If your favourite is Below Her Mouth, you might not make heaven.
“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.”
If you are trying to be a good Trans/non-binary ally, you need to stop asking these eight questions.
Here’s how to be a good ally when your queer friend come’s out to you.
Masc women are the 9th wonder of the world. Read this article if you need proof.
If you start a speech with good morning bestie, you’ll get more people to listen. We promise.
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.
Cynthia*, 30, and Ezinne*, 29, have been dating for six months. In today’s #ZikokoLoveLife, they talk about getting in touch after reading each other’s stories on Zikoko and falling for each other despite being married.
Dating as a lesbian is not as easy as you think, here’s why.
Uju, 45, and Sirry, 40, have been dating for five months. In today’s #ZikokoLoveLife, they talk about meeting on Twitter, navigating dating as older women with kids and being in an intercultural relationship.
“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.
Hadiza*, 35, and Zikora*, 40, dated for three years before they got married. In today’s #ZikokoLoveLife, they talk about being friends who travelled together for work, growing into a relationship and getting married despite living in Nigeria where same-sex marriage is illegal.
“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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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? […]
Outing a queer person without their consent especially in a country like Nigeria is one of the worst things you could do to a queer person. To the four people we spoke to in this story, they know too well that it is like to feel the fear of being outed before you feel ready […]
Today’s subject on Abroad Life is a 21-year-old woman who discovered she is pansexual after moving to the US. She talks about leaving Nigeria, leaving religion and the journey to discovering and accepting her sexuality. What was growing up in Nigeria like for you? I grew up with my parents and three brothers. There isn’t […]
This article shares stories of women who have experienced both sides of love and relationships and have chosen what makes them feel the happiest . These women share their stories of leaving heterosexual relationships to date women. Here are their stories: Mimi I always dated and was sexually active with both men and women at […]
Sometimes, when you finally accept your sexuality as a queer Nigerian, you may not know what to do. So, these six queer Nigerians give advice to newer queer people. Promise You don’t have to label yourself. Be patient with yourself, love yourself and know that whatever you are, you deserve love and acceptance. Doyin You […]
Pride month is gay Christmas that lasts longer than regular Christmas. This pride, here are few tips on how to be a better friend and ally to your queer friend. 1. Send them money Times are tuff, sapa left and right. What better way to support your queer friend? Empty your bank account dear, especially […]
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