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Haneefa Mohammad

January 8, 2020

We asked four two-timing Nigerians to share their stories and all I can say is, three out of them are way past the point of no return: Emmanuel, 27 – Always down to bone “Well, I’ve never felt responsible for upholding the sanctity of someone else’s relationship. I’ve hooked up with married people and people […]

January 7, 2020

Anxiety is a monster, making you do absurd things sometimes. Or all the time, depending on the size of the monster living in your head. Here are 7 things anyone who’s dealt with anxiety will relate to: 1. Practicing conversations in your head before having them You also replay those conversations in your head after […]

January 6, 2020

‘Tis the season of ashy skin, chapped lips and dusty surfaces. In case you didn’t already catch on, it’s harmattan again. And we’re here to help you survive its throes. Here are 5 must-haves for this trying period: Vaseline (aka Petroleum Jelly) As you already know, harmattan and dry skin are symbiotic. And during this […]

January 3, 2020

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December 27, 2019

Do you quake in your boots when you have to commit, or are you a commitment sensei? Take this quiz to find out where you stand on the spectrum: Did you find this interesting? Please take this quick survey to help us create better content for you in 2020.

December 18, 2019

In Lagos, two things are certain every Christmas: detty concerts and bumper to bumper traffic, upped by a bajillion notches. It’s the absolute worst really, and no higher power can save you from it – well, except you’re from Edo. So how then, do you kill time while sitting through the madness? Here are a […]

December 18, 2019

Don’t be caught slipping, fellow Nigerians! 1. Nigerian parents, why? 2. Nigeria + Generators = Soulmates 3. PHCN shenanigans 4. Torn Naira notes 5. You gotta do what you gotta do 6. SARS, did you forget your job? 7. Shhh! It works 8. When power is restored 9. Punctual kings and queens 10. No pictures […]

December 16, 2019

You meet someone, go on a couple dates and then realise they’re not that interesting (or whatever the case may be). So how do you break the news? Well, you don’t. You simply end all forms of communication with them (out of thin air) and expect them to take the hint. A wimpy move? Absolutely, […]

December 6, 2019

80 days, 14 countries, 19,000 miles, 36 passport stamps, a truckload of Jollof rice and newfound knowledge sums up the Jollof Road experience. With no idea of what they were getting themselves into, five gutsy people set out on the trippiest trip of their lives in September 2019. As it all comes to an end, […]

November 18, 2019

Travelling the Jollof Road has helped us uncover many interesting facts about West Africa and its people. While there are similarities that bind us, there are also differences that make each country stand out. You get the whole picture when you’re immersed in the culture and lifestyle. Here are some things we noticed about Ghana: […]

November 14, 2019

For over 50 days now, a bunch of crazy people from Zikoko have been travelling across every mainland country in West Africa alongside Tosin – their trusty interpreter/planner, Taiwo – their bus captain, and Black – their bus. More on that here. They’re essentially living their best lives. The life you and I cannot live […]

November 8, 2019

When planning a vacation, no one ever really thinks of Sierra Leone as a holiday destination. But I’d like to change that. Sierra Leone is a small country with a population of about 7 million people. It is famous for “blood diamonds” that were mined and sold during a civil war in order to purchase […]

October 22, 2019

There are a lot of untold and unamplified stories about cool people, places and things around West Africa. The Jollof road team visited Liberia recently and made many interesting discoveries. From ATMs that vomit US dollars to meeting zestful surfer boys and girls in surfer haven, we saw it all. Here are some things you probably […]

October 18, 2019

The Republic of Benin is Nigeria’s next door neighbour. Although we have so much in common, a WHOLE LOT of us do not know anything about the country. The Jollof road team was in the Republic of Benin for a short time. While there, we got so immersed in the culture that we can now […]

October 17, 2019

So far on Jollof Road, we’ve visited four countries. But nothing comes close to the dynamic experience we had while we were in Ivory Coast aka Cote d’Ivoire aka land of Jesus’ 13th disciple. So here are four places you should visit if you’re ever in the coastal city. Do it! Our Lady of Peace […]

October 16, 2019

One meal that connects all of West Africa is Jollof rice. Although we have different names for it and can never agree on who has the best recipe, Jollof rice has overtime become a West African marker. However, travelling on the Jollof road, the team discovered that beyond Jollof Rice, we have so many similar […]

October 15, 2019

On October 7, we (the Jollof team) headed to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from Cape Coast, Ghana. Our experience in Ivory Coast started off on the wrong foot – arrogant officials at the border at Elubo and then, rude staff at the hotel we lodged at. It felt all too familiar; Abidjan reminded us of Lagos […]

October 10, 2019

Ghana is known for its warm people. Don’t believe me? Ask the Jollof Road gang! Are you visiting Ghana soon? You probably are. Literally everyone is visiting Ghana in December. Here’s a list of recommended places to visit while you’re there:  1. Black star square The black star square is a public square located in […]

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