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  • 1 week From the Delicious Efik Food to the Live Music, ‘Atimbo to Lagos 2.0’ was a Rich Display of Culture & Colors Bellanaija
    There was, as usual, delicious Efik food, fresh palm wine and palm wine cocktails rousing live music by the legendary xylophonist, Udo Mariam and his Ekomo drummers. Also, the renowned Ekpe masquerade was in full resplendent display of regality, royalty and Efik pride. The ever sultry and gracious Ekombi/Abang dance performance was the crowning delight for all our guests. The organizers, Linda Esuabana (Head Chef at Smolefikpots) and Ntete Bassey-Duke (A food and culture enthusiast) launched this quarterly one-day pop–up restaurant in celebration of one of most the diverse and wonderful cultures in Nigeria; and to create a ... more
  • 1 week It’s Coming! Watch the Trailer for the New Season of ‘Skinny Girl in Transit’💃🏽 Bellanaija
    Who else is screaming?! We don’t know about you, but we’re super excited that one of our favourite web series, ‘Skinny Girl in Transit (SGIT)‘ is almost here. The main character of the series, Tiwalade (Abimbola Craig), will continue her story in the new season. According to Ndani TV, Season 6 of SGIT will premiere on Friday, February 14th, 2020 which happens to Valentine’s Day… Yippie!! Watch the trailer below. The post It’s Coming! Watch the Trailer for the New Season of ‘Skinny Girl in Transit’💃🏽 appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 1 week New Music: JTwice feat. Zlatan – Update (Remix) Bellanaija
    JTwice aka Shooter Boi kickstarts 2020 with a remix of his single “Update” ahead of the release of his album coming later this year. JTwice features Zlatan on the track, and it is produced by Slow G and mixed by Noble Sound. JTwice will be dropping his album later this year and we can only anticipate more hits as we begin the journey with #mustangmovement. Listen and enjoy: https://www.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Update-Remix-.mp3 Download. The post New Music: JTwice feat. Zlatan – Update (Remix) appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 1 week This Gabrielle Union & Dwayne Wade-Produced Film about Black Hair Won an Oscar Bellanaija
    BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: Gabrielle Union (L) and Dwyane Wade attend the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images) “Hair Love,” an animated film about a black man learning to do his daughter’s natural hair for the first time, won an Oscar! The short film was produced by Karen Rupert Toliver, Gabrielle Union, and Dwayne Wade, and it won in the Best Animated Short Film category. NFL player Matthew A. Cherry, who ... more
  • 1 week This Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade-Produced Film about Black Hair Won an Oscar Bellanaija
    BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: Gabrielle Union (L) and Dwyane Wade attend the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images) “Hair Love,” an animated film about a black man learning to do his daughter’s natural hair for the first time, won an Oscar! The short film was produced by Karen Rupert Toliver, Gabrielle Union, and Dwyane Wade, and it won in the Best Animated Short Film category. NFL player Matthew A. Cherry, who ... more
  • 1 week Sisi Yemmie shares her Recipe for that Special Tasty Restaurant Chicken You Love | WATCH Bellanaija
    Lifestyle and food vlogger Sisi Yemmie is out with a new vlog, and this time she’s sharing how she oven-bakes a chicken to have that special restaurant taste. She says “this recipe is very easy and I hope you like it.” Watch the video below. The post Sisi Yemmie shares her Recipe for that Special Tasty Restaurant Chicken You Love | WATCH appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 1 week #BellaNaijaMCM Dr. Ebi Ofrey of GeroCare is Making Healthcare Services Accessible to the Elderly  Bellanaija
    Nigeria faces a major healthcare challenge, and that’s geriatric care. There are not enough old people’s homes (although, people’s beliefs can be said to have contributed to this as most people are not yet open to the idea), and it’s quite difficult for old people to take the regular commute to hospitals for healthcare services. This is where our #BellaNaijaMCM this week Dr. Ebi Ofrey comes in. Dr. Ebi founded GeroCare Solutions Limited, a subscription-based service for the elderly and the elderly that gives them access to regular doctor home visits to ensure threats to their health are discovered ... more
  • 1 week BN Red Carpet Fab: 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party | #Oscars Bellanaija
    After the night is the what? Is the party! The awards season reached its end on Sunday night, with the Oscars, and to cap it off, our favourite celebrities went to party at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Of course, what’s an Hollywood party without glamour? All the celebrities turned up looking gorgeous. Check out the red carpet looks: Bossy in Black BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: Jesse Williams attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly ... more
  • 1 week 4 Red Carpet PDA Moments We Absolutely Love from the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Bellanaija
    The Oscars marks the end of an award season, and after crowning the best stars and films, all our faves had to go get their groove on at the Vanity Fair after-party. While all were in the party mood, others had theirs mixed with romance, showing up with their significant others and smooching it out on the red carpet. Check out favourite PDA moments: Chrissy Teigen & John Legend Ciara & Russell Wilson Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Sofía Vergara & Joe Manganiello The post 4 Red Carpet PDA Moments We Absolutely Love from the 2020 Vanity Fair ... more
  • 1 week MTN is indeed Touching Lives with its Campaign ‘Turn It Up’ & Here’s Proof Bellanaija
    Nnnena had a dream! She was very handy with different things. Her friends knew this! As long as hands could make them, she could make them. It didn’t matter if it was clothes, beads or makeup. A year into her job, she pleaded with a colleague to design a logo for Lindies Stitches – her ‘future’ business. He did. Two months later, she resigned and enrolled at a fashion school. In three months, her designs were unique and her dresses made with clean finishing. No room for errors. From ex-colleagues to acquaintances, friends, and referrals, Lindies’ Stitches had a clientele ... more
  • 1 week Toke Makinwa, Banky W, Falz came through for Gbemi & Toolz’ Exclusive Premiere of the ‘OffAir’ Show Season 2 Bellanaija
    If you ever listened to Beat FM, you’re no doubt aware of Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi and Tolu ‘Toolz’ Oniru-Demuren‘s “handover” show, where, because their shows followed each other, instead of handing over, they would begin to banter and share gist in that 5-15 minutes. The handover show took on its own life, and then became the “OffAir Show with Gbemi and Toolz.” The show is back for its second season, and for its premiere, Gbemi and Toolz had their friends over, with Toke Makinwa and Ebuka Obi-Uchendu hosting. Also present were Adesua Etomi, Bisola Aiyeola, Beverly Naya, Osas Ighodaro, Maria ... more
  • 1 week We’ll be Together Forever! Tolu & Lekan’s Beautiful Garden Wedding Bellanaija
      The beautiful Tolu and her groom, Lekan tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony in the presence of their friends and family. The wedding was everything they ever dreamt of and more. The venue, Pristine Chapel Lakeside, GA was just right. The moment and the people around were just perfect. Their wedding gave us that fresh and fun garden chic wedding. The reception was also a hit and totally fun for everyone. Their traditional engagement was a simple ceremony celebrating the love they both have for each other according to the Yoruba custom. Did they have fun, yes they ... more
  • 1 week Here Are the Most Interesting Looks from the 2020 Oscars Red Carpet Bellanaija
