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September 14, 2020

Working in Nigeria can be hectic. Sometimes, hectic doesn’t just even describe it: try abusive. We asked some Nigerians to tell us their horrible job experiences and with some of the answers we got, we don’t know whether to cry or to just give them a hug. 1. Kafaya, 26 I worked for an advertising […]

June 26, 2020

This is based on a true-life story and a bit of paranoia. Recently, I’ve had to share a couple of Google doc links with my colleagues at work, and I couldn’t help but notice many opportunities to be passive-aggressive and annoying. So, here I am with tea on how to intentionally do it to your […]

June 16, 2020

“A Week In The Life” 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. The subject of today’s A Week In The Life is Habib, the founder […]

May 27, 2020

Creative/kriːˈeɪtɪv/adjective. relating to or involving the use of the imagination or original ideas to create something. nounINFORMAL a person whose job involves creative work. Creative is a broad term that covers a wide variety of things. Basically, anyone who brings an original idea to live, regardless of medium, qualifies as a creative. I gathered a […]

May 19, 2020

“A Week In The Life” 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. The subject for this week is *Kunle, a firefighter. He walks us through […]

March 20, 2020

If you are doing remote work in this season, it’s very easy to fall for one or more of these deadly sins. However, we love you so much and that’s why we created this guide. This is to ensure that your remote experience doesn’t end in tears. Don’t lie down for just “5 minutes” It […]

March 20, 2020

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 […]

March 16, 2020

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 […]

March 10, 2020

We spend the bulk of our time at work slaving for the man, therefore, it’s only right that you have office husband. Someone that makes time pass a little bit faster at work. Also, someone, you can confide in and gossip with. Follow this complete guide to get your own office husband today: 1) Get […]

March 9, 2020

Congratulations! You finally got selected for an interview after the many days of submitting applications all over Nigeria. You are prepped to answer their numerous questions and blow them away. However, interviews are not a one-sided conversation regardless of how grateful you feel for the invite. It’s also a chance to ask your prospective employers […]

February 25, 2020

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 […]

January 23, 2020

Many young Nigerians don’t know how to talk about money or bring up conversations about finance. There are varying reasons for this trend that are too numerous to go into. Because we like you, we created a list of ways to know when it’s time to ask for a salary increase. 1) Fatigue: If one […]

January 20, 2020

Every Monday morning brings along with it drama leftover from the weekend. In Nigerian offices, there are various personalities. The best time to observe this difference in behavior is on a Monday morning. Here are the various types of Nigerian co-workers you will observe at the start of a new week. The can it be […]

January 13, 2020

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 […]

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