“Let Us Keep That For You.” Do Nigerian Parents Train Their Children to Be Financially Irresponsible?

There’s a huge contrast between the way, say American parents raise their children when it comes to money and the way Nigerian parents do. I’ve started to wonder if this feeds into the way we relate to finances as adults. For instance, I read John D. Rockefeller’s biography, Titan. He describes his dad giving him weekly allowance […]

Mutilated Currency Division or Why US Dollars Tend to Always Be Cleaner and Fresher than Naira

Every year, twenty three thousand cases get sent into the Mutilated Currency Division (MCD) of the US Treasury. The problem is usually very simple, someone has some physical cash that is damaged in some way. It could be either fire, water, chemicals, insects, animals, petrification from burying or whatever else. As long as the money […]

Nike May Lose the Battle, But They’re Winning the War

Yesterday, Nike revealed the new campaign marking the 30th anniversary of their “Just Do It” marketing slogan, with NFL player Colin Kaepernick as the face of it. The Internets, understandably, went to shits. For one side of the culture, the campaign was a massive hit and a salute to American athletes who have been taking […]