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 a medical doctor working […]
“The love from Abuja people hits different.”
The struggle to get called to the bar.
Going to a strip in Abuja is quite the experience. From the smokey, dim-lit rooms to the overpriced drinks, Abuja strip clubs have it all. I recently visited two and I noticed a pattern. Here is an honest review of the type of strippers you’re bound to meet in an Abuja strip club.
Abuja is so small that honestly, we are just recycling partners at this point. If one person has an STI, everyone has to get tested. Within Abuja is a smaller community but just as bad. Behold, I present to you Gwarinpa.
The police waited until it was dark, like around 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm next thing we knew, they started releasing canisters of tear gas at us. The 100 plus people who came for the protest started running for their lives. It was like a mini-stampede.
Using a cab service as a Nigerian woman seem to be an extreme sport. From drivers who try to touch you to those who try to harm you because “tHey hAvE yOuR tYpE aT hOmE” women have been through it all. These five women in the city’s capital share their worst cab ride experience.
How well do you know locations in Abuja? Can you guess them correctly in 2 minutes? Take this quiz to find out.
1. You, after eating your 7th meal before 6pm: I clearly need help. 2. What your sink looks like right now: Those plates better get up and wash themselves. 3. When you smell yourself after refusing to bath for days. I’ve not even done anything, why am I smelling? 4. You, after eating all your […]
Tell me about the beginning of money for you. It has to be when I was 12. I lost my mum, and I suddenly felt responsible for my younger siblings – I’m the firstborn of my mum. I’m very sorry about your loss. Did you have any other guardian? Thanks. Losing our mum affected everyone […]
Martell’s Sunday night party was all shades of fun and MAD! We mean that; because how else can one describe the recent Martell at Dusk (M.A.D) which held at Freedom Way, Lekki Phase 1? The premium cognac brand hosted several people to an evening of laid-back fun and razzmatazz. Here are some major highlights of […]
Quick One: The guy in this story has a serious knack for just hustling for money, and it drove him to do menial jobs as early as age 13. Let’s get into it! What was the first thing you did for money? When I lived in Kano, there were people who were selling rams, so […]
“Is this it for you, is this all you’ll ever be?”, I always felt like everyone was asking me that question.
Only the realest survive in Abuja.
Because the supermarket got robbed.
Sometimes ordinary gala can cause traffic
Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in: