What actually makes something expensive? These eleven Nigerian women share the most expensive thing they own.
I had a job that paid a lot, and so I used the money to buy some land that cost about 1 million naira. Now, I heard land around that area costs about 1.5 to 2 million naira. I plan on using the land for agriculture, or develop mini flats and start renting it out. It all depends on how the place develops. I eventually want to own land in Lekki, so I need to work more.
My VVS, 18 karat diamond ring that weighs 1.75 and costs about 1.5 million naira is the most expensive thing I own. I got it as a gift and it is a very nice gift, but it’s exhausting. I can be very careless sometimes, and I’ve misplaced it 3 times since I was given last year. So, I just kept it in a friend’s safe lock and only wear it on important occasions. I haven’t worn it this year, and I feel like I may sell it soon.
I bought a phone for my birthday, and it is currently the most expensive thing I own. It is an iPhone 12 pro, and it cost about 530k. The problem is that the Face ID is not as effective as I thought, so I may end up getting an iPhone 12 pro max, and that is about 590k.
My six-year-old daughter is expensive. Her education alone takes 1.2 million per annum. Her vitamins are 6k a month, hair care is about 10,500 naira every two months. When it comes to food, this babe likes strawberries, granola, Greek yoghurt, pasta and seafood. Do you know how much that is? The toy she wants for her birthday is 150k minus shipping. 150k for just a kitchen set. Then add her piano, violin, coding, and swimming lessons. My wigs, perfumes, and designer shoes don’t add up to how much I spend on my child in a year.
My Canadian and US-born children are the most expensive thing I own. I spent a lot of money I didn’t have to give birth to two of my children in Canada and the US. It was a huge sacrifice for the family, but my husband and I are happy because it’s a long term investment for the children. We’re happy to have done that, now it’s left to God to do the rest.
My skincare products are really expensive. They last for about three to four months and each time I replace them, I spend 245,850 naira. So in one year, I can spend 700k on skincare products.
I would say my most expensive thing is my health. I spend at least 45k a month with no hope of getting better. Asthma, Glaucoma, Chronic back pain, and Ulcer are all the things I have to deal with.
I own a $20,000 diamond necklace. It was a gift from my mother and is currently the most expensive thing I own. She values education, so doing well in my exams usually comes with a gift. For example, when I graduated from University, she got me a car. The necklace came after I passed my bar exams and became a lawyer. She didn’t tell me how much it cost until a year after she gifted it to me. We’re both very into fine jewellery, and I wanted to know how valuable it was as I began to build my own jewellery collection.
At first, I thought it was my $200 Brandon Blackwood purse, but then I realised it was my Macbook. The Macbook cost me $1100. I bought it because my old one broke. I like how Macbooks can sync to my iPhone, and I hate how heavy Windows computers are.
For my birthday, I bought myself a small Louis Vuitton purse of 25k. I starved for weeks to be able to afford it and bought it because I just wanted to feel happy. There were a lot of things stressing me out and causing me pain, so I bought it to make myself feel like I can really accomplish something. I was excited for the entire day until reality hit the next day, and I realized I still had to take care of my sisters and I just wasted money on a bag.
It definitely has to be my phone. When I bought it, it was 40k. Now, it is worth 50k. I had no particular reason for buying the phone, I just saw it in an ad and thought it looked cool.
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