Today’s #ZikokoWhatSheSaid subject is Laura, a 23-year-old Kenyan woman. She talks about moving to a new town at 16, her rocky relationship with her sister, respecting her more after their mum dies, struggling with depression and finally accepting that grief is an unending cycle.
When a friend loses a loved one, we are sometimes confused about how best to be there for them. Condolence messages are great but what does a step further look like? Here’s a list of things you can do for a grieving friend aside from saying sorry.
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 […]
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 a grief counsellor. Grief […]
What does it mean to be a man? Surely, it’s not one thing. It’s a series of little moments that add up. “Man Like” is a weekly Zikoko series documenting these moments to see how it adds up. It’s a series for men by men, talking about men’s issues. We try to understand what it means […]
We spoke to 21-year-old Eliakim whose family rarely talks about the people they have lost and how that family tradition affects the way he feels grief and how he is navigating it moving forward.
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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