Life

November 2, 2020

Close shaves with death have a way of putting things in perspective; all the ice cream you decided not to eat because of fitfam, all the sex you didn’t have because you were saving yourself for marriage, all the trips you didn’t take because you were saving money. A close brush with death isn’t as […]

August 12, 2020

Cold Eba gets a lot of slander, and if it was human I’m sure it would have taken “legal steps”. But when I still used to go to Church, I remember the Pastor once saying that the foolish things of this world will be used to confound the wise. So yes, cast not away that […]

May 27, 2020

Creative/kriːˈeɪtɪv/adjective. relating to or involving the use of the imagination or original ideas to create something. nounINFORMAL a person whose job involves creative work. Creative is a broad term that covers a wide variety of things. Basically, anyone who brings an original idea to live, regardless of medium, qualifies as a creative. I gathered a […]

May 14, 2020

I know what you are thinking but hear me out. Open your mind. Science has shown that if your dog does any of the things on this list, it is introverted. 1) It doesn’t bark when it sees Miss Rona. 2) It doesn’t bark when thieves visit your house. 3) Your landlord walked all the […]

May 11, 2020

I think the quote “money answereth all things” should come with a caveat that says it is Geo specific. For example, money can answer like only 30 things on your list in Nigeria while in Canada, it can answer 60. That way, our disappointment with many things will be reduced. As a Nigerian living in […]

April 15, 2020

I have observed a worrying pattern. Especially among my male friends. There seems to be a silent agreement to bear things quietly because the alternative is to suffer ridicule. As the lockdown progressed, I watched a lot of my friends consume copious amounts of stimulants to cope with the uncertainty ahead. Most recently, lay-offs at […]

April 14, 2020

“A Week In The Life” is a weekly Zikoko series that explores the working-class struggles of Nigerians. It captures the very spirit of what it means to hustle in Nigeria and puts you in the shoes of the subject for a week. Today’s subject is *Agnes, a nurse currently caring for Covid patients. She tells […]

March 17, 2020

“A Week In The Life Of” is a weekly Zikoko series that explores the working-class struggles of Nigerians. It captures the very spirit of what it means to hustle in Nigeria and puts you in the shoes of the subject for a week. Today’s subject is Chief Ogunsekan, a coffin maker. He tells us how […]

February 25, 2020

As a career changer, I can tell you that switching is the single most scary thing in the entire world. And I am not even exaggerating. A career change can be so frightening because many times you are leaving certainty for uncertainty. It gets even more difficult when you are not sure what you should […]

February 12, 2020

From an early age, I was told I had only one task: “Go-to-school–find-a-job-get-married-and-start-a-family.” Sounds easy right? right? If I could go back in time, I would probably slap everyone who gave me such an easy to read version of events. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM!! My first year of holding down a 9-5 was filled […]

October 29, 2019

Some people might think that being single is torture but for you, it is a freedom movement you are really patriotic to; you love your single life so much, you’d do anything to maintain it–even if you have to lie that you are boo’ed up just to field off the many proposals that come your […]

October 24, 2019

Leaving home for university can be fun until you get hit with the realization that you are really alone, even when you are actually never alone. Then it dawns on you that the stress of getting an education might not be worth it, particularly when you consider the adulting that it requires which includes, COOKING […]

October 7, 2019

You’d think that, by now, you would have accepted that five days out of the seven in a week are not yours. Like at what point does this adulting thing become a normal routine? You would be having the best time of your life (by your standards) until Sunday creeps in to remind you that […]

October 3, 2019

There is a chance that you belong to the “God, when am I going to get my own car”? group. Well, I can’t answer that, for obvious reasons. I can ask you why you don’t go for the more convenient options of car-hailing services, though. Oh wait, I have the answer; they are either not […]

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