The subject of this week’s What She Said is a 26-year-old Somalian woman living in the US. After she was almost married off to a 30-year-old man when she was 17, she realised she couldn’t continue to live with her family and began planning her escape.
Everyone takes naps. Every adult loves naps. Naps are like vegetables. You hate them when you’re a kid, but you know they’re absolutely essential when you get older. Many naps are ordinary, but some naps are sent from God as a reward for good deed. Those ones will have you feeling like this 1. You […]
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African women have had a complex relationship with birth control, so we ask 10 African women, to tell us their experiences using birth control. Ann; 26, Zambia I don’t like taking medicine unless it’s really necessary, and I barely finish my courses so I knew the pill was a no. I didn’t like the idea […]
Going to the beach is a Nigerian favourite past time, especially for people who live in cities close to one. People go there for all sorts of reasons. It won’t be strange to find these 5 types of people at the beach. 1. People who just want to chill You’ll recognise them with their sunshades […]
Every relationship has its secrets, things that both parties are not quite comfortable sharing with each other. Like the one time you slept with girlfriend’s father thrice or the fact that you have to think of your ex-boyfriend during sex to have an orgasm.
Should Burna Boy lead a protest? Well, it all started with a tweet: And then Sowore replied: And then Nigerians started weighing in. 1. Some think Burna Boy only likes the fun part of being Fela: 2. Others think Sowore is the hypocrite: Others think he should just spare us the faux righteousness (aka Lil […]
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Being a man can be difficult. It’s not hidden that society expects so much from men as providers, and many men are doing the best they can to meet up to the standards. While these responsibilities come easy to some, it’s not so easy for some others. We spoke with a few men about their […]
If you had planned to skip the upcoming FIFA 21, you should probably reconsider. Yesterday, EA released the official soundtrack for the game, and it features songs by Nigerian superstars, Fireboy DML and Rema. Fireboy DML’s “Scatter”, off his acclaimed debut album, Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps, and Rema’s “Beamer” both made the cut, alongside tracks […]
It is estimated that Nigerians smoke 40 billion cigarettes every year, with 11 million people lighting up 110 million sticks of cigarettes every day. These numbers are rightly alarming as approximately one out of every ten Nigerians smoke cigarettes. Nicotine is a stimulant present in cigarettes. It’s also responsible for addiction to cigarettes. This chemical […]
Have you ever tried to buy a wig from an online vendor? If you have, then you know these struggles all too well. 1) Price of wig You see a beautiful wig; double drawn, inches are inching, the curls are bouncing as they should. While still looking at the beauty that is the wig, you […]
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The Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is one of the most important bills that hasn’t been passed in Nigeria. If it is passed, there will be a clear separation of roles in Nigeria’s oil sector. Corporations like the NNPC will also become profit-oriented companies, and “host” communities in the Niger Delta will get better deals from […]
“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. The subject for today is a 24-year-old sailor in the navy. He talks […]