    What better day to make a fashion statement but on Hollywood’s biggest night, when you know millions around the world are watching. And make a statement these people did! From director Spike Lee who honoured the late legend Kobe Bryant with his purple suit, to actress Natalie Portman who had the last names of female directors snubbed this year embroidered on her cape, and even Billie Eilish who was head to toe in Chanel – here were the most interesting looks in the Oscars red carpet. HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: Billy Porter attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards ... more
  • 1 week Love For All… Valentine’s Day For the Economically Disadvantaged Bellanaija
    Love is already in the air, we can feel it, we can feel it 💃. This year’s valentine is gonna be different, not just because it’s the celebration of love, but because this time around, men on social media appear to have had a bro meeting where they decided that they will not be accepting singlets and boxers from their partners this year. In fact, they have also banned shoes and cufflinks – expect if, of course, they run into thousands of Naira. Women are not left outeither; they have banned flowers as gifts. Na flowers they wan chop? In fact, ... more
  • 1 week BN Red Carpet Fab: 92nd Annual Academy Awards | #Oscars Bellanaija
    It’s the biggest night in film, and what else are the biggest stars to arrive in but their very best? From Hollywood staples like Leonardo DiCaprio and Scarlett Johansson to musicians Billie Eilish and Questlove, everyone arrived decked out in their Sunday’s best. The 2020 Oscars was an iconic one, with “Parasite” becoming the first international film to win Best Picture. Check out all the red carpet looks. HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: Penélope Cruz attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images) more
  • 1 week Fireboy DML is Teasing Us with Shots from a Forthcoming Video & They’re 🔥 Bellanaija
    It looks like we’re getting a music video for Fireboy DML‘s hit “Vibration.” The singer, whose songs have remained on every top 10 chart since the release of his debut album “Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps” back in November 2019, shared stills from a video on his Twitter, captioning them: i can feel the vibration of your body moving From what we can see, it looks like the video will be 🔥. See the stills for yourself: The post Fireboy DML is Teasing Us with Shots from a Forthcoming Video & They’re 🔥 appeared first on BellaNaija - ... more
  • 1 week The Hottest Show Right Now? Here’s What You Should Know About “The Ultimate Love” Bellanaija
    For the very first time, Nigeria is starting a 24/7 reality TV show, “The Ultimate Love” that centers on finding your one true love. For the maiden edition, a total of 16 strangers, comprising eight men and eight women will be live on television for 24 hours throughout the duration of the show, as they participate in a series of locally inspired activities to test their compatibility as couples, with viewers voting off their least favorite couple every week. Just like Big Brother Naija, the show will be governed by media personality, Adesua Onyenokwe who will be referred ... more
  • 1 week So it Begins! Check out the Housemates of “The Ultimate Love” Nigeria Reality TV Show Bellanaija
    Today marks the beginning of something exciting for reality TV lovers as we are introduced to another brand-new reality show, “The Ultimate Love.” “The Ultimate Love” Nigeria reality TV show features people who are single and looking for a serious relationship. The show was organised to help individuals find the love of their life. Meet the 16 contestants looking for a chance at love: Photo Credit: @ultimateloveng The post So it Begins! Check out the Housemates of “The Ultimate Love” Nigeria Reality TV Show ... more
  • 1 week Kelly Hansome is Engaged! Bellanaija
    If you’ve been following singer Kelly Hansome on social media, you’d know that he’s totally completely in love with his girlfriend Lolo. Well, except she’s his fianceé now. The singer got on one knee this weekend to propose, and she said yes! He shared a photo of the proposal on his Instagram, writing: She said YES!!!
    View this post on Instagram She said YES!!! 😍 ... more
  • 1 week All You Need to Know about the Forthcoming Olamide EP “999” Bellanaija
    We’re getting a new Olamide album! An EP, actually. It’s titled “999.” But it’s 9 tracks, so it’s basically an album. Olamide shared the news on his Instagram, with the album art and tracklist. Here are a few things to know about the forthcoming EP: The EP will drop on Monday at 9 PM. That bomb artwork was designed by Sirduksalot. “999” will be Olamide’s 10th body of work in 10 years. (The consistency!) The EP contains LOTS of features, with Olamide shining the light on upcoming artists. There’s Jayboi, Sosa-E, Rhatti, Jackmillz, KillyCheque, and Show. We ... more
  • 1 week 5 Days to go & your Valentine can be made Special with the EbonyLife Place’s ‘LoveFest’ Packages 😍 Bellanaija
    Who else is counting down to the ‘Love-Day’ ? In 5 days, Love will be in the air The exciting news is that EbonyLife Place has got you covered with ‘The Valentine’s LoveFest’ packages. This is a unique series of packages for couples looking to celebrate Valentine’s weekend (February 14-16) in Lagos, in a totally different way. Keep the gifts rolling in but most importantly, spend quality time with your loved ones. These packages have been designed for every taste and budget. Get ready for the Valentine’s LoveFest ( February 14th-16th, 2020) at EbonyLife Place. See Packages Below: 1. ... more
  • 1 week 5 Days to go & your Valentine can be made Special with the EbonyLife Place’s ‘LoveFest’ Packages Bellanaija
    Who else is counting down to the ‘Love-Day”? In 5 days, Love will be in the air The exciting news is that EbonyLife Place has got you covered with ‘The Valentine’s LoveFest’ packages. This is a unique series of packages for couples looking to celebrate Valentine’s weekend (February 14-16) in Lagos, in a totally different way. Keep the gifts rolling in but most importantly, spend quality time with your loved ones. These packages have been designed for every taste and budget. . Get ready for the Valentine’s LoveFest ( February 14th-16th, 2020) at EbonyLife Place. See Packages Below: 1. ... more
  • 1 week HYPO kick starts Nationwide Sanitation Campaign in Open Markets to Curb Lassa Fever & Promote Hygiene in Nigeria Bellanaija
    While sticking to its core values and establishing market leadership in the environmental hygiene and homecare space, Hypo, makers of Nigeria’s beloved bleach has formally launched a Nationwide Sanitization campaign in open markets to curb the prevalence of Lassa fever, especially in the most affected states in Nigeria. The Sanitization Campaign is in collaboration with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to visit major open markets across 11 states in the country to enlighten market women and the entire public on the Lassa fever epidemic and steps to keep their environment clean and effectively sanitized towards curbing the ... more
  • 1 week It’s the Oscar Weekend! See Photos of Cynthia Erivo, Michael B Jordan, Mj Rodriguez at Pre-Oscar Parties Bellanaija
    It’s the Oscar weekend, and that means so many Hollywood stars are getting ready to be appreciated for their amazing works. This weekend there will be several pre-Oscar parties leading up to the main event and we’ve already spotted some of our fave stars. The Oscars will be handed out on today (February 9) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. See the photos below. WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 06: Bianca Lawson attends the 3rd Annual MACRO Pre-Oscar Party on February 06, 2020 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for MACRO) more
  • 1 week Doctors in Love! See Rahina & Suleman’s Pre-wedding Shoot Bellanaija
    Rahina and her lover, Suleman totally have us smiling and giddy today with their beautiful pre-wedding photos captured by George Okoro. We love how they incorporated their profession into the shoot and also showed their playful side. Pretty sure it is exciting to share and also talk about your profession with the one you are in love with. Catch up with more exciting love stories and pre-wedding shoots on www.bellanaijaweddings.com.   Head over to www.bellanaijaweddings.com for more love stories and weddings.   Credits Photography: @georgeokoroweddings The ... more
