Abroad Life

Abroad Life is weekly segment offering a personalised view into the lives of Nigerians who have made a home away from home, in different continents and countries alike.
April 2, 2021

Today’s subject on Abroad Life started her process to leave Nigeria for the USA for school in 2017 and didn’t leave until two months ago. She talks about how money, COVID and visa problems delayed her travel plans. She also talks about arriving in the USA in the middle of a polar vortex and having […]

March 12, 2021

Today’s subject on Abroad Life moved to Ethiopia in 2019. After almost getting stranded there due to airport restrictions, he finally came back to Nigeria during the #EndSARS protests. He talks about moving from Nigeria to Senegal in 2020, overcoming the language barrier, and witnessing protests every month. #FreeSenegal though, is the biggest he’s witnessed.  […]

February 19, 2021

This Abroad Life will leave you speechless. Today’s subject 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. Let’s start from the beginning. When did you move to the USA? I moved here in 2009 […]

February 5, 2021

Today’s subject on Abroad Life moved to Benin Republic in 2012. He talks about how the exchange rates and money problems with his family back at home affected his four-year stay there.  When did you move to Benin republic? I had to go to Benin Republic in 2012. It was the only option for my […]

January 29, 2021

The subject of this week’s Abroad Life moved to the UK eight years ago. She talks about choosing the wrong school, racism, leaving religion, and going the extra mile to make sure her sister wasn’t stranded.  How long have you been in the UK? I’ve been in the UK for almost eight years. I was […]

January 1, 2021

Abroad Life has a special place in my heart. I’m always super happy to speak to people about their lives and how living abroad has changed the way they view things. It’s also really great to hear people’s stories and see foreigners through the eyes of Nigerians. Today, I’m going to be sharing the most […]

December 25, 2020

Today’s subject on Abroad Life talks about how she moved from Kaduna to Abeokuta to Lagos then Budapest while searching for a better quality of life. She doesn’t think Hungary is much better than Nigeria, but she’s satisfied there. Let’s start with Nigeria. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Abeokuta state. I’m […]

December 11, 2020

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 […]

November 13, 2020

The subject of today’s Abroad Life is a 25-year-old woman who lives and studies medicine in Dominica. She talks about how she got the admission, the fact that there are a lot of Nigerians there, and why she wants to leave once she’s done with her programme.  First things first, where are you right now? […]

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