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  • 2 days Mali’s Prime Minister & Entire Cabinet resign amid Ethnic Violence Bellanaija
    Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga Prime Minister of Mali Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga and his entire government have resigned, a statement by the country’s secretary general has said. CNN reports that President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta accepted the mass resignation and thanked the public officers for their “loyalty” and “high sense of duty.” The resignation comes after ethnic violence that has plagued the country. Only last month, AFP reports that 160 people were massacred in a village in central Mali, the region’s Fulani ethnic community. UN said that the region is frequently targeted and accused of having ties ... more
  • 2 days Diipo Ayo Adeusi & Toluleke Aduradola discuss “The Truth About Porn” in Episode 4 of Unashamed Bellanaija
    In the fourth episode of Unashamed, titled “The Truth About Porn,” Diipo Ayo Adeusi speaks with author of ‘Beneath The Sheets’, Toluleke Aduradola about the dangers of pornography and masturbation from personal experience. Watch: The post Diipo Ayo Adeusi & Toluleke Aduradola discuss “The Truth About Porn” in Episode 4 of Unashamed appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 2 days Richard Akuson narrates Experiencing a Brutal Homophobic Attack in Nigeria in Op-Ed for CNN Bellanaija
    In an op-ed for CNN, fashion writer and founder of A Nasty Boy, Richard Akuson, narrates the brutal attack from four men in his hometown in Akwanga, Nasarawa state, who accused him of being gay and “spreading a gay agenda.” “In 2017, I started A Nasty Boy magazine to validate and affirm the lives and experiences of gay men in Nigeria. I hoped that it could contribute, in some way, to broader tolerance for the LGBTQ+ community across the country…. But neither the acclaim nor my considerable privilege, as an attorney and son of a politician, could protect me ... more
  • 2 days Helen Paul talks Growing Up Hearing About Being Born out of Rape & Beating the Odds | WATCH Bellanaija
    Earlier this month, actress and comedian Helen Paul disclosed that she was born out of rape, narrating how her mum was told she (Helen) wouldn’t amount to anything. She shared the message in a post dedicating her Doctorate degree in Theatre Arts to her mum. “I grew up hearing from family members; being called a “Bastard” and each time i asked you, you said (Olorun lon wo omo werey, Olorun ma wo e meaning God watches the child of a mad person, he’d watch over you),” she had shared. She talks to BBC News Pidgin about growing up with that ... more
  • 2 days “I’m hoping that the fallacy that India is salvation for the sick is changed” – Emma Ugolee narrates how His Sister’s Donor Kidney was Swapp... Bellanaija
    Earlier the week, a Twitter user @tobi_marshal_ shared how his mum died “as a result of medical negligence and malpractice from a hospital in India”. His mum was diagnosed of degenerative Lumber canal stenosis with instability and scoliosis at L4-5 & L3-4, he shared. He narrated how he was “lured” from a Nigerian hospital to India where he claimed his family was deceived that they were going to spend a maximum of $10,000. He shared how after the surgery, his mum was still sick and they were told she had bacterial meningitis and multiple strokes. They were later told ... more
  • 2 days Serena Williams’ “secret” Serena Ventures Invested in Andela Bellanaija
    In 2014, Serena Williams founded an investment fund, Serena Ventures, whose mission is “giving opportunities to founders across an array of industries.” We bet you didn’t know that. You’re not alone. Serena just made this public knowledge this week. “Serena Ventures invests in companies that embrace diverse leadership, individual empowerment, creativity and opportunity,” the 23-time Grand Slam champion disclosed in an Instagram post. Among the over 30 companies the fund has invested in, is Andela, the software developer training and outsourcing company operating in four African countries. Serena Ventures has also invested in Masterclass, an online learning platform, and ... more
  • 2 days Sip Whisky & Enjoy Great Music from Manolo Spanky, DJ Yosir, T Classic, Victor AD at Glenfiddich Mavericks’ Night | April 19th Bellanaija
    Scotch whisky maker Glenfiddich is inspiring the ‘Maverick’ spirit in all individuals this weekend in the ancient city of Ibadan; Saturday, July 29th, 2019 to be more precise. New Mavericks on the block, T Classic alongside Victor AD will be performing live at the omhappening in Ibadan at De-Lux Lounge. Both mavericks in their own right, they will be joined by Lagos finest DJ Yosir and Manolo Spanky who will be making sure the guests hit the dance floor all night. Guests will get to enjoy a range of Glenfiddich whisky from 12 years up to 21 years bottles. Join us for this night of unbridled fun. Date: Saturday, April ... more
  • 2 days DJ Cuppy drops New Music + Video “Abena” feat Kwesi Arthur, Shaydee & Ceeza Milli Bellanaija
    DJ Cuppy has released a new single, her first for the year, titled ‘Abena’. She teams up with 3 talented West African artists: Kwesi Arthur, Shaydee and Ceeza Milli. Watch the video below: The post DJ Cuppy drops New Music + Video “Abena” feat Kwesi Arthur, Shaydee & Ceeza Milli appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 2 days Meet & Greet, Music & More! DJ Cuppy Parties with Maybelline New York Nigeria Customers at #MaybellineXCuppyLive Bellanaija
    On Thursday, Maybelline New York Nigeria treated its customers and fans of its brand ambassador DJ Cuppy to an amazing experience at its store at Ikeja City Mall, Lagos. Cuppy had a great time with her friends and fans, singing and dancing with them as they shared hugs. She also gave out Maybelline T-Shirts as well as copies of her CDs. Afterwards, Cuppy thrilled the audience by taking over the wheels of steel, dishing out tunes that got everyone moving. She also played and performed, for the first time, her upcoming track – Abena – featuring Kwesi Arthur, Shaydee, and ... more
  • 3 days Oris Aigbokhaevbolo: Ishaya Bako & Kate Henshaw Deliver the Goods on 4th Republic Bellanaija
    The last time director Ishaya Bako was in the cinemas, he arrived on the wings of an EbonyLife production. It wasn’t very original. It wasn’t very good. But it was hardly his work. That appears to have changed with the new film 4th Republic, which certainly feels less like the work of an established production outfit. This is both bad news and good news. Bad news: 4th Republic has inferior production values. Good news: It is a much better film. That the new picture comes with quite an NGO baggage, given that it’s funded by OSIWA and the MacArthur Foundation, ... more
  • 3 days Have A Special Staycation with Your Family at Four Points by Sheraton this Easter Bellanaija
    Easter is about family, friends, Easter egg hunts and big brunches! This Easter, Four Points by Sheraton Lagos invites guests to come through for the most exciting times. Take a break, recharge and make great memories with the special Easter room package and activities at the hotel. Throughout this weekend, Four Points by Sheraton Lagos will turn its lobby and the surrounding areas into an exciting site for some Easter fun. Hidden in corners and unassuming places will be colourful Easter eggs, and guests who find them will be winners of exciting prizes, including dining experiences, movie tickets for the family, ... more
  • 3 days It’s going to be a Saturday of Aerobics, Games & Fundraising with Lagos Food Bank | April 27th Bellanaija
    On Saturday, April 27th, 2019, Lagos Food Bank presents a nutrition campaign combining dance-aerobics, games, and fundraising. This event tagged “#lfbiDanceathon campaign for Nutrition” will hold at the Police College Ground, Ikeja, Lagos from 7 am and aim to raise awareness on the importance of nutrition and exercise to health and wellbeing. It will beam a needed searchlight on the interdependent relationship between healthy eating and healthy living. Aside from giving the general public a fun means to dance away excess body fats and gain a new appreciation for the benefits of aerobics, it is also a chance for 2,500- 3,000 volunteers, amongst celebrities’ volunteers of community ... more
  • 3 days BNers, Take Advantage of Lambda School & Paystack’s FREE 9-Month Full Stack Software Development Program Bellanaija
