PS: She never saves in naira.

Vol 16 | 06-02-2023

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Good morning! 🌞

Today’s #NairaLife subject reminds me of myself, minus the $150k in savings, of course. It’s great to save for the future, but what happens when you don’t have enough money to live the life you want now? Come back and answer when you’ve read the story.

On Love Currency, our subject may not have $150k, but she’s been saving since she was 10. Now, she’s saving more than half her salary and planning her relocation to the UK — which may or not be because of her boyfriend.

Enough savings talk. What’s the craziest career pivot you’ve seen? For our first Hustleprint story, we got Jemima Osunde to tell us how she makes the most out of Physiotherapy and Nollywood.

In this letter:

  • Last Month in Money
  • #NairaLife: She’s Saving For Her Future, and She’s at $150k
  • HustlePrint: Doctor by Day, Nollywood Sweetheart by Night, How She Do Am?
  • #LoveCurrency: Dating in Port Harcourt on a ₦249k Lab Scientist Salary
  • Money Meanings: “Savings”
  • Game: #HowMuchLast
  • Where The Money At?!

Last Month
In Money

That’s what £88 million looks like in naira, and it’s what Chelsea paid to Shakhtar Donetsk for Mykhailo Mudryk’s controversial signing. Controversial because Arsenal also had eyes for the winger, but as they say, money answereth all things.

That’s the amount of new naira notes the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Bauchi claims to allocate daily to all banks in the state. Does anyone know how much is allocated daily to other states? Because the long queues for cash don’t seem to be letting up.
Four days to go
CBN’s deadline extension for depositing old naira notes ends on February 10th 2023. Do you think it’ll also mean an end to the current new-naira-notes scarcity?

She’s Saving For Her Future, and She’s at $150k

The 28-year-old lawyer on this #NairaLife has over $150k in savings but put her financial happiness at 5/10. Why? Because the money is for her future, and she needs money for now.

Honestly, I see her point.

Read her story here

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Doctor by Day, Nollywood Sweetheart by Night, How She Do Am?

“My self-given nickname is “one true self”. I’m an acting physiotherapist, doctor-actress, health worker-entertainer, whatever version people prefer. I’m one person living the best of both worlds, that’s what makes me who I am.”

Read Jemima’s story here

Dating in Port Harcourt on a ₦249k Lab Scientist Salary

Peace* is working two jobs, saving more than half her salary and planning her relocation to the UK. In this story, she talks about saving since she was 10, getting back together with her ex after a year and her father’s disapproval of marrying at a young age.

An excerpt: “I used to keep some part of whatever money I was gifted in a pink purse she gave me. Even though I kept the purse in her room, I remember sneaking out random ₦200s and ₦300s to give my uncle who lived with us then. He promised to buy me a car when I was in university.”

Read the full article here

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.

Today, let’s see how much you’d be willing to pay for high-speed internet. #HowMuchLast for the Starlink internet system?

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.

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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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