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 […]
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 […]
The subject of today’s Abroad Life is a 22-year-old man who moved to the United States four years ago for school. He talks about how he went from being homesick, to never wanting to return to Nigeria, his plan to marry a white woman if all else fails and how he would’ve landed in Unilag after having sex in a public park.
LEAVE LAGOS. FLEE THE CITY. RUN. JAPA ABSCOND. GET OUT. JUST GOOOOOO. Thanks for coming to my Ted talk. For more tips on surviving your abusive relationship with Lagos state, read our Lagos archives. For more reasons to leave, read Why Are We Still Living In Lagos? If you still want to live in Lagos […]
Japa is important, but letting other people know you have escaped slavery is importanter.
Aka, this is why many Nigerian doctors are sick and tired.
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