Throwback Video Shows Nigerian Lady’s First Pay Check in Canada, Encourages Little Beginnings

Throwback Video Shows Nigerian Lady’s First Pay Check in Canada, Encourages Little Beginnings

  • A Nigerian lady in Canada revealed her earnings as a food server in a viral video
  • In the clip, she shared that her first paycheck was only $425, equivalent to ₦652,159.14 at the time of publication
  • The lady highlighted this as a humble beginning, showing that she has since progressed and now earns a higher income

A viral video features a Nigerian lady in Canada sharing her initial earnings as a food server.

She disclosed that her first paycheck amounted to just $425, which converted to ₦652,159.14 at the time.

Nigerian lady showed her first pay check in Canada
Lady in Canada showed her first pay check. Photo credit: @rosyreal1
Source: TikTok

The woman used this to illustrate her modest start, emphasising that she has since improved her financial situation and now earns significantly more, as shown by @rosyreal1.

Watch the video below:

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Ephia de sweet said:

“I am following you to learn more.”


“Thank you for following.”

Wale Folarin:

“Sincerely you're a blessed woman.”

Ephia de sweet:

“I see a lot of people making too much noise but you are very very humble. God bless n keep you.”


“Thank you so much for your kind words. Greatly appreciated.”


“Pls, can help me with the link you used, I have been trying to come there.”


“I didn’t use any link or agent. I applied for my visa by myself. Watch the video I posted on the website for visa application. Just copy and paste the website on your browser. Follow the instructions.”

Babatunde K So:

“Congratulations on your win.”


“Thank you for your kind words Greatly appreciated!”


“40 years ago my pay every 2 weeks 346$”


“Wow! The value of that amount must have been greater than what it is now.”

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Sultan P:

“Very small amount for living on. If you're living outside of Toronto you might get a way in 2019 but definitely not in 2024. You won't last till the next payday.”

This is not the first time a Nigerian immigrant's success will go viral. previously reported that a Nigerian man who travelled abroad to seek greener pastures has made a video to show people how he has been trying to succeed.

Man who relocated abroad uses 1st month salary

Meanwhile, also reported that a Nigerian man resident in Canada has bought a Honda Civic car for himself, and he came on TikTok to celebrate.

The car owner, Abwire, posted a video of the Honda Civic using his TikTok account, and his friends and followers joined to celebrate with him.

Abwire revealed to his followers that the money he used to buy the car was his first salary in Canada.


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