Being a black sheep is mainly dependent on the values your family lives by. These six Nigerian women talk about being the black sheep of their family. Fego, 25 Both my parents are pastors. So with my hair, my partying, drinking, and dressing, I am the one that doesn’t conform. I neither go to church […]
Akintunde, 35, and ‘Depeju, 26, knew they would marry each other after speaking on the phone for the first time. For today’s Love Life, they talk about fighting for the first few months of their relationship, how they got past that and what it feels like to become parents.
As Told To Itohan For a while now, I had been asking people what the most interesting parts about their love life. So, when someone reached out to me and said she fell in love with her Uncle, I wondered if I was reading right. The person in today’s As Told To is *Anna, a […]
“I was excommunicated from everyone.”
As told to Olufemi My friend, Onajite, told me this story about her exit from the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society a few years ago. She has graciously allowed me to share her ordeal, in the hopes that it might be beneficial to people in similar circumstances and informative to others. In the beginning, […]
This week’s What She Said is Koromone Koroye, a 30-year-old Nigerian woman. She talks about attending Pentecostal churches when growing up because of her radical, religious father; her experiences with Nigerian Christian communities and her relationship with God. You have the floor. In my first phase of spirituality, my relationship with church was connected to […]
New year’s eve is the one day in the year that carries the hopes of millions of people around the globe. It is the day we round up and settle all affairs of the previous year while looking forward to a new year. Today, I asked Nigerian women about how they spent their new year’s […]
What’s your oldest memory of money? I was 5, and my mum gave me money to buy a crate of eggs – ₦1 coin. My own introduction to money was with coins, and this was in 1990. There was the 50 kobo coin. My boxed-up uncle used to give me whenever he visited. What could […]
When you rewind to the very very beginning, what’s your oldest memory of money? It’s definitely collecting Salah money at my grandparents’ house. Some people would willingly give me, and I’d tax some others. Do you remember the first thing you ever did for money? Does washing snails for my aunty count? Anyway, I started […]
This is #NairaLife, episode 96. What’s your oldest memory of money? I’d say not having a lot of it. My dad had money, but it did not seem that way. I felt we were poor. I remember back in secondary school, I had to wear worn-out shoes and bags, my uniforms were not anything to […]
My husband was unavailable. I had to drive myself for over an hour to the hospital. My car seat was soaked in blood. I went to the hospital, and they told me that I had a miscarriage. I was in so much shock that when I got home, I went into the kitchen with my bloody leggings and finished cooking.
What’s your oldest memory of money? It’s stealing a ₦5 note from my mum and after she beat me, she asked my cousin to bring a knife. My cousin and I were a bit in love with each other, so he brought a blunt knife, and she cut me with it. Uhm, what?! “You’ll show […]
This weeks’ #Nairalife was made possible by FCMB’s promise of quality medical care from the comfort of your home. Do you remember the first time someone called you rich and you were extremely triggered? My cousins in London. For some reason, their step mum painted an exaggerated version of our family to them. They genuinely thought […]
Let’s start in the trenches. When did you first feel like you were in a hole? That must have been when I was in Uni. I wanted to study Medicine, but it wasn’t working out. I tried going abroad, gained admission, but my parents didn’t have money to pay. So, I just settled for one […]
“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 for today’s “A Week In The Life” is a Federal Road […]
In this #NairaLife story, we talk to a lady working in HR, with relentless ambition and a strong sense of duty to family. This #NairaLife was made possible by FCMB. What was money like growing up? It wasn’t constant. My father, even though he has a first degree, refused to get a job as advised […]
“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 for today is Toyin, a 28-year-old proposition manager at a financial […]
Take risk and succeed.
Let’s start at the beginning; your oldest memory of money. Christmas. I remember going house to house with my sister to collect money at the end of the day we’ll settle to count and see how much we made. I always looked forward to moments like that, or when my dad dashes us money whenever […]
It doesn’t have to be a frustrating experience.
WhatsApp groups are always wild and stressful, but none come close to the drama of one filled with your family members. So, here are 13 things you’ll get if you’re in a family WhatsApp group. 1. When you first got added to the family WhatsApp group. Hay God! Why now? 2. When your mother forwards […]
“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. Today’s subject is *Agnes, a nurse currently caring for Covid patients. She tells […]
Having relatives is unavoidable, something most people would rather do without if they could. But, those familial ties come in handy every time; knowing you are loved and are amongst people who’ve known you forever, having no choice but to put up with your shenanigans, can give you a good night’s rest. However, Nigerians know […]
This week’s story pulled off in collaboration with ARM PENSIONS. Tomorrow is looking good. How’s it looking for you? Start making tomorrow look good by making the right calls today, by clicking here. What’s the first thing you ever did for money? I worked for a caterer when I was in Junior secondary school as […]
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