While things are getting cheaper in some parts of the world, in some others it is getting increasingly expensive. Things have changed and one must move with the change if you ask me. Do you even have a choice? 4 thousand naira used to be a lot of money but today you are broke if that’s all you have.


1 – A Vincent Van Gogh Wine.


Drinks are elegant and monumental products. You cannot have a successful party without popping some of them. Sometimes one just want to drink to accompany his relaxation moments. VVG is one of the exotic wine one can pick up in a supermarket or a drink store for an affordable price but right now it sells for as high as #4,500. Check your wallet again if you intend buying a Vincent Van Gogh.


2 – Viva Cinema Ticket for Three Friends on a Weekend.


Because we work so hard during the week we want to chill with friends during the weekend. The movies is one place people would like to go. One can conveniently chew and drink and laugh and watch, all at the same time. Movies almost always have intrigues; the last thing you want to do is experience it all alone. So ‘more is better’, but you cannot take more than a friend along to go see a movie if your budget is 4k.


3 – A Quarter Bag of Rice


Sorry if you cannot do without Rice, but who really can in this parts. Oryza sativa is the staple food for every part of Sub-saharan Africa and it is widely eaten in every part of the world. ┬áRice is the most important grain with regard to human nutrition and caloric intake, providing more than one-fifth of the calories consumed worldwide by humans. It used to be not so affordable but now it is outrageous. If you don’t have more than 4k you might have to buy in cups [this can be really sad].


4 – A Binatone Iron.


Everyone wants to look smart and well dressed. This is why people reach into their purses and bring out what is needed in purchasing a clothes iron. Never is history has electronics been as cheap as it has become, thanks to our Chinese/Asian friends. However, electric irons that one can easily purchase for three thousand naira has gone back up. You didn’t buy it a year ago? Well, continue with your charcoal iron.


5 – Nokia Torchlight Phone.


Nokia is a fantastic Finnish multinational communications and information technology company, founded in 1865. They have produced a number of mobile phones that has done well in serving her teaming customers. One type that we have fallen in love with is the small torchlight phone. Maybe because it’s easy to operate or because it has flashlight or because it is not bulky or because it is durable or just because it is cheap. Can you remember when you used to hear, ‘2 for 3,500, no more 5,000’? You can never hear such again not even for a very ‘chinco’ phone. Nokia torchlight is now a phone for the bourgeois.



Temi Badmus
Temi Badmus
Temi Badmus is a Food scientist and an Art enthusiast. Her desire is to give a listening ear to people and to give an opportunity for everyone to be heard. Has any one told you that you are special? Yes, you are. You were beautifully designed, you are relevant to this generation and very special to me.

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