Trigger warning: This interview contains descriptions of sexual violence. It’s been a heavy week for Nigerian women across the country. Most especially for survivors of sexual violence. A couple of days ago, news broke that Vera Uwaila Omozuwa a 22-year-old girl who had gone to read in a church was brutally raped and killed. Shortly […]
We asked a few Nigerian women where they experienced sexual assault. Their responses range from religious gatherings to their own homes.
It’s a struggle to be a Nigerian woman on a normal day. Add that with the pandemic and it feels like the world’s out to get you.
It’s always the ghetto for Nigerian women in every setting. On the streets, in public spaces, at home when they live alone and even at work. We already made a list of all the extra things they have to do just to be safe in public spaces, now it’s time to call out all the […]
When you are a shopaholic shopping is not just an activity, it’s an Olympic sport and you win every time you buy something distinct and in limited. It’s a beautiful addiction that keeps your wardrobe spilling over, your drip eternally fresh, and your bank account always almost empty. 1. You any time you see SALES. […]
A list of all of the things Nigerian women in public spaces have to normalize just to stay safe. Spoiler alert: Most of them are things men don’t have to worry about. 1. Hiding sanitary products in their sleeves, pockets or bags when going to the bathroom in public places. Why? Because there is still […]
Married Nigerian women are usually placed on a very uncomfortable and needless pedestal. It’s like marriage in itself is an identity that the society expects them to take up and this identity of course comes with expectations. Most of which are unreasonable and archaic. Here’s a list of 5 things Nigerians suddenly start expecting from […]
For the people who might not know what exactly is a BBL? A BBL is what all your favourite celebrities are getting done, so they can look snatched, but lying that they are working out. The full meaning is – Brazilian Butt Lift. It’s plastic surgery but doesn’t even have silicone and stuff. Fat is […]
Here are some of the things no one tells you about becoming a mum: Elizabeth – 26. Nothing actually prepares you or warns you of what lies ahead in motherhood. It can be described as a rewarding experience, but very little is said of how overwhelming it really is. Especially if you have no help. […]
I didn’t plan to be one, now I can’t get out of it.
We asked 5 Nigerian women how they dealt with not getting closure from relationships and here’s what they told us about their different experiences
Nigerian hairdressers are in an untouchable league of their own. You can’t live without them, you can’t live with them. Here are some of the funny and annoying things they love doing: 1. They love their product mixes- Coconut oil, shea butter, and vaseline in one container. It’s never just one product in there, it […]
Toxic relationships are one of the nightmares of adulting. They are bad for your health all around, but sometimes it’s not easy recognizing that you are actually in one. Because we are like your internet guardian angels, giving you all the guides you need to navigate this adulting thing we decided to make this list […]
When conversation starts to wane, one of the questions that often comes up with my group of all single friends ironically is ‘what would you do if you found out your partner was cheating’. Over the years the reply to that question has evolved for most of them from ‘dump his ass and burn his […]
A list of some of the things Nigerians have normalized that actually qualify as toxic masculinity.
On day 847? of my now self-imposed lock down, while my clothes are charging up for the inevitable post-rona rocks and my body is getting the rest it deserves, my hair is wallowing in a state I like to describe as – I prefer not to speak. From wash days every week, to discovering my […]
If the recently released pictures of Adele losing weight does not sit right with you, here’s a reminder that it’s not your business.
For many young Nigerian women, this week’s interview may mirror the relationship you have with your mother. Strained connections with mothers who barely got to know you as you grew up and are suddenly trying to foster a deeper relationship with you now that you are in your 20s. Describe your mum in one word? […]
What some Nigerian toasters call toasting is actually “Sexually Harass Toasting”. Done with zero charm and zero appeal.
Keeping short hair literally takes your hair off the list of things you have to worry about, stress over and spend on. Low cut hair is underrated.
Ladies, see our lives on these streets… Just two months ago, we were the cream of the crop, nails done, hair done, everything did. Getting bi-weekly pedicures,waxes and deep conditioning treatments was such a given, the idea that it would be taken away from us seemed almost laughable, and yet, again: We spoke to 6 […]
We are living in insane times. When I’m not thinking about the fact that coronavirus might just wipe out half the world’s population, my mind drifts to more mundane things. Like when next will I be able to get a pedicure or get my hair done? Turns out I’m not the only one. Amidst all […]
This week I talk to a 20-year old lady who in her own words ‘just wants to vent’. Hi there! I’m not sure if this is an actual problem. Especially right now. It’s like there are people dying o Funke* and this is what you are talking about. Lol, I haven’t even asked anything yet. […]
One of my favourite stories is the one in which man and woman were created as one being. With four arms, four legs and a head made up of two faces. Then Zeus pulled a Zeus and split us into separate parts. Condemning us to spend the rest of our lives looking for our other […]
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