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February 24, 2021

Marriage is a big deal, no doubt. A few months ago, we spoke to a few Nigerian women who regret making the decision to commit their lives to one partner. We spoke with a few Nigerian men about the same issue. Here’s what they had to say. 1. Zayn I didn’t envisage that getting married […]

February 15, 2021

Horrible exes are the great common denominator. Most of us have them – people that we, at some point, thought or hoped would be the one but by the end of the relationship, we were like WTAF. As today is the day after Valentine’s Day, we got four Nigerian men to tell us about their […]

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February 5, 2021

For most men, dating people who are younger than them age is the only way to go. However, its 2021 and the script is being flipped and more men are willing to explore dating older people. So we asked four men who exclusively date older people about their experiences. Fidel, Gay. I was sexually active […]

February 3, 2021

Valentine is coming again and, as usual, Nigerian women a particular set of people are getting ready to furnish their men with the usual gifts we see every year. I’ve decided to save you the trouble and make a list of things Nigerian men don’t want to receive this year. If you really want to […]

February 2, 2021

When Tobi* lost his job because the firm he worked for, an offshoot of a French company, had left after realising they were losing more money than they were making in Nigeria, he did not quite know he was about to go on a dark road. ‘‘I was sad, very sad obviously. But I thought, […]

January 26, 2021

Growing up, Max* hated dresses and, for that reason alone, he loathed Sundays when his parents demanded that he and his younger sister wore a dress and a head covering as they went to church.  ‘‘I wore a skirt to school from Monday to Friday, but it was the dresses on Sunday that really made […]

January 25, 2021

It is common knowledge — at least common Twitter knowledge — that the skincare routine of most Nigerian men begins and ends with a bar of soap and vaseline. For many of the men we spoke with, they don’t see why they should care that much about their skin but others are actively taking time out […]

January 24, 2021

What does it mean to be a man? Surely, it’s not one thing. It’s a series of little moments that add up. “Man Like” is a weekly Zikoko series documenting these moments to see how it adds up. It’s a series for men by men, talking about men’s issues. We try to understand what it means […]

January 14, 2021

DNA testing has been all the rage in recent weeks. Some things might happen that should make you suspect the paternity of your child. If the child does any of these things, make your way to the DNA testing center ASAP. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. 1. The child eats fufu Any child that […]

January 13, 2021

At some point in every man’s life, he has to deal with the fact that his body is changing. Of all the changes, the earliest and most obvious of them is the receding hairline. Often a subject of jokes, receding hairlines are commonplace among men. I spoke to four Nigerian men about how they really […]

January 6, 2021

The use of DNA profiles to determine whether an individual is the biological parent of another individual is known as DNA paternity testing. An expert from Lagos University Teaching Hospital claims that 30% of the Nigerian men who went to paternity testing centres were not the biological fathers of the children in their custody (Source). Given the statistics, we […]

January 6, 2021

The gym is the place you go to to get buff, stay healthy or both. However, it seems like some people have their own reasons for showing up at the gym. If you see your sub here, accept it like that and fix up accordingly. Don’t cry, don’t beg. 1. The ones who came to […]

January 6, 2021

If your Nigerian man does any of the following then we have urgent news for you. Check it out below: 1) He sends Good Morning messages This is his way of secretly checking to see that you’re where you said you slept. Stay woke sis. 2) He texts you throughout the day He doesn’t love […]

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