All Editions of "Serious".
July Edition 2022 (NEW)
In this edition, we articulate the 411 on 419 – stay woke, stay alert, no loose guard. May the locust that was MMM not rest on our doors, amen. Nigeria’s inflation took AG Baby’s High too literally, watimagbo sha because fuel queues are back and bread don cost. But my Serians, don’t worry, we also bring you news on how to beat this inflation of a thing – once you have extra cash, everything is ok. Since we are all in a nonsensical situation, we may as well monetize nonsense and waste. You can bank on your plastic waste.
What is most important is that after you read this edition, you obidiently look at yourself and you say ‘Emi lokan’ because this election season truly owo ma wole, e ba yin Oluwa l’ogo – awa lokan!
E gbe kini yi wa.
April Edition 2022
In this edition XII, we explore the intersection of poverty with culture (I was reading an intelligent publication and really needed this sentence) – nothing can stop our giantcy – if I broke na my business! We also believe strongly that the GDP should be rebased/revaluated to include the real giants, the real workers, original gbogbonise – stay at home workers.
If we add more people, will inflation change? Maybe we can use our new entrants into the basket as part of assets to gauge how much loans we can collect? Ok-ok-ok, enough of this, we are just trying to find answers to help us survive this 2022 because honestly, water don pass garri, owu dey blow everywhere, everyone and everything. But you know where there is life, there is hope, so we keep on marching.“
New Year Edition 2022
In this edition, we analyse whether covik-19 vaccine or 5G is true. The quarter was a little gloomy based on the stories on bullying that led to the untimely death of a minor – May he Rest In Peace.
The cost of bullying is too high whether for human preservation or even economic advancement. If we tell you one more time that the economy is as per normal, knock our heads. Walahi, we too are praying for a different analysis. But as usual, we will tell you not to worry, omo iya, we dey your side.
Nothing new under the sun but we learn new ways to make sunscreen work better.
Independence 2021 Edition
Happy, Happy Independence, that is all I can say, I wish you many, many, many happy returns. Happy independence o, our dear country – the labours of our heroes past shall never be in vain.
In the last year, Nigerians have said ‘soro soke were’ i.e. talk to me direct or leave me, let me live. The VAT tussle is an example of this – we wait and watch on how that unfolds. States want to provide for their citizens and the parents clearly don’t believe these kids are grown enough. We at Serious understand this because sometimes our parents also tell us to sit down but as the coconut head generation, we will always find a way!
With love, light and a little wawa wowo
Emi gangan l’emi,
I’m dedicating this edition to my friend, a man of many colours. I use him as a cover for everyone who despite going through life with its many spanners and lemons, remains kind, hopeful and dedicated to living a life they can be proud of. Nigeria is difficult, humans are difficult but we have the capacity beyond our imagination to excel and thrive in chaotic situations. In this edition, we bring you some bleak news about the economy and show you ways to manoeuvre for survival. We prophesy that Nord and Innoson will become Benz. Amen? Amen.
Lastly, credit is one of the ways to survive this economy. Get familiar, take risks and succeed. Welcome again. I hope this edition leaves you blessed.
The impact of covid and its scar is now being felt – unemployment higher, inflation higher, oil prices higher… Well what goes up must come down and in this edition, we travel round to promote buy Naija to grow the Naira and bring you all the economic info you need to make sound financial decisions. Most importantly, we help you check whether MAG9 are really drinking your money or they’re actually contributing to well-being by connecting us to the world. Thank you for keeping our lights on by reading edition after edition. I leave you with my inspiration for the moment and I hope it propels you too ‘You don’t have to worry and don’t you be afraid, Joy comes in the morning, troubles they don’t last always’.
In this edition, we look at some of the lessons 2020 taught us – the most important being “Health is wealth.” When I prayed, I saw that someone on the team had seen the 2021 vision for Nigeria and all I know is that everyone must be on a steady we dey our lane grace and not lose guard. This is Nigeria, and anything you see, you just take it like that!
We all need multiple streams of income and I want to believe this is what drives some of the decisions in betting. It also gives hope that person fit blow at any time – aren’t we all taking bets by just existing? Especially in this Nigeria.
In 2021, I just want to have fun, I just want to spend money. Join me guys, no de do like bolo o, let’s do this!
In this edition, we show you how local markets provide governance that ensures the society is moving and the economy is growing; how honestly, in this life I can’t kee myself, we must take wellness seriously-they say prevention is better than cure but more importantly, lets us not put an extra burden on the fragile health infrastructure. The real tea though, is in the information about hush mummy and sons – we must be always guiding on our bank accounts.
Happy 60th birthday Nigeria o, we thank you for all you have taught us. In your honour, we will relazz our navs and get taken care of this public holiday.
In this edition, we will be reminded of what we need to do to make things better. From using technology to our advantage and keeping close to loved ones—(insert music emoji) facebook love waiting for your message on my wall; to chopping life in Nigeria through travel—japa, japa, ja lo Calabar—we are reminded that there are many advantages to localising our success. Ajo dabi le e, no matter where you go, make you no forget area o—we must buy naija to grow the naira. This has been a turbulent year, but do not despair; everything good will come.
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“I hope that as you’re reading this, someone shouts “April Fool” and brings an end to what is going on in the world at the moment, because orisirisi nkan lo’n sele.
Amidst the chaos, we hope this edition brings you some peace, knowledge, laughter and hope; from how we can power on with the sun on our side, to starting a second-hand fashion business, to how things move based on logistics and finally what all this means for our daily lives.
I leave you with words from the greatest philosopher of our time, Azeez Fashola: Coro behind our backs but +234 iwo mafo, stay happy and se jeje.
We hope and pray for a better day.
Yours, Lady Khaf.
Happy new year, dear readers. We hope that the festivities brought you the joy and peace you deserve.
In this edition, there are no tips on how to relocate, but on how to be a Diva. Beyoncé tells us that a Diva is the female version of a hustler. Ok ladies, let’s get in formation… I’ve been waiting years to use that line in an editor’s note!
Obviously, Serious men can pick up some ideas too, because let’s face it—hustle no know man or woman. May 2020 be good to us all. Amen.
Yours, Lady Khaf.
According to Frederick Douglass, one of the leaders of the anti-slavery movement, A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it. This is the story of Nigeria; the story of strength, resilience and reflection.
Fifty-nine years down the line, we are celebrating a nation that is still standing despite all that has happened in its history and although we aren’t there yet, we have reasons to be proud; we still have rice, we have started producing pencils and toothpicks and we own the African entertainment industry (shout out to our African giants) have gone in diversifying our economy especially as our oil sector experienced a swell in expansionary momentum (that’s what our Professor said), a first since the first quarter in 2018.
Yours, Lady Khaf
In this edition, we bring you all the things we love as a people – going to school (no, there are no tips on abroad schooling as a relocation mechanism), football (this is where the tip on japa- ing is) and music.
This is Serious though, a movement committed to grooming the everyday big man because in this our Nigeria, it’s only ‘if you get money, you be bros o’; so we found our way back to providing information on the latest economic happenings.
One piece of advice from there, if our country can be in debt, that meins what? you too can take a loan because times are hard – don’t be shy.
Yours, Lady Khaf
Welcome to the first edition of Serious – another publication talking about the Nigerian economy.
This is for readers who hear all the stuff about inflation but Gala’s price has not changed and are wondering why we’ve been given the news; for those concerned about how the government’s budget affects their daily lives but aren’t interested in the Journal of Economic affairs. It is for the everyday genius, surviving Nigeria till Canada comes through! We hope you find this informative and entertaining and USEFUL especially for making daily economic decisions.
Should I recycle? Should I sleep in some more? Am I going to be rich in this Next Level dispensation? In this edition, we hope you find the answers.
Yours, Lady Khaf
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