The subject of today’s Abroad Life went to the United States of America for school in 1979. He talks about leaving to get an education so that he could return for a better life, and meeting a completely different Nigeria when he returned in 1983. When did you decide that you wanted to leave Nigeria? […]
Today’s subject on Abroad Life is a 56-year-old woman who left Nigeria in 2008 because of marital problems. She talks about her marriage, leaving suddenly, settling in Ireland and why she can’t wait to return home. When did you first decide that you wanted to leave Nigeria? I decided that I wanted to leave when […]
There’s a popular joke on Twitter that the Nigerian dream is to japa – leave, relocate to a different and hopefully better country – however there are many Nigerians including and especially the young ones who have been unable to leave, or have chosen not to. So we spoke to nine young Nigerians on why […]
Today’s subject on Abroad Life talks about how her love for French from a young age helped her decision to move to France 8 years ago. She talks about the culture shock she experienced her first few months there, how the French society is classist and the similarities between the French and Nigerians. When did […]
Today’s subject on Abroad Life has lived in Ghana for the past five years. He talks about his initial hesitation to move, perceptions Ghanaians have of Nigerians, Ghanaian women and Ghanaian jollof. So how long have you been in Ghana? I’ve been here for about five years. I came here for school, and I’m in […]
Today’s subject on Abroad Life talks about navigating relationships as a young Nigerian man in a new environment: Canada. He talks about how he found love, but lost it because of religious differences. How long have you been in Canada for? I’ve been in Canada for over four years. I came here in September 2016 […]
Today’s subject on Abroad Life was born in Grenada and then moved to the USA when she was five years old. She talks about what it’s like living with triple citizenship and why she has decided to live in Nigeria and do NYSC. So where were you born? I was born in St George’s, Grenada, […]
For those who have japa’d there or are planning to.
Did you know that 16,925 sought asylum from Nigeria to Europe in 2019 alone, making Nigeria the country with the 8th most asylum seekers to Europe? After news broke that DJ Switch, the disc jockey who filmed shootings at the #LekkiMassacre and shared live on Instagram, had been granted asylum to Canada, we decided to […]
This week’s subject on Abroad Life is a 25-year-old woman who transferred from Nigeria to Cyprus for school. She talks about how underwhelming the country is, her terrible experiences with over-flirty men and the fraud epidemic in Cyprus. First things first, where are you right now? I’m in Cyprus. What’s going on there? I was […]
Japa is important, but letting other people know you have escaped slavery is importanter.
Moving to a new country can be both exciting and terrifying. There are a ton of articles on the internet that tell you what to expect in terms of housing and getting work, but very few mention anything about the sexual culture shock you’re likely to experience. So, we decided to find out what that […]
The grass always looks greener on the other side. For many Nigerians who leave or plan to leave the country in search of higher education, job opportunities, welfare, closeness with family etc, that saying just might as well be tramp stamped, peeking just a little as they bend to weigh their bags at check-in. That […]
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