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On Biafra or One Nigeria: Made in Nigeria by Dike Chukwumerije

I believe in One Nigeria. I know, you’re going to start asking me why – with herdsman running rampage, and Oba saying ‘jump in lagoon’, and Arewa Youth giving until October 1, and Evans and co waiting for me at home; with corruption, dysfunction and discriminatory cut-off marks, bombings in...

#Olowogbogboro: 7 Powerful Testimonies from Nathaniel Bassey’s Hallelujah Challenge

Olowogbogboro is doing great and mighty things. Nathaniel Bassey’s Hallelujah Challenge has created a move of the spirit online and offline like never before. When I first When we spoke about the Hallelujah Challenge last week, the viewership was just about thirty thousand plus, and only on Instagram. As of...

Spanking New Video: BYD by Saint Rhymes

BYD by Saint Rhymes is a spoken word video with a mix of Pun, rhymes, punchlines, afrobeat and more. Aimed at inspiring, motivating and educating young people on the immense possibilities of following their dreams, on dangers that may be lurking and on how to sail through because dreams do...

World Music Day: Top 10 Nigerian Songs in the 1st Half of 2017

Happy World Music Day What better way to celebrate World Music Day than with our very own Nigerian songs. Loved by Nigerians and beefed by Ghanaians, here are the top 10 Nigerian songs from January till June 2017. These songs have been the most downloaded, received the most airplay and...

9ja Biz Spotlight: Engineer Turned Pepper Seller – Kasope Ladipo-Ajai, Co-founder Omoalata.

Omoalata – A Nigerian Packaged Food Business Meet Kasope Ladipo-Ajai, a computer engineering graduate, and former IT expert. Kasope, ventured into entrepreneurship because she had the urge to do something more meaningful than the traditional 9-to-5 job. She eventually founded OmoAlata (McPeppers), a Nigerian food service. A brand focused on the...

#GreatLikeDad: Nigerians Celebrate Dads on Father’s Day

20 most touching, funny, and on-point tweets by Nigerians for Father’s Day – #GreatLikeDad   1. Fathers sacrifice so much.  A big shout out to all the fathers out there!! 🙌🙌#GreatLikeDAD pic.twitter.com/Hc6JNs6pSn — LOVSY 🇳🇬 (@Chika_Lovsy) June 17, 2017 . 2. RIP to all the late dads.  To all the awesome...

20 Sweet Illustrations of Father-Daughter Love for Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day! This Father’s Day, as with all other Father’s Day, reminds me of my late dad and how close we were. There’s something really unique about the bond between fathers and daughters. So in honor of all the daughters who were “daddy’s pet”, let’s celebrate the ever special Father-Daughter...

An Empowering Song For All Women: I Am Woman – Helen Reddy.

This iconic song was the result of Reddy’s search for a song that would express her growing passion for female empowerment. I couldn’t find any songs that said what I thought being woman was about. I thought about all these strong women in my family who had gotten through the...

On Biafra vs. Nigeria: Whose Fight Is It Really?

A friend shared this write-up and it captures some of my sentiments about the Biafra discussions. Read and share your thoughts in the comments section below. On Biafra vs. Nigeria: Whose Fight Is It Really? The Ibos want Biafra The North wants Ibo’s exit The Yorubas want Ibo’s exit The...

12 Powerful Motivational Quotes For Women In Business

12 Powerful Motivational Quotes For Women In Business   1. Keep pushing till amazing things happen. . 2. Excuses are for sissies . 3. Tests help you grow. . 4. Be a performer, not a complainer.  . 5. Get off your fanny.  . 6. Stop dreaming and start working. . 7....

Powerful & Timeless Relationship Advice From Lauryn Hill – Doo Woop (That Thing)

Lauryn Hill is one of the most iconic women in music and hip-hop, a real queen of the pack. She came into the limelight with multi-platinum-selling, Grammy-winning group the Fugees. However, with her 1998 solo debut, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, the singer, songwriter, rapper, and producer established herself as...

Ratatouille: A Fun Meal For Weight Watchers

Ratatouille – the movie.  Eons of years ago, I saw the movie Ratatouille, the acclaimed animated film about a rat chef with big culinary dreams. As a certified foodie and pet lover, of course I enjoyed the movie. The cute talking rat. The food, food, food! The movie was fantastic. But that was...

I Am A Child Of God – No Longer Slaves by Bethel Music.