  • 1 week #BNQuoteoftheDay Bellanaija
    Today’s Quote of the Day is by Sonny Bill Williams. If you go about trying to please everyone, there’s going to be endless struggles. The post #BNQuoteoftheDay appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 1 week It’s Been 5 Years of Bliss for the Obioras on Wedding Channel Africa TV’s “5 Years After” | Watch Bellanaija
    Wedding Channel Africa TV’s “5 years After” celebrates the beautiful love stories of couples who have been married for 5 years and counting, featuring real stories from real couples as they recount the challenges they faced, triumphs and lessons learnt from life’s different battles. In this episode, singer Obiora Obiwon and his lovely wife, Nkechi, share their beautiful love story. They discuss their challenges and triumphs, while letting us in on what makes their marriage bond so strong. Watch the video below: The post It’s Been 5 Years of Bliss for the Obioras on Wedding Channel Africa TV’s “5 Years After” ... more
  • 1 week Your Favorite Vlog Couple Adanna & David are Back! | Watch Bellanaija
    Relationship and lifestyle vlog couple Adanna and David Steinacker are back with their first vlog of the year. Find out what the couple have been up to, and their plans for the rest of the year in this new vlog. Watch below: The post Your Favorite Vlog Couple Adanna & David are Back! | Watch appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 1 week We’re Loving Ciara’s Pregnancy Glow at the Tom Ford Fashion Show Bellanaija
    Ciara is pregnant with her third child, and she has an incredible pregnancy glow. The 34-year-old showed off her growing baby bump when she made an appearance alongside Russell Wilson at the New York Fashion Week, and although she wasn’t walking the catwalk, she slayed just as hard as the models. Pregnancy isn’t stopping the mom-of-two from rocking gorgeous outfits that show off her long, toned legs. Ciara wore a floor-length black dress with a super high split on her left leg, while her hubby matched in a black turtleneck with black pants, and a cheetah print dark grey ... more
  • 1 week Busola Dakolo is the Face of Freedom in this Special Issue of TW Magazine Bellanaija
    20 years ago, Today’s Woman kicked off with its first TV show. They were and still are determined to bring to light the amazing achievements, strides and complexities of being a woman. 20 years down the line, they are still finding new and amazing ways to make sure the female narrative stays true to everything the woman is. Everyone wants to be seen as strong and capable, and for cover star Busola Dakolo, of TW Magazine‘s January/February edition, after years of pain & uncertainty, many words aimed at discrediting her story and an unexpected end that seemed so promising, ... more
  • 1 week New Music + Video: Skiibii feat. Kizz Daniel — Somebody Bellanaija
    Skiibii collaborates with Flyboy INC general, Kizz Daniel on his new single titled, “Somebody”. This hot new collaboration was produced by Young John and the video was directed by TG Omori. Listen to the song below https://www.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Skiibii-ft.-Kizz-Daniel-Somebody.mp3 Download Watch the video below The post New Music + Video: Skiibii feat. Kizz Daniel — Somebody appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 1 week New Music: Peruzzi — Gunshot Bellanaija
    DMW records act, Peruzzi has released his first single for the year titled “Gunshot.” The record was produced by the talented Vstix and was mixed and mastered by sound engineer Swaps. Listen to the song below https://www.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Peruzzi-Gunshot.mp3 Download The post New Music: Peruzzi — Gunshot appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 1 week All the Interesting Moments from Lagos City Marathon 2020 Bellanaija
    The 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is one Africans, Nigerians – and most especially, Lagosians – will not forget in a long time. From ‘running Lagos’ to dancing, music, cheerleading, and celebration, everyone would agree that this year, the marathon was more than just a race. Did you miss it? Don’t worry, we’ve got you. See all the iconic moments of the event: Governor Sanwoolu was the first winner! Well, not really. Governor Babajide Sanwoolu ceremoniously crossed the Lagos City Marathon finish line. Governor of Lagos State, @jidesanwoolu ceremoniously crossing the finish line. #MoreThanARace pic.twitter.com/tv8gMOI3cj — Access Bank ... more
  • 1 week Genevieve Nnaji had an Eventful Week in Hollywood | Let’s Take You Through Bellanaija
    On Friday we spotted Genevieve Nnaji looking a star at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon. But her week has continued to be eventful since then Just after the Essence Black Women in Hollywood event, Genevieve headed to the Vanity Fair and Lancome Women in Hollywood celebration, where she, again, dazzled. WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 06: Genevieve Nnaji attends the Vanity Fair and Lancôme Women in Hollywood celebration at Soho House on February 06, 2020 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images) On Friday, the producer/actress headed to the 13th Annual Women in ... more
  • 1 week Cadbury Nigeria rewards Bourn Factor Winners, restates Commitment to Youth Development in Nigeria Bellanaija
    Cadbury Nigeria Plc, producers of Bournvita cocoa beverage, recently rewarded the top three winners in its maiden Bourn Factor Talent Hunt Competition. The winners were unveiled at a media parley held at the head office of the Company in Lagos. Mona School from Sapele, Delta State, won the grand prize of N3 million. Difference Academy from Ile Ife, Osun State, won N2 million for coming second, while Faith Heritage Gold Schools from Abeokuta, Ogun State, got N1 million as the third-place winner. L-R:- Akin Fajembimo; National Sales Manager Cadbury, Ologe Ogaga; Finance Director West Africa ... more
  • 1 week More Than A Race! See the Celebrities That Performed at the Lagos City Marathon Bellanaija
    When Access Bank promised Nigerians a marathon that will be more than just a race, we knew we were in for some thrill. Teni was the first to perform on the Lagos City Marathon stage to the excitement of everyone present. Well, we said it’s #MoreThanARace, right? @TeniEntertainer 🔥 pic.twitter.com/QaZtiGcHeA — Access Bank Plc (@myaccessbank) February 8, 2020   Reminisce was 🔥   Reminisce. #MoreThanARace pic.twitter.com/nnahrbLjdC — Access Bank Plc (@myaccessbank) February 8, 2020   Dr Sid proves he wasn’t only a good entertainer, but he was also fit From ... more
  • 2 weeks The Unexpected Trends Didi Olomide Nailed at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Bellanaija
    @olomidedidi There’s no question that Didi Olomide is a style aficionado – and her nonstop, fashionable schedule around the City of Lights is nothing short of enviable. This season, Didi took to the streets of the French capital in a variety of super chic and risk-taking outfits. Whether she’s partying it up with Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing, or strutting the streets before the show – she gave us looks that ranged from luxury athleisure to Old Hollywood vixen. Scroll to see all her show stopping style moments at Paris Haute Couture Week below. more
  • 2 weeks #OccupyLagos Protesters are Peacefully Passing a Message across to the State Government Bellanaija
    It’s been eight days since the Lagos state government effected a ban on motorcycles and tricycles and since then, Lagosians have not stopped protesting. A group of young people also joined in the protest with the social media hash tag #OccupyLagos and now they are live at the finish line of the Lagos City Marathon to peacefully and silently let out their grievances against the abrupt ban of okadas and keke napeps. The #OccupyLagos protesters who have no intention of disrupting the marathon, are simply hoping to pass their message across with the various words inscribed on their placards. ... more
  • 2 weeks Say Her Name! Kenya’s Sharon Jemutai Cherop is the First Woman to Finish the Lagos City Marathon Bellanaija
