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May 5, 2021

In this article, we gave you a little background information on Airtel’s “The Rainmaker” teaser and what we think it could be hinting at – a TV series, or another mind-blowing advert. Well, we’re back with more gist on that. Asides being a period piece and starring Nollywood veteran, Jide Kosoko, here are other things […]

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April 1, 2021

As told to Mariam Last week, I asked Nigerian women to share their biggest insecurities with me for an article. Sandra* was one of the women that reached out to me. After she responded, I asked more questions and this is what she told me:  I was born with dreadlocks. When I was two years […]

January 12, 2021

A Week In The Life is a weekly Zikoko series that explores the working-class struggles of Nigerians. It captures the very spirit of what it means to hustle in Nigeria and puts you in the shoes of the subject for a week. The subject of today’s “A Week In The Life” is an Alaga Iyawo. […]

November 11, 2020

Everyone hears Yoruba and automatically assume the speaker is from Nigeria. You couldn’t be wronger. Most Yoruba people are from Nigeria, but there are estimated to be about 47 million Yoruba people worldwide. 1. Benin Republic Yup. Our quiet French-speaking neighbors to the West have a large Yoruba population. Of Benin’s 11.5 million people, 1.7 […]

September 27, 2020

The average Nigerian youth identifies more with Halloween than any Nigerian festival. Now, this breaks my heart because we have incredible festivals and celebrations in Nigeria that are arguably more than these ‘foreign things’. I lie? Check this Nigerian festivals out. They are proper: 1. Kagoro Afan Festival The Kagoro Afan festival is celebrated by […]

September 2, 2020

If you grew up left-handed, then you’ll relate: 1) You grew up ambidextrous. At some point, your parents forced (mostly with flogging) you to learn how to use both hands. They tried to “correct” your hand 2) While growing up, you were constantly beaten for using your left hand to do everything. Is it my […]

December 10, 2018

Africa has always had a loud voice, but lately, it is getting louder. If you haven’t already been to one of the many music festivals that seem to crop up all over the place, you’re missing out.   Don’t know what we are on about, but love the way that music makes you feel? Check […]

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