    Lambda School has commenced applications for its first full stack software development training for students from Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. Lambda is collaborating with Paystack for the free 9-month intensive training at no upfront cost. Lambda says: During the program, Paystack will pay for membership to a co-work space near you so you have access to reliable electricity and internet. After the program, you’ll have the chance to be hired by Paystack, and we’re also happy to introduce you to the many Paystack merchants (including some of the best companies in Nigeria) who’re looking for development ... more
  • 3 days Photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo talks to Vogue Italia about his New Series “e wá wo mi” Bellanaija
    Lakin Ogunbanwo was recently featured on Vogue Italia, where he spoke about the importance of contemporary photography and his new series ‘e wá wo mi’ (*come look at me, on show at WHATIFTHEWORLD gallery). The series explores the visual imagery surrounding Nigerian brides and marriage. The series also features the traditional wedding ceremonial wear of the Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa-Fulani brides. On Why he Chose Photography as his Medium I honestly didn’t choose photography, photography chose me. I’ve always liked images (even growing up and for as long as I’ve remembered I’ve always had a camera) and the first ... more
  • 3 days “Nigerian designers need to stick to their authenticity & be themselves” – Naomi Campbell in EXCLUSIVE Interview with BellaNaija Style Bellanaija
    The BellaNaija Style team caught up with Supermodel and Philanthropist, Naomi Campbell in Lagos and they discussed diversity and the need for African fashion to have a global audience. BellaNaija Style’s Mary Edoro in Conversation with Naomi Campbell With a career that started 33 years ago and a legendary poise that dominates any runway, Naomi says she only does shows now for a greater goal: I feel at this point in my career, what I do as a model is for the culture. It’s not for Naomi, It’s not to put Naomi out there. It’s ... more
  • 3 days “Older by a year today, but you are sexier than ever”: Adekunle Gold’s Sweet Birthday Message to Wifey Simi Bellanaija
    It’s Simi‘s birthday today and her husband Adekunle Gold has the best words for her. Writing on Instagram, under a photo of the both of them, Adekunle Gold said: First Birthday as Mrs Kosoko 😉. Older by a year today, but you are sexier than ever. Happy Birthday Omo Charlie Champagne. Love you forever ❤️ The post “Older by a year today, but you are sexier than ever”: Adekunle Gold’s Sweet Birthday Message to Wifey Simi appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 3 days Simi drops “Omo Charlie Champagne” Album featuring Patoranking, Maleek Berry, Falz & Adekunle Gold Bellanaija
    Simi has dropped her much anticipated album “Omo Charlie Champagne” today, her birthday. The album has 13 tracks, with production credits going to Oscar, Vtek, Legendury Beatz, and Sess. She features Patoranking, Maleek Berry, Falz, and her hubby Adekunle Gold in album. Writing about the album on Instagram, Simi shared: When I was compiling this album, I knew I wanted to dedicate it to my daddy, Engr. Charles Oladele Ogunleye – who passed in 2014. I’m blessed to have come this far. I’m blessed that it was possible for me. I do not take this for granted. I ... more
  • 3 days Merck Foundation brings together 15 African First Ladies to break the Stigma of Infertility Bellanaija
    Family photo of Merck Foundation First Ladies Initiative (MFFLI) Summit 2019 (L to R) H.E. First Ladies of Burundi, Mauritania, Guinea Conakry, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Niger, Malawi, Merck Foundation CEO, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic, Congo Brazzaville, Ghana, Namibia, Botswana, Liberia The Merck Foundation First Ladies Initiative (MFFLI) Summit 2019 was attended by 15 African First Ladies to discuss the strategy to break the stigma of infertility and empower women and girls in Education. Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany conducted the summit on 30th -31st March and 1st of April 2019. Prof. ... more
  • 3 days BlackBerry Messenger is Shutting Down May 31st Bellanaija
    This is somewhat emotional, yeah? BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) on Thursday, announced that it’s shutting down its service by May 31st and that information just brings back old, and sweet memories. “Today we’re announcing that we will be closing BBM consumer service on 31 May 2019. Thank you for being part of the BBM consumer service experience!” the platform wrote on Twitter. BBM, in a post on its website, explained the reason for the action: Three years ago, we set out to reinvigorate BBM consumer service, one of the most loved instant messaging applications, as a cross-platform service where users ... more
  • 3 days David Oyelowo discusses Directing Debut & his Dad’s Obsession with Leaf Blowers on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Bellanaija
    David Oyelowo was a guest on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and he discusses the PBS miniseries “Les Misérables,” why he started his own production company, and his dad’s obsession with leaf blowers. Watch the hilarious clip about his dad’s leaf blowing below:
    Is there anything more pure than David Oyelowo’s dad’s obsession with leaf blowers? Full interview: https://t.co/LWRaflim2o pic.twitter.com/lhbUBxe5XK — The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) April 16, 2019 Watch the full video below: The post David Oyelowo discusses Directing Debut & his Dad’s Obsession with Leaf Blowers on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah ... more
  • 3 days Michelle Obama’s Message to Beyoncé on her Homecoming Documentary is Both Sweet & Inspiring Bellanaija
    Beyoncé‘s Netflix film on her Coachella 2018 performance – Homecoming – premiered on Wednesday and Michelle Obama shared a beautiful message on her social media, praising Beyoncé for her craft. Check on it
    View this post on Instagram So proud of my girl! The Queen has done it again. @Beyonce, thank you for always living your truth. #BeyonceHomecoming A post shared by ... more
  • 3 days Celebrating Peacebuilding: Nominations are Now Open for the NCMG Peace Award 2019 Bellanaija
    Hey BellaNaijarians, do you know any individual or organization that has made remarkable efforts in promoting peace, justice, and progress in their community? You can now nominate them for the NCMG Peace Award. The NCMG Peace Award recognizes and honours individuals and organizations that continually make an exemplary commitment and outstanding contribution to the pursuit of peace, justice building, and institutional development while championing the capacity of humanity to live in harmonious adjustment with one another. The NCMG Peace Award is categorized as follows: NCMG Peacebuilder: This Award category recognizes an individual, organization, or institution that develops initiatives ... more
  • 3 days Africa’s Biggest Educational Exhibition is Here! Meet with Over 70 Top Colleges for Career & Scholarship Opportunities Bellanaija
    The UKEAS Study World Exhibition, May 2019 is here everyone and it only gets BIGGER & BETTER with over 70 International World Standard and Premium Institutions in Abuja, Lagos, Accra, and Kumasi!!! Attend the UKEAS Study World and network with over 70 universities & colleges from the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, China, Germany, Malaysia, Australia and your dream study destinations around the globe! You will also benefit free and efficient counselling, scholarship opportunities, world standard education, study visa guidance and lots more! Entry is free!!! Visit @ukeasnaija on Instagram. Register today by visiting www.ukeas.com/registration. The Event takes place in: Abuja ... more
  • 3 days #BNQuoteoftheDay Bellanaija
    Today’s Quote of the Day is by Iyanla Vanzant. Your life is always talking to you. Listen to what life is saying and then make the adjustments that are needed. The post #BNQuoteoftheDay appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 3 days Justice Onnoghen appeals CCT Judgement Bellanaija
