a special way, an emotion that envelopes us, taking control in a…

New Music: R2Bees – Love

New Music: R2Bees – Love

Friday, October 18th, 2013

When Ghanaian hitmakers R2Bees team up with their producer Killbeatz, a smash hit is never far away. Do you think they did it again on their massive new tune, “Love”
Check on it!
Play R2Bees – Love
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Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: The Circle of Life

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: The Circle of Life

Monday, October 7th, 2013

One of my first assignments when I started working at BellaNaija was to oversee a feature that had been conceived before I resumed. However, there were a few glitches stalling the eventual execution and subsequent delivery. We wanted to do…

BN Prose: Life For Rent by Segun Adekoye

BN Prose: Life For Rent by Segun Adekoye

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

You don’t think of love on February 14, when the chair opposite you sits idly and leans against the table, casting its shadows against the sunshine-yellow table cloth. You don’t think of love as the bournvita-skinned man wheels his flat…

Trying to Find “The One”? 6 Foolproof Ways to Identify Your Missing Rib

Trying to Find “The One”? 6 Foolproof Ways to Identify Your Missing Rib

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Because I love Jim Collins and his business advice, and because I love love, and I love talking about relationships, I decided to combine my two loves in this article. When people contemplate marriage, they often think about this question,…

“We May Come From Different Places… But We’re Still One People” – Watch “Dream, Poetic” a Short Film by Ishaya Bako

“We May Come From Different Places… But We’re Still One People” – Watch “Dream, Poetic” a Short Film by Ishaya Bako

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Love is one thing that many religious beliefs advocate. Sadly, we’re too busy being intolerant of the other person’s beliefs that we don’t stop for a second to see that we’re actually contravening the tenets we staunchly defend.
Unfortunately, we’ve…

Moyo Mamora on Fulfilling Purpose: How To Find “True Love”

Moyo Mamora on Fulfilling Purpose: How To Find “True Love”

Friday, March 8th, 2013

I was in Lagos at a youth open forum, and the question was asked, “how do you find true love?”. Given that valentines day just passed, this is probably a question that rests on the heart of many people. While…

We Just Love ❤! Read Ferdinand Adimefe’s Beautiful Ode to His Fiancée – “20 Reasons Why I Love Miss Cooper”

We Just Love ❤! Read Ferdinand Adimefe’s Beautiful Ode to His Fiancée – “20 Reasons Why I Love Miss Cooper”

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

As I walked down the stairs, my eyes caught a glimpse of a beautiful face. Beautiful, despite the dull NYSC khaki. ‘A new corp member posted to serve in my office’, I thought. I was deep in such appreciatory thoughts…

The True Art of Cupid’s Little Helper

The True Art of Cupid’s Little Helper

Monday, July 9th, 2012

If you’re a young single babe,(let’s use 25 as our benchmark right?) I’m sure you would have heard this really annoying question before, “Why are you single?”…
Let’s do a run down of possible expected answers
“I’m a black

Mission Impossible: I’m Building a Mate!

Mission Impossible: I’m Building a Mate!

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Today my spirit is vexed o. Allow me please to vent for a minute. You see, the other day, I was having a conversation with a girlfriend of mine and she was telling me about how she is frustrated with…

The Other Woman Speaks…Loving the Man and His Ring

The Other Woman Speaks…Loving the Man and His Ring

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Jade* is a business associate who the BN team has worked with for almost two years. She is bubbly and tackles her job with the highest level of professionalism.
When she mentioned that she had a “story” for BN, We…

Dating Options: The Nigerian Factor

Dating Options: The Nigerian Factor

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Okay, so we all know that being single in our culture after a certain age is like driving around in a car with a manual transmission and no air-conditioning …yep not life threatening but frustrating as heck and sometimes disheartening.…

The Girlfriend as the Wife, the Boyfriend as the Husband…Maka Why?

The Girlfriend as the Wife, the Boyfriend as the Husband…Maka Why?

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

You can tell that relationship writers lose a lot of friends as they constantly reference their friends’ relationship woes in their articles…what can I say, woman must chop!
Now back on track…
A close friend of mine sent me an…

Kissing Frogs

Kissing Frogs

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

We all know the tale about the princess who had to kiss a frog in order to turn him in to a prince. This one story has spurned a thousand other stories about being patient in love, and understanding the…

Juggling or Genuine

Juggling or Genuine

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

What is with the nonchalant circus act that is otherwise known as dating nowadays? Somebody is going to have to tell me what the new rules and regulations are or perhaps there’s a website that I can go on which…

Awkward Places

Awkward Places

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Have you ever had to look for a dead rat? The smell from the decaying creature saturates the air like a heavy musk and engulfs your air passage like the mucus from a huge boil. You turn your house upside…

The Other Woman

The Other Woman

Monday, January 24th, 2011

I hate dogs. Never liked them and I’m unlikely to ever do so. Although, a huge percentage of my dislike for these creatures stems from fear, I’ll also be the first to admit that I find some of their habits…

Whether Na One Naira!…Yeah Right!

Whether Na One Naira!…Yeah Right!

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Undoubtedly, the track “One Naira” off Nigerian rap sensation, MI’s sophomore album MI2… is easily a fan favourite. Coming off a much anticipated, yet not-quite-up-to-par with his hit debut album. The track dwells on the idyllic topic of romance with