Being a corps member has to be one of the most stressful phases in the life of a Nigerian youth. And you know what makes it all the more stressful? The money aspect. It is never enough. 1. The struggle of waiting for allowance every month. Especially when it’s already 20-something on the calendar and […]
“A Week In The Life” is a weekly Zikoko series that explores the working-class struggles of Nigerians. It captures the very spirit of what it means to hustle in Nigeria and puts you in the shoes of the subject for a week. The subject for today is Mr M, a businessman and smuggler. He talks […]
When would you say you first “knew money”? I have always wanted to be rich since I was 10. I started reading newspapers at an early age, and I learnt about MKO Abiola’s money and generosity. I would write on my school notes the number of houses I wanted to build, the number and names […]
If you live in Nigeria, then this quiz shouldn’t be too much of a challenge for you. See for yourself below:
Recently, I had an interesting money situation where a friend defaulted on a loan. From the lies to the silence, I felt somehow. Especially because of the lies and fake anger. I assumed that a friend wouldn’t treat me like that. Motivated by my experience, I went asking people for their own money experience. Here’s […]
I stay home and trade Bitcoin with my trading partner almost every day. It’s the most exciting thing I’ve ever done in my life.
“A Week In The Life” is a weekly Zikoko series that explores the working-class struggles of Nigerians. It captures the very spirit of what it means to hustle in Nigeria and puts you in the shoes of the subject for a week. The subject for today is Mr A, a mortician. He talks about his […]
If you’ve ever worked a job for an extended period of time, then you’ll relate to this. 1) Punctuality: First month: I must get to work early. After one year: Let me sleep 30 minutes more. I’ll lie that police stopped me. 2) Attitude towards KPI: First month: I must die for the company. After […]
What’s your oldest memory of money? It’s stealing a ₦5 note from my mum and after she beat me, she asked my cousin to bring a knife. My cousin and I were a bit in love with each other, so he brought a blunt knife, and she cut me with it. Uhm, what?! “You’ll show […]
A huge part of life revolves around money yet we don’t talk about it. Especially when it comes to jobs and salaries. In the hope of demystifying this, I asked a couple of young Nigerians how they found out they were underpaid. Here’s what they said: Enny/Female/20s. I did a job for a client where […]
“My big break was crazy! I won’t say the amount because I don’t want this place to explode.”
“A Week In The Life” is a weekly Zikoko series that explores the working-class struggles of Nigerians. It captures the very spirit of what it means to hustle in Nigeria and puts you in the shoes of the subject for a week. The subject of today’s “A Week In The Life” is an optometrist. She […]
Let’s start with when you joined the military. The middle of 1977. That’s when I stepped into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA). That was your first job? No. After my school cert, I worked for an insurance company. My salary was ₦91, and after working there for one year, I moved to a bank on […]
Remember when we talked about the things you should do when you get a raise? Well, we’re back to tell you the things you SHOULD NOT do when you get a raise. Don’t buy 5k suya I know the raise feels like a lot of money but that doesn’t mean you should splurge the difference […]
“The fact that I made back everything I lost shows the potential of this market.”
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This has to be one of the top 10 worst things that could ever happen to a person. Imagine you’re on a bus and you touch your pockets/check your bag and realise that you left your wallet/purse sitting on the dining table. Now the conductor is collecting money line by line and he’s almost at […]
“A Week In The Life” is a weekly Zikoko series that explores the working-class struggles of Nigerians. It captures the very spirit of what it means to hustle in Nigeria and puts you in the shoes of the subject for a week. The subject of today’s “A Week In The Life” is an online sex […]
Money makes the world go round and if you’re Nigerian, the Naira makes you sad. Very sad. We tried to imagine the kind of energy the different currencies would have if they were students. 1) U.S dollars is that talented and popular kid that everyone likes. Dollars secretly hates everyone but doesn’t show it. 2) […]
This is 2020, and here are 7 good reasons why you need a digital bank account.
This weeks’ #Nairalife was made possible by FCMB’s promise of quality medical care from the comfort of your home. Do you remember the first time someone called you rich and you were extremely triggered? My cousins in London. For some reason, their step mum painted an exaggerated version of our family to them. They genuinely thought […]
We asked a couple of Nigerians from varying backgrounds what they’d do with a million naira.
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“Have you ever been so desperate? I was hungry literally and figuratively.”
COVID-19 threw a well-aimed spanner in everyone’s plans this year. Nobody escaped unscathed. Some of Miss Rona’s victims were people who wanted to tie the nuptial knot and spend the rest of their lives together. Instead, they found themselves donning Sanwoolu face masks. However, some brave couples decided to go ahead with their weddings. I […]
“Have money and you will inspire people to do things.”
We all know Nigerians like to manage money, but there are people who absolutely HATE spending money. They’ll do anything to avoid opening their purses. ANYTHING. Spending other people’s money is their calling. If there’s a promo somewhere, they are there. Always asking for giveaway They’ve turned on notifications to Don Jazzy’s tweets. You can […]
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