Ernest Nwangwu dropped out of studying geology despite his family’s wishes to find his own path. In this episode of Man Like, he talks about putting himself through school, the pressures of being a first child and why he doesn’t fear anything.
Today’s Man Like is international tech bro, @teslimalabi_. He talks about growing up with a Muslim dad and Christian mum, stepping up to save his university relationship and how he’s been able to navigate life as a black man living in America.
Ever wondered what it’s like to donate sperm in Nigeria? It’s not as easy as you think. Here’s all you need to know.
In this episode of #ZikokoMyBro, @thisisbfg and @olumuyiwa_ tell us about their friendship journey. They talk about the night they met almost 10 years ago and how they’ve bonded over beer, Twitter jokes, scary career moves and tough breakups.
How do you navigate the world as a man named Dearest? In this episode of Man Like, @DearestOsasO talks about his experience with bullies, his parents’ reaction to his mental health struggles and why Nigerian men hate calling him by his name.
Raise your hands if you’ve never said any of these things in the gym and during fornication. No hands?
Today’s Man Like is vibes master, @jesuischiby. He talks about his struggle with body dysmorphia, the pressures of turning 30, why he wants to control his drinking and the one mistake from university that still haunts him today.
David and Dayo have known each other for over a decade. In our very first #ZikokoMyBro, they talk about how they became friends, what they learnt from living together and the big fight that almost destroyed their friendship.
Our Man Like subject is photo-journalist and blogger, @foluoyefeso. He talks about the last time he cried, the toxic trait he’s had to unlearn, breaking away from organized religion and why he’s not here to defend Nigerian men.
No matter the type of personality they have, and no matter where they live, every Nigerian bachelor has eight out of these nine things in their apartments.
“I had to learn to cook after I went viral for cooking the river of Babylon”
— Why Did These Nigerian Men Learn to Cook As Adults?
Today’s Man Like subject is rapper and content creator, @vader_wildcard. He talks to us about how adulthood changed his relationship with his dad, creating an alter ego to make music Nigerians like and what he’ll do if everyone stops laughing at his skits.
Dear under 40 Nigerian men,
It is time to abolish polo shirts?
Yours sincerely, Zikoko.
New business idea unlocked, no need to thank us.
Today’s Man Like is @Fosudo, a Youtuber, finance enthusiast and tech reviewer. He talks about how reading helped him navigate life, his discouraging early days as a tech reviewer and finally breaking out to become one of Nigeria’s most viewed YouTuber.
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 […]
On the internet, the term ‘ashawo dress’ or ‘ashawo cloth’ has evolved and now largely means a piece of clothing that makes you feel sexy. For women, there are more than a few dresses or ensembles that have gone viral for doing just that so we decided to ask a few Nigerian men, what their […]
Alcoholism is a thing that many people suffer from and alcoholism exists in many degrees and affects people in so many ways. Today, we asked five Nigerian men how their alcoholism affected them and how they go on the track of sobriety. Daniel, 30. I started drinking when I was in my second year at […]
We can all agree that break-ups are awful. However, what we can all agree on is on coping mechanisms for breakups or how to get over them. Today, I asked seven Nigerian men how they dealt with or reacted to their worst breakup and all I can say is that folks have gone through it. […]
‘Fuck-boys’ means different things to different people and is often used as an insult when talking to/about men that are considered promiscuous. However, some men have no problem being called fuck-boys and view it as synonymous to ‘player’. I was curious about if there were Nigerian men out there who knew that they fell into […]
Over the last few months, I have been hitting the gym. I have watched as my endurance and strength and speed have gotten so much better in a very short time. I have also watched as my body fat has been stripped down and gotten so much more toned. It has been amazing and also […]
We don’t hear enough stories about men being heartbroken or dumped even though we all know it happens. Today, we spoke to four Nigerian men on the worst ways they’ve been dumped. Tokunbo, 24. I had this lady, we had been dating for about a year or so. I was still in uni then and […]
When most Nigerians hear ‘submissive’ in the context of a relationship, they envision a woman. However, this isn’t always the case. Many men are subs in the bedroom and many have embraced that and are living very happy sex lives. Over the past few weeks, I have spoken to several people I knew who were […]
Masculinity is being decoded around the world and redefined with the hopes and goals of it hopefully getting rid of the ‘toxic’ prefix we often see being placed next to masculinity. Today, we decided to hear from the horse’s mouth what it would change in masculinity and the behaviours of men. So we asked five […]
I’ve always been utterly fascinated by people who cheat on their partners and have always wondered what happened or why they decided to. Luckily, my job allows me to explore this curiosity and ask questions and get to the root of things like this. So I did just that. I spoke to several people I knew personally as well […]
Over here, we are passionate about exploring the realities of men and talking more about the things that men don’t talk about enough and one of them is friendship. So today, we spoke to five men about the best thing a friend has ever done to me. Fredrick, 27.In 2017, I lost my job and […]
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