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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.