Hey Kiddo, Because Children’s Day was just yesterday, and because we are all children in the eyes Almighty, here’s this beautiful song by Bethel Music. If we constantly remember our identity in Christ as legit children of God, we will be free from the shackles of fear. . Bethel Music...

How Do You Hold On To A Broken Marriage? – A True Life Story.

  The fight to hold on. by Judy Rousseau . After 22 years of marriage, my husband turned to me one day and said, “Judy, I need to tell you something. I just don’t love you anymore.” After 22 years of marriage, my husband turned to me one day and...

You Rise By Lifting Others Up: Join The Lagos Food Bank Initiative

Lagos Food Bank Initiative is a non-governmental, non-profit, private-driven charity organization established in March 2015 with the main aim of providing foodstuffs and other relief items to the less privileged, the elderly and other vulnerable people in Lagos, Nigeria. They operate as a full serviced food bank/storehouse where sourced foodstuffs...

Why I Hate School But Love Education – Suli Breaks.

Why I Hate School But Love Education By Suli Breaks. . So you want… to get a degree Why? Let me tell you what society will tell you: Increases your chances of getting a job, Provides you an opportunity to be successful, Be a lot less stressful, Education is the...

What Is Marketing Strategy? It May Not Be What You Thought It Was.

Everyone knows the importance of marketing their business. And so they try to come up with a “Marketing Strategy” to do so. But the big question is, what is marketing strategy? Marketing consultant, Kimberly Palmer, gives a detailed breakdown of what a marketing strategy is, and what it isn’t.  ...

How To Run The Success Race – Martina Omorodion

There is a popular adage which says the race is not to the swift. Lately, that proverb has been turning over in my mind. Especially, as I seek self-fulfillment. One wonders what the parameters for judging success are. Is it based on your own worldview or on the worldview of...

TRUE STORY: THE STRUGGLE TO EARN GOD’S LOVE

Thank God It’s another Sunday! A lot of times, we struggle to comprehend how unconditional God’s love for us is. And so we find ourselves constantly trying unsuccessfully to earn it with our actions. Emma Puloka, a young Christian lady who went through this experience, shared her story at CRU. Here’s her...

WHO YOU ARE: A MESSAGE TO ALL MEN – JON JORGENSON

Jon Jorgenson is increasingly becoming one of my favorite spoken word artists. I love the way he packs powerful punches with seemingly simple words. While making it look so effortless. Like he is just opening his mouth and the words are just pouring out by themselves. We had featured the other part...

TY BELLO’S IMMORTALIZATION OF A WONDER WOMAN: MAMA EKUNDAYO

Nigeria’s Mother Theresa – Mama Ekundayo.  In 1969, Mama Ekundayo decided to dedicate the rest of her life to taking care of orphans and abandoned children. Through thick and thin she set about her goal and before her death, she had taken care of well over 500 children without any...

7 FANTASTIC MARKETING ADVICE FROM STEVE JOBS.

Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore...

MY SPOUSE CHEATED. SHOULD I GET A DIVORCE?

In the bible, Jesus says you are allowed to divorce your partner if he or she is guilty of adultery. 3 Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?” 4 “Haven’t you read,” he replied,...

TOP 7 EVENTS FOR THE NEXT 7 DAYS: DANCE CLASSES, FOOD EXHIBITIONS, & OTHER EVENTS IN LAGOS

Hey guys! Here’s a new segment we’ll be adding to the blog. Every Friday, we will be giving you 7 of the most interesting events for the next 7 days. These events will range from fun stuff like shows, to more serious stuff like entrepreneurial symposiums. Hahahaaa! There’s definitely something...

Sex, Marriage, & Fairy-tales || Spoken Word by Jefferson Bethke

This is a poem on how our society has distorted marriage, sex, and relationships. God’s vision is so much better. According to Jefferson Bethke; “Marriage, today is struggling. Divorces, adultery, misconceptions, etc are plaguing not only the marriage itself but products of those marriages (my generation and the next). My...

WHY SHOULD I SUBMIT? – FOR THOSE WHO LOVE AND HATE SUBMISSION

Growing up, I used to hate the word submission.   And when used in certain context, I still do. I’ve seen it used to fulfill selfish agendas and aid in manipulation, and at times, even abuse. That is not what submission is about. But why does there seem to be...

