The subject of this week’s What She Said is a 31-year-old Nigerian Muslim woman who got married at 23. She talks about realising she should have waited, getting a job years later and finally settling into her marriage. How did it start? I’d just finished my master’s, and I’d met a guy. We had been […]
A huge part of life revolves around money yet we don’t talk about it. Especially when it comes to jobs and salaries. In the hope of demystifying this, I asked a couple of young Nigerians how they found out they were underpaid. Here’s what they said: Enny/Female/20s. I did a job for a client where […]
Unemployment is a terrible thing. It’s ten times worse in Nigeria. Today, I remembered all the promises I made before getting my current job. After talking to some friends about it, I realized we are all living the same lives. Here a few violent lies we have all told: 1) “This is my dream job.” […]
1) The sheer creativity. Do you sit or stand? 2) Perfect description of working from home in Nigeria. Trash. 3) This person is clearly going through things. Say a prayer or two. 4) The only thing kids are good for tbh. Put your back in it. Just a little more, 5) I demand an explanation. […]
Coronavirus is changing a lot of things. From work to travel to worship. I was wondering if some of this change could trickle down to email culture. Especially seeing as social distancing is the new rule. Email culture can be is very passive-aggressive. With its innuendos and doublespeak galore. I was inspired by Ufuoma to […]
At a job interview, how you say something matters as much as what you say. The most effective way to convey your passion and excitement is through action and behavior. Unfortunately, most people don’t pay attention to these things so they end up ruining their chances. There are certain things to do to improve your […]
From an early age, I was told I had only one task: “Go-to-school–find-a-job-get-married-and-start-a-family.” Sounds easy right? right? If I could go back in time, I would probably slap everyone who gave me such an easy to read version of events. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM!! My first year of holding down a 9-5 was filled […]
A large majority of young adults do not enjoy what they do for a living. For many people, it is just a means to an end because the alternative can be way worse. In light of this, we decided to give tips for financial liberation from a job that doesn’t give you joy. 1) Count […]
1. Your body, trying to remember how to wake up early: How did I do this before the holiday? 2. The traffic returning from its own holiday like: You can’t even wait small? 3. You, throughout your first day back at the office: I’m not ready for this. 4. When your co-worker asks you about […]
Trying to find a job in Nigeria that brings you joy can feel like you’re looking for a microscopic needle in a very messy haystack. So, we’ve created a quiz that will try its very best to guess when exactly you’ll luck out and finally land that dream job. Take it and see:
It’s a tough world out there.
Nigerian employers! Come and see oh!
Please can you stop looking at me like JJC?
“We’ll get back to you”.
“Why do you want this job?”
Unemployment might be better!
The fact that Wizkid has not yet given us another album.
So you’re not in the mood to be productive at the office today.
Waiting for an interview? They’re probably waiting with you.
Your worst interview nightmare!
You’ll act like a bad guy…until it sinks in.
When your village people are following you.
Talk shit, get fired!
When you are the office newbie!
Your wahala is too much.
Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in: