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.
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 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.
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.
The subject of today’s #AWeekintheLife is the caretaker of a hostel close to a university which houses 45 self-con rooms. He talks about managing difficult tenants, why he prefers this job over his last, and his dream to japa one day.
The subject of today’s “A Week in the Life” studied animal science in university but now plans weddings for a living in South East Nigeria. She explores the challenges of dealing with Nigerians who love to party and why she loves her job so much.
Ajumoke Nwaeze won Star Quest in 2008 and got into the Nigerian Idol finals in 2011. Then she dropped out of the competition. In today’s #AWITL, she reflects on the burden of popularity, writing JAMB 6 times & her switch from singing to a writing career.
Today, on A Week in the Life, 23-year-old Uchenna Nnabuguwu tells us about reading 100 books a year, finding a community of booklovers on Instagram and how he makes money from sharing his love for books on #bookstagram.
The subject of today’s “A Week in the Life” got his first Nollywood screenwriting gig on the same day he quit his old job. Now, he juggles multiple writing projects at once and argues and why Nigerians need to calm down when criticising Nollywood.
Today’s A Week in the Life’s subject is a child educator. Her life fell out of place because she hugged a male friend in university. Then she discovered her gift with children. But after eight years of migraines, she’s now focused on money instead of passion.
What’s it like to be a rockstar in Nigeria? Today, we explore a week in @Clayrocksu ‘s life. She grew up saving pocket money for rock albums. Now she shares her joys and struggles of performing in Nigeria, blending Afropop and punk rock and why dogs are the best.
The subject of today’s “A Week in the Life” is Peace Obinani (@the_happygirlie), a product marketing manager at a fintech company. She tells us about fighting fires on social media, quenching online rumours and managing a community of non-tech people who work in tech.
The subject of today’s “A Week in the Life” is a Nigerian psychiatrist in the UK. He walks us through the heartbreaking aspects of his job, navigating a long-distance relationship with his family and juggling multiple businesses because he thrives in chaos.
The subject of today’s “A Week In the Life” mixes drinks for a living. He tells us about quitting his full-time bartending job to start his business, how his biochemistry degree makes him a better bartender and why Lagos restaurants sell shit cocktails.
The subject of today’s “A Week In The Life” packs medical waste for a living. Medical waste includes used needles and syringes and other waste products used in medical facilities. He talks about struggling with motivation and the risks involved in his job:
The subject of today’s “A Week In The Life” is a businessman who sells electronic gadgets for a living. He talks about his unconventional approach to business, being dealt with by the exchange rate and why he’s now considering getting a 9-5.
When the subject of today’s “A Week In The Life” got pregnant, her life stopped. First, she had to resign from her job. Then, she became a stay-at-home mum to care for her son. Now, she tells us about raising a toddler and navigating her new reality:
For today’s episode of “A Week In The Life,” we spoke to a pastor. She talks about her decision not to be a full-time pastor, combining a 9-5 alongside her divine calling and the many ways she enjoys herself as a human being.
From the drug dealer who almost lost a kneecap, to the pornstar who feels like Wizkid and Davido in front of a camera, to the unpaid full-time housewife, here are 10 of the most-read stories from the “A Week In The Life” series.
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Whether you started reading last year, this year, or last week, here are 10 must-read stories from the “A Week In The Life” series. These stories will either inspire you, make you pause and think, or simply allow you to appreciate the mundane.
The subject of today’s “A Week In The Life” used to work at an NGO until 5 months ago when his contract expired. While waiting for renewal, he tells us about struggling with his new reality, missing his old job and navigating a loss of identity.
The subject of today’s “A Week In The Life” plays chess for a living. He tells us about navigating societal disregard for his chosen career, his persistence even in the face of dwindling funds and why chess has him in a chokehold.
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