Back in the days when children were still young and innocent, parents tried to teach them to save by buying or making a saving box popularly known as ‘kolo’ in Nigeria and “Susu Adaka” in Ghana, for them.
This box had an opening where money could be easily put in and saved for future use, but more importantly, to avoid the child spending it on irrelevant things like candies and the likes. So if you grew up having a kolo, you most definitely can relate to some of these.
1. When you forget to put a visitor’s money inside the box immediately and your mother asks to keep it for you
Which money will I use to buy new clothes for you?
2. When you get small change and you’re wondering whether to keep it inside the box or buy extra snacks at school
It’s just 50 naira abeg
3. You when you see your uncles and aunts.
I have a kolo oh, aunty
4. You when you have to use hanger or a scissor to remove money from your saving box when you’re dead broke
Don’t judge me plis
5. You when you shake the box to hear the rattle of the money
Hayy, I’m a millionaire oh
6. And then stuffing the kolo with paper for it to rattle more
My kolo has to make the most noise.
7. When it’s December already and it’s time to break the kolo
I did it
8. You when you finally break your saving box
9. And when you find out that your money was higher than that of your siblings
10. You when you have to start the whole kolo thing all over again
Chai. Shey na like this e go be again?