Asides from reading finance articles or posts, getting professional advice, etc. reading books to improve your financial literacy is another way to go. There are hidden information gems in books that you can always circle back to when needed. Below are some financial books written by Nigerians that will give insight into personal finance, wealth building, and business management.
The Smart Money Woman by Arese Ugwu
This book highlights the life of young women's struggle on the road to financial freedom. Although the title is feminine, its content resonates with all youths and you will learn a lot. It tackles, spending habits, debt, the fear and misconceptions surrounding money, and the lack of it. The author is a financial literacy advocate trained in Economic development as well as business and management. The book amplifies certain financial tips in layman's terms and clarifies a lot about managing and understanding your finance. The book was written in 2016, and a copy sells for as low as ₦2000, depending on the vendor.
The A-Z of Personal Finance by Nimi Akinkugbe
This 247-pager is for a wide span of readers.
The author gives awareness of the need to understand personal finance and tackles some wealth management issues. Whether you're just starting your first job or heading towards retirement, there's a thing or two to learn from this book. The book was written in 2015, and a copy sells for at least ₦5500 depending on the seller. The author is a professional in banking and private wealth management.
School of Money by Olumide Emmanuel
This is a finance management book that shares practical suggestions for improved budgeting, savings, and effective investment.
The author is an entrepreneur, businessman, and wealth creation enthusiast. The book reduces financial concepts into simple terms and points out some credible investment platforms. A copy sells for at least ₦7000 depending on the seller and the book was written in 2021.
Clever Girl Finance by Bola Sokunbi
With this book, you can learn how to get out of debt and build wealth via investing. It will adjust your mindset by correcting some common money mistakes, and lead you to reorganize your records and money goals. Bola has also written other books including "Side hustle guide " and "grow your money ". A copy of Clever Girl Finance goes for at least $15 in hard copy. She is a certified finance expert and instructor, with skills in business consulting and corporate strategy.
Small Business Big Money by Akin Alabi
Using his real-life example, this Nigerian author who doubles as an entrepreneur highlights how to start and grow a business successfully. The book will guide you on the choice of business to start and has step-by-step processes to grow a business including advertising, product pricing, and promotion. He also infuses lessons learned in floating his business. A copy sells for $6.99 in soft copy and $20 in Paperback. The book was published in 2017.