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Vol 15 | 30-01-2023

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Can you leave your career decisions to God?

Before we get into today’s stories on money, I have an announcement.

We’re launching a new flagship tomorrow. It’s a double-packed column where we interview someone successful in a field and ask how they did it, then create a helpful guide for you the next week.

You’ve followed our stories about how people navigate money, now we want to help you make solid career decisions that might help you make some. Whether you’re just starting your career or already a pro, Hustleprint dey for you.

Today’s Money stories also talk about careers. For #LoveCurrency, our subject is focused on living the baby girl life now, and figuring out a career later. Our #NairaLife subject however, he left
everything — including major opportunities — to follow God’s plan for him to start a music career.

Has he made any money from music yet? Well, sort of. If you count the $5 he got from Spotify.

In this letter:

  • The #NairaLife of a Career Directed by God
  • #LoveCurrency: The Dating Life of an Undergraduate on a ₦160k+ Monthly Allowance
  • Money Meanings: “Emergency Fund”
  • Game: #HowMuchLast
  • Where The Money At?!

The #NairaLife of a Career Directed by God

After years making millions as an influencer, the 23-year-old on this week’s Naira Life is following God’s plan and starting a career in music.

I have aunties who’d ask if he’s sure it was God or the powers from his father’s house. 💀

Read his story here

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The Dating Life of an Undergraduate on a ₦160k+ Monthly Allowance

Bella* is living the baby girl life, with no job, heavy bills or need for savings. In this story, she talks about meeting her two current boyfriends on Instagram and having her parents as her safety net.

An excerpt: “I could post online, and guys would slide into my DM. One time, I complained on IG about issues with my bank. One guy asked for my account number and sent ₦50k. Another one sent ₦30k. I can tell some people I like something, and they’d send me the money to get it.”

What’s a life with no financial responsibilities like?

Money Meanings

Game: #HowMuchLast

#HowMuchLast is a game where we show you an item and you tell us (and the world) the highest amount you’d pay for it.

Some weeks will be Okin biscuit, some others will be SUVs.

So technically, the new Naira notes aren’t for sale. But they’re scarce, and word on the streets say POS operatives charge an arm and leg extra for them. So, #HowMuchLast for a ₦50k stack of the new Naira notes?

What’s the most you’d pay? Tweet at us here.

Where The Money At?!

We can’t say we’re about the money and not actually help you find the money.

So we’ve compiled a list of job opportunities for you. Make sure you share this with anyone who might need it because in this community, we look out for each other.

Again, don’t mention. We gatchu.

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All good things must come to an end. But not this good thing. We’ll be back next week.

In the
meantime, keep reading Zikoko’s articles and be sure to share the love.

Till next week…

Yours cashly,


Zikoko’s resident money girl

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