Life

“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 […]

As a career changer, I can tell you that switching is the single most scary thing in the entire world. And I am not even exaggerating. A career change can be so frightening because many times you are leaving certainty for uncertainty. It gets even more difficult when you are not sure what you should […]

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 […]

Some people might think that being single is torture but for you, it is a freedom movement you are really patriotic to; you love your single life so much, you’d do anything to maintain it–even if you have to lie that you are boo’ed up just to field off the many proposals that come your […]

Leaving home for university can be fun until you get hit with the realization that you are really alone, even when you are actually never alone. Then it dawns on you that the stress of getting an education might not be worth it, particularly when you consider the adulting that it requires which includes, COOKING […]

You’d think that, by now, you would have accepted that five days out of the seven in a week are not yours. Like at what point does this adulting thing become a normal routine? You would be having the best time of your life (by your standards) until Sunday creeps in to remind you that […]

There is a chance that you belong to the “God, when am I going to get my own car”? group. Well, I can’t answer that, for obvious reasons. I can ask you why you don’t go for the more convenient options of car-hailing services, though. Oh wait, I have the answer; they are either not […]

I was listening to Nicki Minaj’s “All things go” the other day and the “this life is a movie, but there will never be a sequel” line hit; it’s true, this life no get part two. I’m not writing about our mortality or where we rank in the grand scheme of things; no morbid thoughts […]

Young people reading might not believe this but there was a time when you actually had to leave your house to do stuff like bank transfers or settle utility bills. It wasn’t that long ago too. Ten years ago, you had to fight your way through long lines in front of the PHCN office, bank, […]

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