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.
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.
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.
The subjects of this week’s Love Life are Mary* (33) and Linda* (29), who’ve been together for two years and ten months. They talk about a failed party that led to exchanging numbers, meeting because of Christmas chicken, a complicated former relationship and dealing with various insecurities.
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.
The subjects of this week’s Love Life, Michael (29) and Ada (24), are planning their wedding. They talk us through breaking the bro code, all the lies they told to be together and how their epic Valentine’s Day proposal almost didn’t happen.
Olisa (29) and Sandra (27) started dating, got engaged and married within a year after meeting on Twitter. They tell us about how it happened, the stress of planning a wedding and their first pregnancy
The subjects of this week’s Love Life, Femi* (28) and Feyitan* (26), who’ve been together for three years, met at an internship in Jumia. They fell for each other during training at Access Bank, but ended up dating other people till they kissed at a friend’s wedding.
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.
The subject of this week’s Love Life are two young people in love. Obi* (22) and Elizabeth* (21) have been dating for almost three years. Between lockdown, different schools and not-so-long distance, their saving grace is their parents’ awareness of their relationship.
Ighodalo* (61) and Esohe (59) met during the burial of Ambrose Alli in 1988. After refusing to date him because he drank and smoke, they moved to navigating a long-distance relationship with financial difficulties and fertility issues.
Uyai, 33, and Ayo, 28, have been dating for a year. In #ZikokoLoveLife, they talk about meeting on Instagram, dating each other while they were in primary relationships, and eventually, breaking up with those partners to be together.
Salem, 26, and Precious, 26, have been dating for three years. In today’s #ZikokoLoveLife, they talk about meeting on Instagram, starting a long distance relationship and couple’s therapy.
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.
Elizabeth, 29, and Samuel, 29, have been dating for eight months. Today on Love Life, they talk about meeting at work, deciding to date despite the threat of long-distance and getting engaged after one month of dating.
Ajoke, 28, & Solomon, 25, have been dating for three years. In today’s #ZikokoLoveLife, they talk about being coursemates, becoming friends with benefits & being in a relationship where they’re both allowed to date & have sex with other people.
Bolaji, 30, and Fareedah, 30, have been dating for eleven months. In today’s #ZikokoLoveLife, they talk about meeting through a friend, texting their way into a relationship and how they got engaged after doing their traditional introduction.
Kiki, 26, & Taiye, 26, have been dating for seven years. In today’s #ZikokoLoveLife, they talk about meeting at their school’s exco office, starting a friendship for four months before dating & how they dealt with the threat of infidelity.
Seun, 23, & Àdìó, 26, have been dating for four months. In today’s #ZikokoLoveLife, they talk about meeting at Salt & Light church camp, how they flirted their way into a relationship & reuniting physically on Valentine’s day this year.
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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.
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.
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.
Olayinka, 24, and Emma, 24, have been dating for four years. In today’s #ZikokoLoveLife, they talk about meeting in university, navigating a long-distance relationship from Ajah to Ibadan and almost breaking up over a chat.
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