Hello friends, it’s been a while.
We heard your feedback, called our builders and designers, and worked on this for a year. And now, it’s finally ready. Zikoko has a new look and it’s fresher than agege bread from the akara woman on a Saturday morning at 9 a.m.
It’s been seven years since Zikoko went live, and in that time, so much has happened. Young people have become more interested in politics and history, the influencer economy saw a boom once the Nigerian president picked up travel blogging, afrobeats was represented at the Grammies…
Even Zikoko has seen some changes. We’ve influenced conversations around important, sometimes taboo topics through our flagships, broke the internet a few times, launched a new vertical called Zikoko Citizen, and now, we’ve redesigned our website.
What’s new with our look?
We wanted to make navigating our website more enjoyable for our audience. We’ve heard all the things you didn’t like about www.zikoko.com: you didn’t know what Stacks were, some of our pages loaded too slowly, and let’s not get into the hassle of finding that column you really like on a random afternoon. So, we moved things around.
We started with the homepage
Our homepage is now designed to help you discover what’s on Zikoko in a way that doesn’t overwhelm you. The navigation bar takes you straight to our categories. And for the fans, there’s a sidebar for flagships, so you have the option to go straight to that flagship you love.
The first thing you’d probably notice on the page, however, are the labels. We have a section for what’s fresh out of the oven and what’s trending, what our partners want you to see, our flagship videos, and really, anything you might want to reach once you land on the site.
Anything, like the Zikoko Categories
You can find everything written or created for a category right on the same page.
What does this mean? If you’re a fan of money conversations, you can find everything we do about money under the money category. From Naira Life to that quiz about how much you’ll find on the floor today, the Money category has everything. If we do a podcast about money, you’ll find it there. If we do a video on money, you’ll watch it there.
Probably my favourite section. You can now find all Zikoko videos under Shows. It’s been optimised for streaming, which means you can easily find episodes and seasons of your favourite Zikoko show.
Like newsletters? Love community? We got you.
Interested in relationships? Join the SHIPS newsletter. Money? We recently redesigned the Money newsletter for you. Women’s stories? HER newsletter beckons. And for all the fun that Zikoko shares daily, Z! Daily is ready for your inbox. You can find what newsletter fits your needs easily.
All this, for an agenda
It’s pretty simple what our agenda is.
There’s so much we’ve been up to that you may have missed in the last two years. We’ve launched flagship events, delved into platonic relationships with columns on friendships, dug into more money conversations with a career-building flagship, launched flagship videos like Astor vs Hassan, and built newsletter communities around our most-loved flagships.
These formats, experiments, and conversations are to push our mandate, which remains to create smart and joyful content for young Africans everywhere.
And you can see it all on our brand new website.
Welcome to a new season of Zikoko. There’s more coming.