    Justice Walter Onnoghen has filed an appeal against the judgement of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), delivered earlier today. The CCT had convicted the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria of six counts of false declaration of assets preferred against him by the Federal Government. The judgement banned him from holding public office for the next 10 years and also ordered that he forfeits all five accounts said not to have been declared by him between 2009 and 2015. Onnoghen listed the Federal Government of Nigeria as the only respondent in the suit, according to Channels. It read in part: ... more
  • 3 days Read President Buhari’s Easter Message to Nigerians Bellanaija
    President Muhammadu Buhari has released his Easter message to Nigerians. Buhari’s Special Adviser (Media & Publicity), Femi Adesina, shared the message on Facebook. Read below: PRESIDENT BUHARI’S 2019 EASTER MESSAGE TO NIGERIANS I rejoice with all Nigerians, especially our Christian brethren on the glorious occasion of the celebration of Easter 2019. Easter is the most important feast in the Christian calendar and represents God’s redemptive mission over humanity, the triumph of light over darkness, hope over despair and good over evil. The Christian festival commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ is also a time to emulate the virtues of ... more
  • 3 days Police says Ibadan Tanker Explosion killed 2 People Bellanaija
    The Ibadan Police Command has said two persons died in a petrol tanker explosion on Thursday at Sawmill/Onipepeye area of the Ibadan-Lagos Expressway. One witness told Premium Times that the tanker fell at about 2pm while trying to overtake a car. “After the petrol tanker fell, some persons went there trying to scoop petrol before the tanker exploded,” the witness who identified himself as Saheed said. Another witness, Rauf Ajayi said: At least two people have been confirmed dead in the incident. The accident happened around 2 p.m, but it was around 2:45 pm before firefighters came. After the tanker ... more
  • 3 days I expect More Commitment from Workers – Buhari says as he Signs N30k Minimum Wage Bill Bellanaija
    President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday signed the Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-enactment Bill, 2019. NAN reports that Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang made this known while briefing State House Correspondents in Abuja. The National Assembly had on March 19, approved N30, 000 as the new national minimum wage, with an appeal to the Federal Government to expedite action on its assent and implementation. According to Enang: This makes it compulsory for all employers of labour in Nigeria to pay their workers the sum of N30, 000. This excludes persons who are employing ... more
  • 3 days Kids Funderland set to Wow Kids in Lagos this Easter weekend Bellanaija
    Leading event company, Bavent Street Live has announced Kids Funderland; a three-day festival of fun for kids of all ages scheduled to take place at Lekki Special Events Centre, Admiralty way, Lekki Phase 1, this Easter Season from Friday, April 19th to Sunday, April 21st, 2019. Date: Friday, April 19th, 2019 to Sunday, April 21st, 2019 Time: 10 am to 6 pm daily Venue: Lekki Special Events Centre, Admiralty way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos state. Kids Funderland will focus on activities like Easter egg hunts, electric dance floor, art and crafts, cartoon characters and a special performance by Dream ... more
  • 3 days Ibukunoluwa Ajayi: Finding Strength In Adversity Bellanaija
    The idea for this article came a few weeks ago. I was sitting at my balcony and I wanted to go into the house. To do that, I had to carry my laptop, wrapper, the stool I sat on, and the bottle of water I was drinking. There was no one to help me because I was home alone on sick leave. I didn’t want to make the trip into the house twice, so I found a way to carry it all. While walking into the sitting room with everything, the thought “Strength in Weakness” came to my mind. Years ... more
  • 3 days Get Ready for the Culinary Experience of a Lifetime at GTBank Food & Drink | April 28th – May 1st Bellanaija
    It has been four years since the first edition of the GTBank Food and Drink festival, and every edition after the first has been bigger and better: featuring more vendors, more renowned masterclass facilitators and more food enthusiasts from around the world. This year’s Food and Drink Festival will be the fourth edition in four years and as proof of GTBank’s commitment in stepping it up a notch every year, the event will hold for four full days. So, if you are a lover of food, and are enamored by the togetherness it inspires, then join us at the ... more
  • 3 days 10 Customers become Millionaires in Access Bank- DiamondXtra Promo Bellanaija
    In fulfillment of its promise to the twenty–nine million customers and over two million DiamondXtra customers, leading commercial and retail bank, Access Bank has rewarded 10 customers with N1million each in its first post-merger DiamondXtra monthly draw. Speaking at the prize presentation ceremony held at the bank’s head office in Lagos recently, Executive Director, Retail Banking, Access Bank, Victor Etuokwu said- “This is a continuation of the value customers have always enjoyed from the combination of both banks, and we are committed to continuing in this spirit as we embark on this exciting retail journey with our loyal customers.” “Today, these customers are winners and ... more
  • 4 days CCT convicts Onnoghen of Breach of Code of Conduct Bellanaija
    Onnoghen The Code of Conduct Tribunal has convicted the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen of breach of Code of Conduct for Public Officers, Punch is reporting. Tribunal chairman Danladi Umar, reading the judgement, ordered Onnoghen’s immediate removal from office as the CJN, Chairman of the National Judicial Council and the Chairman of the Federal Judicial Service Commission. The judgement also ordered Onnoghen to forfeit the five accounts which he failed to declare as part of his assets. The post CCT convicts Onnoghen of Breach of Code of Conduct appeared first on BellaNaija ... more
  • 4 days Here’s the Official Schedule for Arise Fashion Week 2019 | 19th – 21st of April Bellanaija
    This weekend, one of the biggest fashion weeks and events this side of the world – ARISE Fashion Week – will be taking place right in the heart of Lagos. The fifth edition of ARISE Fashion Week will last from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st April at The Lagos Continental Hotel and will have in attendance some of the most exciting names in the industry from legendary supermodel and Vogue’s contributing editor Naomi Campbell to fashion designer and creative director  Mowalola Ogunlesi. ARISE Fashion Week 2019 will be kickstarted with The Arise Talks which will take place at The Lagos ... more
  • 4 days #BNRSVP Events this Easter Bellanaija
    Hello BellaNaijarians! It’s Easter weekend! Who doesn’t love a four-day weekend? Your time to rest, have fun. Here’s your go-to list for all the exciting events happening. Scroll through to see. For all the events happening near you, be sure to follow @bnrsvp on Instagram. To have your event featured for free, send an email with details of the event – Theme, Date, Time, Venue and a short description – to events (at) bellanaija (dot) com. Do not forget to check BellaNaija.com every Thursday for the event listing everywhere! ** The Basement Gig – Easter Edition The performing artistes to ... more
  • 4 days They Met in a Keke! Opemipo & Opemipo’s Pre-wedding Shoot + Love Story Bellanaija
    Opemipo and Opemipo, yes, they have the same name. We don’t think it is a coincidence but a pure work of fate. They call their love story – Keke love. We are sure you can guess how they met already. Now, these two are die-hard fans of Game of Thrones and as fate happened, they got married the day the final season premiered. But before the big day, they decided to include a few elements of the show in their pre-wedding shoot. This beautiful couple also emerged the winner of the Wed Expo Dream Wedding. The bride and groom shared ... more
  • 4 days Easter is About to Be Lit with MTV VJ Ehiz, DJ Ace, DJ Yin at The “Food & Games Fete” | April 21st Bellanaija
    On Sunday, April 21st, 2019, Nova Gratia presents a whole new pop culture experience in Lagos. This event tagged “Food and Games Fete” will hold at Muri Okunola from 12 noon and aims to celebrate food and fun lovers looking to relax and enjoy the beautiful Easter holiday. Food and Games Fete will showcase the best of grill food, drinks, games (Paintball, Bubble ball, Jenga, Monolopy, Chess, Board Games, Card Games & a FIFA 19 tournament amongst others) and good music with DJ Ace & DJ Yin on deck. This event will be hosted by MTV Base VJ Ehiz. ... more
