What does it mean to be a man? Surely, it’s not one thing. It’s a series of little moments that add up. “Man Like” is a weekly Zikoko series documenting these moments to see how it adds up. It’s a series for men by men, talking about men’s issues. We try to understand what it means […]
Nigerian women are the grandmasters of see-finish.
A Nollywood classic.
If you’ve ever been in a fight, you should know that there are multiple possible ways it can end. Many times, fights end with one person wishing that the people trying to hold them back at the beginning of the fight had been a bit stronger. Maybe they wouldn’t be in so much pain. If […]
FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) is also known as female circumcision and it is the cutting of some or all of the external female genitalia. It has been criminalized in some countries, but not all. Unfortunately, there have been millions of women who have been victims of this act. Six African women talk about their experience […]
Today’s subject on Abroad Life talks about how her love for French from a young age helped her decision to move to France 8 years ago. She talks about the culture shock she experienced her first few months there, how the French society is classist and the similarities between the French and Nigerians. When did […]
You don’t know the first thing people notice about you? Well, take this quiz to find out.
We speak to a close family friend of David Ntekim-Rex on the death of the 22-year-old tech prodigy.
On a scale of 1-10, how do these biscuits rank?
Being an Airbnb host means having to interact with different kinds of people, some great, others unsavoury. I spoke to four Airbnb hosts about their experiences and how they coped during the pandemic. Arike Being an Airbnb host in Nigeria is quite an interesting experience. Many times, we have great guests who aren’t a bother. […]
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It is based on the Yoruba mythology of earth’s creation.
It is an open secret that the music industry especially in Nigeria is a boys club. When you take a look at both the veteran and emerging acts who are making waves within and outside the country, it is overwhelmingly male. To assume it is so because women artists aren’t making good enough music or […]
*Tunji, 32, and *Ezinne, 28, knew they wanted to get married a week after they met, but Ezinne’s father refuses to give his blessing to a Yoruba man.
Shawarma is now a game of luck.
You have to get somewhere on time. It’s important. But you didn’t start getting ready on time, so now you’re rushing to do everything. You get ready just in time and you look at the mirror and smile, “I knew I’d make it.” And you don’t feel bad for wasting time earlier anymore. Now it’s […]
If you ever want to see a Nigerian lose their home training, then go to any of these seven places. 1) NIN registration centre One thing that does not mix well is Nigerians and deadlines. It is a catastrophic, and destined for disaster. Somebody’s father probably came home complaining about how one ‘small boy’ insulted […]
According to the World Health Organisation, one in four Nigerians has a mental illness. The same health body also estimates that one in four people globally will have a mental illness at some point in their lives. Nigeria has about 300 psychiatrists catering to its teeming 200 million-strong population. With statistics such as these, many […]
Whether you like memes or you don’t, you can’t lie that they make all your conversations better. From looking for the right meme that describes “Omo” or one that says “is Ashimolowo a bad bitch”, Here are five reasons why you need Zikoko’s meme site. 1. African/Black-centred You can search for terms like “Amala” and […]
One of the sadder facts of life is that cheating happens. It, for the most part, can’t be helped. No one knows exactly just how much cheating happens in relationships and studies into cheating and how much they occur have given varying results. An expert quoted in a Refinery29 article suggests cheating occurs in about […]
We’ve compiled 21 real Basic Science questions meant for JSS1 students, and we want to see how far you’ll get
The subject of this week’s What She Said is Ijeoma Ogwuegbu, a Nigerian woman who was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, a condition that causes widespread pain all over the body. She talks about how difficult it was to get a diagnosis, coping with it while raising three children and how music helps her escape.
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