Going broke is a situation that many do their best to avoid. However, as a student or a young adult finding your feet in life, it is almost inevitable. In Nigerian Pidgin, this state of extreme ‘brokeness’ is termed ‘Sapa’.
Though a tough thing to go through, one can look back and laugh when they are successfully able to overcome.
Many Twitter have been left both with hearts full of gratitude and laughter after hearing the ‘Sapa’ stories of their fellow tweeps. Proceed with caution as some are extremely emotional.
See stories below:
Cooked beans without pepper, oil, and maggi, all I had was salt and the beans. I had to put off the light and close all windows while eating so I don't see what I'm eating. Drank water and slept off immediately after, so I don't start crying. Pre degree, 2013.
— YOUR OSOGBO BARBER (@Cheyih_Viktah) March 30, 2021
I stayed hungry for 2 days straight because I fear to beg and Mum being a single parent Raising 5 kids, i sold iron to buy Bread and beans 300 from the Most popular beans seller in Lasu. I left the next day and never came back to school. Make I go make money fess.
— #Value ɪcơɲɪqυє ɱυsɪqυє #TheGreatest 🦁 (@Crazedworship) March 29, 2021
Omo I soaked Garri for 2 hours, waited for it to swell very well, ate it for 2 days. Then helped it with plantain.. oil no dey… I used boiling ring colour am.. make e light brown🥺
Thank you God, for not making me look like what I've passed through 🙏
— Rhoda Olagunju (@Rera_Rhoda) March 29, 2021
I didn't eat anything the day before i went to church came back lie down on my bed, my friend was eating some small stuff he bought i didn't have nada. Omo i slept off when i woke up twas school clinic they said i was shaking in my sleep😭😭
— *LAMAR* (@Lilwhiz3y) March 29, 2021
Didn't have any food or cash left but I had some fried meat.. Ate that during the day…and threw the bone away ( I no dey chop bone)
Fast toward to 2am.. Terrible hunger woke me up..felt my consciousness slipping.. Beloved, I searched for the bone and ATE IT ALL..
— Leha™ (@_greyd4th) March 29, 2021