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Hey everyone!!!

Bella is away and has no internet, and as a fan myself…I’m pretty sure you have been logging on to see if the blog has been updated!! Sadly it is, but not by Bella. She has AGAIN dragged me to put on these big shoes of hers, that I loathe {I’d rather just gist her in person, LoL}!!…

Now, I’m here wondering what to blog about, and it hits me!! IT’S JULY!!! Bella, started blogging in the month of July, July 1st 2006 to be exact, and like me and thousands of you out there, we’ve been hooked ever since!!

I, then took liberty to declare JULY, Bellanaija MONTH, for TWO reasons, okay THREE.

1. You’d have to admit that Nigerian blogging took a new, fun, edgy, classy, entertaining, lovely {I can go on} direction when Bella started blogging.

2. She’s dedicated at least 200 days of her life to blogging, AT LEAST…and she deserves a break!!!

3. Bella herself, is born on JULY 26!!!…So, it’s only right this blog is dedicated to her, and her blogging!!!

I hereby call on Bellanaija addicts to send your well wishes…if you are the creative type; cards, videos, letters should be sent to [email protected] {So, she doesn’t see it}…to be posted on her blog on her birthday, deadline for this is July 25!!

Watch out for this month, because it’s’ going to be updated with Bellanaija 1sts, role models, many more…and GIVEAWAYS of some of Bella’s favorite things!!!!!

FIRST give away!! goes to “Mystoriesmytestimonie” A medical student in New York who was the 1st to acknowledge Bella Naija’s 1st year anniversary, here and on her blog –> Mystoriesmytestimonie Congratulations darling, you’ve just won yourself a FREE one year subscription to one of Bella’s favorite Magazines; HauTe – Fashion Nigeria!! Mystoriesmytestimonie is a blog by Joy, who also started hers JULY 31st!!…So Happy anniversary too darling!

On behalf of everyone HAPPPPPPPPY ANNIVERSARY BELLA!!! We appreciate all your effort, and dedication for establishing a premiere entertainment medium for Africans in a Diaspora!!!

So, PPL do share your mini Bellanaija moments, and how it may have inspired or opened your world to a whole new look of Africa. Also, how you came across the blog along with your intial reaction!!!

P.S; Please don’t forget to send your well wishes to suprise her on her b-day to –> [email protected]
P.P.S; She has no internet. So, has no clue what is going on, so if she forces any of you to read to her or text her what’s on the blog…tell her, something nice, you’ll read it later…LoL.

XxLove youxX

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  1. Anonymous

    July 3, 2007 at 1:46 am


  2. Ladybrille

    July 3, 2007 at 1:47 am

    Happy 1year anniversary Bella. You’ve made tremendous strides and inspired many. A toast for more success to come. BTW a giveaway for the first on your anniversary is fitting, don’t you think? lol!

  3. mystoriesmytestimonies

    July 3, 2007 at 1:57 am

    i was waiting for ur anniversary post

  4. mystoriesmytestimonies

    July 3, 2007 at 2:06 am

    just read the post…
    thanks [email protected] for giving me the first prize….
    will send my info…
    finally….. i get a prize for been … ‘bella naija addict’…lol

    love ur blog…. deka/joy

  5. catwalq

    July 3, 2007 at 2:18 am

    her blog seems like it has been around for ever…
    congrats. i hereby award Bella’s blog 100 catwalq points. great job

  6. Bolaji

    July 3, 2007 at 3:50 am

    Heyyy editor-at-large of Haute mag here wishing you a Happy Anniversary! It’s about time we gisted, man.
    Keep on fighting the good fight!

  7. Nanya

    July 3, 2007 at 3:53 am

    Congrats! Cant believe its only been a yr though.

  8. IMAN

    July 3, 2007 at 4:17 am

    Whoa! first ten!!!! Way to go girl
    Mama Iman

  9. Unsigned

    July 3, 2007 at 5:32 am

    That’s awesome, I can’t believe it has only been a year. This was the first blog i ever read and I was so impressed, even more so that it was from a fellow Nigerian. I always thought she lived in Nigeria…the gist always seemed so fresh. I wish you success in all your endeavors and keep being an inspiration. All the best.