  • 4 days Basketmouth, Ink Eze, Hadiza Lawal spotted at ‘It’s Your Facebook’ Pop-Up Event in Lagos Bellanaija
    From Left: Ink Eze, Founder & CEO, AsoebiBella; Hadiza Lawal, Founder/CEO, Woven Blends; Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy, Strategic Media Partnerships Manager, Africa, Facebook, and popular comedian, Bright Okpocha aka Basketmouth at the ‘It’s Your Facebook’ pop-up event. Social network giant, Facebook, was in Lagos last weekend, guys. If you did not know about this or knew and didn’t attend, you definitely missed out on a lot. But don’t worry. We’ve put together an account of what happened while Facebook was here. The pop-up dubbed It’s Your Facebook, which held on April 12th and 13th, was an avenue ... more
  • 4 days MAJOR! Powede Eniola Awujo is now representing Nigeria as a Global Partner for Lancôme Bellanaija
    Aviator and Beauty Queen cum Influencer Powede Eniola Awujo just announced that she has officially joined the international Lancôme team as a global partner representing Nigeria! @powedeawujo This new appointment is a great step in the right direction and is proof that the French cosmetics brand is becoming a part of the conversations surrounding diversity and inclusivity in the beauty industry. Last year, the model was a part of Lancôme’s My Shade My Power campaign and was among the three Lancôme heroes; including Waje and Betty Irabor who embody a true representation of the brand.  She ... more
  • 4 days KCee is a South Eastern Royalty in New Photos for Birthday Bellanaija
    Singer KCee has released new photos to celebrate his birthday today and they scream Eastern Royalty. Check on them below: Credits: Photo: @amazingklef Styling: @deangelictouchstylist The post KCee is a South Eastern Royalty in New Photos for Birthday appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 4 days New Music: Nikki Laoye & Cwesi Oteng – JÉSÙ Bellanaija
    It’s a Nigeria – Ghana collaboration! Nigerian gospel artist Nikki Laoye and her Ghanaian counterpart Cwesi Oteng have released a new single titled “JÉSÙ“. The song is the Yoruba adaptation of the renowned title track, “Yesu” off Cwesi’s EP (An African Ode to Jesus), which is a celebration of the Love, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ on a musical journey from Ghana through Nigeria to Zambia (with Penjani Ng’uni), and back to Ghana. Listen below: https://www.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Nikki-Laoye-x-Cwesi-Oteng-Jesu.mp3 Download The post New Music: Nikki Laoye & Cwesi Oteng – JÉSÙ appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing ... more
  • 4 days Buhari says he’s “head and shoulders above” Atiku in terms of Educational Qualifications Bellanaija
    President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he’s far more qualified than Atiku Abubakar to contest for the office of the president, accusing the PDP candidate of not possessing the statutory educational qualification to contest the February 23, 2019 election. Atiku had filed a petition before the tribunal seeking an order nullifying Buhari’s victory at the polls and another order declaring him as the true winner of the poll. Atiku and the PDP had alleged that Buhari did not possess secondary school certificate like he claimed in his Form CF001 Punch reports that in a counter accusation on Wednesday by his ... more
  • 4 days Burna Boy holds Listening Party for Upcoming “African Giant” Album with Jidenna, Akon & Wale in Attendance Bellanaija
    Burna Boy recently held an early listening party for his next album – African Giant – set for release in August. Contributors and executives from record labels, radio, Spotify, YouTube, the film and media industry and clubs converged at a private location in Los Angeles, California, for the listening party. In true Burna Boy style, the listening quickly turned into a house party as guests got caught up in the music. Jidenna was quoted as saying: “Burna is the real thing. He makes jams, but they’re spiritual at the same time. So you can be partying, but you’re also connecting ... more
  • 4 days Talking Law With Ivie Omoregie: Business Tips 101 Bellanaija
    Happy Easter, everyone. I hope you are having a productive year so far. Recently, I have been involved in a lot of small and micro-business advisory. Aside from clients who retain my services as a business consultant, I also have friends who seem to have me on speed dial for those SOS calls. The cases always vary from matter to matter. However, I have noticed that there are some issues that unfortunately seem to be reoccurring. I want to discuss some pertinent issues one needs to bear in mind when running a small and micro-business in Lagos. Location I always ... more
  • 4 days FG declares Friday & Monday Public Holidays for Easter Celebration Bellanaija
    Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, Public Holidays to mark the 2019 Easter celebration. Georgina Ehuriah, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, announced the holiday in a statement quoting the minister Lt.- Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (Rtd) on Wednesday in Abuja. The minister enjoined all Christians to emulate the exemplary attributes of Jesus Christ amongst which are tolerance, love and peaceful co-existence. He urged all Nigerians home and abroad to use the occasion to pray for the peace, unity and progress of our great country,  irrespective ... more
  • 4 days Simi releases Animated Video for “Mind Your Business” feat Falz Bellanaija
    Simi has released the animated video for her latest single – Mind Your Business – off her upcoming sophomore album, Omo Charlie Champagne. She features Falz in the single. Watch below: The post Simi releases Animated Video for “Mind Your Business” feat Falz appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 4 days Luchi Madubuike: Top 3 Questions Parents Ask About Child Natural Hair Care Bellanaija
    I absolutely love to get questions about the natural hair care of children. It gives me joy to answer as many questions as possible. I never shy away from them because I see them as an opportunity to share, learn and grow. I go as far as archiving all my questions, just so I’ll be able to observe trends and create products that directly address the needs of the parents that make up our child hair care community. I want to share the three most common questions I get asked by mothers on child hair care. I will do my ... more
  • 4 days BN Book of the Month: The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah Bellanaija
    Remember that old saying that if you want to hide something from a black man you should put it in a book? Well, we all know now that that one is just rubbish. We love to read! And publishing in Africa has begun to thrive, publishers pumping out book after book. Our reading culture has gone through the roof, with book clubs meeting in bars and even on social media every weekend. To make sure some books don’t fly below your radar, to point you toward the right direction, BellaNaija will be bringing one to your notice every month. This ... more
  • 4 days #BNQuoteoftheDay Bellanaija
    Today’s Quote of the Day is by the late Nipsey Hussle. Luck is just being prepared at all times, so when the door opens you’re ready. The post #BNQuoteoftheDay appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 4 days Report says Obtaining U.S Visa may Become more Difficult for Nigerians If… Bellanaija
    U.S. President Donald J. Trump  U.S President Donald Trump and his administration are considering setting new restrictions on legal immigration to target countries whose citizens overstay short-term visitor visas. According to The Wall Street Journal, the countries include Nigeria, Chad, Eritrea, Liberia and Sierra Leone The report added that the U.S would warn the affected countries that it would become more difficult to obtain visas or they’ll be shorter in duration if the rates don’t decline. The administration is also looking at eliminating the granting of work authorization for the spouses ... more
  • 4 days Mohammed Salah, Caster Semenya, Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed named in TIME’s 100 Most Influential People for 2019 Bellanaija
