Friday, March 02, 2007

Naija has new currency! You can see samples here and a sharper sample of the New 1 Naira coin below for those of you fellas who live abroad:



Hmm, I hope we don't mess these up by abusing the Naira as most Nigerians do!

HAPPY WEEKEND & HAPPY MARCH FOLKS!!! Gotta go... see ya next week!


Mood Music
River -Robert Downey Jnr.
Rise and fall- Craig David and Sting
I don't wanna miss a thing- Aerosmith
Iris- Goo goo Dolls
Daysleeper- REM


~moni





22 comments:

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

oh my gosh i absolutely love that rise and fall song with craig and sting... absolutely amazing... as well as iris.. i love your taste in music nyemoni.. happy march mami.. i'm ashamed to say i dont remember the old nigerian one naira.. so it probably wont make much difference to me when i go back ther!

azuka said...

The coins are absolutely adorable. As for the notes, when I saw pictures of them I didn't like them.

How long will the process of mopping up the old notes take?

azuka said...

I saw your email address you used for commenting on my blog. So you're from that side?

Tobra! (God help me if I got this wrong!)

exschoolnerd said...

you've been missing in action..hw hav u been?

love the new notes..speshally the 20naira note.

and i love the coins..dunno y but i do.

Nyemoni said...

@ overwhelmed Thanks....HAPPY MARCH girl! You don't remember the 1 Naira? I'll keep a coin for ya... remind me to give it to you whenever we c :-)

@ Azuka, I do like the coins... You need to see Charles Soludo's signature on the notes... DANG! Beautiful I tell ya! I really can't tell how long the process of mopping up the old notes will take.. is there a scientific way to tell in 9ja? And Yeah!!! You got that right.. it's spot on... IBIM is the answer! How do you know? We should be saying Kedu and Odinma going by your name!

@ Exschoolnerd... have I? I thought I'd improved?? Oh my! And yeah, I do like the new notes... I'm sure you like the 20 Naira cos of that transparent thing on the side eh?? Me too! heard the 50 is like that too but I've not seen it yet! I wish they'd reduce all the other notes to that size!

Bella Naija said...

The coins are cute but what exactly can we buy with 1 and 2 naira....even 5 and 10 naira! seriously...
I'm happy that the new currency looks good tho...

azuka said...

Nyemoni, I'm a Port Harcourt guy -- my family has lived there nearly all my life ;-).

Small world...

Uzo said...

The new naira notes are kinda cool. I was skeptical at first but seeing them and touching them - not bad at all - especially the magic N20 note....

Loving the music choices...

DiAmOnD hawk said...

oooh...me likes!!!

gosh when did u change ur page...i can see ive been slacking with my blogvisits....anyways Bachelorette is over so Im back to my normal routine....

Nyemoni said...

@ bella, I guess the coins would be for the kids eh? Maybe for Tomtom and Cabin biscuits - if I remember correctly, people open the Packs of oxford biscuits and retail em! ;-)
@ azuka, you R? I too was born and bred in PH!!! Where did U grow up? I grew up @ Oroazi!
@uzo, thanks gal! The new notes are a trip arent they?
@ DiAmOnD, yeah, the 'Bachelorette Series' is almost over! Good job! And yeah, you have been slacking with your visits, I must admit! ;-)

azuka said...

I spent about five years in Elelenwo before before my Dad built a house in Wimpey (Mile 4).

Small world indeed!

bhookey84 said...

i like the coins o but the paper ones look like monopoly money o , thanks for visiting my blog and for the bday wish

Chxta said...

I gather that the new notes have already come under attack. Nigeria...!

Nyemoni said...

@ azuka Wimpey is near my home in PH!! Near the market Junction... small world oh!
@ bhookey no problem o! LMAO @ your reference to monopoly money...
@ Chxta was it the thingy about the arabic inscriptions being removed from the notes or the 'marginalization' of the minorities due to the Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba translation of the amounts on each note? Tsk, Tsk *shakes head*

Chxta said...

Interesting piece of information, those inscriptions weren't Arabic, they were Hausa. But then, most Nigerians allow our religious intolerance and ignorance to get the better of our thinking...

Nyemoni said...

No, seriously Chxta, it's arabic... apparently the sultan asked why the arabic inscription was removed...etc.. I will send you a list later...

Naijadude said...

Well what will happen to those excess naira my mama gave me when I dey come? I was planning that the day I sneak into Nigeria I would get by with it, apparently I'm at a loss now? buhahah
But I think I like the older ones better and the coins? I dont think its necessary , wasting money!!

Nyemoni said...

LMAO @ the excess naira... Please send it to me fast!!! You like the older ones better? I'm surprised... maybe if you see them you'll change your mind?? Meanwhile, I heard the new notes are cheaper to mint than the old...

azuka said...

Really? I stay in Rumuepirikom, close to Eli-paranwo. Those crazy names sef...

Nyemoni said...

@ Azuka, LMAO! Those names are really crazy o! Rumo this Ruma that! Lol... Btw, where did you learn your (limited)Kalabari from?

azuka said...

I picked it up from some jokes yabbing Kalabari people. :-D

Nyemoni said...

Please fill me in already! What jokes? I'm eager to hear! :-)

 

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