  10. TaureanMinx

    July 3, 2007 at 6:29 am

    Congratuations Bella!

  11. Nyemoni

    July 3, 2007 at 8:08 am

    Congrats on a job thoroughly done really brought a different and interesting twist to blogging, Naija style..Good job and happy birthday in arrears…

  12. Abi

    July 3, 2007 at 8:08 am

    Wow! congrats Bella.Can’t believe it’s only been a year..I’ve been addicted to ur blog forever..hehe.Good job girl..I’m proud of u!Keep up the good work…

  13. oasis

    July 3, 2007 at 9:57 am

    new to this blog. Got to know about it in this July edition of Truelove mag.
    I think its symbolic that she got featured on her anniversary month.Happy me inspired

  14. didi

    July 3, 2007 at 10:48 am

    Happy anniversary.Got to know of your blog thru adaure’s blog.U have truly made your mark and kicked others to the curb.

  15. lilmissfara

    July 3, 2007 at 11:15 am

    CONGRATS GIRL..ITS EXCESSIVE DIVA have come a loong way though i didnt get on to your bandwagon till late last year i think?

    well keep doing you ,and let us keep enjoying what you do best.and as i promised,i wont cause trouble again(and i stuck to my words abi?lol)

    okay bella,say hello back.

    ciao bella(okay thats not me trying to be funny)


  16. wienna

    July 3, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    wow….congrats on your year long anniversay. Let’s get d champagne flowing. More gist and fashion stories to u. laaaawwwlu.
    Your blog was d first i ever read, months ago when i was so bored and was looking for something to read on d net. I actually got d link thru Jeremy’s blog.
    Happy b’day in advance too.

  17. Pink-satin

    July 3, 2007 at 1:28 pm

    congratulations on ur one year anniversary bella

  18. Mona

    July 3, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    happy anniversary girllll

  19. SET

    July 3, 2007 at 2:36 pm


  20. Confused Naija Girl

    July 3, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    happy aniversary!

  21. Icy

    July 3, 2007 at 3:11 pm

    Congrats Bella. Your Passion for Fashion and Entertainment is eminent… I’m addicted without a doubt. Looking forward to the next 365 days and beyond… heck and a MAGAZINE AS WELL. keep doing it.

  22. Favoured Girl

    July 3, 2007 at 3:33 pm

    Congrats on your anniversary Bella! It seems like you’ve been around for much longer, everyone I know reads your blog. Well done for bringing glamour to Blogville, and for showcasing the good things that come out of Nigeria. Happy Birthday in advance as well!

  23. Naija Vixen

    July 3, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    Happy Anniversary!

  24. Fairchild

    July 3, 2007 at 4:51 pm

    Just went back and read all your posts from july 2006.
    Girl you’ve really showcased & inspired Africans fashion wise and the like. Thank you.

    Happy Anniversary Bella, We love you.

  25. bhookey84

    July 3, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    i coulda sworn i left a comment , anyhoos congrats again…u rock!

  26. BOBBY

    July 3, 2007 at 5:03 pm

    Congrats babe…we miss ya!

  27. Calabar Gal

    July 3, 2007 at 5:42 pm

    Happy Anniversary Bella!!! My anninversary is July also.

    Wishing you many more happy and fulfilling years in blogville.

  28. omolabake

    July 3, 2007 at 5:47 pm

    Another Leo Baby!!!
    Congrats on ur blog anniversary….

  29. Overwhelmed Naija Babe

    July 3, 2007 at 7:45 pm

    congratulations bella.. i’ve loved you from when you started.. keep on rocking!!! i think we started blogging around the same time… i’m still as much of a fan as i was when you started.. if not more… get back soon

  30. tatafo!

    July 3, 2007 at 7:49 pm

    Congratulations Girl!
    Dammie are you planning on featuring her True Love W.A? cos I really want to see it. I’ve heard so much about it already….