    TIME has released its 2019 list of 100 Most Influential people in the world. In it is Egypt’s striker Mohammed Salah, athlete Caster Semenya, Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed among others. The magazine released six covers, featuring Salah, Nancy Pelosi, Gayle King, Sandra Oh, Dwayne Johnson, and Taylor Swift. The list was divided into Pioneers, Artists, Leaders, Icons and Titans See the list and covers below:   Find more information here. The post Mohammed Salah, Caster Semenya, Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed named in TIME’s 100 Most Influential People for 2019 appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to ... more
  • 4 days Charlamagne Tha God calls Kevin Hunter “grade-A sucker,” reveals Sexual Assault Allegations | WATCH Bellanaija
    Charlamagne Tha God revealed on “The Breakfast Club” why he dislikes Kevin Hunter, Wendy Williams‘ estranged husband, calling him “The Donkey of the Day”. He described Kevin as a “clown of legendary proportions” and “grade-A sucker.” He also said he held no ill will toward Williams. “I feel sorry for [Wendy] because she was an abused woman on various levels … ” he said. He alleged that Hunter got mad at him because he (Charlamagne) was trying to hook up Hunter’s now-mistress Sharina Hudson, with his (Charlamagne’s) friend. He also shared a clip of one of Hunter’s artist Avion ... more
  • 4 days WATCH: Trevor Noah joins Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen Show & It’s Hilarious! Bellanaija
    “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah was Ellen DeGeneres‘ guest on Tuesday and they both had a really fun time. Trevor explained to Ellen why President Donald Trump is no longer his dream guest, but instead it’s his wife, First Lady Melania Trump. Although Trevor has a mention in People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive issue, he’s still single, so Ellen helped him find a potential girlfriend with a game of “Who’d You Rather?”He chooses between Tiffany Haddish, Rihanna, Jennifer Aniston, Nicki Minaj, and Khloé Kardashian (who Ellen was willing to hook him up with). He also spoke about how different New ... more
  • 4 days AsoEbiBella.com presents – The Latest Aso Ebi Styles -Vol. 283 Bellanaija
    It’s time for a new #AsoEbiBella edition! An #AsoEbiBella is a wedding guest {bella} looking stunning in aso-ebi – the fabric/colors of the day, at a traditional engagement or wedding. How To Submit: Step 1: Visit www.asoebibella.com. Sign up using your preferred username and password. Step 2: Upload your Aso Ebi styles on your page and stand a chance to get featured on all platforms. – Click here for ALL the fabulous editions. For wedding inspiration on Instagram, tap that Follow button – @BellaNaijaWeddings & for Aso Ebi only – @AsoEbiBella! Here are a few styles we love. Enjoy! ... more
  • 4 days Pursue your Dream to Study in Ireland! Meet Representatives from Top Irish Universities | April 25th & 27th Bellanaija
    Education in Ireland presents an opportunity for you to meet representatives from leading Irish universities and Institutes of Technology. To register, click here with the dates and venue of the event clearly stated below it; Date: Thursday, April 25th, 2019 Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm Venue: Transcorp Hilton, Abuja Date: Saturday, April 27th, 2019 Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Venue: Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos —————————————————————————————————————————————- Sponsored Content The post Pursue your Dream to Study in Ireland! Meet Representatives from Top Irish Universities | April 25th & 27th appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa ... more
  • 4 days Enjoy a Perfect Blend of Yummy Goodness with Cold Stone Creamery’s Petite Cakes Bellanaija
    For those who crave for something more, Cold Stone Creamery Nigeria has just the thing for you. Famous for their rich creamy ice cream and their amazing moist ice cream cakes- a perfect two in one offer of ice cream and cakes, they might have just created the next best thing. Petite Cakes!! These are not just any cakes, they are your favorite signature creations combined with rich moist cakes and toppings, made into a dream cake creation. These little bites of heaven are created from the top 5 bestselling signature creations; Founder’s Favorite, Oreo Overload, Chocolate Devotion, Mud ... more
  • 4 days Spotted: Sola Sobowale, Hafeez ‘Saka’ Oyetoro, Charles Okocha, Josh2Funny at the Premiere of ‘Knockout’ Bellanaija
    The eagerly-awaited comedy masterpiece by Wale Adenuga Productions, titled Knockout, was premiered to thundering laughter and several standing ovations on Sunday, April 14th, 2019, at the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos. According to the Producer of Knockout, Wale Adenuga Jnr., “We’re glad everyone at the premiere had lots of fun and we apologize to those who suffered ‘Laughter Overdose’ from the hilarious movie. Seriously speaking though, Knockout is an excellent opportunity for the whole family to bond, laugh and learn especially this Easter holiday. In addition to the multiple superstars seen in the trailer, the movie has several ... more
  • 4 days Tolu Adeyemi: Finding My Angel Baby Bellanaija
    About a year ago, I birthed, named and lost my angel, Abigail. It’s scary how life has continued to move on despite this. What’s scarier is the depth of grief once your consolers are gone. It just does not seem to go. I loved and still love my baby so much. She held on to life even though there was barely a chance that she would make it. She continued to beat and kick. She continued to be strong even when her mother and protector was terrified. She brought joy, inspired and continues to inspire me everyday. I will never ... more
  • 4 days Give Your Kids an Extra Special DStv Treat this Easter Holiday! Bellanaija
    While kids are totally smitten with holidays, they are a handful to parents – From turning the house upside down to being neck deep in mischief, especially when they are suspiciously quiet. But not to worry parents, DStv’s got something for every kid this holiday! From the classic Boomerang cartoons to Nickelodeon’s popular animated characters, Disney’s live-action and an unrivaled collection of feature films, your kids are in for a swell time with these exciting lineup like Craig of the Creek on Cartoon Network, Rusty Rivets on Nick Jr, Ducktales on Disney XD, Spongebob on Nickelodeon. They also get ... more
  • 5 days Leading Mobile Money Platform Paga celebrates 10 Years Anniversary 🙌 Bellanaija
    Paga, Nigeria’s leading mobile money company gathered investors, friends, and family to celebrate its 10 years anniversary at the Gala Dinner, held at 12 Temple, Ikoyi, Lagos. In attendance were Yemi Lalude, Founder and Managing Partner of Adlevo Capital; Tokunboh Ishmael, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Alitheia Capital; Andrew Alli, CEO South Bridge Group, Arjuna Costa, Managing Partner Flourish Ventures, and Tani Fafunwa, Managing Director Resourcery PLC. Investors and board members of Paga were delighted to acknowledge and celebrate the exemplary commitment of Tayo Oviosu, Founder and CEO and Jay Alabraba, Co-founder and Director of Business Development of Paga in making ... more
  • 5 days 10 Days to Go! Meet The Culinary Headliners for GTBank Food & Drink Masterclass Bellanaija
     Trick question: What does a Michelin Star chef from Thailand, A Chef Patron of an award-winning restaurant, and an award-wining OAP, turned seasoning whisper have in common? They love food and are Masterclass facilitators coming to the GTBank Food and Drink Festival! These facilitators are part of a line-up of diverse culinary experts who will headline Masterclasses that explore all facets of the global food and drink industry. In ten days and a few hours, the long-awaited food and drink festival will kick-off, but until then, more facilitators will be announced as we count down in style. Thitid Tassanakajohn ... more
  • 5 days We’re All Suffering But We Don’t Want to Hear it From a Celebrity Bellanaija
    In January 2017, musician 2Baba announced the #IStandWith2Face nationwide protest slated for February 5. The singer demanded an explanation for the “reckless economic downturn. In a statement, 2Baba lamented the economic condition of the country and said “No” to the executive, legislative and judiciary arms of the government. While several Nigerians rallied behind 2Baba, several others said they wished someone else would lead the protest. They described the singer as “tainted” and complained that he had “benefited immensely” from politicians, specifically Godswill Akpabio who they claimed gifted the singer a Toyota Prado SUV.
