Vol 5 | 21-11-2022

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So apart from yourself, who do you spend most of your money on?

Nobody? You need to change.

In two of our stories today, our subjects talk about happily spending money on their loved ones and having zero regrets because that’s what makes them happy.

After the subject on #NairaLife’s dad tried to kill himself because of debts in 2019, he swore he’d make money to take care of his family.

And omo, he’s making money.

In this letter:

  • The Heartwarming #NairaLife of a 23-Year-Old Breadwinner
  • The Love Currency: A Long-distance relationship in Ibadan and Lagos on a ₦30k salary
  • Money Meanings: “Black Tax”
  • Game: #HowMuchLast
  • Where The Money At?!

#NairaLife: The Heartwarming #NairaLife of a 23-Year-Old Breadwinner

The 23-year-old software quality assurance engineer on this week’s #NairaLife makes over $5k monthly. His salary was ₦50k at the beginning of the year.

Of all the reasons he’s happy about his new income, being able to take care of his family comes first.

He doesn’t consider giving his parents ₦250k monthly black tax, though. In fact, he wants to do more.

Find out why he embraces black tax

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The Love Currency: A Long-distance relationship in Ibadan and Lagos on a ₦30k salary

My favourite part of this story is Feyi* playfully protesting that her boyfriend complains when she impulsively buys something for herself, but doesn’t when she gets him a spontaneous gift. Who no like better thing?

An excerpt: “I think the reason he doesn’t like me spending so much is because he doesn’t have plenty money himself. He’s still in university, and it’s me who normally sends him money.

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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’re testing your street cred. #HowMuchLast for a De Rica of rice?

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

Ordinary is Boring

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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,


Mr Money’s Daddy

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