16 LIFE LESSONS FROM EMMANUEL MACRON, YOUNGEST PRESIDENT OF FRANCE

Emmanuel Macron is the 39-year-old former banker who became the youngest president France has ever had, upending tradition that has usually seen voters favor experience in their powerful presidents. We could learn some lessons from Emmanuel Macron on how to change the norm in our favor. 16 LIFE LESSONS FROM...

SMH (SHAKING MY HEAD) – A DARING COMMENTARY BY DABOOMSHA

Christian hip hop exists in Nigeria and its come a long way although it’s still in its first generation. Daboomsha probably did SMH with a deliberate intention of starting a conversation within the Christian hip hop community. SMH is unapologetically confrontational, as DaBoomsha bares his mind on a number of issues...

TIRED OF WAITING FOR LOVE? 5 REASONS YOU SHOULDN’T GET IMPATIENT

Waiting for love is very rewarding Marriage is a life-long journey, and waiting for love may be tough, but it’s the wise thing to do. Just ask Banky. After years of searching, he finaly struck gold with sweet Adesua Etomi. Waiting for true love is like waiting at the bus-stop...

FRIDAY FICTION: MAMA BOYS AND MEN BY MARTINA OMORODION

Lately the search for Mr Right has increased.   Yes na! with the sheer number of funky pre-wedding photos online and in our faces. Everyone wants to get married.  I wonder who started the pre-wedding picture craze and its purpose.  Will the pics be shared I wonder who started the...

SALAD JUST GOT FUN – TASTY AVOCADO TUNA RECIPE

    Ingredients: 1 avocado – halved and pitted 1 can tuna drained 1/4 cup diced red bell peppers 1 tablespoon minced jalapeno 1/4 cup cilantro leaves chopped 1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice salt and pepper to taste There are several different ways to enjoy this: 1. Inside the...

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT YOUR PASTOR

  Is not for you to judge. These days a lot of people have made it their calling and ministry to criticize pastors. It’s very common to hear people say stuff like: “That’s how all these pastors used to do” “Your pastor is just eating your money” “Is that one...

DO YOU EVEN LIKE YOUR PARTNER? THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIKE AND LOVE

IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIKE AND LOVE? It’s one thing to love someone. And a totally different thing to actually, genuinely, like the person. Like and love are two totally different things. You could like someone – for their personality, brains, etc, but not love the person – chemistry-wise. And...

TOP 25 MOST INSPIRATIONAL PEOPLE FROM THE TIME 100

TIME magazine has released their annual list of the 100 Most Influential People . According to TIME magazine’s editor-in-chief, Nancy Gibbs, as in years past, this year’s list includes Presidents and Prime Ministers, CEOs and celebrities — but they are joined by others of less fame but great force, in the power...

QUEENS OF THE PACK: TOP 10 MOST ICONIC WOMEN IN MUSIC

What a man can do, these babes did better. They are fierce, driven, and against all odds, stood out from the pack. In no particular order (kinda), these are my top ten, ALL-TIME, favorite female artists.  This article was first published on RadioMouth. Head over there to read this and...

HOW TO BE HAPPY AND STAY HAPPY, NO MATTER WHAT.

Someone sent me the message below and it so inspired me, I decided to share it with you.   ….. “You can have defects, be anxious and live irritated sometimes, but do not forget that your life is the biggest company in the world. Only you can prevent her from going into...

WHO LOVE EPP? IS LOVE ALONE ENOUGH TO SUSTAIN YOUR RELATIONSHIP?

I have discovered that love doesn’t guarantee the success of a relationship. Love alone cannot help you stick to one person all year round, and on the other hand, cheating isn’t always a product of not loving your partner. In fact, loving someone doesn’t guarantee not falling in love with...

After the Siege, Borno State Road to Recovery Debuts on TV – Emmanuel Ohiomokhare

Boko’s Seige in Borno State.  For 6 years Borno state was under siege by the deadly terror group Boko Haram. Homes, schools, hospitals and public buildings were destroyed. More than these over 20,000 lives were lost. 22 local government areas out of the 27 local government areas were captured by...

LOVING WITH ONE HEART: ZUCIYA DAYA – BEZ

Contrary to the popular saying, there can be romance without finance. But that’s a topic I will talk another day.  Today we’ll let Bez do the talking, or singing rather. In his song Zuciya Daya, he tells the story of a broke guy who fell in love with a rich...