The subject of today’s “A Week In The Life” is a watch repairer with almost 10 years of experience.
He talks about being able to spot a fake watch, the challenges with watch repairs, and why he absolutely enjoys his job.
Working in the Nigerian civil service sometimes means sacrificing income growth for stability. The 47-year-old in this story knows this first-hand. After two decades in the civil service, her salary has only increased to ₦65k/Month. This is her #NairaLife.
“Have money and you will inspire people to do things.”
What’s it like being a bricklayer? Well, it’s fighting omo oniles, enduring terrible weather conditions and people constantly trying to cheat you.
However, if you’re like this guy, you have an escape plan.
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The 27-year-old sales manager in this #NairaLife has been investing in a couple of high-risk businesses since 2018. In 2020 alone, he made more than ₦5m in profits. But things took a dark turn in 2021 and now, he’s in debt of ₦11m. Read how it happened below:
Here’s everything you need to know about the new and improved Carbon Bank.
It’s 2021. If your bank isn’t doing these 3 things for you, they’re not making your life easier and you should ditch.
The subject of today’s “A Week In The Life” operates an industrial machine. He tells us about working two jobs, resting properly and also having a lot of free time.
How does he do it? Read to find out:
The 26-year-old in this #NairaLife YOLO’ed her way through some years of her adult life until eight months of unemployment stopped her in her tracks. Now, she’s all about financial security. What does this mean when her 9-5 pays her ₦70k/Month?
At the beginning of the month, the 32-year-old in this article withdrew ₦50k from their account and tracked their spending for 16 days.
Read about how that went below:
I’ve never really been a tech-savvy guy. As a graduate of marketing, I had a day job where all I needed to do was meet my monthly quota, then at night, I was a Canva Graphics designer. I was unhappy, unmotivated, and constantly exhausted. My guys could never relate, they had the financial flexibility and […]
The subject of today’s “A Week In The Life” is a writer and gambler. He talks about how earning in dollars makes gambling in Naira bearable, selling his properties to offset gambling bills and not winning a single bet in 2 years.
The 34-year-old engineer in this #NairaLife made a career switch into oil and gas in 2014. Since that time, his basic salary has grown to ₦1.7m/month. Now, he wants to retire in six years with $1m in liquid assets. How does he hope to get there?
The 43-year-old producer in this #NairaLife has had her fair share of highs and lows. Between 2001 and 2017, she worked her way up from ₦21k/month to $4k/month. 2021? She’s at ground zero. Now, she thinks success is a lot of luck before anything else.
He who has eyes, let him read. We’ve done our part.
The payment industry in Africa is fast rising, and as the industry continues to grow, the market is expanding and evolving despite the challenging global economic conditions.
Two things are interesting about the subject of today’s “A Week In The Life.” One, the subject is a popular social media influencer. But they’re also anonymous and super private which is a paradox.
What’s it like navigating a double life?
Read all about it here:
For the 36-year-old in this #NairaLife, a hack to growing income is by job hopping. How has this worked for him? For starters, he was earning ₦30k/month in 2008. Now, he earns ₦1.3m/month.
Read how it happened here:
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 “AWITL” used to be a professional hockey player but that […]
This week’s Naira Life is brought to you by QuickCredit. With QuickCredit, you not only get the funds you need instantly, but you also get to pay back at the lowest interest rate in Nigeria. A consistent pattern in this #NairaLife is how this 25-year-old lawyer’s black tax increases as her income increases. But she doesn’t […]
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 freelance product designer. […]
Trading financial markets is taking advantage of price changes of various financial assets such as equities, forex indices & commodities on a virtual platform via a brokerage firm. With the boom of online trading in Nigeria, derivatives trading has become even more common. We spoke with 5 Nigerians about how they handled trading and how […]
This week’s Naira Life is brought to you by QuickCredit. With QuickCredit, you not only get the funds you need instantly, but you also get to pay back at the lowest interest rate in Nigeria. On this week’s #NairaLife, this 30-year-old lady’s quality of life nosedived after the death of her husband in 2020. Her current […]
Nigeria is hard and everybody is looking for how to make money to ease things, including students. Here’s a list of online jobs for Nigerian students. 1. Digital Marketing Digital Marketing is one of the jobs with a low barrier to entry. All you have to do is take a course online. It’s flexible too, […]
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