Tag: #BeBoldForChange

EditorMarch 31, 2017

Brave Women: “People told me not to show her to the world” | N’kiru Njoku on raising a special needs child and more

by Nk’iru Njoku On the meaning of bravery Bravery is to me, simply doing what you have to do, when ...

EditorMarch 30, 2017

Brave Women: “It sometimes annoys me, the level of things she takes from people” | Aisha Yesufu profiles Oby Ezekwesili

by Aisha Yesufu On the 30th of April 2014 I came face to face with an individual that made me ...

EditorMarch 29, 2017

Brave Women: Seyi, the 24-year-old mother of 12 children

by Seyi Oluyole My name is Oluwaseyi Oluyole, but I go by the name Seyi Oluyole. I am from Ondo ...

EditorMarch 28, 2017

Brave Women: Febisola Okonkwo is touching lives

Nigeria has one of the highest populations of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in the world; now estimated at 17.5 ...

EditorMarch 27, 2017

Brave Women: Too brave to be 30 | Sola Obagbemi profiles Tricia Ikponmwonba

Tricia Ikponmwonba is a brand strategist, a brand coach for SMEs, and founder of StayInSchool, an organisation which aims to ...

EditorMarch 26, 2017

Brave Women: The rise and rise of Linda Ikeji

Linda Ikeji, 36, is Nigeria’s highest paid blogger who took to the medium as a pastime in 2006. In this entry, ...

EditorMarch 24, 2017

Brave Women: The game-changing Grace Ihejiamaizu

Nigeria is blessed with social entrepreneurs who have been making a difference despite the fact that they encounter series of ...

EditorMarch 21, 2017

Brave Women: From rags to riches, the story of Madam Burgess

by Festus Iyorah After the death of her husband 17 years ago, her in-law took everything that belongs to her ...

EditorMarch 17, 2017

Brave Women: “A testament to what is possible when you have the guts to chase your greatness” | Arese Ugwu profiles Toke Makinwa

by Arese Ugwu The first time I met Toke was at my leaving do in London, I was moving back ...

EditorMarch 11, 2017

Brave Women: “The heart of a lion” | Mo Abudu profiles Kemi Adetiba

by Mo Abudu The shock appears to have come and gone. The headlines remain, but by now, the figures are ...

EditorMarch 9, 2017

Brave Women: Pamela Adie is changing Nigeria’s LGBT narrative

After the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act (SSMPA) was passed into law in 2013 issues concerning homosexuality are discussed at ...

Op-ed EditorMarch 8, 2017

Opinion: Nigeria, how can we be #BoldForChange?

by Mmanti Umoh International Women’s Day 2017 is a significant time to help forge a better working world – a ...

EditorMarch 8, 2017

Amina Mohammed, Mo Abudu, Somkele Idhalama & more! YNaija.com and Leading Ladies Africa present the 100 most inspiring women in Nigeria

In its quest to inspire a generation of women to do greater things in diverse fields of endeavour, Y!/YNaija.com, in ...

EditorMarch 7, 2017

Brave Women: Iheoma Obibi is leading a bedroom revolution in Nigeria

by Festus Iyorah Discussing related to sex is considered little more than taboo in Nigeria. It’s fine to talk about them behind closed doors, ...

EditorMarch 5, 2017

Brave Women: The melon business women of Agyragu

by Festus Iyorah It’s a Friday—the busiest market day at the Agyragu melon market, Nasarawa. The market is dominated by ...

EditorMarch 3, 2017

Brave Women: Tara Fela-Durotoye is a trailblazer

In Nigeria, the beauty industry has grown by leaps and bounds. A report by Euromonitor projected the Nigerian beauty and ...

EditorMarch 1, 2017

Brave Women: Benedicta is limitless (Part II)

Click here for part I of this story. — by Festus Iyorah Benedicta is impaired, not impeded In Nigeria, tertiary ...

EditorMarch 1, 2017

Brave Women: Benedicta is limitless (Part I)

One afternoon in 2003, Benedicta Ogbonna was reading a novel when she lost sight in her right eye after scratching ...

EditorMarch 1, 2017

Editor’s Note: Introducing Brave Women, a special citizenship series celebrating women all month on YNaija.com

Today we launch the YNaija.com Brave Women series – a special collection of stories inspired by this year’s theme for ...

EditorMarch 1, 2017

SPECIAL SERIES: Sharing stories of bravery, strength and innovation from women across Nigeria

by Festus Iyorah In a country where bad news of crisis are often promoted by media managers because they are ...

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