    The Kenyans did not come to play at the 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. Sharon Jemutai Cherop is the first woman to cross the Lagos City Marathon finish line, joining her compatriot Barmasai Tumo who finished first place. She finished in 2 hours, 31 minutes and 38 seconds. Sharon is a Kenyan long-distance runner who specializes in the marathon. She won a bronze medal at the age of sixteen in the 5000 meters at the World Junior Championships. She was the bronze medal winner in the marathon at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics and won the Boston Marathon ... more
  • 2 weeks #LagosCityMarathon: Kefas Williams is the First Nigerian to Cross the Finish Line! Bellanaija
    We have a Nigerian champion! Kefas Williams has emerged the first Nigerian to cross the finish line at the 2020 Lagos City Marathon. Kefas, from Warri, is a long distance runner with a personal best of 2:33:57 hours. He finished the 2018 Lagos City Marathon as the third Nigerian to cross the finish line at 2:58:01 hours. As the first Nigerian to cross the finish line, Kefas will be rewarded with ₦3 million. Big congratulations to him! The post #LagosCityMarathon: Kefas Williams is the First Nigerian to Cross the Finish Line! appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the ... more
  • 2 weeks Craving Some Homemade Pastries? Try out Chef Lola’s Easy Sausage Rolls | Watch Bellanaija
    It’s the weekend already, and many of us just want to have a totally relaxed one with lots of sleep and very light cooking, with ingredients that aren’t too complicated and steps that are easy to follow. Thankfully, Chef Lola’s Kitchen is here with a yummy and super easy to prepare sausage rolls. Ingredients: For the pastry dough: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup cold butter 6-8 tbsp ice water 1/2 tsp salt 2 tbsp sugar For the filling: 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1 tsp salt 1 tsp thyme 1 tsp parsley 1 tsp paprika 1/4 tsp cayenne 1/4 tsp nutmeg ... more
  • 2 weeks You Shouldn’t Miss These Beautiful Stories on BellaNaija Weddings This Week Bellanaija
    Hey BellaNaijarians, Are you a lover of love and weddings? If you are, let’s take you on a ride through Africa’s Number 1 wedding website, www.bellanaijaweddings.com. It has been super fun and giddy this week. So if you missed out on any of the beautiful weddings, love stories and pre-wedding shoots now is a good time to catch up. Check out this post, and click on the title links for more on each story. Don’t forget to visit www.bellanaijaweddings.com. Let’s take a look at weddings first.   Tolu & Lekan’s Chic Outdoor Wedding in Georgia was a HIT! The #AtLastAlase Traditional ... more
  • 2 weeks We Have A Winner! David Barmasai Tumo Wins the 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Bellanaija
    You wouldn’t be wrong to call David Barmaasi Tumo the slayer of the 2020 Lagos Marathon 42-kilometre race. He not only won the race, he also set a new record! He crossed the finish line in 2 hours, 10 minutes and 20 seconds – a new record for the race. Last year, Ethiopia’s Sintayehu Legese won the Lagos City Marathon in 2 hours, 17 minutes and 28 seconds. The 42km race commenced from National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, and finished at Eko Atlantic. 31-year-old David is a Kenyan long-distance runner who specializes in marathon running. He has a personal ... more
  • 2 weeks Wayne Rooney’s 2-Year-Old is the Most Adorable World Champion 😍 Bellanaija
    Wayne and Coleen Rooney‘s last son Cass will be two years old in just days, and ahead of the big day Coleen is sharing the most adorable photos of the boy. Cass is a boxing champion in the photos, with three belts! We see him inside the ring, warming up to stun another challenger. Check out the photos: Photo Credit: coleen_rooney The post Wayne Rooney’s 2-Year-Old is the Most Adorable World Champion 😍 appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 2 weeks Our #BNMovieFeature issa Throwback! WATCH Obi Emelonye’s “Last Flight to Abuja” Bellanaija
    The #BNMovieFeature is bringing back some good old Nollywood movies that are guaranteed to give you that nostalgic feeling and make you smile. This section, we showcase full-length Nigerian movies for our film-loving BNers. There are throwback movies, new movies, Yoruba movies, Igbo movies, Hausa movies, English movies, Short films, Serials and so much more. There’s so much to look forward to and you can also take a look at our past features here. *** The movie for today is titled “Last Flight to Abuja”. “Last Flight to Abuja” is a 2012 Nigerian thriller disaster film written by Tunde Babalola, directed ... more
  • 2 weeks Don’t Miss this Episode of Accelerate TV’s “Guess The Beat” with Ladipoe & D-Yo | Watch Bellanaija
    In a fresh new episode of Accelerate TV’s “Guess The Beat“, Nigerian-British singer, D-Yo and Mavin rapper Ladipoe take turns to battle it out for the position of the ultimate beat boss. Can you guess the winner? Watch this episode to find out. The post Don’t Miss this Episode of Accelerate TV’s “Guess The Beat” with Ladipoe & D-Yo | Watch appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 2 weeks #BNQuoteoftheDay Bellanaija
    Today’s Quote of the Day is by Shakira. It doesn’t matter if you’re a musician, a president, a business leader or a student. We all have a responsibility to give back. The post #BNQuoteoftheDay appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 2 weeks #LagosCityMarathon2020: Here’s How You Can Get Around the Closed Roads during the Marathon Bellanaija
    The 2020 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has officially started this morning, and as usual, several routes and major highways have been completely shutdown to motorists. But alternatives have been outlined, so check them out below: Race/blocked routes: National Stadium, Surulere, Funsho Williams Avenue Ojuelegba Bridge Dorman-Long Bridge Ikorodu Fadeyi Obanikoro Anthony Anthony Oke Gbagada Third Mainland Bridge Adeniji Adele Osborne Road Alfred Rewane (Old Kingsway) Road, Falomo Roundabout Bourdillion Road and Cable Bridge Alternate routes Motorists on Eko Bridge coming from Lagos Island will be diverted to Costain Roundabout to connect Ebute-Metta, Orile, Nigerian Breweries ... more
  • 2 weeks Millennials get in here! Abimbola Craig is Sharing 10 Things she Learnt in her 20s | Watch Bellanaija
    Navigating the twenties could be a true test of character as you go through life at university and graduate level, start a career, find love and begin to truly explore and experience life on your own. In her latest vlog, Abimbola Craig who has been there and done that, is teaching 10 things she learnt in her 20s. Watch and learn: The post Millennials get in here! Abimbola Craig is Sharing 10 Things she Learnt in her 20s | Watch appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 2 weeks #BBNaija’s Tacha Hilariously Takes on Ndani TV’s TGIF Show Crew | Watch Bellanaija
    If you had to take a shot every time you miss a question, how would you fare? The Ndani TV lifestyle team is back with an exciting new episode the “TGIF Show” featuring the one and only Big Brother Naija 2019 star Tacha. Watch this episode below: The post #BBNaija’s Tacha Hilariously Takes on Ndani TV’s TGIF Show Crew | Watch appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 2 weeks New Music + Video: Sauti Sol — Suzanna Bellanaija
    Universal Music Group’s newest addition Sauti Sol, have officially dropped their first release for the year, titled “Suzanna.” “Suzanna” tackles the controversial phenomenon of sponsors/blessers. With their clever irreverent lyrics and sharp wit they poke fun at a woman who is a beneficiary of the champagne life as sponsored by an older man. The accompanying video is directed by Leke Alabi-Isama and was shot in Nigeria, in a 70s disco setting. Listen to the song below https://www.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Sauti-Sol-Suzanna.mp3 Download Watch the video The post New Music + Video: Sauti Sol — Suzanna appeared first on BellaNaija ... more
  • 2 weeks The Story of Ballake Sissoko & his One of a Kind Instrument allegedly Destroyed by US Customs Officials Bellanaija
