Let your village people rest this year. Avoid these six things at your next interview and you’ll see that nobody is holding your destiny.
“I watched people pick between being able to afford food or the drugs they needed. Drugs that cost what a privileged person would call chicken change.”
The subject of today’s “A Week In The Life” is a businessman who sells electronic gadgets for a living. He talks about his unconventional approach to business, being dealt with by the exchange rate and why he’s now considering getting a 9-5.
Itodo Samuel Anthony taught math, chemistry and physics in the village for six years and won got selected in the top 50 at the Global Teacher’s Prize. How did he achieve these feats?
When the subject of today’s “A Week In The Life” got pregnant, her life stopped. First, she had to resign from her job. Then, she became a stay-at-home mum to care for her son. Now, she tells us about raising a toddler and navigating her new reality:
For today’s episode of “A Week In The Life,” we spoke to a pastor. She talks about her decision not to be a full-time pastor, combining a 9-5 alongside her divine calling and the many ways she enjoys herself as a human being.
From the drug dealer who almost lost a kneecap, to the pornstar who feels like Wizkid and Davido in front of a camera, to the unpaid full-time housewife, here are 10 of the most-read stories from the “A Week In The Life” series.
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Whether you started reading last year, this year, or last week, here are 10 must-read stories from the “A Week In The Life” series. These stories will either inspire you, make you pause and think, or simply allow you to appreciate the mundane.
The subject of today’s “A Week In The Life” used to work at an NGO until 5 months ago when his contract expired. While waiting for renewal, he tells us about struggling with his new reality, missing his old job and navigating a loss of identity.
The subject of today’s “A Week In The Life” plays chess for a living. He tells us about navigating societal disregard for his chosen career, his persistence even in the face of dwindling funds and why chess has him in a chokehold.
The subject of today’s “A Week In The Life” is an editor at Zikoko. They walk us through the best parts of the job, their least favourite parts and why they don’t announce in public that they write for Zikoko.
We talked to a real estate agent about why there are so many costs involved in renting a house and why the hell inspection fees exist:
Due to the demanding nature of these jobs, most interns find it hard to take up other paying side-gigs that could actually fund their lives. Young Nigerians these days have to weigh their options carefully, choosing between their dreams and a job that foots the bill.
Guys, get in here. We’ve got something to talk about. Believe it or not, December has come. And you know what that means – it’s time to detty everywhere again. This year, things will be even dettier. COVID did us dirty last December, so there were no shows or events for us to attend. Now […]
Jeremiah, (30)* worked non-stop 18 hours a day for 18 months until his health forced him to take a break, but his boss had other plans. From earning dollars to living on limits, read how he navigates work and life.
Riding okada for a living in Lagos is super difficult. Any day without an incident is nothing short of a miracle. Have you ever wondered why okada riders are always in a hurry?
Today’s “A Week In The Life” shows just why:
The subject of today’s “A Week In The Life” donates eggs for a living. She talks to us about the stigma of her job, how much donors make and why she’s fine with any side effects from the donation process.
The subject of today’s “A Week In The Life” has been unlucky. One bad decision and a faulty educational system took him from studying a professional degree to selling cattle. Now, he’s trusting God and waiting for his big break.
Have you ever wondered how crude oil is produced? If you have, then you’ll enjoy today’s “A Week In The Life.”
Our subject talks about crude oil production, life at sea and the challenges of being the only woman at her job.
The subject of today’s “A Week In The Life” is a youth corps member without a place of primary assignment.
She talks about the bleakness of her days, her frustrations with NYSC and the tiny ways she sparks joy.
The subject of today’s “A Week In The Life” is a watch repairer with almost 10 years of experience.
He talks about being able to spot a fake watch, the challenges with watch repairs, and why he absolutely enjoys his job.
What’s it like being a bricklayer? Well, it’s fighting omo oniles, enduring terrible weather conditions and people constantly trying to cheat you.
However, if you’re like this guy, you have an escape plan.
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The subject of today’s “A Week In The Life” operates an industrial machine. He tells us about working two jobs, resting properly and also having a lot of free time.
How does he do it? Read to find out:
I’ve never really been a tech-savvy guy. As a graduate of marketing, I had a day job where all I needed to do was meet my monthly quota, then at night, I was a Canva Graphics designer. I was unhappy, unmotivated, and constantly exhausted. My guys could never relate, they had the financial flexibility and […]
The subject of today’s “A Week In The Life” is a writer and gambler. He talks about how earning in dollars makes gambling in Naira bearable, selling his properties to offset gambling bills and not winning a single bet in 2 years.
Two things are interesting about the subject of today’s “A Week In The Life.” One, the subject is a popular social media influencer. But they’re also anonymous and super private which is a paradox.
What’s it like navigating a double life?
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