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Fabrics Trader tells Battabox Presenter: “There’s No Money in this Country” | Watch the Video



A lot of times, our friends who have relocated to Nigeria have reported that one thing that influenced their decision was the fact that they were told “There is a plenty money to be made in Nigeria”.

Well, the guys at Battabox went into the heart of Oshodi market to chat with a fabrics trader about her business and the current state of the economy and how it affects her.

Watch the video here to find out what she says and share your thoughts! Do you agree with her?


  1. OK

    July 18, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Ok we haf hia…

  2. bolivia

    July 18, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    there is money but it is not locating u. pray for it to locate u instead of u trying to find it.

    • jane

      July 18, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      My dear don’t say that o..the money is only locating a few people..the people at the grassroots are not getting that money…its the rich and the oil tycoons that have plenty access.

    • Godslove22

      July 18, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      you state a good point…..Naija is a wealthy country but the majority of the people are not gaining from the wealth…..Hope in the future things will change for the better

  3. Godslove22

    July 18, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Wowww this is a serious issue……Let’s face it most of naija peeps are struggling……It’s God that will change things around…..

  4. lovenaija2pieces

    July 18, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    @Godslove22 God cannot come down and do it,we have to utilize all that God has given us to make change! and yes there is money in naija if you know how to make it, i know this,have many frds that do business there and none are complaining of any lack!!!!!!!


    July 18, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    the common nigerian works too hard! all the money has been stolen by the few with government connections its not trickling down to the common man! thats just the fact! there needs to be a safety net for everyone! are blacks not ashamed of how poor africa is? that is exactly why they can KILL A BLACK BOY AND NO ONE HAS TO GO TO JAIL FOR IT! plz wakeup!

  6. Mma

    July 18, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    The sad fact is that there is a lot of money but it will not reach everyone.

  7. Teddy Bear

    July 18, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    I know this is off topic, but the woman in the interview is very pretty! Her eyebrows are scary though. Hehe.

    • Godslove22

      July 18, 2013 at 9:29 pm

      lol…..I thought the same

  8. OJT

    July 18, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    When would we realize that there is no money everywhere else not just Nigeria? If your business is not doing well please re-strategize or diversify. Everyone/country in the world is also trying to survive somehow since the 2008 financial crises…

  9. Deedee

    July 18, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Lol @teddy bear, my thoughts exactly……

  10. say the truth

    July 18, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    All the money in the country has been cornered by politicians and fat cats. They don’t care about anyone but themselves and their immediate families.

  11. bunmi

    July 19, 2013 at 8:37 am

    You should have allowed the poor woman to speak yoruba language.

    The poor woman should have been allowed to speak yoruba language, she was virtually struggling to speak English language.

  12. kemkem

    July 19, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Madam, you are deceiving urself, many of u (Fabric Traders) carry Cocaine, India hemp and many other things but now u are complaining.
    Meanwhile, thousands of fabric traders have built big houses in Lagos and other states, pls manage the remaining money that u have and stop complaining

  13. marvel

    July 19, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    How will there be money when everybody in Nigeria wants to be head not tail. If everybody is a boss, who will be a worker? Workers don’t give a damn anymore and only bind time at other people’s businesses until they can ‘set up their own’. Children are hardly raised to be diligent anymore. As a result of this arrogant way of behaving, you go to streets where back to back, there are dingy, tiny, boutiques that NOBODY is buying from. The Abokis that push carts selling pineapples, onions, water and things of value aren’t complaining. Is it that there is no money or that some people really need to learn to manage what they have and quit having 8 children.

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