    Just imagine this scenario: as a respectable person of colour, you are in a queue at the security check point of an international airport along with other Caucasians, and when it gets to your turn, you are suddenly asked to step aside for further checks. How would you feel? We are guessing not so good. Anyway that was the case of this top Malian kora player, Ballake Sissoko who says the United States customs destroyed his precious instrument, according to The Guardian. The incident, which happened during Ballake’s flight back from a concert, has sparked outrage over the treatment ... more
  • 2 weeks New Video: Ketchup feat. Flavour — Sweet Bellanaija
    Afro-Dancehall artist, Ketchup is starting the year with the video of his hit single “Sweet” that features Flavour. The Orbeat produced song is interpreted with a crisp video by Stanz Visuals and highlights the African beauty as Ketchup serenades the woman of his dreams. Watch the video below: The post New Video: Ketchup feat. Flavour — Sweet appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 2 weeks Meet the Ugandan Wonder Child “Fresh Kid” Who is Breaking Boundaries 💪 Bellanaija
    Ugandan wonder child Fresh Kid seems to have been through it all. The star rapper whose real name is Patrick Ssenyonjo is already a household name in Uganda at such a young age, with music awards, hundreds of thousands of hits on YouTube, and a victorious battle with the government of his country. The rapper whose talent was discovered while growing up in Luwero, a coffee-growing area of Kampala, became popular for singing about his parents’ struggles to provide for him and his siblings. According to Reuters, Fresh Kid’s career really took off when Uganda’s Minister for Children’s Affairs tried to stop him from ... more
  • 2 weeks Angela Okorie Teams up with Godygee to Release “Protect Me” | Listen Bellanaija
    Angela Okorie is back again with a hot new which serves as her first single of the year titled “Protect Me“. This time she features Godygee in the prayerful song produced by OzontheBeat. Listen to it: https://www.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Angela-Okorie-Protect-Me-Prod.-OzontheBeat.mp3 Download The post Angela Okorie Teams up with Godygee to Release “Protect Me” | Listen appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 2 weeks New Music: Omawumi feat. Philkeyz – Lituation Bellanaija
    Omawumi‘s first release of the year “Lituation” perfectly explains her mood all year round. On this fresh jam, she is collaborating with producer, Philkeyz (Mr Melody). The Afro-pop Queen did not fail to deliver on this masterpiece. Lituation is an eclectic blend of Afro-pop and dance hall with an active mix of instrumentals. Listen and enjoy below: https://www.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Lituation-by-Omawumi.mp3 Download The post New Music: Omawumi feat. Philkeyz – Lituation appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 2 weeks Is Lagos State also Clamping Down on Uber Rides? Here’s What We Know Bellanaija
    BERLIN, GERMANY – JUNE 1: A taxi stands parked next to a billboard advertisement for Uber, the U.S.-based ride-hailing, food delivery and bicycle-sharing company, on June 1, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Uber recently launched an initial public offering on Wall Street. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Barely a week after the shocking ban on commercial motorcycles and tricycles, including bike hailing rides. Lagos State is reportedly gearing up to clampdown on taxi-hailing companies while implementing laws for commercial drivers. Drivers of the various ride-hailing platforms are currently being targeted by the state as their vehicles are being ... more
  • 2 weeks QSkin: This Beauty Blogger’s In-Flight Skincare Routine Is Super Achievable Bellanaija
    Welcome to our new column with blogger and beauty influencer Muniq Bakare-Saba — and we’re excited to announce her as our newest BNS contributor! Each month, she’ll be sharing all of her tips and tricks—from her beauty faves to the new products and procedures she’s currently loving. For this column, we asked her to share a breakdown of how she manages her skin for those long haul flights. Enjoy! I LOVE travelling, exploring new places, food and cultures. I’ve taken many long flights over the years, the longest being a direct 14hour flight!! Flying takes such a toll on ... more
  • 2 weeks Healthgarde International Limited launches with new Health Products & Promising Business Opportunities for Nigerians Bellanaija
    We are proud to announce the birth and introduction of HEALTHGARDE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, a proudly African Network Marketing Company, originating from Nigeria, with extensive input from other African countries. Healthgarde International comes with a unique compensation plan and an exciting product range that would address their customers’ health needs as well as enable distributors to grow their businesses exponentially. This is the first fully Nigerian, multi-level network marketing company, created for Nigerians and Africans by a Nigerian. The CEO, Lovelyn Nwarueze, in her opening remarks, said, “We are excited today because we have made history, being the first Multi-Level ... more
  • 2 weeks With GOtv, You are in for a Love Experience like never before. 😍 Bellanaija
    In this month of love, tap into the affection that comes from within and spread it all over the place because all we need is love to keep us going. If you ever had any doubt about the source of true love, then look no further than GOtv. Here are some reasons to make you fall in love with GOtv: 1. GOtv Step Up Promo: The Step-up promo is still on. All you need to do is renew your current and GOtv will upgrade you to the next higher package. That means for those on GOtv Value will be ... more
  • 2 weeks It’s Mended Fences Between Yemi Alade & Sarkodie Bellanaija
    Three years ago, Yemi Alade and Sarkodie seemed to have a falling out, the former explaining in an interview that the rapper had failed to honour agreements to meet three different times. Yemi said back then that she was pained as a person, but it looks like that’s all over now, and the two are back to being good. Writing on his Twitter, while quoting Yemi’s tweet, Sarkodie shared that he just discovered “the queen” had unfollowed him. He wrote: Ou just realized queen unfollowed me… SarkNation tell my sis to follow me back n I’m sorry 😊. No need for ... more
  • 2 weeks FCMB partners with Ogun State’s First Lady, Bamidele Abiodun to Empower & Support SMEs through Proper Funding Bellanaija
    First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has restated its commitment to the productivity and profitability of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) through funding, capacity building, advisory and other forms of support that would boost their overall contributions to economic development. FCMB, which was rated as the number one Bank for SMEs in Nigeria in the latest Banking Industry Customer Experience Survey report by KPMG, gave the assurance at a free and comprehensive capacity building and empowerment programme it organised for women entrepreneurs in Ogun State, in partnership with the Office of the First Lady of the State, Bamidele Abiodun, ... more
  • 2 weeks Farmcrowdy acquires Meat Processor, Best Foods L&P + set to launch Retail Meat Hubs across Nigeria in Q2 2020 Bellanaija
    Farmcrowdy has today announced the acquisition of Best Foods (L&P) to offer a wider livestock production and processing solution to the meat market. The acquisition will see Farmcrowdy owning majority stakes in Best Foods L&P Limited including its assets, team and customer contracts to supply meat across Nigeria. Best Foods is an agribusiness group of over 16 years focused on the processing of livestock (Best Food Livestock and Poultry), farming (Best Food Fresh Farms), and marketing of agricultural produce (Naijapride – wholesaler/Best Food dairy and multi-concepts – retailer). Best Foods L&P Limited was established to provide wholesome livestock and ... more
  • 2 weeks This is enough proof that it is not a Special Valentine without a Complete Gift Box from Indomie Relish Bellanaija
