Chidera Nwagu is a content creator for three Abuja nightclubs. What’s it like to meet Abuja “big boys”, fend off creepy men and deal with sexism in the nation’s capital? Find out in this week’s #AWeekInTheLife
The 23-year-old engineering graduate on today’s #NairaLife got convinced by her friend to start selling perfume oils in 2019. She shares how setting goals helped her go from a ₦50k capital to ₦2m in savings in just two years.
The subject of today’s #AWeekInThe Life is an Abuja-based IELTS tutor. She talks about her struggles with teaching proud adults, Nigerians who think they shouldn’t write IELTS and why she loves her job so much regardless.
Between 1996 and 2014, today’s subject on #NairaLife worked as an auxiliary nurse. Her highest salary in that period was ₦12k. Today, she works as a hairdresser and lives on loans she repays every week.
“I earn ₦3m a month. My mum thinks I earn ₦250k, my dad thinks it’s ₦120k. I plan to tell my mum my company has increased my salary from ₦250k to maybe ₦350k, but I haven’t done that yet. I’ve been procrastinating.”
Today’s #AWeekInTheLife subject is a computer technician in Uyo who sells Ewa Agoyin as a side hustle. He discusses his struggles as a technician who studied computer science, how he started a side business cooking beans and why his Ewa Agoyin always bangs.
Between 2017 and 2020, today’s subject on #NairaLife worked at his friend’s startup and earned a total of ₦60k. Now, he’s taking his filmmaking career into his own hands, and although it’s challenging, he’s hopeful.
One second you’re convinced you can’t survive without shrimps in every meal, then Bubu’s economy humbles you, and you realise that crayfish tastes just like shrimps. What food have you cut off this year?
“I’m not suffering in my mother’s house, so I can’t go to my ‘marital home’ to suffer. Monthly, I have to earn at least ₦400k – ₦500k”
If you hear Naira Life and the first thing that comes to your mind is, “Oh my God, it’s that series that makes me feel like God has forsaken me,” we wrote this for you.
As part of its continued efforts to equip Nigerian youths with core digital skills, Stanbic IBTC has launched the second edition of the Digital Skills Empowerment Programme (DiSEP). DiSEP is designed to enable young tech talents acquire top-notch digital skills which allows them compete in the ever-evolving tech world as the use of technology and […]
The subject of today’s #AWeekInTheLife is a medical doctor, but she quit her job to sell perfumes and scented candles. Today, she explains how she makes her fragrances, why she quit her job and the beauty of being in control of her time.
After today’s subject on #NairaLife was fired from her ₦200k/month job in 2020, she found remote work and hasn’t looked back since. Since then, she’s gone from $50k to $93k a year, and she’s only 24. What’s your earliest memory of money? As a child, I was hell-bent on making my own money. Even today, […]
“I have to be earning at least $5,000 monthly. I also have to have my own house, at least one car, and at least $10k in savings. My crypto and other investments need to be at about $500k.”
The subject of today’s #AWeekintheLife is the caretaker of a hostel close to a university which houses 45 self-con rooms. He talks about managing difficult tenants, why he prefers this job over his last, and his dream to japa one day.
In 2020, today’s subject on #NairaLife left his job as a social media manager to sell spare parts in Gabon. Now he can afford almost anything he wants and he has no regard for money. Let’s start with your earliest memory of money. For a long time in my life, I felt a strong sense […]
The subject of today’s “A Week in the Life” studied animal science in university but now plans weddings for a living in South East Nigeria. She explores the challenges of dealing with Nigerians who love to party and why she loves her job so much.
Until 2016, this 25-year-old #NairaLife subject’s financial plan was, “My dad’s wealth will bankroll me forever.” You know what made her start hustling for herself? The sudden fear of poverty. Let’s start with your earliest memory of money. My earliest memory of money is tied to my parent’s divorce when I was five. My mum […]
Ajumoke Nwaeze won Star Quest in 2008 and got into the Nigerian Idol finals in 2011. Then she dropped out of the competition. In today’s #AWITL, she reflects on the burden of popularity, writing JAMB 6 times & her switch from singing to a writing career.
When today’s subject on #NairaLife was 8 years old, he wanted to be a fraudster. Now, he’s managing projects for financial institutions and growing his career. But he’s not satisfied yet — not until he has four full-time jobs. Tell me about your earliest memory of money. I’m the last of four children. When I […]
Owo Anietie started out as a 10-year-old selling art for ₦30 to his school friends. Now, he’s funding a project to usher in the next generation of creatives in Nigeria. Our one question: How?
Today, on A Week in the Life, 23-year-old Uchenna Nnabuguwu tells us about reading 100 books a year, finding a community of booklovers on Instagram and how he makes money from sharing his love for books on #bookstagram.
This week’s Naira Life is brought to you by Busha. Thinking of starting your crypto journey and trading the most secure way? Try Busha. A few fun facts about today’s subject on Naira Life: His dad was an Ifa priest, and he’s a pastor. He’s also an actor, a model and a licensed therapist. He juggles […]
To every horror story, there’s always a beginning. Here, NYSC corpers share their first taste of horrible bosses in Nigeria.
The subject of today’s “A Week in the Life” got his first Nollywood screenwriting gig on the same day he quit his old job. Now, he juggles multiple writing projects at once and argues and why Nigerians need to calm down when criticising Nollywood.
Today’s subject on #NairaLife wanted to be a pilot until she had to study agric economics in university. Now, the seemingly unpopular career has taken her around Europe and Africa, and pays her much more than she imagined she’d be earning at 33.
Nothing prepares you for the Tinder swindlers and Anns of the world. Sometimes they’re disguised as Instagram vendors. Other times, as friends we’ve known for a long time.
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