Fu'ad

Fu'ad Lawal

Editor-In-Chief at Zikoko. Will forever be haunted by a particular video where I was tricked into eating on VRSUS. Something to do with Pounded Yam.

What’s your oldest memory of money?  One day – I think I was seven – my mum just came into the room with a black plastic bag. There was money inside ₦2.5 million. She just – Wait, what? Yes. She just said, “keep this money, this is for your dad’s next car.” I don’t know […]

Tell me about the beginning of money for you. It has to be when I was 12. I lost my mum, and I suddenly felt responsible for my younger siblings – I’m the firstborn of my mum.  I’m very sorry about your loss. Did you have any other guardian?  Thanks. Losing our mum affected everyone […]

The subject of today’s story is an IT expert with a special focus on the financial sector. What was it like growing up?  Someone once said this about me while I was in school: “Is it not that girl that used to act as if her father has all the money in the world?” Sounds […]

This week’s #NairaLife is made possible by Premium Pension. What’s their bragging right? They’re one of the first to be licensed in this Pension grind. Over 600,000 people trust them. And their assets under management have crossed 700 billion. Big deal. The guy in this story is not only 33 years old, he’s also looking […]

The subject of this story is a 24-year old lady who’s open to exploring any opportunity that won’t bother her home training – she likes nice offices too. Tell me about the very first time you felt like you ‘earned’ your own money. Does raising funds for a children’s church program count?  When I was […]

If you’ve been reading #NairaLife long enough, then you probably know I’m currently on the #JollofRoad, our West African road trip. Along the way, I’ve found all kinds of people. And what good is it if I don’t run into people and ask them about their finances? The subject of today’s story lives in Abuja, where […]

If you’ve been reading #NairaLife long enough, then you probably know I’m currently on the #JollofRoad, our West Africa road trip. Along the way, I’ve found all kinds of people. And what good is it if I don’t run into people and ask them about their finances? The guy in this #NairaLife #DalasiLife is 26. […]

What’s the first experience in your life that made you realise ah, money sweet o?  That would be JSS1 in 2004. I went to a boarding school and it was my first time away from the safety of home. My pocket money for the term was ₦200, and I had classmates who had ₦1,000 for […]

The subject of this story has a compulsive need, not to spend, but to save. Amongst other interesting takes. Read up. What was the first thing you did for money? Industrial Training while I was in school. I was earning ₦1k per day. He, the owner of the company, asked, “how much do you want […]

The subject of today’s story lived in Nigeria for a while, but he currently lives in his home country, Liberia. Tell me about that first cash that you felt was yours. Let me start by saying I’m the laziest person I know. When I was a kid, my dad wanted to imbibe reading as a […]

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