Zikoko’s Most-Read Stories of 2020

December 23, 2020

At Zikoko, we think of our platform as an amplifier of the voice of the Nigerian youth. That’s perhaps why we’re always looking out for conventional, unconventional, taboo, hilarious topics to write about through the lens of human experiences. This year, we’ve published variety of stories on themes like money, sex, marriage, grief, joy, love, work and so much more. Here’s a list of 13 of our most-read stories of 2020. We recommend that you read or reread these stories this holiday. This list doesn’t include quizzes.

1. The Secure #NairaLife Of An Engineer In Oil And Gas

2. 7 Nigerian Married Men Discuss Cheating On Their Wives

3. 8 Sex Positions You HAVE To Try

4. Love Life: I Still Can’t Believe He’s Gone

5. Blind Rage: The Maryam Sanda Story

6. Nigerian Women Share The Exact Moment They Knew They Had To Leave Their Relationship

7. What She Said: Becoming A Housewife Was Not The Plan

8. 6 Nigerian Married Women Discuss Cheating On Their Husbands

9. “Rwandan Men Are Boring, We Need More Men Here”- Tomiwa’s Abroad Life

10. How To Pick Money From The Floor Without Turning To Yam

11. Sex Life: Why I Keep Cheating On My Husband

12. “Don’t Tell Anyone”: The Sexual Abuse Of Nigerian Boys

13. The Secret Horror Stories Of Nigerian Women Living Alone

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How do we start this? Let’s start with a random day: you’re in a car or a bus, on your way home from work. It’s late. You’re eager to get home, eat and unwind in front of your favourite Nollywood web series. It’s dark. The street lamps are dead (typical). You see the flashlights before […]

January 20, 2021

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June 19, 2021

The subject of this week’s Sex Life is a 27-year-old heterosexual woman who rarely has sex. She talks about almost getting married to an ex boyfriend who betrayed her trust by cheating on her multiple times and how this experience shaped her interest in sex.

June 19, 2021

There are friends you’ve had for years and those you have had for a short while, but how old is your longest friendship? Let’s find out: Relationships can be hard, and sometimes you just need someone to give you a bit of advice. Ask Ozzy is our new advice column where you send Zikoko the […]

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November 19, 2019

Regardless of what society has tried to tell us, enjoying sex is not something to be ashamed of. So, in a bid to celebrate our generation’s sexual agency, we’ve created a quiz that will accurately (again, keep your complaints to yourself) infer how many people you’ve spelt with. Try it out: 11 Quizzes For The […]

November 27, 2019

Do you have a face that could make angels jealous, or should you really be walking around with a nylon bag over your head so you don’t scare children? Well, this quiz is here to answer that by telling you exactly how good-looking you are. Take and find out: 11 Quizzes For People Who Aren’t […]

November 7, 2019

These days, everyone is always talking about how much sex they’re getting, or how little sex they’re getting, or how disgusting sex is etc. There’s just so much talk about sex, it’s almost impossible to know who’s lying and who’s telling the truth. In anticipation of our new series about the sex lives of young […]

November 28, 2019

There are so many talented and stunning Nollywood actors that make it hard not to fall in love with them. So, while we all know the likelihood of us ending up with any of them is super low, it’s still fun to imagine a world where we actually stood a chance, and that’s why this […]

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May 25, 2021

Ramadan is usually a reverred period for Muslim faithfuls to spend time reflecting, praying fervently and reconnecting with family. As is customary, Ramadan also serves as the Month Of Good for Muslims all around the world. Everyone is expected to add their quota of goodness to an otherwise bleak world. During this period, leading tea […]

May 10, 2021

According to the World Health Organisation, one in four Nigerians live with a mental health condition. That’s 50 million Nigerians. Yet, the country is ill-equipped to provide adequate care to the people who need it the most. With only eight federal government-run neuropsychiatric hospitals, there are a ton of people in need of mental health […]

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