  • 2 weeks Iyanya has been Charged with Car Theft by the Police Bellanaija
    Back in December Naira Marley was charged by the Nigeria Police with car theft, and now, two months later, Punch reports that Iyanya has also been charged with the same offence. It has been alleged that: [Iyanya] dishonestly converted to your own use or use of another person a black Toyota Landcruiser Prado Jeep with Chassis Number: JTEBX7FJ7EK165480, Engine Number: 2TRI385954 and Registration Number: MAVINIY, property of The Temple Management Company Limited, represented by one Ayodeji Olomojobi, Esq. The offence was said to have been carried out “sometime in September 2018 in Lagos State,” and Iyanya pleaded “Not Guilty” to the charge. ... more
  • 2 weeks Conversations About Nigeria that You Should Have With Your Children Bellanaija
    “The good old days.” Every young person has, perhaps on many occasions, heard their parents say this while lamenting on the current state of Nigeria. (Many) Nigerian children – especially millennials – grew up with tales of how our parents ate free meals in school, how education was (almost) free, how our healthcare system was good, how jobs awaited graduates after school and how the economy was booming. In fact, former Head-of-State, Yakubu Gowon, reportedly once said that Nigeria’s problem was not how to make money, but how to spend money. But let’s face it, this is no longer the ... more
  • 2 weeks RCCG Region 1 invites You to ‘Outpouring 2020’, a City-Wide Crusade with Pastor E.A Adeboye | February 9th Bellanaija
    After the success of the First Edition in 2018, The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Region 1 will be hosting her 2nd edition of “Outpouring 2020”, a City-wide annual crusade on Sunday, 9th February 2020 at the Main bowl of Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos Island. This was disclosed by Pastor J.F. Odesola, the Pastor in Charge of the Region and Assistant General Overseer (Admin & Personnel) while briefing the press. The theme for this year’s edition is tagged – ‘Victory Without A Fight’. He pointed out that “The Outpouring, which is a City-wide annual crusade of the ... more
  • 2 weeks A Fisherman – That’s What Cristiano Ronaldo Thought He’d Grow Up to Be Bellanaija
    He’s now considered one of the greatest to ever kick a football, but when Cristiano Ronaldo was only a kid, he believed he’d spend his life as a fisherman. After just turning 35, the Juventus player sat with Canal 11, according to Punch, where he looked back on his life. I thought I was going to be a fisherman in Madeira. This never came into my mind. I wanted to be a professional football but I didn’t think I was going to win everything I’ve won. Now, at the stage of his career many believe to be the end, the legend ... more
  • 2 weeks Fúnmilọ́lá Sanya: Random Moments In My Life Bellanaija
    Yesterday in the bus, I watched a full-grown bearded man litter his space with the shells of the groundnuts he ate. His mouth was busy all through the journey; he bought gala, Coke, water and then groundnuts. It’s not even my business what he did with his mouth but the way he littered the floor was sickening. I would have been less angry if he was a teenager, but he looked like a family man with 4 children, a wife and possibly a side chick. He was already eyeing the babe who sat beside him. He even bought her Fanta ... more
  • 2 weeks It’s Double the Love & Double the Fun for Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde & Daughter Meraiah Bellanaija
    It’s double the celebration, too, as both Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and her daughter Meraiah celebrate their birthdays today. Omotola shared photos of herself and her daughter on Instagram, wishing the both of them a happy birthday. She wrote: Happy Birthday to Us! I waited till it’s 12midnight where you are @miiimiii_e to do this a Post! My Twinnie, My Love, My baby ( not a teenager anymore …arghhhh) I Love You ! ❤️💕😘 You’re a Ball of Light. Never Angry , Always Happy! Always Thoughtful ! Our Supermodel , Our Fashionista, our Diplomatic Mimi. My Bestie, you chose to come into this world ... more
  • 2 weeks Essence Black Women in Hollywood was a Celebration of Excellence | Check Out the Honorees Bellanaija
    With only one woman of colour (Cynthia Erivo) nominated in the acting category at the Oscars, it is necessary that black women come together to celebrate themselves, their excellence. And that’s exactly what happened at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood, where Niecy Nash; “Queen & Slim” director Melina Matsoukas; the cast of “Pose,” Hailie Sahar, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Mj Rodriguez, Angelica Ross and Janet Mock; and “Captain Marvel” actress Lashana Lynch, who will soon become the first female 007, were honoured for their excellence. There was so much star power at the event, with Genevieve NnajiAlfre Woodward and Ava DuVernay ... more
  • 2 weeks Check Out Nike’s Official Unveiling of the New Super Eagles Kit with Drake & Virgil Abloh Bellanaija
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 05:(L – R) Edward Enninful, Virgil Abloh, Rosalia, Drake, John Donahoe, and Gabby Douglas attend the 2020 Tokyo Olympic collection fashion show at The Shed on February 05, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images) You’ve already seen the new Nigerian national teams’ kit designed by Nike, and we’ve already told you just how much we love it. At the official unveiling, in a runway show organised by Nike, were Drake and Louis Vuitton Creative Director Virgil Abloh seated front row. Drake even gave a slight nod ... more
  • 2 weeks Denrele Edun, Idia Aisien, Timini were spotted at the ‘Birds of Prey’ Premiere & they came prepared 👍🏾 Bellanaija
    Filmhouse Cinema, Landmark was the place to be on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020, as celebrities and influencers came out for the screening of ‘Birds of Prey‘. The Cinema recorded an attendance of over 200 guests who are great fans of DC Comics and the character, Harley Quinn. Guests were treated to the great ambience of the cinemas, food, drinks, loads of interesting games and fun activities such as face painting and tattoos. The theme of the day was “Joke on you”, and a lot of our guests were up for it with beautiful outfits, just like Harley Quinn. A ... more
  • 2 weeks Genevieve Nnaji was a Star at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Bellanaija
    The Essence Black Women in Hollywood was full of star power, with all our faves, from Yvonne Orji to Billy Potter and Kerry Washington attending. Also at the event was Nollywood star Genevieve Nnaji, looking beautiful in a simple gown on the red carpet. Check out photos of her from the event: BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 06: Genevieve Nnaji attends the 13th Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 06, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images) BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA ... more
  • 2 weeks Register to find out how to become a Permanent Resident in Germany at the Apt Insights Consulting Workshop| April 4th Bellanaija
    A German EU Blue Card is a residence permit issued to third-country nationals for the purpose of highly qualified employment in Germany or another EU country. It is issued with a validity of up to 4 years. The EU Blue Card can lead to a permanent settlement permit if the applicant holds a position of employment for at least 33 months. At Apt Insights Consulting GMBH, we handle the end to end process of getting your resident permit. This involves: Company Formation Job/Employment Contract Business License & Tax number Application Apartment rental Health Insurance Residence permit application Registration ... more
  • 2 weeks Listen to Sean Tizzle’s First Single of the Year – “Abena” Bellanaija
    Sean Tizzle is out with his first single of the year, which is a build up toward (finally!) a new album. The single is titled “Abena,” and it is produced by Finito. Listen and enjoy. The post Listen to Sean Tizzle’s First Single of the Year – “Abena” appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 2 weeks Davido is the Black Team’s Secret Weapon on Nick Cannon’s “Wild N’ Out” Bellanaija
