Friendship

being the ugly friend
August 24, 2021

We all feel ugly sometimes, but what is it like being or feeling like the ugly friend? In this article, nine Nigerians tell us what it’s like. A, 23 I know I have friends that are much more beautiful than I am. People don’t make jokes about it, but they suggest things to make my […]

July 28, 2021

Making friends as an adult is a daunting task, and it oftentimes requires a certain level of patience. We’ve come up with a list of signs to look out for before choosing friends. 1. If they press the toothpaste from the middle. This set of people are so used to chaos, they make sure it […]

June 29, 2021

Friendship groups can be stressful to maintain the older you grow, but friends make the world easier to handle because tbh, life just isn’t it. And having people in your corner makes up for it. Here are 10 people you need in your friendship group. 1.The homebody Every friend group has this person in it. […]

A boy and a girl sitting and talking
June 29, 2021

Friendships provide some of the support required for us to bloom in life. In this article, seven Nigerian women talk about their platonic friendships with men.  Funmi, 22  I have a lot of platonic male friends. I find friendship with them therapeutic and less competitive than the ones I have with women. Also, men judge […]

June 25, 2021

You’ve been wanting a friend for a while now, but don’t know how to make one? Well, here is a Zikoko guide on how to make friends. 1) Steal someone else’s friends Some people have already done the dirty work of helping people become a perfect friend. Just wait for the perfect opportunity and strike. […]

June 18, 2021

People love us for various reasons. Take this quiz and we’ll tell you what your friends love most about you. Relationships can be hard, and sometimes you just need someone to give you a bit of advice. Ask Ozzy is our new advice column where you send Zikoko the relationship questions that have been bugging […]

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 […]

May 25, 2021

If you have served in Nigeria and spent some time in NYSC camp, you’ll understand how unpleasant the experience can be. However, for these few, they lucked out and found both love and friendship during NYSC. Here are stories of a few Nigerians who found love and friendship in a seemingly hopeless place: Hannah, Iseyin camp […]

May 17, 2021

Over here, we are passionate about exploring the realities of men and talking more about the things that men don’t talk about enough and one of them is friendship. So today, we spoke to five men about the best thing a friend has ever done to me. Fredrick, 27.In 2017, I lost my job and […]

April 27, 2021

Breakup hurts so much, but few things hurt as bad as friendship breakups. People spend years building friendships and lose them to very few conflicts. For people who downplay the effect of friendships breakups, here’s a list of reasons why they hurt more than anything. 1.No one to borrow money from without paying back. Yeah, […]

women talk about being jealous of their friends
February 6, 2021

Jealousy is a feeling of bitterness or resentment as a result of someone having something you desire. Like other human feelings, jealousy is also a part of interpersonal relationships. In this article, we asked eight Nigerian women to share what it felt like to be jealous of their friends and what they did about it.  […]

August 18, 2020

“Women hate women” is a statement people peddle to try and discredit all the ways women continue to help themselves day after day. Well, we got nine women to remind us, by telling us the various ways their female friends or even random women have been there for them. Buchi My roommates are basically like […]

friendship breakup
April 23, 2020

Some of you might not agree, but I think a friendship breakup is a little more painful than a romantic one. Most people already know what to do when a romantic relationship ends, but the demise of a true friendship is so much tougher to navigate. So, I decided to ask a few Nigerians to […]

March 31, 2020

Out of sight doesn’t necessarily have to be out of mind. Here are little ways to spice up your friendship in these uncertain times. 1) Do Instagram challenges together. Fun! 2) Send them funny videos. I needed that laugh. I am sure they do too. 3) Read a book together. Goodluck battling over where Kainene […]

January 6, 2020

In a land of dust, and time of ashy skin, the fate of your social clout rests on the type of presents you get your friends…the name: thoughtfulness. Here are five thoughtful gifts to make your friends go: “who send you message?” Cold Medicine With all the dust in the air, everyone is either sneezing […]

August 23, 2019

Is there anything better than celebrating with friends? They may annoy you to no end and make you fantasize about punching them. But the truth is that they’re still the first ones you want to tell whenever you have good news to share, mostly because of how excited they get for you. Here are five […]

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