relationships

Nigerian women talk about their favourite ex
February 23, 2021

In mainstream media, when people talk about exes, they are usually referring to the worst one. In a bid to balance that, we asked 7 Nigerian women to tell us about their favourite ex.   Abigail, 34  Let’s call her M. She was everything I wanted in a partner — honest, loving, ambitious, beautiful and smart. […]

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 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 9, 2021

There are apps for just about everything these days, and for obvious reasons, dating apps are among the most used. So we got four Nigerians to talk to us about their experiences using dating apps. Modestus, 28, Straight. The best part about using Tinder was the ease of matching up and getting to talk with  […]

zikoko- dating advice
February 5, 2021

For most men, dating people who are younger than them age is the only way to go. However, its 2021 and the script is being flipped and more men are willing to explore dating older people. So we asked four men who exclusively date older people about their experiences. Fidel, Gay. I was sexually active […]

January 6, 2021

If your Nigerian man does any of the following then we have urgent news for you. Check it out below: 1) He sends Good Morning messages This is his way of secretly checking to see that you’re where you said you slept. Stay woke sis. 2) He texts you throughout the day He doesn’t love […]

Love life in Nigeria
December 24, 2020

*Yinka, 31, and *Kayode, 32 have been acquaintances for 13 years, dated since 2019 and married in 2020. They talk about Kayode’s attachment to his former fiance of 8 years, Yinka’s need for setting boundaries and how they handle being married and living in different timezones.

December 2, 2020

Sometimes, people shoot their shots at you. Which is nice and all, but they are not your spec and you’re not exactly interested. You want to dodge the shot but you don’t want to seem like an asshole. You also don’t want it to end in tears for them, because you’re nice. What do you […]

November 27, 2020

Women are often overlooked in conversations about marital infidelity, thanks to the notion that women aren’t very inclined to cheat on their spouses. I spoke to six married women who have had relationships without their husbands’ knowledge. They had some pretty interesting stories. Editorial note: This article was updated to include Chidinma’s entry which was […]

smiling couple
October 28, 2020

On October 29, 2020, we’ll be launching Love Life. It is a new Zikoko series about relationships, situationships and entanglements. To get you excited, here is a quiz that will tell you just how much you bring to your relationships. Hello people of the internet, you can now support us financially to help Zikoko keep Zikokoing.

September 23, 2020

An open marriage is a form of non-monogamy where the partners agree that the other partner may engage in extra-marital sexual relations without this being regarded as infidelity. It’s more or less like Jada and Will’s marriage, although the rules often vary. Needless to say, this isn’t a very popular arrangement with most people, and […]

September 16, 2020

If you’ve ever been in one, you’ll know that long-distance relationships are the ghetto. From the constant I miss yous to the severe horniness that afflicts you, long-distance relationships are nothing to write home about. Luckily, there are a couple of things you can do to help make your long-distance relationship easier to bear. 1. […]

September 15, 2020

As we all know, the devil is learning work where Nigerian women are. These queens of wickedness are out to destroy hearts and occasionally, a gullible Nigerian man falls for them and gets his heart broken. To get over their heartbreak, you often find men doing one (or all) of these five things: 1. Drink […]

September 4, 2020

Nigerian women. What a phenomenon. If you’ve ever had to woo a Nigerian woman, you know it’s not exactly the easiest of tasks. Asides swimming through 7 oceans and conquering 7 mountains, there a few other things that can get you to a Nigerian woman’s heart. I made a list. 1. Give her money You […]

August 28, 2020

Relationships are meant to be two-sided. But men seem to always get the short end of the stick when it comes to having expectations weighed on them. Here are some of the most unreasonable expectations women have for men in relationships. 1. Massages Boyfriend, not masseuse. Women will want massages at every inconvenience and you’ll […]

August 24, 2020

This weeks’ #Nairalife was made possible by FCMB’s promise of quality medical care from the comfort of your home. Let’s start from when you were tiny.  I used to help my mum at her store where she sold perfumes. Then she opened another store for kid’s clothing in the city we lived in.  What city?  Delta. […]

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