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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by alex406(m): 8:19pm On Jul 10, 2015
AlphaMoi:
This is rubbish.if this is what you are going through,then wahala dey..altho not so 100°/ . but it isnt as bad as you put it.. But true true job matter no easy
Until you experience it, you will not believe it. This is the shit alot of us are going through especialista the racism aspect. Though all these depends on the country you find yourself. Abroad is not all rossy as it is being painted just because a lot of guys here are either into yahoo or illicit business.

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by CriticalThought: 8:21pm On Jul 10, 2015
ABEngine:


I'm coming back to have a years-worth of these in just two weeks of break. The name nkwobi alone takes my taste buds on a fantasy trip.

Meanwhile the OP was right, the circumstances of your migration would determine the outcomes of your stay. For those of you whom still believe the pasture is greener outside, be ready to push drugs and be pushed to jail if not killed.

The pasture is very much greener outside but you must already know how take care of the grass if you know what I mean. You cant just enter a foreign land without planning for visa, housing, education, feeding, entertainment etc. Everyones scenario is different

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by legaxi(m): 8:21pm On Jul 10, 2015
I rather die while trying to get to Europe than vanquished in this lawless tribalistic land where it's citizens continue to doom themselves through religion, ethnicity, tribalism, sectionalism, nepotism and pre-colonialism that has driven. Them 2500 years from civilization.

Comments are welcome

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by alex406(m): 8:22pm On Jul 10, 2015
MarvellousGod:
The only thing I'll miss in Naija if I ever leave is our food. .. Our local foods dey sweet no be small kiss kiss


Then maybe naija craziness, you can bring your friends over to your house, drink, shout, dance with your music at the highest volume grin grin... etc..


Meanyl, the poster above me has mouth odour, really choking me here . grin grin embarassed tongue
you are on point. Mine has been two things. Nigerian food and Nigerian woman. Our women are the best in the world. I don't mean beauty
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by mooremedia: 8:23pm On Jul 10, 2015
What the op wrote is true oo.
After staying in asia 3years straight.
I'll advise you to better stay in your country than go to a place you'll be treated like shiit. e.g Malaysia.
Except you're planning on doing crime you can never become a millionaire overnight abroad.Better use the money you want to travel abroad with to start a business or do fixed deposit.The struggle abroad is real.

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by erico2k2(m): 8:24pm On Jul 10, 2015
tai2:


And how easy is it to be legal in the U.K these days? We're not talking of 5 to 10 years ago when international students had the right to work or when the U.K wasn't flooded with E.U migrants looking for jobs.

Even things like "Arangee" marriage people were using to get legal in the United Kingdom is facing greater scrutiny these days. Yes, the U.K is easier but anyone planning to go to such countries should plan appropriately. There are so many people trapped in strange countries for donkey years with vague hopes of "getting papers" only to turn around and get deported. Some people spend 10 to 15 or 20 years of their lives waiting in one location that may not be profitable trying to get a passport.

That you're one of the few who succeed, should not mean other people should not be advised on how to do the right thing and avoid a life of frustration.
you missed the point, waht I was saying is, if you are legal the sky is your limits if you are willing and able to work, even if you decide to be a brick layer, which you can get certified for with £700 for a week's course,you will earl min of £500 a week,even if you are a security officer you will earn at least £400-£450 a week.The issue of being legal or not those not come into play in this context.If you aint legal 4get it,there is even a new law that says that if you are on working visa and you do not earn above £35 within 6 years,you are going back from where you come from.
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by tai2(m): 8:25pm On Jul 10, 2015
Lol. When I wrote this piece. It was to help the people who want to travel by all means and end up suffering abroad. However some have taken it to imply that I am currently in that state of limbo. Far from it. I live a quite comfortable life abroad but I know what it took and I know how many misguided Nigerians I see everyday looking for how to survive or living on the wrong side of the law just to stay behind.

If I didn't have the money to live the life. I would be gone in a month.

Some live their lives just to be constantly on the run from the police or immigration officials, meanwhile their mates in Nigeria have gotten themselves small jobs and moved ahead whether in civil service or private sector.

