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Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by tensor77(m): 2:04pm On Jan 10, 2014
romero: tks for ur educative and eye opening post. God bless u, d giver in Js name. Amen. Kindly help me. I intend to relocate to America for a change of environment. I like it easy;I want a transformation of life; peoppe tel me Naija doesn't fit me except abroad. I also agree with them. I currently do businesses, Iam a landlord with tenants. I have almost N10mllion at my disposal. Unfortunately, I don't no anyone in US to stay with. I want u tell tell me what I can do to get visa to live in my dream country. I eagerly anticipate ur response. tnk u
Better know what you want for yourself and be content with what you have. If what you wrote is true you better stay in Nigeria and ignore this workaholic advice.

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Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by akpan123(m): 2:06pm On Jan 10, 2014
pbundles. in response to your write up, l believe its all have to do with planning , l came to usa 5 years ago, after 3 years, l can say income wise.

l m fine, l work 55hrs a wk and thursday to sunday. 1800 a wk. and still do buying and selling of goods. that l shipped home. it all depends on

how you plan , starting from the day u make that decision to travel to the united states. You have to consider certain factors, marital status, education, talent, resources, and getting the right info. then set out an objective.

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Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by ghettodreamz(m): 2:07pm On Jan 10, 2014
Nice post @ OP, thanks for sharing.

Bigger You in Jesus name, amen.

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Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by PBundles(m): 2:11pm On Jan 10, 2014
I applaud you achievements, but read carefully my point. Im not saying one cant make it to the contrary...Im just saying its NOT THE BEST COUNTRY TO LIVE IN.

akpan123: pbundles. in response to your write up, l believe its all have to do with planning , l came to usa 5 years ago, after 3 years, l can say income wise.

l m fine, l work 55hrs a wk and thursday to sunday. 1800 a wk. and still do buying and selling of goods. that l shipped home. it all depends on

how you plan , starting from the day u make that decision to travel to the united states. You have to consider certain factors, marital status, education, talent, resources, and getting the right info. then set out an objective.
Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by tensor77(m): 2:14pm On Jan 10, 2014
PBundles: I applaud you achievements, but read carefully my point. Im not saying one cant make it to the contrary...Im just saying its NOT THE BEST COUNTRY TO LIVE IN.

Then you are wise. OP Speak for yourself. You think everyone is crazy about America. The answer is No I don't want to go to America.
Enjoy it yourself if you want. You should be talking about how to make Nigeria better instead of trying to encourage the gullible to leave Nigeria.
Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by PBundles(m): 2:17pm On Jan 10, 2014
was replying till I see you meant unwise OK wink


tensor77:
Then you are unwise. Speak for yourself. You think everyone is crazy about America. The answer is No I don't want to go to America.
Enjoy it yourself if you want. You should be talking about how to make Nigeria better instead of trying to encourage the gullible to leave Nigeria.
Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by PBundles(m): 2:18pm On Jan 10, 2014
PBundles: was replying till I see you meant wise instead of unwise OK wink


Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by hustleranthem(m): 2:24pm On Jan 10, 2014
Incrizz: Nice.
incriz my luv
Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by RaptorX: 2:27pm On Jan 10, 2014
Why dont you tell people to stay back and fix their country, instead of painting all these rosy picture of American which for most part are not true. Talking about nurses how many nurses does a country needs, like somebody said earlier stop clogging up the oyinbo man countries and fix yours.

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Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by jayonpoint(m): 2:31pm On Jan 10, 2014
@Op u're vry inspiring. Pls I'll like to knw abt d chances of graphics/website designer n pls I need clarifications on wht is responsible 4 anybody to get stuck in US. Tnx

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Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by wonlasewonimi: 2:37pm On Jan 10, 2014
codebrew85: Please, can ¶ get to study to become a nurse if ¶ came in through 2years visiting visa?

You sha want to give someone injection by force on the ishan.

