relationships

August 26, 2021

Joining loving and functioning relationships takes the burden off you to build one by yourself. Here are a few ways to consensually join other people’s loving and functioning relationships. 1. Become besties with one of them. Emphasis on besties and nothing more. The aim of becoming besties with one of them is so your name […]

how to get over someone
August 19, 2021

Getting over people isn’t the easiest thing, so it’s no surprise that not everyone knows how to get over someone. We’ve all had a period where we’ve had to do it. Sometimes it’s someone we were never even in a relationship with. Being the absolute sweethearts that we are, we’re going to tell you how […]

August 9, 2021

Aminat, 22 Last year, I stumbled on the friend of a guy I dated about five years ago. He looked really familiar, but I couldn’t quite place the face. I had turned back to stare a couple of times and had decided if I turn this last time and he’s still there, I’d walk up […]

August 3, 2021

If you are single and in search of reasons why you should get into a relationship, then you are in the right place. Here are eight reasons to convince you and not to confuse you as to why you need to get into a relationship 1) You have someone to be helping you zip your […]

July 29, 2021

Ending a relationship is not always an easy thing to do, which is why you have to do it right. There are easy ways to break up with someone without hurting your feelings in the process. Here are some of the ways. 1. Leave the country. Leaving the country is the best coping mechanism after […]

July 23, 2021

Romantic relationships bring different changes to our lives. Some welcome, some not. In this article, five Nigerian women talk about how their partners changed their lives.  Bisola, 23 I grew up in a conservative space but I always knew I wanted to explore certain things and with the help of my current partner, I am […]

July 19, 2021

Not everyone hates their exes, some people still have fond memories of the ones who got away. Sometimes, relationships don’t work for reasons beyond our control and some people still hold their exes dear to them. Here are what some people have to say about their favourite ex: David, 35 I have known her since […]

July 13, 2021

Here are seven different ways to make the Nigerian girl you like fall for you. 1) Words of affirmation To make a Nigerian girl fall in love with you, you need to give her bank account some words of affirmation. The best kinds of words of affirmation come in the form of a credit alert. […]

July 6, 2021

Every person who drifts into our orbit has some effect on us. Some small, some big. The most likely to leave huge impacts are the people we are in relationships with. I spoke with five men who told me heartwarming stories about how their partners have changed their lives. Feyi Before we started dating in […]

inter-abled couple
July 1, 2021

Bisola*, 28, and Boye*, 29 have been dating for ten months. Today on Love Life, they talk about being an interabled couple in a long-distance relationship, navigating people’s intrusive curiosity and why they’re meant for each other.  What’s your earliest memory of each other? Bisola: My earliest memory of him was in primary school. He […]

man and woman in a toxic relationship
June 30, 2021

Not all relationships are smooth and sweet, some end with long-lasting trauma. In this article, five Nigerian women talk about their experience with toxic relationships.  Tife, 26, M I met Bobo at a birthday party in 2017. At the time, I was in a relationship with someone else but we were on the verge of […]

June 29, 2021

As Told To Itohan When I was in JS2, I started dating a lot of people consecutively. I was never really single. I dated two best friends. I even once dated a set of twins and their elder brother. Most of them were older and bought me gifts, which was risky because I was young […]

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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 26, 2021

Sex Life is an anonymous Zikoko weekly series that explores the pleasures, frustrations and excitement of sex in the lives of Nigerians. The subject of today’s Sex Life is a 35-year-old heterosexual man. He talks about how exploring unconventional forms of sex and chasing excitement helped him find sexual liberation.  The subject of today’s Sex Life […]

Black woman worried and anxious standing
June 22, 2021

Living with an anxiety disorder can be frustrating especially when in the company of those who do not understand it. In this article, ten Nigerian women living with anxiety talk about how it affects their relationships.  Bimbo, 25 I’m always scared that something bad has happened to my partner, so daily calls are a must […]

June 21, 2021

We asked Nigerians the worst zodiac signs they have dated and these are some of the responses we received: Queen, 22  Virgos (August 23 – September 22) I believe in astrology but I don’t exactly live by it. Even though  I know that the compatibility of signs does not determine the success of a relationship, […]

Black woman lying down on a red chair in tears about leaving her ex
June 18, 2021

Sometimes we get overwhelmed and make decisions we later regret. In this article, seven Nigerian women talk about why they regret leaving their ex.  Tomisin, 25 My ex used to send me not less than 50k every month.  He moved abroad and after two months, he told me he has fallen in love with someone […]

partners on Twitter
June 8, 2021

Amongst the other things Twitter is to people — the source of information and access to opportunities, it is also a place to find the love of your life. In this article, eight Nigerian women talk about meeting their partners on Twitter.  Lili  My partner and I started talking on Twitter in 2016. He tweeted […]

June 5, 2021

Sex Life is an anonymous Zikoko weekly series that explores the pleasures, frustrations and excitement of sex in the lives of Nigerians. The subject of today’s Sex Life is a 27-year gay man who has a reputation for being a player. He talks about how his reputation for sleeping around is affecting his sex life and […]

June 2, 2021

We don’t hear enough stories about men being heartbroken or dumped even though we all know it happens. Today, we spoke to four Nigerian men on the worst ways they’ve been dumped. Tokunbo, 24. I had this lady, we had been dating for about a year or so. I was still in uni then and […]

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