Childhood

May 31, 2021

Women are raised differently. These six Nigerian women talk about what it’s like having strict parents . Christabelle, 20 I had to create a whole new personality especially for them. I have a bunch of interests like photography, video editing, graphic design, music but they don’t know that. like they know nothing about any of […]

Mum and daughter
November 11, 2020

The subject of this week’s What She Said is a 26-year-old Nigerian woman. She talks about the trauma she faced growing up with her mum, her dad leaving and how therapy improved her relationship with her mum. Tell me about your earliest memory. Growing up, I was very stubborn. I used to get into a […]

May 11, 2020

Growing up in Nigeria, there were a lot of ridiculous myths we all believed. From food combinations that could kill to ways to make your tooth grow back, our younger selves were just too gullible. Now, many years later, we want to see if you remember some of those myths. Test your memory:

April 27, 2020

Long before we had Burna boy or Mr. Eazi, we had songs with local spice. Even though they didn’t have the greatest lyrics, they made us dance. And some even had moral instructions for us. Part of me wishes we had the adult version of these songs that made childhood a lot more bearable. I […]

what did you want to be?
February 10, 2020

Growing up as a Nigerian, there were very few career options to aspire to, unless you wanted your parents to kick you out. So, we’ve created a quiz that can guess what your younger self hoped to become, whether it was a doctor, a pilot or a lawyer. Take and see if we got it […]

January 15, 2020

1) Not dropping offering money so you can buy ice cream after church. 2) Your parents offering to help you “save” the money visitors dash you. 3) Keeping the change when you run an errand. 4) Greeting the visitor over and over again so they will drop money. 5) Slightly inflating the price of textbooks. […]

October 28, 2019

Growing up in Nigeria can be all shades of awesome, weird and just plain insane, depending on the kind of Nigerian parents you had. But, the awesomeness of playground time cannot be disputed, sometimes I want to shed off this adult skin and dance in the rain while playing suwe or ten-ten. We’ve listed seven […]

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