A banker in Nigeria will be earning small money, dump it all and run to the U.S only to end up in poor circumstances due to failure to plan. Success is easier in some foreign countries than others and by learning how to seek it appropriately. No be to end up for Poland or Kazakstan in the name of searching for foreign visa and end up suicidal or frustrated.

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by erico2k2(m): 8:25pm On Jul 10, 2015
mooremedia:
Wht the op wroye is true oo.
After staying in asia 3years straight.
I'll advise you to better stay in your country than go to a place you'll be treated like shit. e.g Malaysia.
Except you're planning on doing crime you can never become a millionaire overnight abroad unlike in Nigeria.
who send you go Asia, so you nor know say 9ja better pass most of the country in Asia? lol grin grin

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by bettercreature(m): 8:25pm On Jul 10, 2015
legaxi:
I rather die while trying to get to Europe than vanquished in this lawless tribalistic land where it's citizens continue to doom themselves through religion, ethnicity, tribalism, sectionalism, nepotism and pre-colonialism that has driven. Them 2500 years from civilization.

Comments are welcome
Do you realise people are making it in NIGERIA ?

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by Nwocha12(f): 8:26pm On Jul 10, 2015
The blacks are even worst than the whites. The government is ready to help u if u came in legally. But are u ready to help yourself? U get every Nigeria food but can't really taste the same.

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by Atlantian: 8:27pm On Jul 10, 2015
Depends on how you lived in Nigeria, but if you are doing good here, you wont be doing bad over there. Lots of people here, buy houses in USA before even heading there. For me, I cant work in USA, I just buy house and my wife and kids live there, I just visit. No time to work in US, na enjoyment i go there for.

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by PeoplesArmy: 8:29pm On Jul 10, 2015
tai2:
3. Racism

Lol. Being a black man or woman is tough in this world. Oyibo that bathes twice or three times a week to save water, will hold their nose when they see you. Some people will openly refuse to serve you, some will refuse to even answer you or give you a job.

Racism is everywhere, the level of racism depends on the country i.e are you in a country as hard as Poland or in one where they have a lot of people of different races such as the United States? If you live in a city with people from different countries, it tends to be much less.

Its not all bad, some people will actually like you for being black others will detest you. The point is you don’t know who is going to hiss at you in the morning or smile, which can be depressing.

Also the poorer you are and the poorer the society you live in, the more racism you are likely to suffer. Rich people are welcome anywhere. A rich black man will think he is the most loved person in the world in some of these places but still some people will not care and look at you like you were coated in dawadawa and smell of the substance. You need a strong mind for this one.


4. Loneliness

In Nigeria, its never hard to make friends. Even with Iya that owns the provision store near your house, where you can sit down and discuss everything from the thieves that are stealing Nigeria’s money to that single woman in your compound who is always entertaining men with different cars at all hours of the day.

In Obodo Oyibo, nobody has time to sit around and discuss. Your neighbour will see you in the morning and walk past without saying hello. The person smiling for you in the store is only trying to separate you from your money. You cannot call people to gist with them on the phone and spend one or two hours. Calling Nigeria however might be easier because of Internet calls, however when you have to work for food you have little time to socialize.

Over time you might learn to make friends with co-workers, other Nigerians and other people, but it will take a lot of time. People you spend time gisting with today might not even acknowledge you tomorrow. That is the way it is.

I feel you bro...
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by no2fuks(m): 8:31pm On Jul 10, 2015
BS none of the points make sense
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by musicwriter(m): 8:31pm On Jul 10, 2015
The worst problem I see in Nigeria that affect me directly is lack of stable electricity. Which in turn is as a result of corruption.

I just installed a home recording studio, but problem is I can't find quiet time to record because the generator is making noise from all corners.
Once I have 24hours supply of electricity I have no business with some other country.

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by Obiwannn: 8:31pm On Jul 10, 2015
denkyw:
any forces that will try to stop you or discourage you from achieving that your dream of going to obodo oyibo I say holy ghooooooooooooooost.......
FIRE!

