8 Relatable Naira Life Stories That Won’t Make Us Feel Like We’re Wasting Our Lives

April 27, 2022

If you hear Naira Life and the first thing that comes to your mind is, “Oh my God, that’s the series that calls me poor in seven different languages before I can even start my week”, we wrote this for you. It’s true — some of the stories we share are bougie enough to make you ask if you’re really a child of God.

But a lot of the stories we share are also just stories of regular people — like you and me — living in Nigeria and hustling to get our next urgent ₦2k. Here’s a list of some relatable Naira Life stories that’ll make you feel seen.

1. The #NairaLife of a Rookie Journalist Cracking the Gig Life

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The journalist in this Naira Life feels like he should be earning at least two times his ₦220k monthly income. His regrets? Not starting the freelancing life earlier. And he doesn’t even want to be a journalist at the end of the day. He wants to be a football coach — he’s always dreamed of it. 

Read his NairaLife story.

2. The Babe Trying to “Trust the Process” at ₦100k/Month

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The subject in this Naira Life can draw, shoot and edit videos, do graphic design, code, model and sell. But she’s torn between learning the ropes in a structured environment and looking for how to earn more. 

Read her Naira Life story.

3. The Marketing Babe With Millionaire Dreams At ₦200k/month

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“As much as I say money is not everything, it’s still a major key. Being broke makes me cranky. Even in my relationships, when I tell you I have a problem, I don’t even need to ask you to give me money. You’re just supposed to use your head.” 

Read her Naira Life

4. The #NairaLife of a Daddy’s Girl Learning to Survive on Her Own

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For the longest time, the babe in this story thought she would live on her dad’s money for the rest of her life. The final year of uni showed her she would have to make some money on her own if she was going to survive. Now, she’s a full-time hustler making between ₦80k and ₦200k a month from three businesses. 

Read her story here.

5. #NairaLife: Working Law Religiously for Self and Family At ₦225k/Month

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A consistent pattern in this #NairaLife is how this 25-year-old lawyer’s black tax increases as her income increases. But she doesn’t mind a lot. So how does she balance her black tax obligations with her hopes and aspirations?

Read her Naira Life.

6. I Earn 175k, but I Still Dunno What I Want to Do With My Life

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“You know, all my life I haven’t done what I wanted to do. To be honest, I don’t know what I want to do – like something I really enjoy doing. I think I like managing projects though.” — The 28-year-old subject on this Naira Life.

7. The Lady Who’s Winging It on a ₦171k Salary

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The single 26-year-old mum in this Naira Life earns ₦171k, and her biggest struggle is taking care of her kid. But with the support of her family, she shows up every day and does her best. 

Read her Naira Life story. 

8. #NairaLife: The Factory Worker Who Went From ₦220k to ₦35k/Month

One thing we loved when we published this story was the support and love from people across social media for the subject. One thing stands out about this guy. Just like the rest of us, he’s determined. 

Read his Naira Life story.



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