For this fashion designer, it’s the people that come through for her.

Vol 18 | 20-02-2023

Good morning, 🌞

Can you guess how much cash I’m currently holding? ₦100.

I’m not going to lie; the note is a prized possession at this point. I randomly catch myself reaching for my wallet to confirm it’s still in there. I’d never thought this day would come, but here we are.

It’d be hilarious if it wasn’t a chaotic situation.

Speaking of chaotic situations, the fashion designer in today’s #NairaLife is no stranger to those. In the past 10 years, she’s had to deal with a few financial struggles. Some were out of her control, and others were a consequence of her decisions. But somehow, she always finds a way out of them.

On #LoveCurrency, the theme is “love will always come through”. To mark this year’s Valentine’s Day, six people share details of their relationships and how much it costs them to celebrate special occasions with their partners.

In this letter:

  • #NairaLife: How Does This Fashion Designer End Up in Tough Financial Situations?
  • HustlePrint: From Studying Agricultural Engineering to Working at Spotify
  • #LoveCurrency: Valentine’s Day Spending Across 6 Different Relationships
  • Money Meanings: “Collateral”
  • Game: #HowMuchLast
  • Where The Money At?!

#NairaLife: How Does This Fashion Designer End Up in Tough Financial Situations?

This 25-year-old fashion designer has had a fair share of tricky financial circumstances. But the consistent pattern in her story is how she always finds random people to get her out of them.

This is what her #NairaLife looks like

Some other great money articles you should read:

From Studying Agricultural Engineering to Working at Spotify

In 2016, Zainab Ayodimeji began her transition into tech after realising that her agricultural engineering background may not give her the career and income growth she wanted. Now, she’s helping Spotify teams make important decisions for users. In this story, she shares how the journey was a mix of vibes, strategy, and pure luck.

Read her story here

Valentine’s Day Spending Across 6 Different Relationships

In case you missed it: last week Tuesday was Valentine’s Day. And while we were in the spirit, we explored how lovers across different relationships came through for one another and the cost of doing this. From a student’s first Valentine with his girlfriend to the long-distance married couple and the writer receiving gifts from three different partners, this special edition of #LoveCurrency is one hell of a sappy read.

Read the stories 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.

This week, let’s test how much you’re willing to pay for what everyone swears is fast internet. So, #HowMuchLast for a Starlink device?

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,


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