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Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by tensor77(m): 2:45pm On Jan 10, 2014
Raptor X: Why dont you tell people to stay back and fix their country, instead of painting all these rosy picture of American which in most part are not true. Talking about nurses how many nurses does a country needs, like somebody said earlier stop clogging up the oyinbo man countries and fix yours.
I wonder . Truth is east or west home is the best.
Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by akpan123(m): 2:52pm On Jan 10, 2014
l don t think he said , everyone should move to the usa, l believe the advise is for those that want to come over or are in the process of coming over.

secondly you have the opportunity of using what you learnt. with the fact that they are more advance . and return to nigeria to share that knowledge. l always visit certain hospital and offer free services, anytime l m there on vacation. that does not mean we are better than people in nigeria. over 8billion dollar was sent home by dispora last year. l believe these money contribute to the economy of nigeria in one way or the other.

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Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by 190daclown: 2:53pm On Jan 10, 2014
very nice post

But as someone rightly pointed out Canada, sweden, australia, germany, norway (especially) and denmark maybe dubai are the places to be

US is really good too but not better than these above listed countries

anyways i got my eyes glued on this thanks for sharing OP - i always known about these tips anyways

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Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by 190daclown: 2:56pm On Jan 10, 2014
tensor77:
Then you are wise. OP Speak for yourself. You think everyone is crazy about America. The answer is No I don't want to go to America.
Enjoy it yourself if you want. You should be talking about how to make Nigeria better instead of trying to encourage the gullible to leave Nigeria.

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Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by tensor77(m): 3:01pm On Jan 10, 2014
akpan123: l don t think he said , everyone should move to the usa, l believe the advise is for those that want to come over or are in the process of coming over.
secondly you have the opportunity of using what you learnt. with the fact that they are more advance . and return to nigeria to share that knowledge. l always visit certain hospital and offer free services, anytime l m there on vacation. that does not mean we are better than people in nigeria. over 8billion dollar was sent home by dispora last year. l believe these money contribute to the economy of nigeria in one way or the other.
I hope that is whom is post is meant for. I would not like a scenario where people who could be OR are on the cusp of making in Nigeria are lured to USA by this elementary learner manual.
However it looks as if the OP post is targeted at those who are just looking to earn money in America by working as hard and as long as possible as opposed to those who would just go there to equip themselves before returning home for nation-building.

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Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by Incrizz(f): 3:03pm On Jan 10, 2014
hustler anthem: incriz my luv
Hello..*waves*
Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by fimzzy1991: 3:11pm On Jan 10, 2014
I love your post!However I believe the most important thing in life is to be at d centre of God's will. Look inwards and take time to evaluate what u want, then go for it. America is a good placeto be but is there no other way we can join hands together to make Naija a better place, at least if not fully for us but for the next generation

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Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by hustleranthem(m): 3:11pm On Jan 10, 2014
Incrizz: Hello..*waves*
wats up
Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by LordReed(m): 3:12pm On Jan 10, 2014
How possible is it to get a job when all you have is a 2 year visitor visa?

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Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by Nobody: 3:15pm On Jan 10, 2014
The poster is theorist just like get rich quick motivational speakers and sellers , who in real life are riff raffs that hardly afford three square meals .

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Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by akpan123(m): 3:16pm On Jan 10, 2014
OP post is just advice, to those who are in the process or have inquiries about coming to usa. He is not saying everybody should abandon nigeria.

there is nothing bad in giving advice or sharing experience. everybody have different desire and choices . if any nigeria already in the usa, or the process of coming , you can ask any question here . someone can reach out, or respond to any question. l like nairaland gave me opportunity to
meet my first business partner. and got to meet in person after 8 month of transaction. and was a very honest person. thank u nairaland.

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Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by Freddieyankee(m): 3:18pm On Jan 10, 2014
fittty:

Bros no be by years ontop visa oh! Na by Status. Person wey collect 2years visa no go school tink say e still get 2 years na mumu. If them catch am na naija straight. Drivers license e no go fit get, state ID e no go fit get. SSN e no go fit get...

Absolutely true about everything you said but one thing you got wrong was saying if them catch the person na Naija straight.... That's not true, thousand of people are here without papers, one good thing about America is that immigration won't come looking for you or going house to house looking for people without legal papers.... What they do is they wait for you to come cuz you will definitely go to them when you wanna get your papers straight..... And 80% of the times they will give you a green card depending on how you changing your status.... By marriage,by your job,spouses or even by amnesty..... Sometimes they make you pay a fine of $500 for not using your visa according( fraud).

