The Secret Naira Life

Every week, Zikoko asks anonymous people to give us a window into their relationship with the Naira. Some will be struggle-ish, others will be boujee–but all the time, it’ll be revealing.

What was the first thing you did for money?  Everytime my dad returned from work when I was a kid, he gave us coins. If you had saved, say X amount, he’d add another X. So you could say I saved for money. But the first proper thing that I did was work for my […]

This week, we’re talking to a Freelance consultant who’s helping clients gather insights for their business and writing proposals. She’s also pretty invested in her family.One thing is clear, she’s the hard worker. What’s the first thing you ever did for money? I tried to sell company yellow pages directory. I lasted a total of […]

The subject of this week’s story is a Financial Consultant whose journey starts on Wall Street and currently sits in Lagos. He’s in his mid-30s, and would rather stay home and read a book than go to a party. I’ve never met a Nigerian who’s more travelled than you, for starters. When did this all […]

This week, it’s the first couple ever – they’ve been dating for about a year, and they’ll be letting us peek into their lives. They’re both 28 and currently earn ₦400k – cute coincidences. Both of you are my first couple ever. Them: Litttt! Her: Let’s go! Him: Oya oya. When did you first clock […]

The subject in this story had his started out in lab coats as a Health Sciences student, but now he seems to have a keen interest in Data Sciences. One thing stays consistent though, his love for enjoyment. Tell me about the first work you did for money.  JSS 2. Technical drawing class. I used […]

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