What’s your oldest memory of money? It’s stealing a ₦5 note from my mum and after she beat me, she asked my cousin to bring a knife. My cousin and I were a bit in love with each other, so he brought a blunt knife, and she cut me with it. Uhm, what?! “You’ll show […]
This weeks’ #Nairalife was made possible by FCMB’s promise of quality medical care from the comfort of your home. Do you remember the first time someone called you rich and you were extremely triggered? My cousins in London. For some reason, their step mum painted an exaggerated version of our family to them. They genuinely thought […]
Let’s start in the trenches. When did you first feel like you were in a hole? That must have been when I was in Uni. I wanted to study Medicine, but it wasn’t working out. I tried going abroad, gained admission, but my parents didn’t have money to pay. So, I just settled for one […]
“A Week In The Life” is a weekly Zikoko series that explores the working-class struggles of Nigerians. It captures the very spirit of what it means to hustle in Nigeria and puts you in the shoes of the subject for a week. The subject for today’s “A Week In The Life” is a Federal Road […]
In this #NairaLife story, we talk to a lady working in HR, with relentless ambition and a strong sense of duty to family. This #NairaLife was made possible by FCMB. What was money like growing up? It wasn’t constant. My father, even though he has a first degree, refused to get a job as advised […]
“A Week In The Life” is a weekly Zikoko series that explores the working-class struggles of Nigerians. It captures the very spirit of what it means to hustle in Nigeria and puts you in the shoes of the subject for a week. The subject for today is Toyin, a 28-year-old proposition manager at a financial […]
Take risk and succeed.
Let’s start at the beginning; your oldest memory of money. Christmas. I remember going house to house with my sister to collect money at the end of the day we’ll settle to count and see how much we made. I always looked forward to moments like that, or when my dad dashes us money whenever […]
It doesn’t have to be a frustrating experience.
WhatsApp groups are always wild and stressful, but none come close to the drama of one filled with your family members. So, here are 13 things you’ll get if you’re in a family WhatsApp group. 1. When you first got added to the family WhatsApp group. Hay God! Why now? 2. When your mother forwards […]
“A Week In The Life” is a weekly Zikoko series that explores the working-class struggles of Nigerians. It captures the very spirit of what it means to hustle in Nigeria and puts you in the shoes of the subject for a week. Today’s subject is *Agnes, a nurse currently caring for Covid patients. She tells […]
Having relatives is unavoidable, something most people would rather do without if they could. But, those familial ties come in handy every time; knowing you are loved and are amongst people who’ve known you forever, having no choice but to put up with your shenanigans, can give you a good night’s rest. However, Nigerians know […]
This week’s story pulled off in collaboration with ARM PENSIONS. Tomorrow is looking good. How’s it looking for you? Start making tomorrow look good by making the right calls today, by clicking here. What’s the first thing you ever did for money? I worked for a caterer when I was in Junior secondary school as […]
We didn’t leave anyone out
It’s really not easy
“Where am I from? What is this life?”
Ahan, so nobody for baby of the house to oppress? Is it fair?
When one sibling has done something wrong and wants to put everyone in trouble.
When she won’t allow you breathing space.
Your house is always a battlefield!
You didn’t die? How did you do it?
Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in: