5 Of The Most-Read Abroad Life Stories Of 2021

July 2, 2021

From intriguing stories about fraudsters in Malaysia to heartbreaking stories about child slavery, I’ve shared some brilliant stories worth documenting about Nigerians and their unique experiences abroad.

Because we’ve just passed the half year mark, I’m deciding to share the most-read Abroad Life stories from this year.

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1. “I Went From Earning ₦20,000 to $200,000”- Abroad Life

This Abroad Life will leave you speechless. The subject on this Abroad Life woke up one day and had to suddenly move to the USA. She talks about surviving on almost nothing, avoiding an arranged marriage, becoming a citizen and family drama.

2. “Returning To Nigeria Is The Worst Decision I’ve Ever Made”- Abroad Life


The subject of this Abroad Life left Nigeria for the first time in 1978. After staying six years in Italy, he moved back to Nigeria briefly before moving to England with his newlywed wife. He talks about living his best life, almost dying in London, and the worst decision he ever made in his life — coming back to Nigeria.

3. “I Saw $1 Million In Cash And I Almost Lost My Mind” – Abroad Life

This subject on Abroad Life moved to Malaysia in 2013 for school. He talks about how the organised crime scene in Malaysia almost made him go into fraud and why he’s back in Nigeria.

4. “I Became A Child Slave In My Aunt’s House” – Abroad Life

This subject on Abroad Life left Nigeria to live with her grandma at age 3. Two years later, she moved in with her aunt, and that was the beginning of the worst period of her life. She talks about the abuse she went through and how she was finally able to return to Nigeria. 

5. “I’m Terribly Lonely In Canada”- Abroad Life

This Abroad Life subject is a 22-year-old man who left Nigeria immediately after secondary school. He talks about  being lonely in Canada and why he wants to come back home but can’t just yet. 


Hey there! My name is David and I’m the writer of Abroad Life. If you’re a Nigerian and you live or have lived abroad, I would love to talk to you about what that experience feels like and feature you on Abroad Life. All you need to do is fill out this short form, and I’ll be in contact.

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