    We’ve been told since early 2019 that the “Wild N’ Out” episode featuring Davido was coming. We’ve long awaited. And now it’s almost here. The show dropped a teaser of the episode on their Twitter, and shared that it will air on Tuesday at 8 PM. We see, regrettably, the Black team decked out in dashikis (there’s even a woman in a black bikini and a wrapper 🤦🏿‍♂️) and someone rhyming with the word “zebra.” Still, there’s Davido, in his black hoodie, gbeseing and finishing them with some leg work. Check out the trailer:
    .@davido is pulling up to ... more
  • 2 weeks Teksight Edge Limited COO, Michael Abugo receives Global Recognition for Shaping & Contributing to Modern Day PR 👏🏾 Bellanaija
    The Top 50 Global Marketing and Advertising Leaders Award, organized by Prism Events Inc. recognizes and appreciates leading Marketing & Advertising professionals across the world. The celebrated experts are selected from a poll of tens of thousands professionals with an emphasis on their contribution to the ever-evolving field of marketing and advertising, their antecedents, shrewdness, flexibility and relevance to the future of the industry amongst other things. This award is a part of the Marketing and Advertising Conference (MADCON), where people in the marketing and advertising industry get opportunities to connect and learn from a community of experts globally. ... more
  • 2 weeks “Living In Bondage: Breaking Free” Leads #AMVCA2020 nominations | Check out the Full List  Bellanaija
    The nominations for the 7th Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards are here. The nominees for the awards were announced by Nollywood couple Ibrahim Suleiman and Linda Ejiofor-Suleiman during a live broadcast. Charles Okpaleke‘s “Living in Bondage: Breaking Free” and “God Calling” both led the nominations with 11 each in different categories including; Best Director, Best Picture Editor and Best Cinematographer. Other entries with multiple nominations includes “Seven“, “King of Boys“, “Ratnik” and “Elevator Baby“. Awards will be presented in 28 categories, with seven categories open to public voting and 21 being categories to be decided by the AMVCA panel of ... more
  • 2 weeks #BNQuoteoftheDay Bellanaija
    Today’s Quote of the Day is by Criss Jami. If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After as while, you’ll see your rivals scrambling for second place. The post #BNQuoteoftheDay appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 2 weeks We’ve got deets from the Annual HVSCARES ‘Friends of Africa’ Charity Dinner & you’ll Love it Bellanaija
    HVS Beauty host 5th annual HVSCARES ‘Friends of Africa’ charity dinner party in Washington DC. This year, all proceeds from the event go towards HVSCARES annual Act of Kindness Day, which provides less fortunate school children in West Africa with school supplies, uniforms and personal care kits. ‘Friends of Africa’ Charity Dinner is supported by; BCG Events, Tum Socials, Sweet Kiwi, Moijey Diamonds, Think Africa and OF A KIND Creatives. HVS Beauty is a collection of must-have beauty products inspired by our love for classic, regal and natural beauty looks. Visit our website and Instagram page to learn more ... more
  • 2 weeks Nneamaka Onochie: Madam KoiKoi & Other Horror Stories Bellanaija
    Taking a trip down memory lane, I remember many of the horrific stories I was told. Stories that seemed superstitious and fictitious, but you knew they were real. There was a story of three male friends who went to perform money-ritual in order to gain wealth. The crude native doctor told them that he would turn them into vultures for three days so they can fly and eat the carcass of dead bodies. Then he promised to change them back into humans after the third day. The (unfortunate) friends agreed. I could imagine them chanting no pain no gain in ... more
  • 2 weeks Mike Hunder: How To Figure Out Your Online Coaching Model Bellanaija
    The entry of many new e-learning solutions into the marketplace today, plus the effects of the many different ways you can coach your clients online, mean that it can be really confusing. I totally understand. That’s why I’m writing about the various online coaching business models you can use to make your business idea a reality. Private Coaching If you have passed through a formal coaching training, you’ll find that one-on-one coaching is in the first part of your programme. One-on-one coaching involves creating exclusive online training for clients you’re working with, plus a supplemental online curriculum for use between ... more
  • 2 weeks Temi Olajide: How to Help Your Children Through Difficult Situations Bellanaija
    As a parent, you would have gone through one difficult situation or the other – but when it comes to your kids, you sometimes might not have an idea on how to help them cope with difficult circumstances. Life will always have its ups and downs and the earlier kids know how to cope in these kinds of situations, the better for them. The first thing to do when something negative happens is to answer their questions – this helps them understand what’s happening and teach them how to cope in the future. Often times, children (especially the younger ones) ... more
  • 2 weeks Veuve Clicquot set to host the Crème de la Crème of Lagos to Stylish Opulence at Lagos Polo Club | February 8th – 16th Bellanaija
    Veuve Clicquot will host the crème de la crème of Lagos to an afternoon of stylish opulence. With Veuve Clicquot champagne in hand, guests will enjoy the International Polo tournament from an exclusive viewing area at the home of Nigerian Polo – Lagos Polo Club. Veuve Clicquot and the International Lagos Polo Tournament have achieved 7 years of successful partnership and this year will be no different. In this 8th year of the tradition, guests will enjoy an exciting luxury experience with Veuve Clicquot and delicious canapés inside the very trendy and exclusive Veuve Clicquot VIP Lounge and Rosé ... more
  • 2 weeks Tuke Morgan is Taking us Down Memory Lane to Celebrate her Son’s First Birthday Bellanaija
    Tuke Morgan is overjoyed that her little one, Tireni, is now a year old. The lifestyle vlogger took us down memory lane to reminisce on the day her baby was born. Taking to her Instagram, she wrote: “This time last year I had just filmed my hospital bag video, completely unaware that in less than 24 hours I would be riding in an ambulance for the first time and having my baby at a hospital I had never been to before. My Baby Is 1 today and I’m truly overjoyed 😄 52 weeks of having a child at my boob ... more
  • 2 weeks Shadiat & Jesse’s Beautiful Pre-Wedding Shoot | Euclase Photography Bellanaija
      The beautiful Shadiat of Shukky Fabrics is tying the knot to her heartthrob, Jesse. They are such a radiant couple in these photos of their pre-wedding shoot captured by Euclase Photography. We love how their shoot gave off a very relaxed and romantic vibe. From their glammed outfits down to the white shirt on a jean look, they both rocked, they indeed are such a stunning couple. Each of the photos in the shoot expressed their joy and obvious love for each other. To see more beautiful pre-wedding shoots, visit www.bellanaijaweddings.com.   ... more
  • 2 weeks OffAir with Gbemi & Toolz is Coming Back with a BANG! | Watch the Trailer Bellanaija
    Gbemi and Toolz are back with the second season of the “OffAir Show” and this time around, they are bringing even more drama, laughter and shade. OffAir Show focuses on the latest in trending entertainment, lifestyle, fashion and juicy gossip across the world, So brace yourselves for loads of laughter. Watch season two’s hilarious trailer below:  The post OffAir with Gbemi & Toolz is Coming Back with a BANG! | Watch the Trailer appeared first on BellaNaija - Showcasing Africa to the world. Read today!. ... more
  • 2 weeks Thanks to Nigerian Women, We’re Learning So Much About (Pooping After) Childbirth Bellanaija
    Wow there’s so much we didn’t know about childbirth. The lesson for today is that the first poop after childbirth is extremely painful. Who knew? A Twitter user, @idomagirl, shared that she’d just discovered pooping after childbirth was extremely painful, and so many have come to share their experience.
