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June 9, 2021

Outing a queer person without their consent especially in a country like Nigeria is one of the worst things you could do to a queer person. To the four people we spoke to in this story, they know too well that it is like to feel the fear of being outed before you feel ready […]

June 7, 2021

First of all, let’s start by seeing that the Nigerian government banning Twitter during Pride month is possibly peak homophobia. Twitter has been a digital safe space for queer Nigerians and has provided them with a community, which is commendable considering how much the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act fractured the queer community and social life. […]

May 27, 2021

Children’s day, a day set apart for kids. Like they don’t win at life already? You’re not paying bills or rent and you have a day to celebrate yourself? Get me their manager, please. On days like this, we can’t help but remember how good we used to have it so we wrote this article […]

11 things that feel embarrassing but are not
May 26, 2021

There are a lot of things that feel embarrassing but are actually not. Being Nigerian is not one of them sha. That one is enough embarrassment. But then to be fair, random people do not care about you, and you shouldn’t care about their opinion. So, instead of being embarrassed about the things on this […]

7 struggles People With Small Feet Can Relate To
May 5, 2021

Small feet might look “cute” but the struggle Is real when it comes to finding shoes that you like. As if being Nigerian is not bad enough, why do people have to deal with small feet? I’d like to talk to whoever is in charge but for the main time, here are 7 things people […]

April 20, 2021

Is the average Nollywood movie complete without someone mentioning or going to a shrine? To find out if it is as prevalent and popular in real life, I asked my Twitter followers and some people I know in real life about their experiences with juju/jazz. The answers? Absolutely fascinating. Ben, 32.In 2018, I was going […]

5 African Female Digital Artists Talk About Their Work
April 15, 2021

Are you the kind of person who doesn’t care of other people’s business or the kind person who has their nose in what every one else is doing? Take this quiz to find out!

9 People That Need To Cut Soap For Us
April 14, 2021

“Cut soap for me” does not mean they should divide bathing soap for you. It can mean telling your friends about job opportunities, introducing them to things that benefit them. It can also be a casual way to beg for good luck or a portion of someone’s destiny, like Jacob. If something good has never happened […]

April 14, 2021

Finding your person in today’s world is really hard but there are very few things worse than finding your partner and then losing them to illness, accidents or any thing. To understand this pain, we spoke to four Nigerians on what it is like losing a partner. Daniel, 25.I met him inside a bus. I […]

April 9, 2021

Burner accounts are all the rave. Almost everyone has one but what is the appeal of a burner twitter account? Why are they so popular? We decided to ask a few Nigerians who own burner accounts why they own one and the answers are absolutely fascinating. Chukwuemeka, 23.Having a burner is scary because I know […]

9 Ways To Sign-Off Your Work Emails
April 7, 2021

Sign-offs are the core of every work email. There’s no reason why it should be boring. Which one is “Best regards” or “Yours sincerely”? Where’s the spice in that? Read this to make your work experience more interesting. 1. Respectfully, I am in tears You can use this when your team lead has emailed you […]

March 31, 2021

Growing up, a lot of us are taught that there is an exact way we are supposed to progress. We go from primary school to secondary school to university, get a job and then marry. It’s linear and exact. However, real-life isn’t that simple. A good number of people opt out of this race at […]

March 22, 2021

I am personally very fascinated by the sugar baby and sugar parent relationship business model. I have read and also written several stories exploring it but typically from the perspective of the sugar baby. Prompted by a conversation with Zikoko’s editor-in-chief, I decided to start reaching out to the sugar babies I knew and asked […]

zikoko- dating advice
March 16, 2021

Most people hope to have great co-workers and to have a decent enough relationship with them, however, what if it is a little more than just a decent relationship? Workplace romance isn’t nearly as rare as many think it is or hopes it is. Today, we spoke to five Nigerians about dating their co-workers. Ivie, […]

March 15, 2021

If there’s one thing the TV show Insecure did for me, it is burn the word ghosting as well it’s impact on people into my skull. Today, we spoke to five young Nigerians who have been ghosted on what their worst experience being ghosted has been. Chinelo, 23. Right so, in my first year in […]

March 12, 2021

There’s a popular joke on Twitter that the Nigerian dream is to japa – leave, relocate to a different and hopefully better country – however there are many Nigerians including and especially the young ones who have been unable to leave, or have chosen not to. So we spoke to nine young Nigerians on why […]

March 9, 2021

Pretty privilege is one of those things that is hard to measure. However, based on the amount of people who have admitted to enjoying it as well as the very obvious fact that as humans we tend to treat people we consider good-looking better than those we consider not as good-looking, it isn’t a reach […]

March 1, 2021

Do you know what one of the most awkward things in the world is? Your friend comes up to you, handing you their phone to listen to their music while smiling hard, their eyes filled with hope and love so you listen but realize, it just isn’t good. Then they ask you, what do you […]

February 15, 2021

Horrible exes are the great common denominator. Most of us have them – people that we, at some point, thought or hoped would be the one but by the end of the relationship, we were like WTAF. As today is the day after Valentine’s Day, we got four Nigerian men to tell us about their […]

February 12, 2021

Bullying is one of those things that seem to define the secondary school experience in Nigeria. If you went to a Nigerian secondary school, chances are high you’ve been bullied, bullied someone or witnessed someone being bullied. We spoke to seven Nigerians about their experiences being bullied in secondary school.  Charles. When I was younger, […]

February 10, 2021

Being a sugar baby — generally being a sex worker — involves a lot of stress, but for this article, we’re going to focus on one of the highlights of the trade: getting expensive gifts. We asked six sugar babies what the most expensive gift they’ve ever received from a client is. Ben, Gay. So […]

February 4, 2021

As told to Desmond. A few weeks ago, I put up a link to my Outspoken chatbox when I was looking for men to anonymously interview for this story. A few days later, a woman sent a message via Outspoken telling me that she has a story that she thinks I’ll be interested in. She […]

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