When people ask you, what do you do, what do you tell them?

I would tell them I’m a software engineer, I write code and I build solutions basically.

What does financial wealth mean to you?

Financial wealth to me means I can take a year off work and not be broke. But, to be more serious, it means having enough money in hand and investments to be able to afford not just my needs but also my wants.

When did you start investing?

I have been saving since I was a child but my first investment was in 2017/18 when I bought some crypto coins. What is funny is I ended up losing the money because the coins never actualised LOL. 

Ahh, how did you hear about Rise?

I heard about Rise from @dadabenblog, and I absolutely love the app. I think the app is easy to use. I also like that it gives different investment options. Lastly, I love opening the app and seeing dollars, it gives me some kind of Joy.

How do you approach investment today?

I typically just pay for my bills, take out the money I need for the month and invest the rest. I have an asset mix, but the bulk of my money is in real estate, that is because I am a medium risk investor.

What is the investing hill you’re willing to die on

Stop investing in naira, it will end in absolute tears.

Since you started investing, what has been your biggest gain?

I didn’t exactly quantify it but I think I invested in Risevest when dollars was still about 460, withdrew the money at 510 so I had made a lot of profit.

Have you made any losses since you started investing?

Yes! I heard about cryptocurrency and forex during SAED classes at NYSC camp, so I joined and continued attending classes even after we left the camp. I invested in some nonsense coins that had prospects and ended up losing the money. I was barely managing my 19800 so losing all of it was painful lmao.

How do you feel about your investment position today?

I feel like I can do more, but with the resources I have at hand at the moment, I do not think I am doing badly.

What is your dream investment?

Hmm, I’d say investing in a tech startup.

What are you doing to make that dream a reality?

Working and praying for more money to find me.

What will you tell a beginner about investment?

Do your research and don’t just go with the flow, for example when you go on places like Twitter and see people talking about how they put money in this and got this, don’t be too quick to put your money too. Understand how it works, read about it before investing. 

On a scale of 1 to 5, how likely are you going to recommend Risevest to new users?

5 to be honest, so they can use my referral code – UP30FM2 and I can get even more money.

Thank you very much for speaking with us.