21-Year Old Afghan Rapper Sonita Alizadeh is using her Music to preach against Forced Marriages

Sonita Alizadeh is a 21 year old rap artist/activist from Afghanistan who uses her music to fight against forced marriages

Sonita Alizadeh is a 21 year old rap artist/activist from Afghanistan who uses her music to fight against forced marriages especially the ones that involve children.

She became popular after releasing Brides For Sale where she rapped about daughters being sold into marriage by their families.

She was recently featured on TIME Magazine‘s Next Generation Leaders issue alongside other trend setters around the world using their talent for the betterment of the society.

As she told Newsweek in a recent interview;

To really end child marriage, everyone must work together. Child marriage impacts health, education, even the economy. Understanding these relationships is a good start. For example, the World Bank recently came out with a report that said that by ending child marriage we can prevent 2.1 million children from dying between now and 2030. So health programs should include child marriage. We can all act from where we are. Policy change and behavior change are both necessary. Child marriage is a tradition, so we have to work with families and communities to help them understand the power and potential of their daughters, and find other ways. We need to reach world leaders so they understand the devastating impact child marriage has on girls, but also on their country’s well-being. Fifteen million girls under 18 are married each year, but it really doesn’t have to be that way.

Watch her TIME Magazine feature below:


Talking Law with Ivie Omoregie: Watch Episode 2 ‘Doing Business in Nigeria’ on BN TV

In this episode, Ivie Omoregie shares helpful key points for doing business in Nigeria, which are specifically aimed at small

In this episode, Ivie Omoregie shares helpful key points for doing business in Nigeria, which are specifically aimed at small and micro business start ups.

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#BNMovieFeature: WATCH Olu Jacob, Mercy Aigbe, Faithia Balogun & Juliet Ibrahim in “Victims”

Hey BellaNaijarians, Last year we introduced a  weekly segment born of our love for movies and series, titled BN Movie Feature. For

Hey BellaNaijarians,

Last year we introduced a  weekly segment born of our love for movies and series, titled BN Movie Feature.

For this week, we’re featuring Nollywood drama,Victims , which can be watched on the Yoruba Play YouTube Platform.

Victims stars; Olu Jacob, Mercy Aigbe, Funsho Adeolu, Juliet Ibrahim, Faithia Williams and more.

Synopsis

Due to Yeni’s past experiences, she results to violence means in getting revenge for herself from men. She soon meets a loving man, who is oblivious of her past. Events lead him to an unpleasant situation where he would likely become one of her victims.

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Paralympic Gold Medalist Lauritta Onye shares her Journey to Success | Must Watch

Lauritta Onye is a Paralympic gold medalist, something she never imagined she would be. Speaking to BBC about her journey,

Lauritta Onye is a Paralympic gold medalist, something she never imagined she would be.

Speaking to BBC about her journey, the champion said she discovered her condition at the age of 12, realizing she would never be as tall as her siblings.

She had no intention of becoming a sportsperson, she said, but wanted to be an actress instead.

Watch her speak below:

Bobrisky talks Weekly Wages, Hormone Pills & Gender Reconstructive Surgery in new Interview | Watch on BN TV

Snapchat sensation Bobrisky sat down for an interview with Broadway TV to discuss his business and gender. The beauty entrepreneur shared

Snapchat sensation Bobrisky sat down for an interview with Broadway TV to discuss his business and gender.

The beauty entrepreneur shared just how much he makes in a week, revealing that he also owns 2 shops, one in Lekki Phase 1 and the other in Yaba.

He also revealed that if he had the option to undergo reconstructive surgery to change his gender, he would.

Watch the interview below:

Lizzy aka The DIY Lady & her Husband are Expecting their First Child

Lifestyle vlogger Lizzy also known as The DIY lady and her husband Amen are expecting their first child! She made

Lifestyle vlogger Lizzy also known as The DIY lady and her husband Amen are expecting their first child!

She made the announcement on her YouTube channel with a pregnancy reveal vlog and later on shared photos from her maternity shoot on Instagram.

She wrote:

Thank you all so much for all the love you’ve shown Le Boo and I after we posted our #PregnancyAnnouncement video on YouTube and my blog yesterday. We’ve been excited about this blessing for months and I personally feel so #FREE to be able to share the news and showcase the goodness of God in our lives.

God bless our family members and friends who have been gracious and protective of our privacy till we were ready to share with the world. Also, shout-out to all of you people with spiritual eyes who were sending DMs and leaving comments about this glow y’all swore I had over the past months I didn’t want to join the disappearing preggo woman statistics and be MIA, so #CatFishLizzy was out in full force and I thought I was doing a great job staying in action here and there… behttt some of you saw through it all.

