Money

From Nigeria to Kenya to Canada, are our money struggles the same? Money by Zikoko hopes to answer this question in a fun and relatable way.
November 23, 2020

What’s the first thing you ever did for money? I was writing my guy’s notes in secondary school. I didn’t even have complete notes for myself.  Haha. What were your going rates?  About ₦250 for the day’s notes, which was about six or so hours of classes.  Why did you do it?  I wanted more […]

November 17, 2020

“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 *Tola. He collects […]

November 9, 2020

What is the first thing you ever did for money?  Haha. Farming. The first thing I did was farming.  Do you remember the first money you made from farming? I farmed about three plots of land and harvested two bags of rice and sold it for no more than ₦4,000. This was around 2008, and […]

November 5, 2020

As the cost of living goes up and the Naira weakens, we present a list of ways to preserve the value of your Naira savings. 8) Dollars Hello, Nigeria my people. 7) Bitcoin The best way to unfuck yourself from the Nigerian government. 6) Trader Moni This is obviously the only “currency” the Nigerian government […]

November 3, 2020

“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 of today’s “A Week In The Life” is a Medical doctor. […]

November 2, 2020

What’s your oldest memory of money? Haha, I know this question from Naira Life.  Hahaha, an OG.  I remember finding some money in my aunt’s purse. She had just relocated to London, and she left some naira in her bag. I think she forgot it. Anyway, my siblings and I took it and didn’t tell […]

October 19, 2020

Tell me about your oldest memory of money. Hmm, I didn’t acknowledge the existence of money till I was in secondary school. Prior to that, whatever I needed was always provided. I’m not saying that this changed in secondary school, but there was a stark difference between what my mates had and what I had. […]

October 13, 2020

“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 of today is Femi, a writer at Zikoko. He talks about […]

October 8, 2020

If you’re one of those people who like to hide their money from family and friends, then this list is for you: 1) Deflect comments and compliments. Some examples: “Don’t whine me.” “It’s not like that.” 2) Always say “we thank God.” Person: How are things? You: We thank God. Person: How will you buy […]

September 28, 2020

Tell me about the day you knew something wasn’t right.  I woke up in the middle of the night feeling funny. I’d slept like two hours earlier, but something woke me up. I decided to check my blood pressure  – I’m hypertensive.  Wait, how old are you?  27 soon. Anyway, I checked my BP, and […]

September 24, 2020

Being a corps member has to be one of the most stressful phases in the life of a Nigerian youth. And you know what makes it all the more stressful? The money aspect. It is never enough. 1. The struggle of waiting for allowance every month. Especially when it’s already 20-something on the calendar and […]

September 17, 2020

Recently, I had an interesting money situation where a friend defaulted on a loan. From the lies to the silence, I felt somehow. Especially because of the lies and fake anger. I assumed that a friend wouldn’t treat me like that. Motivated by my experience, I went asking people for their own money experience. Here’s […]

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