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by legaxi(m): 8:32pm On Jul 10, 2015
bettercreature:
Do you realise people are making it in NIGERIA ?
That is not the point, "making it" is everywhere on planet earth. Patriotism love for one another is what am talking about in a nutshell

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by tai2(m): 8:33pm On Jul 10, 2015
Some days you will see Nigerians begging you for small money for food. You ask them their life stories, the person will tell you how they came to a foreign land with only $1000. Some spend sums of money e.g 800k or 1 million, that would start a successful very small business in Nigeria even with the frustration.

Nigerians will gather irrelevant certificates and head for foreign shores only to find out that they don't know what they need to know and have no means of getting what they need to know (e.g money for education and retraining).

Others end up in countries where the inhabitants are looking for work or where to run to (e.g Greece) and end up living in limbo. I only warn before it is too late. Obodo oyibo may have its advantages but people should think critically in order to avoid being victims.

It is better to head to countries as xenophobic as South Africa where there is hope of a job that some so-called countries like Greece, Poland, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Russia and co. No be every visa be visa.

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by Brytawon(m): 8:36pm On Jul 10, 2015
5. I didn't read the list

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by quickly: 8:36pm On Jul 10, 2015
Everything is more expensive too
for example a 30cl bottle of coca cola (not can)
is 1.50=N352


for doctor nko

its 20 times more expensive

The new slavery is debt. they force u too have debt and den knack interst rate on your head

Obodo oyinbo used to be like africa but the secret is there was unity to make sure they develop there environment
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by Curiouscity(m): 8:36pm On Jul 10, 2015
The summary of what the OP wrote is : Let us join hand and fix the few things that are wrong in Naija, and our country is the best for people of our kind.


The grass is always greener at the other side, till you arrive!!

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by Obiwannn: 8:40pm On Jul 10, 2015
bettercreature:
Do you realise people are making it in NIGERIA ?
DO YOU REALISE HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO MAKE IT IN NIGERIA?

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by mooremedia: 8:40pm On Jul 10, 2015
erico2k2:

who send you go Asia, so you nor know say 9ja better pass most of the country in Asia? lol grin grin
my dad sent me to Asia. .....I finished schooling amd came back home.
btw the Malaysian economy is 10 times better that of Nigeria. It's the people that have a problem.

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by professore(m): 8:42pm On Jul 10, 2015
The op is a little comedian
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by ifaldezzy: 8:44pm On Jul 10, 2015
If you like, you can compile one thousand and one disadvantages of Obodo
Oyibo, the average Nigerian will not believe you until he gets
a personal experience. We think the roads of Obodo Oyibo
are paved with gold. The bottom line is that where ever one finds
himself or herself, hard work is the answer. Life is not easy
and there is no free lunch anywhere.Obodo Oyibo is an illusion.

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by Waterway: 8:44pm On Jul 10, 2015
tai2:
2. Lack of Jobs

You’re running off to Europe? Lol. The people in Europe are running to the Middle East, Asia and the U.S to find better jobs. Not every country in Europe is an opportunity. Simply because someone came to you with visa runs or told you of his brother that is “making it” in one country that sounds like something foreign and exciting does not mean it is true.

Yes, you see them all the time. They will take pictures standing near the Eiffel Tower, Burj Khalifa, Sydney Opera House, the Statue of Liberty etc. Please do not be deceived. Taking pictures in beautiful locations does not necessarily translate to enjoyment. Some people have not eaten, others are wondering how to pay their next rent. They are mostly taking pictures to show their relatives in Nigeria, that all is well and their brother is enjoying. The reality is much much different.

Getting a job in obodo oyibo is not easy, except you are looking for the lowest of jobs in some places, which will turn out to be a rat race. You work and all your money disappears, while you have to keep working just to survive. You won’t even have time to search for another job or time to read for that certificate qualification you were told will bring you millions (NEBOSH,CCIE and co). In fact it is cheaper to do the professional certificate course in Nigeria at 60 k, than to come to obodo oyibo and do it for the equivalent of N 400,000.

The white man does not care whether you are a Master’s degree holder from the University of Bujumbura, or whether you were the Chief Manager of one bank in your village. As far as most of them are concerned, Africa is a jungle where houses are built of thatch and mud and all of you live on charity from the developed world, so where did you find a university to go to? How come you even speak English? The fact that Nigeria is a rich country is only known by Nigerians.

