Tagged ‘Names’

“My Name, My Identity!” –  Watch the Video of Spoken Word Poetry by Femi Amogunla

“My Name, My Identity!” – Watch the Video of Spoken Word Poetry by Femi Amogunla

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

What is in a name? According to poet and writer Femi Amogunla, an African name is more than just a name. He believes that African names define our cultural identy and our circumstances. “The poet draws on personal …

BN Hot Topic: “Cajetan”, “Cletus” & “Clementina” What’s In A Name?

BN Hot Topic: “Cajetan”, “Cletus” & “Clementina” What’s In A Name?

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

When my niece was born, my parents were asked to ‘submit’ names for the baby. My Dad said he wanted her to be called “Emily”. Now, if you read that in the way English people do, it’s nice and dandy,…

Aunty Bella: Taking His Last Name

Aunty Bella: Taking His Last Name

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

The Aunty Bella… feature has been a part of Bella Naija since the early days of our existence. It is very special to us because we have actually learned a lot from the situations, responses and advice given. Today‚Äôs Aunty