Man Like

Man Like is a weekly series that explores what it means to be a man. Not in the stereotypical context but according to whatever the subject for the week defines it as. We explore topics from love to money to parents to the most random thing - this is a safe space so come as you are.
August 22, 2021

This week’s Man Like Ibejii, a lawyer, businessman and creative. He talks about how growing up with parents that went hot and cold with each other made him reclusive, becoming a “double person” so he could fit in with the world and getting into music after years of practising law. What was growing up like? […]

August 8, 2021

We’re way past the halfway mark of 2021 and we’ve seen some interesting stories feature in the Man Like column. We’ve read warm stories of fatherhood and seen terrible examples of fathers. We’ve read stories of death and loss. We even talked to an Ifa Priest about what it’s like being one. 1. People Are […]

August 1, 2021

Today’s Man Like is Anny Robert, a photographer. He talks about leaving graphic design for photography after seeing a down sum payment and how his career affects his romantic relationships. Let’s talk about growing up. My dad was a lecturer, but he wasn’t as strict about my academics as other lecturers were with their kids. […]

July 11, 2021

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 means to […]

June 13, 2021

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 means to […]

April 18, 2021

The subject of today’s Man Like is Timileyin, a project and facilities manager. He talks about his father’s imprint on his character, how his parents’ marriage guides his approach to romantic relationships and why crying is therapeutic. When did you realise you were a man? Every time I open an episode of ‘Man Like‘ and […]

April 11, 2021

Today’s Man Like is Andy Obuoforibo, a 40-year-old politician and product manager. He tells us about how his father’s warmth and work ethic taught him the real meaning of masculinity, how his mother’s foray into politics influenced him to participate in politics and why he supports the LGBTQ+ movement as a Nigerian politician. When did […]

March 14, 2021

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 means […]

March 7, 2021

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 means […]

February 28, 2021

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 means […]

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