    SMH I don't know ... more
  • 5 days This New TVC by AXA Mansard is so Beautiful 😊 Bellanaija
    AXA Mansard has launched a new brand campaign entitled “Stay In The Picture”. This is a through-the-line campaign including TVC, online video, massive out-of-home advertising, print advertising, and product advertising. This latest campaign adopted an emotional yet lighthearted approach to telling the brand story. The video protagonist, the little girl, Mimi, is a reflection of modern children. She goes through specific moments in her life doing things that typically requires the involvement of her mother, however with her father’s presence slightly compensating for that absence. The mother eventually comes through by showing up for her school stage performance albeit with ... more
  • 5 days Toke Makinwa is talking about “hypocrites among us” in New Episode of Toke Moments | WATCH Bellanaija
    Toke Makinwa is talking about “hypocrites among us” in a new episode of her Toke Moments vlog. Watch: The post Toke Makinwa is talking about “hypocrites among us” in New Episode of Toke Moments | WATCH appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 5 days Ethereal, Classy & Contemporary! See Lavish Bridal’s Styled Shoot Bellanaija
    Now that you have picked your wedding date and plans are gradually falling into place for the big day. It is important that you look breathtakingly gorgeous by picking the right style and dress. Bridal stylist, Lavish Bridal had you in mind when she collaborated with fashion photographer, Emmanuel Oyeleke to bring to you these refreshing bridal looks to inspire and give you a hassle free journey to selecting your dress and wedding style. Here’s a description of the shoot by Lavish Bridal: On the journey to forever, choosing the right dress to wear for your white or traditional wedding ... more
  • 5 days Nollywood Stars Iyke & Florence Okechukwu celebrate 6th Wedding Anniversary Bellanaija
    Nollywood stars Iyke and Florence Okechukwu, popularly known for their roles in Tinsel as Chuks and Ene, are celebrating their 6th wedding anniversary today. Iyke took to his Instagram page to share photos accompanied with sweet words, saying: “My soul glorifies the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my saviour…” Baby it’s 6 years! Yes ooo!! 🍾🥂💏 6 years of marital bliss with my best friend, @floxyokey my PFL, my ride or die chic! Fine geh! Ma Cherie! I love you pieces! On this day I pray that the good Lord who gave me you, continue to bless our union, now and always. I pray that we continue to “mar” “age” ... more
  • 5 days Hennessy Artistry Celebrates its 10th Anniversary in Nigeria 🎉 Bellanaija
    Hennessy Nigeria has announced the 10th Anniversary of the Hennessy Artistry platform in Nigeria. Hennessy Artistry is a unique integrated global platform that brings the “art of blending” to life by creating exceptional consumer moments through a fusion of music, art, culture and creative talent. Banky W, Tiwa Savage, Sir Shina Peters, Eldee, Bez, Burna Boy, and Naeto C Since 2009, Hennessy Artistry has become an integral part of Nigeria’s social fabric – Creating Iconic Moments, Exposing Talent, and creating collaborations across various music genres via the Hennessy Artistry Cyphers, VS Class, Artistry Club tours and the Hennessy ... more
  • 5 days Temitope Ooye a.k.a “That Media Babe” of TMB Global Brands is our #BellaNaijaWCW this Weeek! Bellanaija
    The fourth industrial revolution came with a wide array of disciplines and career paths to choose from. One of them is digital marketing, and it’s so great to see young people carving a fulfilling life from it. Our #BellaNaijaWCW this week Temitope Ooye, popularly known as “That Media Babe” is a marketing and communications professional, focusing on bran communications, digital marketing, social media, and online reputation management. She’s been in the digital and social media marketing space for years, working both on the client side and agency side. She spent the early years of her career working at Ultima ... more
  • 5 days ARM announces Murtala Sani Winner of the DAAYTA 2019 Award with N12 Million Business Funding Bellanaija
    The Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award (DAAYTA) by Asset & Resource Management Holding Company (ARM) on Friday, April 12th, 2019, in an event held at Four Points by Sheraton Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos announced Murtala Sani of WeSabi as the first place winner of the DAAYTA 2019 award. A team of four distinguished judges played the pivotal role of choosing the DAAYTA 2019 award winner amongst whom are: Victor Asemota, the Africa Partner for Alta Global Ventures, a US-based venture capital company; Mitchell Elegbe, founder of Interswitch, Sadiq Mohammed, the Deputy Group CEO of ARM Group and Dr. ... more
  • 5 days Killer Mike plays Host to MI Abaga at the Must-See Martell Home Live Show Bellanaija
    M.I Abaga attends the Martell After Party at Pomona on April 10, 2019, in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Martell) Martell® Cognac makes a statement, celebrating visionaries at the intersection of entertainment and culture during the live stream of Martell Home Live. The oldest of the great Cognac Houses in the game pushes the limit once again, with a new type of talk show and digital platform for creatives, and innovators to share their stories.  Guest enjoy cocktails during the first episode of Martell HOME LIVE, ... more
  • 5 days Watch Official Trailer for “Another Father’s Day” starring Wale Ojo, Cee-C, Mercy Aigbe Bellanaija
    The official teaser and poster for Another Father’s Day has been released at an official media brunch which took place at the Raddison Blu Hotel GRA, Ikeja. Directed by Bukola Ogunsola, the movie stars Mercy Aigbe, Wale Ojo, Simi Adejumo, Frank Donga, Cynthia “Cee-C” Nwadiora, Samuel “Broda Shaggi” Perry, Juliana Olayode, Mercy Chinwo, Salako “SLK” Oluwaponmile, Samuel Robinson, Tubosun Aiyedehin and a host of others. Another Father’s Day is an independent sequel to the movie Happy Father’s Day. It’s a family comedy which seeks to sensitize parents on the need to balance their work life with family. Produced by Revelation ... more
  • 5 days Child Bride, 15 in Custody for Allegedly Poisoning Husband in Kano Bellanaija
    A child bride age 15 has been arrested for allegedly poision her husband Sale Abubakar, 33 in Bechi Village, in Kumbotso LGA of Kano. Daily Trust reports that Kano Police Command’s spokesperson DSP Abdullahi Haruna said the command received a report on April 16th, that Hassana gave Abubakar food with rat poison in it. Haruna said investigation has commenced and Abubakar is currently receiving treatment at Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital Kano. Haruna added that the teenager would be charged to court after investigation. The post Child Bride, 15 in Custody for Allegedly Poisoning Husband in Kano appeared first ... more
  • 5 days Eziaha Bolaji-Olojo: Correct Those Kids Early Bellanaija
    “Scaling up.” This is one term you hear used in the corporate world a lot, especially in businesses. No matter what you do, at some point, you will be looking at scaling it up—that is, embracing the stretch and doing things on a remarkably larger scale. Recently though, I got an understanding of what scaling up can mean to me as a mom. I was in church with my kids, in an area called Annex One. Here parents are allowed to sit with their kids, as opposed to splitting into the main auditorium and children’s church. My kids go to ... more
  • 5 days Beyoncé surprises Fans with Homecoming: The Live Album as Netflix Documentary Begins Streaming Bellanaija
    Beyoncé has once again, surprised her fans with a new album featuring her Coachella 2018 set with two brand new bonus tracks at the same exact time her Netflix documentary on the performance – Homecoming – began streaming. The two new tracks are Before I Let Go, originally performed by Farnkie Beverly and Maze, and I Been On You can listen to the album here. See the track list below: 1 Welcome 2 Crazy In Love 3 Freedom 4 Lift Every Voice and Sing 5 Formation 6 So Much Damn Swag 7 Sorry 8 Kitty Kat 9 ... more
  • 5 days Canada Did Not Beg Nigeria for 1 Million Immigrants Bellanaija
    Yesterday, a certain story made the rounds on social, quoting one Shadrack Scott, who was said to be a spokesperson for the Canadian Labour Department, asking that Nigeria allows at least 1 million of its citizens to occupy the over 6 million jobs in Canada. Several reactions followed: from those who were ready to leave, to those who doubted the authenticity.
