The subject of today’s #ZikokoWhatSheSaid is a 53-year-old Nigerian woman who talks about moving to Lagos to make it in the 90’s, the realities of supporting six younger siblings in 1992 as the first daughter and her transition into the money lending business to survive and become her own person.
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I don’t know who told men that persistence is key, but someone needs to tell them that it’s just harassment. No one should have to deal with an overly persistent man. But in the event that there’s a man refusing to take no for an answer, here are some extreme measures you can take. 1. […]
There are certain braided hairstyles for girls that are so awesome, they can never go out of style. Here are seven of them. If you’re ever at the salon, stuck on which hairstyle to go with, pick one of these. You’re welcome. 1. Twisted Mohawk This is a beautiful natural hairstyle for girls. It leaves […]
A rich Nigerian auntie doesn’t refer to those aunties from your father’s side that do nothing but comment on your weight and ask you when you’d be getting married. The rich Nigerian auntie is an aesthetic bigger than one person — and here’s how to be sure you are one… 1. You have the dress […]
The subject of this week’s What She Said, is a 25-year-old woman who has been through so much and would just like to be at peace for the rest of her life. She talks about how unlucky she’s been with friends, her tense relationship with her mother, beating cervical cancer, and how therapy helped her […]
The HER newsletter is a weekly Zikoko newsletter that comes out every Saturday by 2 p.m. Since we just got to 2k subscribers, we decided to explain the six types of HER Newsletter readers. 1) The early bird They read at exactly 2 p.m. every Saturday. They have no time to waste. The only thing […]
Some men are going to read the title of the article and lose their shit, we are sorry, or maybe not. We’ve read in a couple of articles that sex toys are supposed to support men and not compete with them but this is not one of those articles. Here are a few reasons why […]
These are the laws Nigerian women would like to see the government change to celebrate IWD.
6 Nigerian women share their experience trying to rent a place in Nigeria and the discrimination that comes with that.
For this week’s what she said, we talk to Uju Anya, a 44-year-old woman. She tells us about leaving Nigeria with her mum because of her abusive dad, discovering she is lesbian, not bisexual, and becoming an atheist. Let’s start from the beginning. Where did you grow up? I was born in the city of […]
The subject of this week’s What She Said is a 29-year-old Nigerian woman who was stalked by her ex boyfriend for years. She talks about how horrifying that experience was in this story.
This year, we documented a wide range of experiences from women of all backgrounds. In today’s What She Said, we highlight some of these stories. From the divorcee dating again to the first-class law graduate, these are stories of women living life on their own terms — our 2020 must-reads! 1. What She Said: What […]
Today’s What She Said is not anonymous. Last week, a 22-year-old Ghanaian shared an experience from her childhood that had to do with being accused of witchcraft.
Are you tired of your basic 9-5 and thinking of a career change? Well, here is how to be a prostitute in Nigeria 1) Wear an Anklet This singular piece of jewelry has basically cemented your place as a certified prostitute 2) Drive a car Obviously the only reason you are driving a car is […]
Nigerian women have a lot to get off of their chest in regards to Nigerian men. Last week, it was about problems with dating Nigerian men. Now, here are 10 things Nigerian women want Nigerian men to know. Sade Porn is not real life. For goodness sake, I will not be doing snake in the […]
In response to a previous post where men talked about things they are scared of telling their partners, we spoke to Nigerian women to tell us the hardest things about dating Nigerian men Nora (31) They never know what you should buy them. You ask him if he prefers brown or black leather, he asks […]
A few things we believe should be included in the Nigerian girl code
“Why don’t you have sense?”
Every week, Zikoko seeks to understand how people move the Naira in and out of their lives. Some stories will be struggle-ish, others will be bougie. All the time, it’ll be revealing. The lady in this story has worked in digital media (creative industry) for almost a decade. But she’s convinced that she’s just getting started. […]
I was lonely. I was just really lonely.
Every week, we ask anonymous people to give us a window into their relationship with the Naira. In this story, a lady talks about her struggles and it’s not just with money, it’s at the workplace. Age: 26 Occupation: Customer Support What’s the first time you made money? It was in secondary school. Mumsy bought a lot […]
It’s not my fault I have a uterus. Please dear.
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