#MoneyByZikoko: “How much does a babalawo earn?”

October 24, 2022

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Good morning, 🌞

Welcome to Money By Zikoko!

This newsletter exists because Zikoko loves money. And you’re here because you love money too. So I’m sure we’ll get along.

The stories and conversations here will ask one very big question – What is money and how are people making, saving, spending and even losing it?

Answering these questions will bring us closer to understanding this thing called money.

So let’s go!

In this letter:

  • The #NairaLife of a Babalawo
  • The Money of Love: Married in Uyo with ₦2.5m/month
  • Money Meanings: What is a “Pension”?
  • Game: #HowMuchLast
  • Where The Money At?!

The #NairaLife Of A Babalawo

The 29-year-old subject of today’s #NairaLife is an Ifa priest born to Deeper Life parents. After a series of unfortunate events hit his family in 2001, he found solace in Ifa’s temple. Today he lives and earns money as a babalawo. And his finances? Divinely secure.

Writing this story helped me learn a lot about what it means to practice a traditional religion and all the negative stereotypes that need to be done away with. I’m sure you’ll enjoy his story.

Read the rest of his Naira Life

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The Money of Love: Married in Uyo with ₦2.5m/month

When they met in school, Michael was called “Mikano” and had quite the reputation at school. Seven years later, their paths crossed again, and this time he was a more respectable “Mr Michael”.

After eight years in the streets, 34-year-old Michael Adebayo* finally decided to repent from his ashawo ways and settle down. He found his perfect match — where he’s a reckless spender, his wife is financially prudent. He tells Zikoko how he’s enjoying married life on a ₦2.3m monthly income.

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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.

This week, we want to know, #HowMuchLast for a brand new Flat Screen TV.

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.

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

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

Till next week…

Yours cashly,


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