10 Things Nigerian Women Spend Their Salary On

August 26, 2021

Salary week is rugged — alert enters, but before you blink, the money has disappeared. I did some research *wink* and came up with a list of things Nigerian women spend their salaries on. 

1. Food

This is the first thing. 70% of our salary goes to food. Home cooked meals o, take out o, fancy restaurants o, na here them dey see us. 

woman eating food

2. Rich aunty clothes

Nigerian women and flowy dresses? Inseparable. How else can they know that we are unmarried liberated women who don’t need men to validate us? Inject it! 

aunties dancing

3. Ashawo clothes 

Nigerian babes are versatile queens who can switch it up anytime. Why? Refer to number 2. Besides, that N29,999 Atinuke Shift Dress will not pay for itself, you know 🌚

dancing aunty meme

4. Side dudes

I am not saying Nigerian women cheat. I am just saying that sometimes there are men who need our help with certain things. Especially money. You never know. This can be filed under charity, sha.

feeding a man

5. Piggyvest

Everybody knows Nigerian women are huge savers. They made that app for us. It doesn’t matter if we will withdraw it before month end, what matters is that we saved. Saving our money and saving our lives. A versatile queen, purr.

maraji meme

6. Tiny bags 

Those tiny bags are the best thing since sliced bread. They are so small yet they carry so much. We need the tiny bags to store our patience.  

girl meme

7. Acrylics 

Nigerian girls love their acrylics. Besides, how can we aim for something that is beyond our reach if we don’t have good nails to drag it in?

nails meme

8. Books

Yes, we read. 

9. Skincare

Skincare is so expensive, gosh. Why can’t we be like men who use the same towel on their bum on their face and still have good skin? Skincare is a major money gulper. 

me, god, beauty, meme

10. Enjoyment 

Solo date, date with our fellow babes. God put us on this earth to enjoy ourselves to the fullest. In the wise words of Tiwa Savage, ‘we no come this life to suffer.’

Tiwa Savage meme

Subscribe to our newsletter here.

Join The Conversation

Bring a friend.

You'll like this

Watch

Now on Zikoko

Recommended Quizzes

November 19, 2019

Regardless of what society has tried to tell us, enjoying sex is not something to be ashamed of. So, in a bid to celebrate our generation’s sexual agency, we’ve created a quiz that will accurately (again, keep your complaints to yourself) infer how many people you’ve spelt with. Try it out: 11 Quizzes For The […]

November 4, 2019

After successfully predicting when y’all are getting married (please, email any complaints to noneofourbusiness@nayousabi.com), we are back to tell you how much is currently in your account. How, you might ask? By using your taste in Nollywood, of course. Shhh. No questions. Just take it already:

December 3, 2019

Are you a professional Yoruba demon? Are you walking around in search of whose life you can wreck at any given time? Well, this quiz knows exactly how many hearts you’ve shattered to date, and before you lie that your result is inaccurate, just remember that Zikoko is never wrong. Now, take it and be […]

April 3, 2020

While the rest of the world loves to treat our continent like a country, there are actually 54 African countries. So, in a bid to test your knowledge (and educate you), we’ve created a quiz to see how many of their capitals you can correctly name. Go ahead:

More from Her

May 11, 2022

Today’s subject on #Zikokowhatshesaid is @fehinlean, a 30-year-old Nigerian woman. She talks about her childhood love for motorcycles, why she waited until she was 28 to ride one and handling the stares when people realise she isn’t a man, on her biking trips across the country.

Watch

Trending Videos

Zikoko Originals

December 14, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
November 2, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
October 26, 2020
A collection of videos documenting some of the events of the EndSARS protests.
June 22, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
June 22, 2020
Hacked is an interesting new series by Zikoko made up of fictional but hilarious chat conversations.
June 4, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
June 2, 2020
Quickie is a video series where everyone featured gets only one minute to rant, review or do absolutely anything.
May 14, 2020
Isolation Diary is a Zikoko series that showcases what isolation is like for one young Nigerian working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
March 12, 2020
Life is already hard. Deciding where to eat and get the best lifestyle experiences, isn't something you should stress about. Let VRSUS do that for you.

Z! Stacks

Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in:

Zikoko amplifies African youth culture by curating and creating smart and joyful content for young Africans and the world.
X