What’s it like to be a receptionist in Lagos? It involves a lot of patience. And in this week’s #AWeekInTheLife, a receptionist tells us about reporting co-workers who come late to work, dealing with snobbish callers and why she’s grateful for her job.
“If I got a dollar for every time someone assumed a man was bank-rolling me, I’d be a billionaire now” – six Nigerian women tell us what it’s like to be female bosses in male-dominated offices.
What’s it like to be a skincare formulator in Nigeria? For Happylyte, it means fighting with logistics drivers and dealing with dishonest suppliers. But she’s not taking her eyes off her ambition — to become a medical aesthetician someday.
“No one knows our situation” — Six Nigerian women share what it’s like to be the major financial providers in their families.
The subject of this week’s #AWeekInTheLife is Hero Lewis, a maths teacher based in Port Harcourt. He talks about learning patience on the job, why he misses flogging students and the aspect of his job that brings him the most joy.
What’s the most desperate thing you’ve done for money?
For Charles*, it was de-feathering chicken on a busy road for ₦200.
“I go where the money is, abeg” — Read what these Nigerians had to say about the minimum acceptable time to spend at a job.
The subject of this week’s #AWeekInTheLife is a fitness coach. He tells us about his training regime, rigid personal diet and the fitness myths that make him scratch his head the most.
“Honestly, I blame myself” — Read what these Nigerians had to say about taking loans from digital money lenders.
The subject of this week’s #AWeekInTheLife is Lola Salehu, a product designer. She tells us how she switched from coding to design, the intentional way she sees the world and the most important thing on her bucket list — to change her passport.
People who are productive between 5 a.m and 8 a.m have their lives all figured out. Because how do you wake up that early and choose work?
The subject of this week’s “A Week in the Life” sells gadgets at Computer Village. He tells us about the chaos of the Village and how he manages to stay faithful in a market infamous for dishonesty.
If you’ve ever worked at a job you hated, you might have toyed with the idea of resigning, or even gone through with it. These millennials didn’t have a choice.
In 2014, this ghostwriter’s rate was ₦1 per word. 8 years later, she’s making 7 figures per project. Maybe one day she’ll release a book with her name but right now, she doesn’t care about recognition — as long as the pay is good. This is #AWeekInTheLife
In 2019, @TheIgboWolf made his first Instagram skit but paused content creation for two years because he needed a better phone. Now, he’s become a social media trendsetter. Here’s the story behind his hits and his personal struggles with going viral.
African women artisans are weaving their way to financial independence — handcrafting products like rugs, baskets and kikoys. Their works are finding their way onto fashion pages and storefronts of the world’s most exclusive luxury brands.
We spoke to 7 Nigerian Gen Zs and they shared the very moment they looked at a potential job and decided, “nah fam.”
In today’s #AWeekInTheLife we feature Samiat Salami, a textile designer who makes prints for ready-to-wear clothes and home decor. She explains her design process, the pains of running a global business in Nigeria & how hard it is to find plus-size models.
Working from home can get really boring. It’s just you, your laptop and colleagues that you talk to via email, Slack or Teams. So how do you break that monotony?
The subject of today’s #AWeekInTheLife is a massage therapist. He tells us about the stereotypes that plague his hustle, how he deals with sexual harassment but why he continues to love what he does anyway.
On today’s #AWeekInTheLife, we feature Efe Edosio, a video producer. He talks about dealing with difficult clients who keep changing their minds, why he has no side hustle and what it’ll take to get him to 10/10 in career satisfaction.
Chidera Nwagu is a content creator for three Abuja nightclubs. What’s it like to meet Abuja “big boys”, fend off creepy men and deal with sexism in the nation’s capital? Find out in this week’s #AWeekInTheLife
The subject of today’s #AWeekInThe Life is an Abuja-based IELTS tutor. She talks about her struggles with teaching proud adults, Nigerians who think they shouldn’t write IELTS and why she loves her job so much regardless.
Today’s #AWeekInTheLife subject is a computer technician in Uyo who sells Ewa Agoyin as a side hustle. He discusses his struggles as a technician who studied computer science, how he started a side business cooking beans and why his Ewa Agoyin always bangs.
The subject of today’s #AWeekInTheLife is a medical doctor, but she quit her job to sell perfumes and scented candles. Today, she explains how she makes her fragrances, why she quit her job and the beauty of being in control of her time.
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