    That's just being diplomatic. If he really wants one million we are already packed. We don't mind standing in the plane. — 🅡🅐🅟🅗🅐🅔🅛 (@watchmanralph) April 15, 2019
    This request should be ... more
  • 5 days Linda Ikeji talks Growing her Blog & Building a Media Empire as she Covers Business Day’s The CEO Magazine Bellanaija
    Media mogul Linda Ikeji is the cover star for Business Day’s The CEO Magazine and she talks to Lehlé Baldé about starting out blogging, diversifying, family, and tips for success. She also shares her plans for 2019, and the legacy she’ll like to leave. See excerpts below: Download the full magazine on Business Day. The post Linda Ikeji talks Growing her Blog & Building a Media Empire as she Covers Business Day’s The CEO Magazine appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 5 days BN Book Excerpt: Obsessed About Finding the One by Kimi Itsekiri Bellanaija
    Get into university, graduate, get a job, get married, have kids, build your home and raise your family. This is how the average Nigerian female’s life goes. But when things don’t happen in this order, it can take a toll on one and make a sister act out of her element. The book “Obsessed About Finding the One” is about my personal struggles in life. It walks you through my self-esteem issues growing up, and focuses on the many times I have considered settling, just so that I can be in a relationship with no purpose. As a child, I ... more
  • 5 days Odi Community cries for Help as Landslide destroys Properties Bellanaija
    Odi community leaders and the Bayelsa state government are calling on the federal government, through the Ecological Fund Office, to come to the community’s aid after heavy rains, swept away houses and property worth millions of naira into the nearby River Nun. It destroyed electricity cables, and threw the town into darkness, Daily Trust reports. The Odi Council of Chiefs called on FG to approve the Odi shoreline protection project as the river has again overflowed its banks, destroyed four houses and a large portion of the major road in the community. Chairman of Odi Community Development Committee (CDC), ... more
  • 5 days These Best Friends, Born 51 Years Apart, Met by Chance in A Market Bellanaija
    You know how you meet someone for the first time and you just click? Yeah, we think that’s what this is. Gavin, 25, and Julie, 76, met by chance in a market four years ago and they’ve had each other’s backs ever since. Watch them tell their story and connection on BBC Three:
    Gavin is 25. Julie is 76. They met by chance in a market four years ago and they've had each other's backs since. pic.twitter.com/EDeprBIZKm — BBC Three (@bbcthree) April 15, 2019 The post These Best Friends, Born 51 Years Apart, Met by Chance ... more
  • 5 days #BNQuoteoftheDay Bellanaija
    Today’s Quote of the Day is by Diane Mariechild. Trust the still, small voice that says, This might work, and I will try. The post #BNQuoteoftheDay appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 5 days Meet the Panelists for The Business of Photography Conference themed ‘Shaping the Narrative’ | April 30th Bellanaija
    Hey guys, we are really excited to announce that this year’s Business of Photography Conference is scheduled to hold on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at Landmark Event Center, Lagos. This 12 hour event promises to be bigger than the maiden edition and will feature five segments; The Opening The Conversation (panel session) Break out time (master classes) Cocktails/Networking Exhibition During the conversation segment, attendees will have the opportunity to listen to and chat with award-winning Nigerian photographers as well as business, finance and strategy professionals from other disciplines about the future of photography in Nigeria and how ... more
  • 5 days 2019 Cohort for the Tutu Leadership Fellowship Announced | See Full List Bellanaija
    The African Leadership Institute (ALI) has released the list of the 2019 cohort for the Tutu Leadership Fellowship. The emerging African leaders, 23 in number, were selected from nearly 250 nominees across the African continent Including the candidates nominated by ALI’s sponsoring organisations, the candidates represent 12 different African countries, ranging from 25 to 39 years of age, and span several industries. “The selected candidates demonstrate the incredible wealth and breadth of leadership talent that exists in Africa’s youth,” ALI said. Five Nigerians made the list: Debisi Araba, Nneka Eze, Samson Itodo, Uzoma Nwagba, and Akintunde Oyebode. Debisi Araba is ... more
  • 5 days Many Nigerians say they Can Relate to this Trending Thread on Twitter Bellanaija
    This may ruin your day, because it’s so real and so true. Writer @DavidHundeyin shared a thread on Twitter about the current situation of Nigeria’s youth, and he wrote from the perspective of youths born into wealthy families. Everyone is feeling the pain of the country’s current economic situation, and everyone of his schoolmates from one of the elite schools in the country are planning to leave the country for better opportunities for themselves and their kids, he says. He reflects on how terrible the situation must be for everyone else, if people like him, from wealthy homes, who had ... more
  • 5 days Netflix acquires First African Animated Series “Mama K’s Team 4,” to Recruit Female Writers from the Continent Bellanaija
    Netflix has acquired its first animated series from Africa titled “Mama K’s Team 4,” produced by South Africa’s award-winning Triggerfish Animation Studios and British kids’ and family entertainment production company CAKE, Variety is reporting. The series was created by Zambian writer Malenga Mulendema who was one of the eight winners of the Triggerfish Story Lab in 2015. The series follows the story of four teenage girls living in a futuristic version of Lusaka, Zambia, who are recruited by a retired secret agent to save the world. The series is designed by the Cameroonian artist Malcolm Wope. Netflix and Triggerfish are ... more
  • 5 days The Art of Being Rihanna! Superstar Singer & Entrepreneur covers Harper’s Bazaar’s The Beauty Issue Bellanaija
    Rihanna is gorgeous per usual on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar‘s annual Beauty Issue. Check out the covers and other photos from the shoot below: Credits: Photography by @dennisleupold Styling by @menamorado Hair by @yusefhairnyc Makeup by @isamayaffrench The post The Art of Being Rihanna! Superstar Singer & Entrepreneur covers Harper’s Bazaar’s The Beauty Issue appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 5 days Joshua Oyenigbehin: How to Get the Best Out of Your Introverted Kid Bellanaija
    I must confess, I do not know what it feels like to be a parent. However, I understand what it feels like to be burdened with the gift of introversion as a child. My parents barely understand my love for quietness. My experience as a teacher has made me realize that children also have their unique personalities. In most cases, they grow up satisfied with the personality caste they find themselves, until the adults in their lives begin to find everything wrong with the way they lead their lives, or applaud them for leading their lives up to the standard ... more
  • 5 days Kevin Hunter is Speaking Out following Wendy Williams’ Divorce Filing Bellanaija
