Ahmad’s Journal

Bearding the Stereotypes: How This Male Makeup Artist Gave up Med School for Beauty

If there’s one thing Nigerians love, it’s bread. Duh. After that, it’s beauty. Think about it, when was the last time you went to a party – no matter how small or lowkey – and didn’t see women done up and bejewelled like freshly unearthed pirate treasure? According to Nairametrics, the African Beauty and Personal […]

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4 Hours in Banking Purgatory: A Gen Z Tale of Bureaucratic Misadventures

There are certain times in every young Nigerian’s life when you must confront your God and ask them what you did to deserve such a dangerous reality (living in this country). You might even wake up at midnight to speak with your creator. When no cars are driving by, all your talking stages are asleep, […]

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Monetise Your Magic: Lessons from Successful Nigerian Side Hustlers

Just like we said in our Mental Health article, the hustle is real. You can say what you want about Nigerians, but no one can deny we put in the work when we need to. And now is one of those times when that need is most present. According to Nkechi Ogbonna at the BBC, […]

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Being broke and bougie for an Abuja Weekend is a Tough Job, but here’s how to pull it off

If there is anything we like, it’s a good time. Now, if there’s anything we love, it’s a good time on a budget. Ammirite, folks? Few things compare to the supreme joy you feel at the end of a long, fun day out with friends, and you realise poverty hasn’t set up camp in your […]

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Balancing Hustle and Mental Health – Tips and Stories from Young Nigerians

“You wouldn’t last an hour in the asylum where they raised me.” Okay, okay, let’s be serious now. Nigeria and mental health don’t really have the best track record together. According to this report by the World Health Organization Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems (WHO-AIMS), only about three per cent of the undergraduate training […]

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Naija House Party Hacks: Throwing an Epic Bash on a Budget

Picture this: Weird MC’s ‘Ijoya’ is playing, your friends are all around you, some just gisting (Zarah always did love a good story), and others are dancing (Leave it to Fisayo to almost break the tiles with his legwork). Then, you’re suddenly grateful that you read that (this) Ahmad’s Journal article about planning a house […]

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Millennial Money Mistakes to Avoid: Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Everyone wants to have money but we can’t be the only ones that feel like, sometimes, money doesn’t want to be had. Trust us, we understand wanting to wake up at 11 am after a long night of serious partying, open your wardrobe and see two ghana-must-goes filled with mint green ₦500 notes. No explanations […]

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Without These Life Skills, Nigeria Go Wound You

Remember that snake that “swallowed” ₦36 million in 2018? That’s how Nigeria will swallow you if you don’t jazz up. With the country being where it is, Nollywood actor, Kenneth Okonkwo’s statement hits very true; Anarchy looms. Now, we know this is a dark truth – there’s kuku no light, something about the grid shutting […]

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Furnishing Your First Apartment in Nigeria: A Young Adult’s Guide

How do you know you’re really doing this adulting thing? (Apart from your mum never paying you back for the bread and eggs she asked you to buy on your way home from work.) When you finally move into your own space. Are we right or are we right? Few pleasures are as heady as […]

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Are You Still Crushing Your 2024 Goals? A Q1 Review

We know there is one uncle in your family group-chat still greeting everyone with those “Happy New Year” Canva flyers, and he probably thinks he’s hilarious, bless his novice-level graphic designing heart. But is the year still “new” if we’re nearing three months in? Apart from this obviously quite philosophical and thought-provoking question, another one […]

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