In this letter, Camela writes to her sweet grandma, Mma Ange, who’s been her best friend for as long as she can remember. Camela wants her Mma to know she’s brought so much love, goodness and taste into her life.
Just like me, you didn’t ask for the responsibility of being the first child, and maybe, only daughter. In this article, Ortega talks about the steps she’s taken to gain a semblance of freedom. From moving out to taking her boyfriend to visit her grandpa, she shares moments that remind her breaking rules can be worth the risk.
This week’s #ZikokoWhatSheSaid subject is a 22-year-old Nigerian woman who’s 5 ft 10. She shares her childhood insecurities about her height, how her best relationship was with a short guy and how she’s learning to love her body.
This week’s #ZikokoWhatSheSaid subject is a 20-year-old Nigerian woman. She talks about why surviving a scoliosis surgery was big for her, getting surgery in India, gaining weight after and growing into a thrill seeker who plans to retire at 35.
For the ladies that get it, stunting on this Tems’ internet is a full-time job, and you have to come correct every time because really, what’s the point of dressing up if you don’t serve lewks?
In this letter #ToHER, Onyinye writes to her best girl, Toyosi. She’s not sure why Toyosi has stuck around for this long, but she hopes they make it as far as getting to name their kids after each other.
Growing up, our mums snooped around our phones. Many years later, I decided to return the favour. Here are 8 things I found in my mother’s church women’s group chat.
This week’s #ZikokoWhatSheSaid subject is a 28-year-old Nigerian woman who’s recently had a South-Eastern wedding. From the point of view of a younger millennial, she talks having multiple ceremonies, bride price negotiations and how everything surprised her.
“Ọ̀rẹ́ mi, o dùn. If I had a star for every time you brightened my day, I’d have a galaxy” In this letter #ToHER, Abolade writes to her soulmate and bestie, Ariyike. She’s the ying to her yang and this is a sweet note saying how she loves Ariyike.
This week’s #ZikokoWhatSheSaid subject is @nanya_alily, a 25-year-old Nigerian woman. She talks about working with her family to tell African stories through comic books, becoming more conscious of being Nigerian after moving to South Africa and how it has influenced her art and music.
In this letter #ToHER @Glasses_Ayo writes to her cousin, Oyinlola. They met when Odunayo was four and have been inseparable ever since. After reading last week’s letter, she wanted Oyinlola to know things haven’t been the same without her.
What does it cost to get your favourite braid styles? A certain Lekki babe spends about ₦50k.
This week’s #ZikokoWhatSheSaid subject is a 29-year-old Nigerian woman who got married, had her first child and relocated to the UK in quick succession. She tells us about juggling school, work and motherhood, and just how hellish it could be to stop breastfeeding your baby.
My mother and I had not seen each other for three years. In June 2022, she had a program in my city and used the opportunity to visit me. As a Nigerian mum, she had a lot of things to say. Here’s a list of the ones I wish I had better responses for:
“What do women really want?” is a question people have asked since the dawn of time. We’ve done the research and here’s what Nigerian women have to say. You’re welcome.
We’re clear on the fact that women deserve enjoyment. But on the days their uterus decides to torture them, it needs to be top-notch. So here are nine basic items women need in every period care package.
With the dollar rising faster than dough, feminists have sprung to action to save the entire country. Here’s a list of things they plan to do:
This week’s #ZikokoWhatSheSaid subject is a 24-year-old Nigerian woman. She talks about feeling uncomfortable in her body at 16, getting a breast reduction and what makes her feel attractive as a woman.
If you think babies are a handful, wait till you meet toddlers. Here’s a list of things every toddler mum can relate to, according to Thelma:
In this letter #ToHER, Maria wants her three daughters to know how much she misses them. This is to her second babies, Harmony and Melody. Trigger Warning: This story deals with pregnancy loss and self-harm.
If you’re one of the people whose June salary is coming this week, please note that you will be eaten when it’s time to eat the rich. Until then, here are 10 of the funniest tweets from Nigerian women in June:
Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in: