Rainbows

May 5, 2022

“I hate the internal conflict that comes with the holiday. Why am I even celebrating? Do I agree with most of the teachings and doctrines? Am I still a Muslim? I’d also love to celebrate knowing that I am fully accepted, not tolerated, and loved by my family, regardless of my identity.”

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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December 17, 2021

“At that moment, I knew I couldn’t lie to her. I said yes but my voice was low. I told her I didn’t like men.”

In this article, Somto* talks about the issues she had with her mum as a child for being masculine presenting and coming out to her as an adult.

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November 25, 2021

“In 2014, I wanted to explore my sexuality. I met this girl, Janet, on Badoo. She was nice. We texted for a couple of weeks before we started dating. There were no video calls then so we were always texting. In the third month of our relationship, she said she was travelling to Dubai for work and she wasn’t sure when she’d be back. She wanted to see me before she left. I told her I didn’t have money and she said she would sponsor the trip. 

August 12, 2021

Chelle, 24, and Layide, 23 have been dating for seven months. Today on Love Life, they talk about striking a connection the moment they started talking, how their decision to stay friends changed and how long-distance affects their relationship.  What’s your earliest memory of each other? Layide: She was in a car, and I was […]

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July 15, 2021

Ella, 23, and Adaora, 21 have been dating for eleven months. Today on Love Life, they talk about navigating a relationship after Adaora ran away from home, learning how to set boundaries and their future plans for each other.   What is your earliest memory of each other?  Adaora: My first memory was when we first […]

hands holding wedding ring
July 6, 2021

TRIGGER WARNING: Abuse.  Editor’s note: In 2014, Ezinne* met Esther* and they dated for about three years before Esther got married. In this As Told To, Ezinne talks about the relationship they had and how they are both married to other people now.  When people can explain their childhood with one word, it’s always strange […]

June 25, 2021

As told to Mariam Oyin* reached out to me when I put a call out for women to tell me about the worst thing a friend has done to them. In her message, she said her best friend and girlfriend at the time outed her. I was curious about how that played out and I […]

June 11, 2021

After refusing to accept his sexuality in Nigeria, today’s subject on Abroad Life moved to the US in 2015. He talks about how his relationship with God, his parents and church members made him realise that he had to accept his sexuality.  When did you decide that you were going to move to the US? […]

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