5 Annoying Post-Lockdown Expenses That You Can’t Escape

August 19, 2020

Now that the world is opening up, some expenses that you were able to hide from thanks to the lockdown will finally come and drag you by the trousers. Holiday is over; time to pay the price.

Here, we listed some of the expenses that you managed to dodge during the lockdown but they will soon come for your neck. God be with you.

1. School fees

30+ people are already breathing heavily because of the upcoming threats of new school term fees and other related expenses. At this point, you’re just checking the news everyday to know when the government plans on reopening schools. It’s not easy.

2. Parties

Remember all those parties that were cancelled because of the lockdown? They’re coming back with a vengeance. Especially weddings. Nigerians being Nigerians, they have been itching for a party forever. Once the lockdown is completely over, this country won’t contain us. 

3. Car maintenance

You’ve parked your car since March because you’ve been working from home. Now HR has said everybody should come inside o and you’re wondering what new faults your car ha developed since then. Go on, call your mechanic. He won’t bite (I hope).

4. Lunch dates

Restaurants have now happened and you know what that means: your friends are about to suggest that you all “try out this nice place.” In Nigeria, Nice = Expensive, so you do the math.

P.S You can always tell them that you are not feeling hungry.

5. Clubbing

Clubs aren’t open yet but we know that’s coming soon. You know you can’t sit down in one place, so you’ll be the first person  to open the gate when they open. I don’t blame you; I too want to receive grinds to Burna’s new album in Quilox. But you also know what that means for your account balance:

I know you’re wondering what to read next. This is the one: You Know You’re Drunk When You Do These 8 Things.

Join The Conversation

Bring a friend.

You'll like this

April 15, 2020

The world may be on lockdown but it doesn’t mean that everything has come to a halt. If anything, the lockdown is forcing more companies to adopt online tools ensure that work continues smoothly. One of the implications is that instead of in-person interviews, we are seeing a shift to virtual interviews. This is stressful […]

Salary week
June 28, 2021

Salary week is probably the most depressing week as a salary earner. The anticipation, the money that has already been spent in your head, and the bills that become more obvious don’t do much to help either. Flesh and blood did not reveal the information we are about to share below. 1. Ads become more […]

May 4, 2020

Let’s start at the beginning; your oldest memory of money. Christmas. I remember going house to house with my sister to collect money at the end of the day we’ll settle to count and see how much we made.  I always looked forward to moments like that, or when my dad dashes us money whenever […]

November 3, 2020

“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 a Medical doctor. […]

Watch

Now on Zikoko

Recommended Quizzes

November 22, 2019

It can be very stressful when you’re trying to find the love of your life, but you only keep meeting people that are exactly like your yeye ex. To help you be more aware of that problem, we’ve created a quiz that lets you know the kind of people you are attracting. Take it to […]

April 1, 2020

Everyone has a Nigerian bank that matches their personality. You could either be as likeable as GTB, as efficient as Access or as mature as First Bank. Either way, all you have to do is take this quiz and we’ll let you know with almost 100% certainty. So, go ahead:

January 2, 2020

Do you have even a single romantic bone in your body? Well, if you’re not sure about just how sweet and thoughtful you can be to someone you love, that’s what this quiz is here to answer. 11 Quizzes For Nigerians Who Are Ready To Marry  Are you ready to marry? Take these quizzes.

how tall are you
March 11, 2020

Did your parents give you enough beans when you were growing up? If they did, then you’re probably around 6’0″ and above. Either way, we created a quiz that can guess your current height (pretty accurately, if we do say so ourselves). Take to see if we nailed it:

More from Money

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