Today’s Man Like is Rotimi Alabi, a 29-year old Afro-Asian fusion chef. He talks about his mother’s influence on his decision to become a chef, how his father’s absence helped him define masculinity on his own terms and how sibling favouritism drove him to independence. What was growing up like? My dad was mostly absent […]
On most Father’s Days, we’re often drowned in the deluge of stories about fathers and their failings. For this year’s Father’s Day, I wanted people to talk about their favourite things about their fathers. I hope these stories warm your heart as much as they warmed mine. Dupe My favourite thing about my dad is […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you grew up with your dad being the best thing since they invented Canadian PR, this post is for you. 1) When your mum says no, you always run to meet your dad. Hehehe. 2) Your mum’s face whenever she sees your dad indulging you. Don’t jealous me pls. 3) Your dad whenever you […]
“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 Micheal, a Jumia […]
There is a general consensus whenever I talk to fathers that the joy of fatherhood can’t be described and that it’s also a thankless job. In celebration of upcoming father’s day, and curious about it being thankless, I asked a couple of people to share the memory of their dad that sticks out. Ngl, I […]
He will not let anyone hear word again.
“We are beating you because we love you.”
From your Nigerian mother right down to your Nigerian uncle.
Where did you drop your home training?
They are the best.
Only Nigerians will relate.
Nigerian parents are the funniest.
Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in: