Cheating

August 31, 2021

As told to Mariam Emem* is a 40+ woman whose husband was cheating on her. The experience changed her perspective on life and she wanted to share her story with other women. Here’s what she told me:  My husband and I met in 1999. We dated for three years before getting married. We have three […]

June 29, 2021

As Told To Itohan When I was in JS2, I started dating a lot of people consecutively. I was never really single. I dated two best friends. I even once dated a set of twins and their elder brother. Most of them were older and bought me gifts, which was risky because I was young […]

May 20, 2021

I’ve always been utterly fascinated by people who cheat on their partners and have always wondered what happened or why they decided to. Luckily, my job allows me to explore this curiosity and ask questions and get to the root of things like this. So I did just that. I spoke to several people I knew personally as well […]

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March 31, 2021

As told to Mariam In my first month at Zikoko, I put a call out for Nigerian women to tell me about their proposals. Cynthia* was one of the women that reached out to me. I thought it was interesting that she was a bisexual married woman, and I wanted to know how that worked […]

March 23, 2021

Men, who are often considered the wreckers of relationships, are rarely considered as victims of heartbreak. I spoke to four Nigerian men about their experiences. Here’s what they had to say. Bayo, 27 I’m always the one getting broken up with, so I have plenty of break up stories. The first one dumped me for […]

February 15, 2021

Have you ever wondered why and how some women become side chicks? If they regret it or how they felt when they found out? Well, these twelve Nigerian women share their experience as side chicks. Amaka, 27 I was 21 and had just gotten out of University. I met him at my best friend’s party […]

January 4, 2021

If you’re desperate (or crazy, or Yoruba) enough to cheat on your partner, you need to realize that cheating is a high risk activity that can go south very easily. When you (almost inevitably) get caught, here are some excuses you can give to get yourself out of the situation. If none of the excuses […]

November 27, 2020

Women are often overlooked in conversations about marital infidelity, thanks to the notion that women aren’t very inclined to cheat on their spouses. I spoke to six married women who have had relationships without their husbands’ knowledge. They had some pretty interesting stories. Editorial note: This article was updated to include Chidinma’s entry which was […]

November 5, 2020

I totally understand why you’re here. You want your man to focus only you. Men like to wander a lot. So it is important for you to learn how to stop him from seeing other people and focusing on you. I gatchu. 1. Lock him in the house This is the best option. Full Rapunzel […]

September 22, 2020

Let me start off by saying this is not an endorsement of cheating. Some of you might make reference to my name and say “i AM noT sUrpRisEd a fEMi is saYiNg tHis”. Keep quiet. We heard you the first 500 times. Here, I’m not asking men to cheat.  In fact, I hate cheating. All […]

August 31, 2020

As told to Eris Ekanem I had a conversation with a 24-year-old who suspects that her husband cheated on her with his cousin while they were still dating. She talks about the age difference between them, the disrespect she had to endure while dating him and the choice she had to make. There are so […]

August 31, 2020

Pretty much every man has been in the clutches of Igbo women at some point. They’re renowned worldwide for their wickedness and cold-heartedness. If you haven’t been hurt by Igbo women before, this article is for you. I’m trying to save you before it ends in premium tears. If an Igbo woman is catching your […]

August 5, 2020

If there’s anything history has taught us, it is that men are much better than being side pieces than women. Ask Jada Pinkett Smith.  If you didn’t already know, a side nigga is someone who knows that the person they are giving back to back has a partner but doesn’t care. You’re just here for […]

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