I Like Girls

Across the globe, many women adopt their husband's surname post-marriage. In Nigeria, there's no legal obligation to do this, but it remains standard practice. However, a growing number of women are challenging this norm and sticking by their birthnames even after marriage.
Nigerian artist, entrepreneur and designer, Damilola Marcus is one of them. In this episode, opens up about how her name is an integral part of her identity and shares some thoughts on the tradition of changing names post-marriage. She also discusses the pushback she sometimes gets for choosing to retain her birth name.
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Creators & Guests

Aisha Salaudeen
Aisha is the an award-winning storyteller with experience covering women's issues on the African continent. She is the host and producer of I Like Girls.

What is I Like Girls?

I Like Girls - with Aisha Salaudeen - is a show about African women and the different experiences life throws at them for being women. Each episode of I Like Girls features stories that take you on a journey into the unanticipated ways life impacts women.