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A Nigerian view of money and recession

Sometimes I hear of, or read about people who spend so much money on so little things and believe me, I don’t judge them. In my mind I’m like, “a million naira to me is like ten naira to them”. I mean, some people go to huge shopping malls and buy onions that would ordinarily cost a hundred naira for one thousand naira. I once asked a friend why she preferred to buy lemons in a shopping mall instead of going to a local market …

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THE COMPLEXITY OF FUNERALS IN NIGERIA

I entered a shop a while ago and this lady was telling her friend that her brother in-law was dead. Immediately she said this, I instantly felt sympathy and even a little bit of empathy, after all the death of a loved one can be a difficult thing to bear. However, my feelings of sympathy and empathy quickly developed wings when the next thing I heard was, “why the man kon die now? This period wey money no dey.”  In hindsight, I find it a …

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