Gahhhh, I’m writing this and feeling all of my hormones dancing shakushaku because our baby is so loved already. ❤️

I do have plans to share about the pregnancy journey up till this point and going forward on my YouTube channel so don’t forget to subscribe and stay tuned.

#BNMovieFeature Tunde Kelani Special: WATCH Kareem Adepoju, Dele Odule, Lekan Oladapo in ‘Ti Oluwa Nile’

Hey BellaNaijarians, As you know, we officially kicked off a weekly segment born of our love for movies and series, titled BN

Hey BellaNaijarians,

As you know, we officially kicked off a weekly segment born of our love for movies and series, titled BN Movie Feature  last year, and has since then featured over 40 Nollywood films.

At BN, we love storytellers who promote Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage and diversity and do so easily through their films.

If there’s any filmmaker who has been telling our stories for the longest time with so much ease, it would definitely be one of the greatest in Nollywood, Tunde Kelani.

In a career spanning more than four decades, he is known for his love of adaptation of literary materials. Most of his works, including Ko se Gbe, Oleku, Thunder Bolt, The Narrow Path, White Handkerchief, Maami and Dazzling Mirage, have followed that style of filmmaking.

As an ode to Tunde Kelani, fondly referred to as TK, who turned 70 in Febuary, we will be showcasing his movies all month long, in what we call the “Tunde Kelani Special“.

We kicked off with Maami, last week, we featured Thunderbolt (Magun) and this week, we have the TK’s debut film as director Ti Oluwa Nile. The film stars Kareem Adepoju, Dele Odule, Golda John, Lere Paimo, Yemi Shodimu, Bimpe Adekola, Kayode Olaiya and more.

Synopsis

A clique of land speculators enlists the help a traditional chief to sell ancestral land fraudulently to a business man who plans to build a petrol station.

The community resists this affront which ends in a modern law court. But then, in retribution, the culprits start dying one after the other in bizarre circumstances suggesting that they are linked in a chain of death.

Ti Oluwa Nile suggests that the traditional religion has provided for environmental conservation by placing taboos on land and forests and encourage humans to co-habit with nature.

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Ghanaian-American Nathaniel Kweku shares Story of “Growing Up Immigrant” in New Web Series | WATCH Episodes 1-3 on BN TV

Growing Up Immigrant is a comedic web series created by actor and filmmaker, Nathaniel Kweku that seeks to rectify the Trump-era

Growing Up Immigrant is a comedic web series created by actor and filmmaker, Nathaniel Kweku that seeks to rectify the Trump-era narratives about immigrants.

Nicholas Ajayi is a first-generation Ghanaian-American millennial (played by Nathaniel Kweku) who has just moved in with Aunty Mama (played by Akuyoe Graham) and things haven’t been the same ever since. Through Nicholas’ eyes, we experience how complexities with his identity affect his career choices, family life, and of course, his romantic life.

The series also stars Jessica Obilom, Michelle Kim, Josh Davis and Peterjohn Minto as regular cast.

Watch the first three episode below.

Episode 1

Episode 2



Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks #MeToo, Feminism & Gay Rights on CNN | WATCH on BN TV

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was on CNN to discuss the #MeToo movement, feminism, and rights of LGBT people with Christiane Amanpour. The

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was on CNN to discuss the #MeToo movement, feminism, and rights of LGBT people with Christiane Amanpour.

The writer who revealed earlier this week in Stockholm that she was sexually harassed in Lagos at just 17 once again discussed the experience.

She also talked about growing up feminist in Nigeria, saying:

I became a feminist because I grew up in Nigeria, and observed the world. And just saw what felt to me like an injustice that made no sense.

See the interview below:

Toyin Abraham is Unpredictable, Unconventional & Fun in Teaser for her New Reality Show “True and Bare” by Linda Ikeji TV | Watch

There’s yet another interesting show coming up on Linda Ikeji TV. Today, the trailer for a new reality show starring

There’s yet another interesting show coming up on Linda Ikeji TV.

Today, the trailer for a new reality show starring Nollywood actress Toyin Abraham, formerly known as Toyin Aimakhu, has been unveiled. The show is called “Toyin Abraham: True and Bare“.

Linda Ikeji shared the news about the show as well as the teaser, saying:

Only actress Toyin Abraham can tell police officers to leave a place and not return. Lol. She’s like no one you’ve ever met. Pure, unpredictable, down to earth, unconventional, fun and definitely a little crazy…lol…and she shows her fans her true and pure self in her own reality show called Toyin Abraham: True and Bare, brought to you exclusively by Linda Ikeji TV. One of our shows that I am truly proud of. Can’t wait for you guys to see it, only of course on Linda Ikeji TV online and on cable.

Watch the teaser below.