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.

Every week, Zikoko asks anonymous people to give us a window into their relationship with the Naira. Some will be struggle-ish, others will be bougie–but all the time, it’ll be revealing. The subject of this week’s story just hit 18. He’s also at his first 9-5 ever, as an intern. When he’s not in Nigeria […]

Every week, Zikoko seeks to understand how people move the Naira in and out of their lives. Some stories will be struggle-ish, others will be bougie. All the time, it’ll be revealing. The lady in this story has worked in digital media (creative industry) for almost a decade. But she’s convinced that she’s just getting started. […]

The guy in this story has literally been trained all his life for one purpose; to fight and defend the sovereignty of his country. Doesn’t mean he doesn’t think about money or worry about it sometimes. When did you first earn a salary? My first salary was ₦2500 per month.  Huh?  Oh, it was 2000 […]

The woman in this Naira Life story is 32 and loves the finest comforts of life. Get to know her. When was the first time you understood money?  Ah, I think it was that time when I realised that having the money for something is not the same as having the money for something – […]

Quick One: The guy in this story has a serious knack for just hustling for money, and it drove him to do menial jobs as early as age 13. Let’s get into it! What was the first thing you did for money? When I lived in Kano, there were people who were selling rams, so […]

This week’s story pulled off in collaboration with ARM PENSIONS. Tomorrow is looking good. How’s it looking for you? Start making tomorrow look good by making the right calls today, by clicking here. What’s the first thing you ever did for money? I worked for a caterer when I was in Junior secondary school as […]

This week’s story pulled off in collaboration with Payday Investor. Before you start to make plans about your next salary, click here. When was the first time you made any money? That’s an interesting question because I didn’t make money until I was in my final year at school. I had this friend that cared […]

Every week, we ask anonymous people to give us a window into their relationship with the Naira – their secret Naira Life. This week’s story pulled off in collaboration with ARM Investment Managers. They have a diverse range of Mutual funds for everyone looking to give investments a shot, from the beginners to the veterans. […]

Every week, we ask anonymous people to give us a window into their relationship with the Naira – their secret Naira Life. When was the first time you earned money? A scholarship when I was in 100-level. The money wasn’t coming to me – it was going to my dad’s account – but it was […]

If you’ve been reading this every Monday, you know the drill at this point. If you haven’t, now you know that Zikoko talks to anonymous people every week about their relationship with the Naira. Sometimes, it will be boujee, other times, it will be struggle-ish. But all the time–it’ll be revealing. What you should know […]

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