  31. Tomi

    July 3, 2007 at 9:07 pm

    Congrats Bella! Keep it up.

  32. Dammie

    July 3, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    @ Tatafo…I was going to put it up next week..but I think, I’ll do it tonight/tomorrow

  33. Funmi Iyanda

    July 3, 2007 at 9:29 pm

    is it just a year? feels like ten, ten good years. happy anniversary Bella. Gurl, you missed the best birthday in the world by one day, 27th july! Anyways now that l know we must sync the celebrations. Tits Up!

  34. truth

    July 3, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    Coincidentally I reread all your July 2006 posts yesterday. You’ve definitely achieved these 2 things:
    – Proving your fun-filled nature to lots of people
    – Making me wonder how on earth I find the time to read all this amidst my insanely tight schedule.

    Keep doing your thing. Thumbs (Tits???lol) up.

  35. damsel in the desert

    July 3, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    Wow, has it only been a year? Seems like you’ve been around forever! You’ve revolutionarized Naija blogging and you’ve brought great class to it.

    I predict Naija Bloggers are going to be a force to be reckoned with around the world purrty soon.

    I just read on Adaure’s blog you declined to have your picture taken for True Love – that’s anonymity to anoda levelsssss!

    Congrats and keep doing us proud! 🙂

  36. Tayo

    July 4, 2007 at 12:34 am

    Congrats, Bella. More grease …

  37. koshie

    July 4, 2007 at 2:46 am

    Happy anniversary hun. this is your mum. i;m still waiting for the moimoi you promised

  38. Adaure

    July 4, 2007 at 7:31 am

    Word Up to the July Blog babies in the house!!!
    July should be like the official NIGERIAN BLOGVILLE month or something, don’t y’all think? An excuse to have a party ..hee hee hee

    @Dammie….Will send my bella moments to you soon.

  39. Da Travel Guru

    July 4, 2007 at 8:48 am

    Awww congrats Bella!!! thanks for keeping us entertained

  40. LondonBuki

    July 4, 2007 at 10:00 am

    Congratulations Bella!!! 🙂

  41. Anonymous

    July 4, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    I’m South African but I’m just hooked to her blog, she is amazing! I mean she speaks about Nigerian stuff but i feel like I know what she is talking about bcos she just deeps me in the juice of the happenings as though I’m in there!Only her can do that!

    Welldone Bella,keep doing yo thing gal
    Chat to you soon

  42. Arewa

    July 4, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    Congratulations Bella and keep up the good work. More grease to ur elbows. Stay Blessed. x x x

  43. The Life of a Stranger called me

    July 4, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    It appears Im always late to the parties..happy anniversary bella.

  44. zaiprincesa

    July 4, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    Happy Anniversary Bella!

  45. tintinbebe

    July 5, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    Congratulations bella, your blog is truly awesome and I hope you keep it up. Through you, I am connected to all that is hip and happening in 9ja while I live away and I keep all my friends all over the world tuned in as well.

    I can’t imagine living in the US and not having to tune in to your blog weekly .

    Keep up the fabulous work!!!!!!!


  46. Aijay

    July 5, 2007 at 10:41 pm

    Happy Anniversary Bella!!!
    Absolutely luv ur blog!
    Rock on….

  47. Linda Ikeji

    July 6, 2007 at 12:35 pm

    Congrats bella darling…you made blogging start for me…I always say ure an inspiration…keep doing ur thing. Love ya!linda

  48. koshie

    July 10, 2007 at 2:30 am

    For those of you who are wondering where bella moved to… she is in MONGOLIA!!!!! that’s right people, the chic moved her whole body to the beginning of the world. we have to start fasting and praying.:Y

  49. shola pacheco

    October 28, 2007 at 1:00 pm

    hey bella,spent the whole day going thru ur old post nd i musy say u have come a long way,ur blog is a positive way though big ups to u and girl how do u manage to get all these info and peeps coming on ur page abeg give me a hint,am trying to revamp mine

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