You will only avoid this problem if you find work with a multinational or a place that does business with people from countries around the world. In such places they have people who have worked in Africa and know that at least there are well-read people from places like Nigeria and Angola. However, you will have to show you have experience, which means dropping your degree and retraining. Yes. You need to get obodo oyibo degree and their experience to prove your worth. International certifications may help regardless of the country you got them e.g Nigeria but that is not the end of the story.

So for people with money, get a good Master’s degree (not Master’s in philosophy o) from a good institution in your country of choice. Find an entry level job first of all (remember you came from Africa and have no obodo oyibo working experience.) that gives you the chance to grow, not a job that has no growth prospects. Then over time you can prove your worth. The good thing is when you have obodo oyibo working experience and certificates it is easier to get work that will help you survive. If you have Phd in Nigeria, nobody cares. There are jobs you apply for that your Nigerian over-degree will be a curse sef instead of a blessing.

If you were a Bank Manager in Nigeria. Leave your Bank and your Manager in Lagos, nobody in Obodo Oyibo cares, as far as they are concerned, there are no banks in Africa, you people use cowries for money.

If somebody tells you they are “hustling” or “on the streets” in obodo oyibo. Run. The only street business that brings money is crime and sooner or later they get caught and pay for it. For every hustler that has “succeeded” and built properties in Nigeria, there are 100 others locked in prison, dead or buried. Do not be a victim or claim you have special luck. Probability does not know luck or the prayers of your mother in the village.



@ tai2....

You are right on all points . I have a professional degree and doing well abroad. Yes tai2 is right ! the points applies to us differently. The best time to enjoy ur life overseas, is when you leave Nigeria at young age to study here in university/college and with the foundation or values instilled in us, by our parents/culture , then you will do well. Going overseas beyond that stage in life , your chances of success ( compared to your peers overseas) probability is not as great. Now it brings up a whole lot of other issues about what is " success" and that definition varies for each person. The fact is, too many desperate young people leave Nigeria without setting priorities and with the proper documents then you are trapped and cannot fully benefit from the European countries/USA. The fact remains that most people leave /migrate for economic reasons , Europeans/Africans etc. Some may not know that there was a time when our parents were sent overseas by companies in Nija or govt of Nija in late 1960 ans early 1970"s and they could not wait to come back after their studies. WHY ?? Family and Love of country!!!
If we can collectively fix our country ( security and economic empowerment) , most young talented Nigerians will not leave and the Nija will prosper. I support this msg from @Tai2 because of awareness it is creating, so our 18yr old (young men/women) do not perish in desert of North Africa , in the Mediterranean sea, menial jobs in the US but rather chose a predictable path to success and avoid the dangers of illegal immigration .

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by armyofone(m): 8:47pm On Jul 10, 2015
Loneliness is the worst Esp in the winter grin. It is harder to make and keep friends in obodo. You learn to play by and with yourself grin

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by PastorAji(m): 8:47pm On Jul 10, 2015
ShakurM:
Is that all? undecided

I'm sure if there's a guaranteed opportunity form 4 Obodo Oyibo, Op would be the first to fill the form.

Every country has its own challenges, but gauging the challenges 2 one another and figuring out the positive differences is what makes an advanced country and an undeveloped country the way they are!

Let's be honest with ourselves, how many of u in his/her logical reasoning capacity can safely say you are proud of ur country and won't leave it for any other ?
despite the fact that our country wonderful, I still prefer 9ja to any obodo oyinbo land

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by erico2k2(m): 8:48pm On Jul 10, 2015
mooremedia:

my dad sent me to Asia. .....I finished schooling amd came back home.
btw the Malaysian economy is 10 times better that of Nigeria. It's the people that have a problem.
Guy mayB cos of where I live, I can confidently say Malaysia is a crap country,I wont go there to live even i f you pay me to,I can go to Japan and china cos I can learn something there though

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by Neplusultra(f): 8:49pm On Jul 10, 2015
If not for insecurity and lack of infrastructure and amenities, wots in abroad if you are comfortable? just go for holidays biko! God will help Nigeria!

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by ggood: 8:49pm On Jul 10, 2015
abraod

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