Inside Life

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November 25, 2020

2:49 a.m.  I wake up and I know instantly. I’m sick. Okay, maybe “sick” is a tad dramatic. I have phlegm and it won’t stop until I use some medication. It happens to me every year during harmattan and it’s usually very frustrating. Ugh, now I will be spitting all day. Iyama.  6:36 a.m.  All […]

November 24, 2020

The area now known as Nigeria is home to over 350 different tribes. Many of these tribes, some of which date back several centuries before colonization, boasted of several artefacts and monument. Sadly, colonization meant the loss of many of these artefacts, which were flung all over the world. For example, the British conquest of […]

November 24, 2020

Period sex is sex that happens while either of the parties involved are on their period. We asked Nigerians to share their period sex experience, here are eleven of them. Anna, 18 This was my first and only period sex experience, but I find it a funny one because it happened on my heaviest day. […]

November 23, 2020

If you have Nigerian parents then you’ll relate to one or more of the points on this list: 1) “It’s for your own good” They say this after beating you like you killed Jesus. Mummy and daddy, the constant beatings is why “half” of Nigerians have a BDSM fetish. They’re trying to recreate childhood “nostalgia.” […]

November 21, 2020

On Thursday, Guinness posted a short film featuring Prince of Big Brother Naija. The video was an announcement of Prince as Guinness’ newest ambassador. Just like many people, we thought it was the coolest video so we discussed seven things we love about it. 1. The homage The video paid homage to the Igbo values […]

November 21, 2020

The subject of this week’s Sex Life is a 30-year-ole heterosexual woman who entered a celibacy pact with her partner before marriage. She didn’t keep her end of the pact and often cheated on him. Now that she’s married and finally having sex, she feels sorry that she cheated.

November 20, 2020

The exciting new singing competition MTN Y’ello Star is back and the last episode was just incredible. 12 contestants with MAYBE’s had to battle for a spot in the competition. We spoke to a few contestants about their journey with music, their ambitions and their influences. Fayfay Diamond My journey with music started about five […]

November 19, 2020

Pelumi is a 12-year-old boy living with Type 1 diabetes. Diabetes is a metabolic disease that causes high levels of sugar in the blood.  It affects 3.9 million people in Nigeria, and it is prevalent among children and adolescents. While the causes of Type 1 diabetes are unknown, it is suspected that it occurs when […]

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