We Asked 10 Nigerians What They’d Do With One Million Naira Right Now

MultiChoice
August 30, 2020

We asked a couple of Nigerians from varying backgrounds what they’d do with a million naira. Here are some of what they said:

1) Fifi/30+/Strategist.

“First of all, I’m going to be needing 5k suya so that I can think straight. In addition to Tozo.”

2) Jay/Mid-twenties/Occupation is unknown.

“What can you do with it? The currency is so shitty that it’s not that much.”

3) Adeyinka/24/Youth Corps Member.

“I’m going to enter Coldstone and ask them to close the door…Their daddy.”

4) Abu/Mid-twenties/Occupation is unknown.

“I’ll buy 10k suya first, cold Lacasera for side, then I can now think of what to do next.”

Tax Reform Could Boost Sub-Sahara Revenue by 5% of GDP, IMF Says - Bloomberg

5) Kemi/49/Trader.

“Eko Idumota straight. I’ll go and buy goods for my shop because that money will change my life.”

6) Wale/28/Health Care Worker.

“I’ll use it to buy more dollars while working towards a life with better currencies.”

7) Kunbi/25/Health Care Worker.

“Shopping spree. I’m lying if I say I’ll save it. Abeg make I take care of myself because problem no dey finish. I need to update my wardrobe because a girl needs to slay. I need clothes, I need hair, I need to look fine for myself so that I can gas myself up. That’s the kind of feeling I need right now.”

8) Victor/25/Health Care Worker.

“I’ll save it and use it for japa. As it stands, I need times six of that for my plans and one million naira doesn’t even begin to cut it. Maybe I’ll put it inside MMM and be hopeful.”

9) Angel/23/Lawyer.

I’d buy like ₦50.000 worth of sunscreen and save the rest. To be honest, the exchange rate won’t allow the money to be useful so I’ll buy some foreign currency and wait.”

10) Victoria/26/Writer.

“I’d quit my 9-5 and use the soft landing from the money to focus on freelancing. I’ve been delaying quitting for a long time because I don’t have a safety net.”

Names have been changed to keep them anonymous.


MultiChoice Nigeria is giving fans another chance to choose their favourite housemate to win in BBNaija season 5. The second round will allow fans to either stick with their earlier selection in the first round – that took place from Thursday, July 30 to Thursday, August 3 – or choose another housemate in the second round of the competition which started on Thursday, August 27.

The 30 fans that choose the winning housemate of the season stand a chance to win 1 million naira each!

To qualify for the competition, fans must be active DStv or GOtv customers and download the MyDStv or MyGOtv apps from their app stores to make their choice. All correct lock-ins on the app will go through a raffle draw where 30 winners will emerge and win N1m each!

The competition is open to both new and returning customers and closes Monday, August 31, 2020.

Remember to reconnect your DStv today via www.dstvafrica.com or get GOtv Max or Jolli on www.gotvafrica.com to enjoy the 24/7 BBNaija experience.

Betway is the Headline sponsor of BBNaija season 5 and the Gold sponsor is Guinness.

You'll like this

May 22, 2020

“How do I even calculate this Zakat?” If this sounds like you, you are in a safe space among friends. Welcome. First, the basics. Zakat is one of the pillars of Islam. It simply means you donate a percentage of your yearly income to those in need. No long stories. There are many spiritual benefits […]

December 30, 2019

The subject of today’s story is an IT expert with a special focus on the financial sector. What was it like growing up?  Someone once said this about me while I was in school: “Is it not that girl that used to act as if her father has all the money in the world?” Sounds […]

June 2, 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 Blaq Bonez. A […]

Sponsored by
MultiChoice

Join The Conversation

Bring a friend.

Watch

Now on Zikoko

October 22, 2020

Let’s start here: On the 20th of October, 2020, armed men of the Nigerian army allegedly shot at peaceful protesters in the recent #EndSars movement. It is estimated that at least twelve people were killed in Lagos, and hundred more were injured around Nigeria. In light of this unfortunate and avoidable incident, we decided to […]

October 22, 2020

This article contains updates on occurrences related to the general national unrest outside Lagos that you might have missed. We’ll keep updating it. Seyi Makinde addressing protesters in Ibadan The Oyo State Governor took to the streets of Ibadan yesterday to address protesters and the general public and to tell them that peace would return […]

October 22, 2020

Yesterday, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu addressed the state following the massacre of innocent civilians at the Lekki toll-gate the previous night. Here’s the speech. After watching him struggle for over seven minutes to deliver his speech, we were able to pick out some of the stuff we couldn’t just stand. See: 1. The lies […]

October 22, 2020

Recently, there has been an increasing occurrence of social media accounts broadcasting and spreading fake news. In one instance, a Twitter user posted a photo of Aisha Yesufu, a prominent activist purportedly showing her relaxing in her living room with her husband while #EndSARS protesters are on the streets. The photo was actually of her […]

October 21, 2020

The Nigerian military has a well-documented history of killing unarmed civilians. Listed below are five times the Nigerian military has killed unarmed civilians. 1. Baga Massacre, 2013 On 16 April 2013, 200 civilians were killed and over 2,000 houses were destroyed, with many other people injured in the village of Baga, Borno State, Nigeria. Refugees, […]

Recommended Quizzes

June 14, 2020

Have you ever been with someone so horrible that you swore to never date again? Yes? Well, do you know that one or more of your exes probably feels the same way about you? You never thought about that, huh? Thankfully, this quiz is here to let you know just how much of a hassle […]

November 27, 2019

Do you have a face that could make angels jealous, or should you really be walking around with a nylon bag over your head so you don’t scare children? Well, this quiz is here to answer that by telling you exactly how good-looking you are. Take and find out: 11 Quizzes That’ll Separate The Ajepakos […]

how tall are you
March 11, 2020

Did your parents give you enough beans when you were growing up? If they did, then you’re probably around 6’0″ and above. Either way, we created a quiz that can guess your current height (pretty accurately, if we do say so ourselves). Take to see if we nailed it:

April 3, 2020

While the rest of the world loves to treat our continent like a country, there are actually 54 African countries. So, in a bid to test your knowledge (and educate you), we’ve created a quiz to see how many of their capitals you can correctly name. Go ahead:

More from Money

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 […]

Watch

Trending Videos

Zikoko Originals

June 22, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
June 22, 2020
Hacked is an interesting new series by Zikoko made up of fictional but hilarious chat conversations.
June 4, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
June 2, 2020
Quickie is a video series where everyone featured gets only one minute to rant, review or do absolutely anything.
May 14, 2020
Isolation Diary is a Zikoko series that showcases what isolation is like for one young Nigerian working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
March 12, 2020
Life is already hard. Deciding where to eat and get the best lifestyle experiences, isn't something you should stress about. Let VRSUS do that for you.
February 6, 2020
Who doesn't want to find love? In our bid to help, we paired up a bunch of single Nigerians, sending them on an all-expense paid date, and interviewing them before and after they met.
January 27, 2020
Nigerians Talk is what happened when a motley crew of young Nigerians were put in front of a camera and asked a bunch of apparently random questions about life, love, money and more.
September 24, 2019
A group of Zikoko staff go on a road trip to every mainland country in ECOWAS West Africa

Z! Stacks

Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in:

Zikoko amplifies African youth culture by curating and creating smart and joyful content for young Africans and the world.
X