For almost 10 years, the 30-year-old writer in this #NairaLife saw every job as a hustle he could wing. Sometimes, it worked out. At other times, it didn’t. Interestingly, he’s grown his income by more than 5x in the past two years. What changed?
To kick off 2021, we compiled a list of #NairaLife stories you should consider reading twice. From the politician who lives on donations to the investment analyst who quadrupled her income in two years, these are 10 must-read stories from the series.
As much as the 24-year-old in this #NairaLife is a big fan of financial literacy, she’s also made her fair share of money mistakes, culminating in a loss of more than ₦2m in 2020. If there’s anything she’d like to hack, it’s how to grow her wealth.
The 35-year-old in this story was forced out of his home after a Boko Haram attack in 2016. Subsequently, he came to Lagos to start over, and he was getting back on his feet until a government decision set him back.
In 2018, the 20-year-old in this #NairaLife randomly applied for a coding training course and didn’t look back. Three years and a couple of courses later, she works as a front-end developer. How much does the job pay her per month? ₦470k.
It’s not every time someone turns their life around at their first job, but that’s what happened for the guy in this week’s story. From being unemployed at the beginning of 2020 to earning ₦327k/month by the middle of 2021. This is #NairaLife, ep. 148.
While you can’t choose your family, you can avoid them.
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Inside this #NairaLife is a 30-year-old actress and screenwriter whose biggest struggle is income stability. Does her line of work have something to do with this? Yes, but it runs a little deeper than that.
In 2020, the 25-year-old doctor in this #NairaLife was earning ₦170k/month. Now she earns ₦900k/month. As much as this feels like a flex, it also comes with its set of struggles. For starters, she doesn’t feel like she’s worth the salary.
“What if she doesn’t show up?”
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The 27-year-old in this #NairaLife started a shoe business in 2012 and slowly built it over the years, thanks to social media advertising and returning. However, a few financial decisions set him back. Now, he’s playing catch up.
At the beginning of the semester, this final year student at University of Benin moved into a school hostel to cut down on her spending. Subsequently, she tracked her expenses for 10 days. This is how that went.
Rumour has it that there is a Nigerian man in his mid-30s looking at the next school fees season on his calendar and wondering if he should run away.
There are some things to note about the 25-year-old in this #NairaLife: she’s the breadwinner and was in about ₦2m debt. Three months ago she got a big break and her life changed — possibly forever. Here’s how it happened:
For the 26-year-old content writer in this story, saving reigns supreme. She would know: her longest unemployment stretch was two years. Guess what gave her a soft landing?
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The 34-year-old product manager in this #NairaLife was slowly building up his wealth until a work mishap sent him out of a job and wiped out his life savings. Two years later, he’s building it back up and at $9800/month; it’s never been easier.
“If you can’t relate to anything in this article, you don’t know what God has done for you.”
Working in the Nigerian civil service sometimes means sacrificing income growth for stability. The 47-year-old in this story knows this first-hand. After two decades in the civil service, her salary has only increased to ₦65k/Month. This is her #NairaLife.
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