Man Like: The 5 Most Read Stories of 2021

January 2, 2022
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 to “be a man” from the perspective of the subject of the week.

2021 has officially wrapped and we’re now in a brand new year. Just like with everyone else, a new year sparks a new beginning for the Man Like team and Zikoko general. We‘re excited to explore new subjects, shed light on uncomfortable issues and most importantly, start poignant conversations through the stories we’ll tell this year. But before we dive right in, let’s take one final look at the past with the stories you enjoyed reading and sharing in 2021. 

I Quit Banking to Become a Bartender — Man Like Dare Aderinokun

It’s hard not to draw inspiration from Dare’s story, especially now when we’re all making new year resolutions and making plans for the future. Not only did this Man Like subject deviate from the career path his family mapped out for him, but he did this knowing he still had to cater to two young children who depended on him. Did this risk pay off? Well, you’ll have to find out here

Growing Up as a Man in Nigeria Requires a lot of Work — Man Like Adekunle Gold

From moving out of his parent’s house at 25 to becoming a pandemic daddy, Adekunle Gold gave us full access to his evolution into AG Baby. In this episode of Man Like, our fave also talks about the new and experimental AG Baby fashion and why being a man in Nigeria is not beans at all. Read AG’s Man Like interview here

People are Afraid of What They Don’t Understand — Man Like Osunniyi

When you think “Chief priest”, you immediately imagine an older, grey-haired man in traditional garb offering advice to a king or something (blame Nollywood). However, in this episode of Man Like, we are introduced to Osunniyi, a 30-year old Ifá priest who became an Oluwo (Chief priest) at just 23. Read his insightful story here.  

Fashion Helps Me Manage My Anxiety Man Like Denola Grey

Denola Grey? Anxiety? Those are two things we didn’t expect in the same sentence, especially when you consider his almost larger-than-life social media persona. Talking to Man Like about life when the cameras are off, Denola explains the important role fashion plays in his life, as well as the need to curate friends that get and support you. Read his interesting story here

Masculinity is a Tool to Be Used Responsibly — Man Like Justin Irabor 

In this episode of Man Like, we talk to a Zikoko OG and all-around tech baddie, Justin Irabor popularly known as The Vunderkind. He talks to us about growing up independent, the unique thing that brings him joy, his fear of coasting through life and finally, his ideologies about masculinity. Take a deep dive into Justin’s mind here.

Join The Conversation

Bring a friend.

You'll like this

September 8, 2020

Internet scammers, popularly known as yahoo boys, are a long-battled menace to society. As if this isn’t enough, our police double our woes by profiling every other young Nigerian male as yahoo boys.  If you’re a Nigerian man in Nigeria, chances are you’ve been accosted by men of our beloved Nigerian Police Force. The funds-starved […]

Watch

Now on Zikoko

May 21, 2022

The subject of today’s Sex Life is a 27-year-old man who masturbated for the first time when he was 22. He talks about the transition from saving himself for marriage to just enjoying sex, and why he never considered masturbation till he started having sex.

Recommended Quizzes

February 26, 2020

Are you all set for marriage, or are you still figuring it out? Well, if you’re curious to know the answer, then this is the quiz for you. All you have to do is create your own ideal Nollywood wedding film, and we’ll tell you if you’re ready to say “I do”. Go ahead:

November 7, 2019

These days, everyone is always talking about how much sex they’re getting, or how little sex they’re getting, or how disgusting sex is etc. There’s just so much talk about sex, it’s almost impossible to know who’s lying and who’s telling the truth. In anticipation of our new series about the sex lives of young […]

November 28, 2019

There are so many talented and stunning Nollywood actors that make it hard not to fall in love with them. So, while we all know the likelihood of us ending up with any of them is super low, it’s still fun to imagine a world where we actually stood a chance, and that’s why this […]

October 30, 2019

Kemi Adetiba’s King of Boys movie got a lot of things right, especially casting, so yes, it was a monster hit. Now, we know you may not have put much thought to this, but the personalities of some of the characters closely match yours, and we would like to help you find the perfect match. […]

More from Man Dem

Watch

Trending Videos

Zikoko Originals

December 14, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
November 2, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
October 26, 2020
A collection of videos documenting some of the events of the EndSARS protests.
June 22, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
June 22, 2020
Hacked is an interesting new series by Zikoko made up of fictional but hilarious chat conversations.
June 4, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
June 2, 2020
Quickie is a video series where everyone featured gets only one minute to rant, review or do absolutely anything.
May 14, 2020
Isolation Diary is a Zikoko series that showcases what isolation is like for one young Nigerian working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
March 12, 2020
Life is already hard. Deciding where to eat and get the best lifestyle experiences, isn't something you should stress about. Let VRSUS do that for you.

Z! Stacks

Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in:

Zikoko amplifies African youth culture by curating and creating smart and joyful content for young Africans and the world.
X