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Ofilispeaks: The True Story of How Intelligence Kills

Ofilispeaks: The True Story of How Intelligence Kills

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

In November 2010, my boss asked me… told me that I would be going to Nigeria to execute a project. I would like to say that I was excited at this opportunity, but I was not… I had just bought

Would You Read Nigerian Books on Mobile Devices? New App Okadabooks is Betting on It!

Would You Read Nigerian Books on Mobile Devices? New App Okadabooks is Betting on It!

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

In today’s Nigeria, mobile devices have been blamed for the dwindling reading culture amongst our youths. People say mobile phones are distracting and go to great lengths to discourage its use amongst youths.
However, some developers have created a mobile…

Ofilispeaks: Leave It To God…The New Nigeria Bailout Plan

Ofilispeaks: Leave It To God…The New Nigeria Bailout Plan

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

So unless you have been living under a rock, you must have heard about the Ese Walter story. If not, google Ese Walter. Now back to the story…
Ese Walter on Thursday of last week alleged that she had an…

“How We Lost Our Capacity To Innovate” – Watch the TEDxYouth@Maitama Talk by Okechukwu Ofili

“How We Lost Our Capacity To Innovate” – Watch the TEDxYouth@Maitama Talk by Okechukwu Ofili

Monday, August 26th, 2013


Okechukwu Ofili is not a stranger to us at BellaNaija. In his talk at TEDxYouth@Maitama in Abuja, titled “How We Lost Our Capacity to Innovate…” Ofili speaks on Nigeria’s history as told him by his dad, the

Ofilispeaks: Just Because I Have Boobs Does Not Make Me Your Secretary

Ofilispeaks: Just Because I Have Boobs Does Not Make Me Your Secretary

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

JUST BECAUSE I HAVE BOOBS DOES NOT MAKE ME YOUR SECRETARY…
These are the exact words I want to yell out every time I see a woman with a bachelor’s degree turned into a secretary by virtue of

Ofilispeaks: Stop Writing Names Of Noisemakers

Ofilispeaks: Stop Writing Names Of Noisemakers

Monday, July 8th, 2013

I got beaten quite a lot in primary school. It was not for punching a girl, or for stealing a class mate’s lunch, or for sleeping during lectures (although I was guilty of that a lot). I got beat simply…

Ofilispeaks: Our History of Forgetting History

Ofilispeaks: Our History of Forgetting History

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013


The first time I heard about Biafra was while reading the Steve Jobs autobiography by Walter Isaacson. The second time I heard about it was while watching the Nigerian version of the Rick Ross “Hold Me Back” video.
To put

Ofilispeaks: 7 Mistakes My Generation Must Avoid

Ofilispeaks: 7 Mistakes My Generation Must Avoid

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

The generator generation! We know who we are, we were birthed with the sounds of generators vibrating consistently through our ears. We have smelled the pungent stench of diesel and felt the noxiousness[sic] of carbon monoxide as we run to

Ofilispeaks: As Simple as Conveyor Belts & Spelling Nationally

Ofilispeaks: As Simple as Conveyor Belts & Spelling Nationally

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

I had just checked in, cleared customs and got my baggage tagged. All that was left for me to do was to dump my luggage on the conveyor belt and then head to my departure gate.
But as I moved …

Ofilispeaks: Our Dangerous Addiction To Intelligence II

Ofilispeaks: Our Dangerous Addiction To Intelligence II

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

This is the concluding part to the article titled: Our Dangerous Addiction To Intelligence
…if number of educational degrees were directly proportional to a nations GDP, then Nigeria will be up there with the giants of the world; unfortunately, we

Ofilispeaks: Our Dangerous Addiction to Intelligence

Ofilispeaks: Our Dangerous Addiction to Intelligence

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Sometime ago I stumbled across a primary school Mathematics word problem and it read:
Ada HAD 8 sisters. 6 of her 8 sisters ran away due to domestic abuse and violence and of those 6 that ran away, 3 of

Ofilispeaks: Get Lazy & Stand A Chance To Win Big With Ofili’s Latest Book

Ofilispeaks: Get Lazy & Stand A Chance To Win Big With Ofili’s Latest Book

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

The brain behind the hilariously motivating book,  How Laziness Saved My Life   together with the publishers of the book, will be giving a lucky BellaNaija reader a sleek Blackberry 9930 (or $300), an Amazon Kindle Fire… (or $200) and other

Ofilispeaks: How Respect Is Killing Our Society

Ofilispeaks: How Respect Is Killing Our Society

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

After spending sleepless nights studying, almost over-dosing on ramen noodles and practically making the library desk my bed for 5 years…I had finally graduated from college. All my Nigerian lantern burning skills and mosquito dodging talents had gotten me through…