If there’s one thing Zikoko does, it’s support women. We have an entire category of our website dedicated to women where we tell the stories of African women from all walks of life. We also have the HER Newsletter where Itohan gists about being a 20-something-year-old woman living in Nigeria along with awesome recommendations every woman needs in her life.

Check out the HER category and subscribe to the newsletter if you haven’t. It’s pretty iconic. 

So it’s no surprise we’re excited about March, which is officially Women’s Month. At Zikoko, every month is women’s month, but this month, we have something extra special planned for the ladies.

Let’s get into it.

For this year’s Women’s History Month, we’re bringing back The Elevator, a short, crisp series that profiles women turning the needle, breaking biases, and showing the world (especially women) how to do the damn thing. Expect inspiring stories of African women working in different fields talking about how they rose to the top. And in line with the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day (#BreakTheBias), we’re redefining what the top looks like

Last year, we spoke to Odunayo Eweniyi, Co-founder of PiggyVest; Arit Okpo

, host of CNN International’s African Voices Changemakers; Blessing Abeng, Co-founder of Ingressive for Good amongst other women about their work but also their lives. This year, we’re continuing the theme of exploring the journeys of female writers, artists, activists who push the boundaries in their work. 

The drop is every Tuesday, starting from 8th March 2022 at 12 p.m., which is also International Women’s Day. 

But that’s not all. On the 4th March 2022, the first letter from our To Her series will be dropped. What’s that you ask? It’s a miniseries celebrating the love women have for other women. Dead guys say women are their own enemies. We’ll be putting that to review by showing the various ways women come through for each other. 

In covering women’s stories, you learn the following truths: women’s lives are exposed to a lot of trauma, and women’s identities tend to be tied to other social identities. We’re putting out this series to show other ways women can be celebrated: Through women looking out for themselves, finding love, affection, companionship in other women, but most importantly, themselves. Expect softness, cuteness, and expression.

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There’s one more thing in the works. If you follow the HER newsletter, you’ve probably gotten a scoop of it already. This thing shall be revealed to the world in due time. Till then, sit back, grab a bottomless glass of your favourite beverage, and let us entertain you.

Zikoko 🤝 women

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