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Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by Freddieyankee(m): 3:21pm On Jan 10, 2014
ezo4fta: so bro which is the best visa to enter so dat I can work there.thanks

For you to work here you will have to come with a visa called H1 visa and for u to get that you have to be a skilled worker e.g doctors,engineers,computer scientist and more... But that doesn't stop you from coming though, you will survive

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Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by akpan123(m): 3:23pm On Jan 10, 2014
TENSOR 77. Have a question for you. How can we make nigeria better.

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Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by Freddieyankee(m): 3:24pm On Jan 10, 2014
ooshinibos: what about the gun crime ..please shed some light o

Like say police no dey kill innocent pple everyday for Naija abi na kidnappers or arm robber own we wan talk.... Name one country wey no get gun crime

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Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by dotcomnamename: 3:25pm On Jan 10, 2014
jakaiso: Its Easy to Succeed in America
For so long-I have heard about how difficlult it is for Nigerians and black people to succed in America. With evidence I have come to the conclusion that this is actually the opposite. Indeed a new book by Yale law professor Amy Chua lists Nigerians amongst 7 other culural groups as those most likely to succeed in America-this has only confirmed my observations.

I have lived in Nigeria,the UK, Ghana and been to other several countries-but I can tell you that IT IS EASY TO SUCCEED IN AMERICA. By success of course I mean- the ability to prosper financially and earn enough money to allow you to live comfortably.
Bros-if you are planning to come to America-please come, abeg come...there is milk and honey flowing here! WHERE IS THE MILK AND HONEY? IN WHICH STATE? shocked STOP MISLEADING PEOPLE THAT MIGHT HAVE DECIDED TO HEAD TO ANOTHER COUNTRY BEFORE THIS YOUR FALSE HONEY AND MILK CONVINCE THEM sad

Dont get me wrong-you can succeed in Nigeria as well-but if your dream is to come to America-please come. All you need to do is to follow some simple rules-and success is yours.
Forget about all the so called bad things you hear happening in America-its less than 0.00001% YOU'RE A BIG LIAR, WHITE PEOPLE WILL MAKE YOUR LIFE AS HELL WHETHER YOU LOOK FOR THEIR TROUBLE OR NOT, WORK OR NOT, YOU'RE A 9JA OR NOT of life in America and bad things happen every where. White people are not going to go make life difficult for you. Just obey the rules (and I know sometimes Nigerians find it diccult to obey rules), work smart, not just hard,save money and THINK.

RACISM
You might have heard that blacks are discriminanted against here. The truth is that sectionalism whether it be racism, tribalism, neoptisim occurs everywhere in the world. AMERICA IS BUILT ON RACISM There are Ibos who hate Yorubas and Yorubas who hate Hausas and Hausas who hate Ijaws and Ijaws who hate Oginis. There are even Ibadan people who hate Ijebu people (yet there are both Yoruba). In Anambra-there are two communities- both speaking the same languagae who have been at war with each othere for decades-with many lives lost.


THINGS TO NOTE

BEFORE YOU COME
1)Education is good-but regardless-you will still have to go back to school. Aquire skills in carpentary,mechanic,plumbing,computer repair, electrical repairs or any other hands on skills. These are things that we look down on in Nigeria. But in Yankee-these guys earn up to $100 an hour. The carpentar who is going to repair my door wants me to pay him $160 for labour for a 30 minute job!
Combine this with your job and you can earn mega bucks.

2) Open a GT or an other bank account that gives you a mastercard-this will help you when you start sending things home to sell -so that you can get your money easily.

IF YOU COME WITH A SHORT VISA AND OVERSTAY
I dont advise anyone to do this. I know a popular musician who came here in the 90s-and is now stuck here. It can be difficult.