    Kevin Hunter, estranged husband of talk show host Wendy Williams has released a statement regarding their divorce. Speaking to E! News, Kevin said: 28 years ago I met an amazing woman: Wendy Williams. At the time, I didn’t realize that she would not only become my wife, but would also change the face of entertainment and the world. I have dedicated most of our lives to the business empire that is Wendy Williams Hunter, a person that I truly love and respect unconditionally. Speaking on reports of his alleged infidelity, Kevin continued: I am not proud ... more
  • 5 days Sharmaine Aderemi Is The Talent Manager On Speed Dial For Your Favourite Models & International Talent Bellanaija
    There are very few areas of the fashion value chain that London-born, Sharmaine Aderemi hasn’t added her special sauce to. From product  management and licensing, becoming a talent manager and pushing digital strategy, she’s really become an indelible part of the scene. If you are as fashion obsessed as we are you’re probably familiar with the career of a celebrity, model or influencer that mastermind talent manager Sharmaine Aderemi, has fostered. Sharmaine is killing it 24/7, whether she’s getting her clients insanely profitable deals, pulling off amazing events, or elevating the personal brands of her clients ... more
  • 6 days Abisola Owokoniran: Kolade Johnson – A Life Cut Short, A Future Denied Bellanaija
    I was catching up with a friend of mine yesterday on the phone. We had not spoken in a while. The conversation soon moved to the recent shooting and senseless killing of Kolade Johnson by the very people meant to protect him, F-SARS. His death isn’t the first, and if nothing is done it won’t be the last at the hands of these savages who go around terrorizing, harming and killing innocent citizens.  I voiced my displeasure and disgust in the act, and how something needs to be done to prevent it from happening again. To my surprise, my friend ... more
  • 6 days Escape to Lakowe, Lagos this Easter Bellanaija
    Escape to Lakowe this Easter and enjoy one of our adventure, health or golf experiences while staying at one of the hotel apartments at the serene Lakowe Lakes Golf & Country Estate exclusively provided by us. Lakowe is situated 45minutes from Lagos City, down the Lekki-expressway and only 2hours from the Lagos Airport so it is a perfect and easy break. Have a round of golf on the 18-hole PGA standard championship golf course or take a golf class; Join Maje Ayida ‘The HIIT Squad’ fitness boot camp for a bodyweight workout that will challenge you and then ... more
  • 6 days Save The Date! Easter Monday will be Good Vibes Only & Fun at “HEY” Party | April 22nd Bellanaija
    The festivities are in order this Easter season in Lagos and Promyth Entertainment has something fun planned for fun lovers and party people, get ready for HEY (The Happy Easter Y’all Party). This Easter Monday there we bring to you a turnup at Skybox Lounge in Lekki. As Promyth Entertainment will be bringing the best vibes with music from Lagos City’s best DJs and appearances from some of your favorite celebrities. Where else would you want to be on Easter Monday? Date: Monday, April 22nd, 2019 Time: 2 pm Venue: Skybox Lounge, Lekki, Lagos Skybox Lekki is the place ... more
  • 6 days Reuben Abati: The People’s Revolt in Algeria and Sudan Bellanaija
    Young people are leading a people’s revolution in Algeria and Sudan. Both developments remind us forcefully of the wages of mis-governance, the power of the people to seize control of their own destiny, and the role that the youth can play in a country’s development process. It is encouraging to see that in both countries, we are witnessing a triumph of the people’s will. In Algeria and Sudan, it is Arab Spring (or Winter?) all over, with the people saying No to repression, No to dictatorship, and No to the abuse of power. The ordinary people are the heroes in ... more
  • 6 days Wendy Williams breaks Silence on Divorce from Kevin Hunter on “Hot Topics” | WATCH Bellanaija
    Talk show host Wendy Williams was the “Hot Topics” on her show on Monday and she broke silence on her divorce from Kevin Hunter. The “Hot Topics” segment of the show discusses celebs and their private lives and it has as slogan: “Their business is our business.” “It’s crazy ’cause now my business is your business. It’s kind of funny. Turnabout’s a fair game, I get it,” she said. She didn’t really discuss the divorce, but alluded to being “on her own” and making a better life for herself and her son when she leaves her sober house in a ... more
  • 6 days Monalisa Chinda Coker & her Daughter Slaying in Matching Outfits Bellanaija
    It’s always so sweet to see a Mummy (or Daddy) and Me photo and Monalisa Chinda Coker has shared one with us. She posed with her daughter Tamar in matching outfits on the set of a photo shoot and the product is beautiful. Check on it!   The post Monalisa Chinda Coker & her Daughter Slaying in Matching Outfits appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 6 days El-Rufai directs Kaduna Political Appointees to Resign by April 30th Bellanaija
    Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai The Governor of Kaduna state Nasir El-Rufai has directed political appointees in the state to submit their resignation letters by April 30th. This was disclosed in a statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, El-Rufai’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity. “The governor will exercise his constitutional prerogative to decide on re-appointments while giving the Kaduna State Ministry of Finance adequate time to compute severance payments and reconcile any liabilities,” the statement said. Find more details below: According to the directive, each notice of resignation must be submitted along with a ... more
  • 6 days Chairman McKinsey Africa Acha Leke, Peter Moyo & Soraya Hakuziyaremye to Speak at Africa Business Summit | April 27th Bellanaija
    Join us at the 18th Africa Business Summit, hosted by London Business School, on April 27th! This year’s Summit focuses on “Winning on the Growth Continent”, and will draw on the experience of business leaders like Acha Leke, Chairman of McKinsey & Co. Africa and Peter Moyo, CEO of Old Mutual, as well as public leaders like Soraya Hakuziyaremye, Rwanda’s Minister for Trade & Investment. With over 400 delegates in attendance representing sectors like Technology, Agriculture, and Private Equity, and hailing from countries across the continent, the Summit promises to be packed with opportunities to learn and connect. Date: ... more
  • 6 days Social Media Users say a Tornado-like Disaster Struck Plateau Community over the Weekend Bellanaija
    Social media users are calling for aid after what looked like a tornado “destroyed several houses and a filling station” in Bokkos, Plateau State on Friday, April 12th, 2019. @Yitkyim shared: “I’m calling on all media houses and well meaning Nigerians to bring to light the natural disaster (I call it a tornado) that occurred in Bokkos, Plateau State, Friday 12/04/2019 which destroyed several houses and a filling station. The victims are homeless and need help.” Another user @HerbertGDaniel also shared a video of the incident
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