Love Life

Love Life is a weekly Zikoko series about love, relationships, situationships and entanglements - how they start, how they end or where they're going.
November 17, 2022

The subjects of this week’s love life, Isoken* (19) and Dami* (21), met at a tutorial centre in 2020. They talk about why she turned him down the first three times he asked her out, lying to her parents about their relationship and dealing with their religious differences. 

November 10, 2022

Adaeze* (21) and Angel* (23) were roommates who fell in love along the line. In this episode of Love Life, they talk about developing feelings during the ASUU strike, hiding their romance from their other roommates and navigating religious guilt and internalised homophobia. 

Love Life: Our Friendship Means More to Us than Our Love
November 3, 2022

Kenny, 32, and Yinka, 29, have been married for three years, dated for two and were friends for almost a decade before that. This week on Love Life, they talk about their mutual crush in secondary school, stepping out of each other’s friend zone and not conforming to society’s rules on marriage.  

October 20, 2022

Taiwo (24) and Abisola (22) have been dating for two years. They talk about their fear of not being attracted to each other when they met for the first time three months in, having their first kiss at a concert, and how their music careers created a strong foundation for their relationship.

September 22, 2022

The subjects of this week’s Love Life are Jaymes*(23) and Seyi*(20), a polyamorous couple who got together five days after they started talking. Since then, they’ve had to deal with one of them being outed as queer, navigating multiple relationships and the jealousy it comes with. 

June 9, 2022

Oba, 26, and Precious, 27, have been dating for four years. In today’s #ZikokoLoveLife,, they talk about meeting on a group chat, falling into a relationship even though they were dating other people and the one incident that almost broke them.

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May 12, 2022

Princess*, 26, & Bayo*, 37, have been dating for three years. In #ZikokoLoveLife, they talk about navigating the 11-year age gap between them & transitioning from a medium-distance relationship to one where they both live in the same city. 

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April 21, 2022

Jola, 25, and Oyin, 26, have been dating for a year. In today’s #ZikokoLoveLife, they talk about meeting on Twitter, becoming friends and talking for nine months before starting a relationship where they still haven’t had a fight.

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Love life: Sandra and Opeyemi
March 17, 2022

Ope, 30, & Sandra, 27, dated for a year & 7 months before getting married. In today’s #ZikokoLoveLife, they talk about starting a relationship in the DMs, a horrible first date at Ope’s house & why their close friends found out they were getting married on Twitter.

Love Life: Bisola and Tunde
March 10, 2022

Bisola*, 23, &Tunde*, 23, have been dating for a year. In today’s #ZikokoLoveLife, they talk about being in the talking stage while Bisola was in a relationship, being each other’s best friend & why they wouldn’t leave each other for ten million dollars.

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Love life: yemisi and kelechi
March 3, 2022

Yemisi, 24*, & Kelechi, 28*, have been dating for eight months. Today on #ZikokoLoveLife, they talk about how detty December plans got them together, being in a long-distance open relationship where they’re both bisexual & how they learnt to argue better.

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