IF YOU COME WITH AN IMMIGRANT VISA /OR WORK VISA

1) Get a job. Get a job. Get a job. Dont make the mistake some like me who were self employed in Nigeria made. Get a job. There are jobs in America-ignore the stats. There may not be office jobs-but there are jobs. Target states with low unemployment like Minneosta-currently about 4 %! WHERE ARE THE JOBS? POST JOB AGENCY ADDRESSES HERE FOR US.
With a school cert from Nigeria-you can get an entry job with pay of like $8 to $12 an hour. Walmart will pay you like $8 an hour-while Boston Scientific temp job will pay you like $10 an hour. With overtime-you can make as much as $500 to $700 a week-thats up to $2000 a month. Offer to do overtime-work yourself bro.
Nursing seems to be the easiest way to good pay these days. With a 2 week course-you can be on track and within 2 years -you can be an RN -earning $35 to $50 an hour and working just 3 days a week (12 hours a day). Giving you days to work over time or another job. I know many Nigerian Nurses earning $5000 to $8000 a month.
Then go ahead and get a bachelor degree and Masters.
And this is for men too.

2) Live below your income. Ignore the offers to buy new gadgets or iphones-discipline yourself and save at least 30% of your income. Forget about sending money to ANYONE in Naija for your first year or maybe your first few years. DOnt be like me-sending money to people who are not even hungry. Its better to send them 200,000 naira in 5 years time then $100 now (with them telling you that its too small!)

3) Get a second job if possible-even if its 10 hours a week. There are many of them-especially at the stores or schools. I HAVE BUNCH OF FRIENDS WITH GREEN CARD STILL SEARCHING FOR JOBS IN NY, MD, NJ, e.t.c

4) Go to school-get a degree-if you plan to work all your life-it will make the difference in what you earn.

5) Start a small business. The easiest to start-is simple buying and selling to Nigeria. Electronics, clothes, books, computers, phones etc. $300 from your paycheck used to buy some items every month and shipped to Nigeria can be turned into $1000. I have done it before and still do it. With consistency -you can earn more from this then your paycheck. LIKE SAY E EASY EVEN WITHIN 2 YEARS SELF, HOW MANY HOUSES OR CARS YOU DON GET SINCE YOU ARRIVE IN AMERICA?.

6) Acceralate your credit status. The American life is made easier with the credit system. Its not an issue of borrowing money. Without a credit report and credit score,there are many things you cannot do-including renting an apartment in some places, buying a house and even getting a job these days. It takes about 2 years for the average immigrant to qualify for credit-but you can accelerate this process. Within your first month -apply for and get 1 or 2 secured credit cards-these are cards which you place a deposit to get. There is 100% approval on these cards as its your money.
For example the Capital One Card only requires $99-and you get the card with $99 to $200 on it. Your aim is to make sure that on your statement 80% of the money is still on it. You mustnt leave all the money there-YOU HAVE TO SPEND SOME. What I did was to allocate the card to a specific bill-maybe your phone bill or gas bill (petrol). Just make sure that on a $200 card for example-you have $160 there on the statement day. If you do this for 6 months to a year on two cards and combine this with a telephone bill or small car note -you can move your credit score from non existent to 700 in a year and 750 in 2 years. Within a year-you will start getting credit card offers of $1000 to $5000 or more. By your 2nd to 3rd year-you can use this credit score to buy a house/get up to $100,000 personal loan or more.
The average American uses their credit to buy clothes, go on vacations, pay bills. Use your credit for business-so that you can make money from it. I see no sense in borrowing money to eat or buy clothes.
A LOT OF BIG BIG LIES THAT I CANT EVEN STRESS TO EDIT...

