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.
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.
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.
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.
Today’s Man Like is @IamJLordz, a renowned entrepreneur. He talks about how love inspired him to become a hustler in university, the unexpected joys (and wahala) of being a dad and why he’s scared to open to people.
Today’s Man Like subject is journalist and football fanatic, @tollexrism. He talks about leaving Nigeria after the #EndSARS protests, why he doesn’t like the word “japa” and why Nigerian men are so obsessed with football.
Today’s Man Like is @dahmola, the stylist behind the looks on Skinny Girl in Transit and @tokstarr. He talks about his father’s absence from his life, navigating Nigeria’s chaotic fashion space and why he’s tired of being on the streets.
Today’s Man Like subject is actor and TV host, @edomalo. He talks to us about becoming his mum’s go-to-guy after his parents’ divorce, how his approach to fatherhood differs from that of his dad and how his wife tricked him into becoming an actor.
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.
Today’s Man Like subject is actor, event host and sweet boy, K10. For our valentine issue, he opens up about moving out of his parents’ house at 30, the job that pays the most, practising law again and how his wife is the best thing Nigeria has done for him.
The subject of today’s Man Like is @AnthonyAzekwoh, an artist and NFT big boy. He opens up about dropping out of university despite his parents’ disapproval, surviving his first heartbreak, and how he tried but failed to recreate the magic of his popular painting, The Red Man.
Today’s Man Like is @ternaiwar a photographer and creative director. He talks about why he made a major career switch to photography, how moving around as a child affected his life’s trajectory and his concerns about how people view masculinity today.
The subject of today’s Man Like is creative producer, . He talks to us about how his family’s financial background affects his relationship with money, responsibilities of a first son, being a Christian in “uncool” times and how money stops nonsense.
Today’s Man Like is @YemiiDavis, an art director and 3D designer. He talks about developing a thick skin after being bullied for his albinism, growing up as a true omo pastor and the mental health scare that led him to therapy.
The subject of today’s Man Like is @YelaMusic88, a musician and branding executive. He talks to us about his relationship with his dad, navigating the depression that comes with being an artist and why women are more valuable than men.
The subject of today’s Man Like is @yinkabernie, a singer producer and all-around creative. He talks about being a problem child, pivoting from music to tech, the relationship that changed his life and whether or not he’s coming back to music full time.
The subject of today’s Man Like is @LateefSaka, an investment banker and skincare content creator. He talks to us about how he navigates an industry that is predominantly white and female, mentoring young people and the joys of being an only child
The subject of today’s Man Like is @michaeloejoor, an actor and singer. He talks to us about suffering from paralysis as a child, how being bullied in boarding school led to his clinical depression and how being someone else helps him escape his problems.
Today’s Man Like is Uche Uba aka Vcheba, a designer, stylist and fashion illustrator. He talks about growing up the youngest of six children, how he deals with the different reactions to his style and his two cents on how to be a man.
The subject of today’s Man Like is Johnny Drille, a singer and songwriter. He talks to us about moving to Lagos to pursue a career in music, how fame has affected his everyday life, and how his family helps keep him grounded.
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 […]
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 […]
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