When you read this #NairaLife, you’ll realise why the 32-year-old subject wanted to be a lecturer. But after finding out lecturers don’t make so much, he switched to work in finance. Five years later, he now earns more than many senior lecturers.
Since 2013, the subject of this week’s #NairaLife has worked for her brother’s publications as a writer, manager, HR and never earned more than ₦100k a month. If she could do it over again, she’d never work for him. But that’s just one of her many regrets.
In 2018, the pro gamer on this week’s #NairaLife won the first-ever FIFA competition he played. It paid ₦100k. Since then, he’s represented Nigeria in Côte d’Ivoire and Israel, and has made up to ₦5m in one day playing FIFA.
After seven years, two children and a failed marriage, the 32-year-old subject of this week’s Naira Life returned to her parents’ home with just ₦500 to her name. How have things picked back up for her?
After working at his mum’s bukka and motel for free almost all his life, and having to fend for a child at 22, the 27-year-old on this #NairaLife wants to make more money by going into tech…right after he’s done being a driver.
18 years, two companies, 10 different roles. It’s no wonder the subject on this week’s #NairaLife is looking forward to retiring at 45. His plan? Buy and lease a house in the UK and live off the rent money, then buy another.
The 25-year-old on this week’s #NairaLife works as a guidance counsellor at his parents’ school for ₦100k a month. But before that, he did a lot for money, including selling pure water, thrifting clothes and fraud.
By 2019, this 23-year-old Naira Life subject didn’t know what to do with her life. Then she met a friend who told her to try UI/UX design. Four jobs later, she’s managed $65k a year. She thinks it would be more if she weren’t such a bad negotiator.
Since the 27-year-old on this week’s #NairaLife finished secondary school in 2013, he’s had just one dream — to go to university. For now though, he’s working two security guard jobs in Lagos and running a small farm in Benue.
Between 1987 and 1995, the 52-year-old on this #NairaLife trained and worked as a programmer. After that, she became a secretary and rose through the ranks at the same company for the next 20 years. She retired because of office politics and now owns a laundry business.
The 35-year-old electrician on today’s #NairaLife worked for eight years after secondary school before he could go to university to study electrical engineering. Now, he has an electronics shop and does contracts on the side, but he wants more.
When we asked the 19-year-old on this week’s #NairaLife about the ASUU strikes stopping him from graduating, he replied, “I don’t mind. They should take their time.” And why not? He’s a millionaire.
When you earn ₦150k and you’re 24, being the breadwinner of your family of five can’t be easy. But this week’s subject on #NairaLife does it despite the many challenges her family is faced with.
After graduating university with a third class in 2006, the 38-year-old subject of this week’s #NairaLife moved to the US and got a $50k/year job almost immediately. How did he manage to grow his career to the point where he wants to retire in three years?
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The 26-year-old nurse on this #NairaLife lived in wealth until her dad died mysteriously when she was 12. Since then, she’s sold sweets, bread, eggs and even written love letters to make money. Now, she works at two different hospitals and is saving to japa.
When this week’s subject on Naira Life was 12, an uncle advised him to never do anything for free. Less than 10 years later, he made his first million. How did this creative build a stable business from scratch?
When today’s subject on Naira Life was 27, he received a ₦50k paycheck and tried to return it because he’d never made that much before so he thought it was a mistake. From working at age 12 to taking care of five siblings at 20, how did this man survive?
This #NairaLife is a grass to grace story. The 29-year-old subject went from hawking pure water to staying in university hostels for the less privileged to being owed ₦5k salaries. Now she’s the main breadwinner of her family. How did she do it?
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.
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.
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.
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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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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