7) Buy a House and turn it into Money-when I was in University in Nigeria-I was reading Ovation maagzine and in the edition-I saw pictures of Waisu Ayindes (KWAM 1-the Fuji muscian) opulent house in Cananda or USA-I cant remember. They said it was worth about N100 million (that was way back in 1996). I was like wow-this guy has made it o!
The first day I arrived in America -one of the first things i noticed was how the houses looked so much the one I had seen back in 1996 in Ovation. I later came to realise that even a messenger can own a 50 million naira house in America. Have a job with moderate income and good credit-and the house is yours. The secret is the mortagage. It was very easy before 2008-when ANYONE could buy a house,with the 2008 crisis-its a bit more difficult and you need at times up to 10% down payment.
But the point is-buy a house and plan to sell it within a year or 2 or use it for collateral. If you buy a house for $160,000 -you can sell it for up to $200,000 in a few years-the $40,000 is yours. In some areas-it could be more.
Or rather than sell-get a loan on the house (THAT IS IF YOU HAVE A SOUND BUSINESS TO PUT IT INTO) and make profit on the money.
HOW MANY NIGERIAN STUDENT VISA HOLDER OR VISIT VISA HAS BOUGHT A HOUSE IN AMERICA. WE NEED THE NUMBERS OR THOSE YOU'VE SEEN
cool Obey The Law
Dont drive without a liencse. Dont over speed. If you obey the law-you are 99.9% sure of not getting into trouble. Bad things sometimes happen to 'good people' and not just black people. Dont be driving and smoking hemp or driving while drunk or beating up your wife of girlfriend.

9) Become a Citizen
If you come here with a migrant visa-you can be a citizen in a few years and you can still keep your Nigerian citizenship.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY FEW? PLEASE STATE THE YEARS, BE MORE EXPLANATORY

America is still the greatest country in the world. The things we struggle for in Nigeria are taken for granted here. Buying a car or cars, buying a house etc. Armed robbers are not holding your estate hostage going from house to house, policemen are not waiting for you on the road, NEPA is not taking off the light at will,a rich man is not slapping your face and telling you to do your worst, you dont need connections to get a job......

I love Nigeria and one day I pray that Nigeria gets there-but if you can, come to YANKEE- THAT YANKEE IS A BRAINWASH TO MUMU PEOPLE THAT WILL FALL TO THIS TRAP. make your money and go back if you must.
The one thing we need in Nigeria is order-if order comes, then every other thing will fall in place-the police, light, good roads, true democracy, justice , economic boom for all.

@ OP, Stop misleading people. This your statement ''Its Easy to Succeed in America'' is questionable and must not be alone!


JOBLESS BENEFITS IN AMERICA http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/07/news/economy/unemployment-insurance-economy/

[size=20pt]New York Times ‎- 3 days ago
Persistent high unemployment among young people is adding up to $25 billion a year in uncollected taxes and, to a much smaller degree,
[/size] http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/07/business/economy/in-jobless-youth-nation-is-said-to-pay-high-price.html?_r=0


[size=15pt]CONCLUSION:

UK IS BETTER THAN AMERICA BOTH EDUCATION, TRANSPORTATION AND QUALITY OF LIFE.
IF YOU WISH TO FORGET YOUR SOUL IN AMERICA, TRAVEL TO AMERICA WITH A VISIT VISA AND OVERSTAY YOUR VISA. YOUR SOUL WILL BE IGNORED FOR THE NEXT 70 YEARS ILLEGALLY. [/size]

70% OF NIGERIANS STUDYING IN AMERICA/E.T.C AND PAYING THEIR SCHOOL FEES ARE SILVER-SPOON.

EVERYTHING DON CHANGE BRO
YOU'RE WRONG BY GUARANTEEING THEM SUCCESS IN AMERICA, HAS YOUR OWN SUCCESS GUARANTEE ALREADY INCLUDING THE TIME OF GETTING MARRIED, CARRY YOUR BROTHERS, YOUR SISTERS, YOUR PARENTS TO AMERICA?

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Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by Freddieyankee(m): 3:30pm On Jan 10, 2014
gidjah: My elder bro, is in USAN he got a multiple visa and went there last year, bt uptill now cnt lay hands on something yet, pls wots ur advice for him, he is very Godly and respectful,pls wot has he to do nxt using ur gd experiences.k god bls U.

What state is your in, if you no get legal paper to work DO NOT GO TO WHITE POPULATED STATES
Re: How To Make It As A Nigerian In America In 2014 by sakahalimat: 3:30pm On Jan 10, 2014
Its cool, buh no freedom

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