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 was the first thing you did for money?  Everytime my dad returned from work when I was a kid, he gave us coins. If you had saved, say X amount, he’d add another X. So you could say I saved for money. But the first proper thing that I did was work for my […]

This week, we’re talking to a Freelance consultant who’s helping clients gather insights for their business and writing proposals. She’s also pretty invested in her family.One thing is clear, she’s the hard worker. What’s the first thing you ever did for money? I tried to sell company yellow pages directory. I lasted a total of […]

The subject of this week’s story is a Financial Consultant whose journey starts on Wall Street and currently sits in Lagos. He’s in his mid-30s, and would rather stay home and read a book than go to a party. I’ve never met a Nigerian who’s more travelled than you, for starters. When did this all […]

This week, it’s the first couple ever – they’ve been dating for about a year, and they’ll be letting us peek into their lives. They’re both 28 and currently earn ₦400k – cute coincidences. Both of you are my first couple ever. Them: Litttt! Her: Let’s go! Him: Oya oya. When did you first clock […]

The subject in this story had his started out in lab coats as a Health Sciences student, but now he seems to have a keen interest in Data Sciences. One thing stays consistent though, his love for enjoyment. Tell me about the first work you did for money.  JSS 2. Technical drawing class. I used […]

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. […]

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