    Wait, so the first poop after childbirth is extremely painful?Oh God… — Idomagirl (@idomagirl) February 5, 2020 The experiences are, well, we guess intimidating is the word. Women really are strong people. Just, see the replies for yourself:
    Dulcolax to the rescue. I still have ... more
  • 2 weeks This Thread about African Names & Getting a Job in the UK is Eye-Opening Bellanaija
    It’s common for Nigerians to leave the country for western shores and change their names to something more easily pronounceable for those over there. You come across those situations and maybe sometimes you judge them in your head, thinking if it were you you’d definitely stick to your name. This Twitter thread is revealing that there’s a whole other side to it, and that side has to do with something as fundamental as making a living. Sisi Yemmie shared how she found it difficult to get a job while she lived in the UK. She searched for months, she shared. ... more
  • 2 weeks Onyeka Onwenu is Using her Court Victory against iROKING to Pass a Message Across Bellanaija
    It has been a long time coming for some music and movie producers in the entertainment industry who feel it is okay to engage in song stealing, unlicensed distribution or copyright infringement. Basically, these producers will take the original works of others without thought for due process. Onyeka Onwenu was not having any of it though, and that was why the legend sued digital music and movie distributor, IROKING back in 2018 for violating a copyright agreement. According to Onyeka, iROKING, blatantly disregarded the lapse of their 2-year contract and continued to profit from sales of her music. Two years ... more
  • 2 weeks Cristiano Ronaldo gets Mercedes AMG Birthday Gift from Girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez Bellanaija
    What do you get for your boyfriend who’s one of the best footballers in history? A luxury car! Cristiano Ronaldo recently celebrated his 35th birthday, and as a gift, his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez gave him a Mercedes AMG G63. Georgina shared a video of Ronaldo getting the gift on her Instagram, captioning it in Spanish to what translates to: Congratulations to the man of my life! What a desire to transport our love in your gift. A clueless Ronaldo is seen in the video walking into the street, confetti raining on him, to discover the car with a large red bow. The ... more
  • 2 weeks JAY-Z shares One of the Last Things Kobe Bryant Said to Him & it’s 💔 Bellanaija
    The world continues to mourn the legendary basketball playerKobe Bryant, honouring his legacy and testifying to his greatness. JAY-Z is the most recent to remember Kobe, speaking about his late friend at Columbia University on Tuesday. “He was just in the greatest space that I’ve seen him in,” JAY shared. One of the last things he said to me was, you’ve gotta see Gianna play basketball. And that was one of the most hurtful things, because he was so proud. And the look on his face was like — I looked at him and said, ‘Oh, she’s going to be the ... more
  • 2 weeks “Best years of my life!!!” – Ebuka Obi-Uchendu & Cynthia are still Going Strong after Four Years Bellanaija
    Media personality and Nigeria’s slay king Ebuka Obi-Uchendu is celebrating four blissful years of marriage with his lovely wife, Cynthia. The couple who never passes on a chance to “pepper” us on social media with cute photos have once again achieved the same by sharing photos from their white wedding, accompanied with sweet words. Taking to his IG page, Ebuka kept things nice and short with the words: “4 years 🖤 Best years of my life!!!” while his wife took her words from the lyrics of Style Plus’s hit single “Four Years”. She wrote: Four years don waka We still dey ... more
  • 2 weeks Social Media Week Lagos: Sisi Yemmie, Amin S.K. Ameen, Niyi Ademoroti can’t Wait to Join You at Our “Creating Stories that Connect with Your Commu... Bellanaija
    Are you trying to build a community? We have a gift for you. Learn how to use storytelling to power human connections at our “Creating Stories that Connect with Your Community” masterclass at Social Media Week Lagos. Date: Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 Time: 11:15am – 12:30pm This is a masterclass with BellaNaija, leading media personalities, and influencers who will share some of their secrets of having great communities across platforms. Main Takeaways Humanizing Storytelling for a Deeper Impact How with Great Influence comes Great Responsibility Using Social Media to Power Human Connections Meet our amazing speakers: Yemisi ... more
  • 2 weeks Social Media Week Lagos: Make it a Date with Adesola Ade-Unuigbe, Joey Akan, Do2dtun, Jola Ayeye at BellaNaija’s Special Panel Session Bellanaija
    Social media is supposed to be fun, you will agree. Users should be more human in their interactions. We’ve put together a powerful panel discussion “How to be Human: Social Media is supposed to be Fun” at Social Media Week Lagos to show you how. Date: Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 Time: 1pm – 2pm Venue: NXT/Tech Stage Meet our speakers… Adesola Ade-Unuigbe BellaNaija Head of Content and Digital Ventures Lagos, Nigeria Adesola Ade-Unuigbe started off as an editorial assistant in the events and entertainment department of BellaNaija and in less than 5 years she has become the Head of Content and Digital Ventures. At ... more
  • 2 weeks Oluwadunsin Deinde-Sanya: Living In This World You Hate Bellanaija
    You live in a world you hate – it’s filled with strife and wails and tears and fight. The struggle is real:  humans are mean and poverty is deep. Happy moments seem to only see the crack of dawn before negativities send darkness your way. You wish that sometimes, you can have a time-turner and take the world back to where it started. You wish that you were born in the olden days and you could live when humans were naked- save for leaves and twines around their waists. Then you remember that humans behaved like savages then – eating ... more
  • 2 weeks One Year After, ‘Ziing’ App remains a Complete Solution Package for Proper Savings & Investment Opportunities Bellanaija
    Barely one year after the ‘Ziing App’ investment App was launched by Investment One Financial Services Limited, one of the leading players in the Nigerian financial services industry; it has spurred the appetite of investors in both the capital and fixed income markets. Investment One Financial Services, formerly GTB Asset Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, launched the investment application in Lagos, January last year. Ziing is an app powered by Investment One to ease savings, investments and reduce financial friction. The App was launched to the public about a year ago with about three features ... more
  • 2 weeks 5 Things We Learned about Selena Gomez in her Dazed Magazine Feature Bellanaija
    We’re in a brand new decade and it looks like Selena Gomez is ready to take it! Fresh off the release of her highly anticipated studio album, “Rare“, the 27-year-old singer is not only opening her heart and soul in her music, but she’s also posing in boundary-pushing outfits like we’ve never seen before. Selena is the cover star of Dazed magazine’s Spring 2020 issue, and in the magazine, she’s interviewed by celebrities like Elle Fanning, Yara Shahidi, Halima Aden and Timothée Chalamet, and even some of her biggest fans. Here are five things we learned from from her ... more
  • 2 weeks What’s Happening with Nicki Minaj & Meek Mill? Bellanaija
    A Twitter fight, that’s what’s happening. But, it started on Instagram, Nicki Minaj sharing photos of her ex Meek Mill on her stories, using a clown emoji in place of his face.
    Nicki Minaj is feeling PETTY today 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/lsTDe6ShXV — ONIKA FORCE (@OnikaForce) February 5, 2020 But Instagram wasn’t enough. Nicki then moved to Twitter, where she continued to write about Meek.
    Nigga been tweeting bout my man for a year now. Talking bout he went to my page to see him but he was blocked. My nigga, move on. I know ya btch embarrassed. ... more
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