death

June 25, 2021

Today’s subject on Abroad Life is a 32-year-old woman who left Nigeria in 2010 to live with her dad in America. She talks about her dad’s death, moving states, making career choices, getting in $200k debt, and finally becoming financially stable. When did you decide that you wanted to move to the US? Moving to […]

April 14, 2021

Finding your person in today’s world is really hard but there are very few things worse than finding your partner and then losing them to illness, accidents or any thing. To understand this pain, we spoke to four Nigerians on what it is like losing a partner. Daniel, 25.I met him inside a bus. I […]

Lost hope
March 19, 2021

Following the trending conversation on breastfeeding earlier this month, I made a call for African women to share their experiences breastfeeding for an article. Cynthia* was one of the women that reached out to me, she told me her baby rejected breast milk and was sick at birth so I asked more questions. Here’s what […]

November 2, 2020

Close shaves with death have a way of putting things in perspective; all the ice cream you decided not to eat because of fitfam, all the sex you didn’t have because you were saving yourself for marriage, all the trips you didn’t take because you were saving money. A close brush with death isn’t as […]

March 17, 2020

“A Week In The Life Of” 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. Today’s subject is Chief Ogunsekan, a coffin maker. He tells us how […]

August 6, 2019

On April 1, 2018, my phone rang. The lit screen read ‘Dad’, but my father had died in February. “What horrible thing had I done that my dead father was calling me from the grave?” I answered and steeled myself for what was to come. After the longest three seconds of my life, my sister’s […]

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