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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by wonlasewonimi: 10:56pm On Jun 11, 2018
LagosismyHome:
This weekend I had a family visiting from naija so decided to do tourist stuff... take the family to see Big Ben , London eye etc and generally walk around CL

a great shock there was an event by big Ben... some nudist event. I saw loads of Unclad men and women cycling . I didn't hear off the event before hand .. As in all their God given goods were on display .

My friend kids who are just 5 and 4 were like yuck aunty what is this..... giving me eyes like Is this how una dey do for London. I had to look for paper to cover their eyes . As in grown men things were in full display . Women the same .I didn't even know it legal to show God given gift in public and full display.

My eyes have seen it all .... shocked but amused . The pics i took are not as censored as this so went online to find a censored pic to show so mod wont delete

They have been doing this for the past 10 years..It is called world nakeeed bike ride to protest for over dependency on oil and lack of care for bike riders. They said they are Unclad to get people's attention, I think they just want to get Unclad for the sake of it.

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Inkredible(m): 2:13am On Jun 12, 2018
wonlasewonimi:


They have been doing this for the past 10 years..It is called world nakeeed bike ride to protest for over dependency on oil and lack of care for bike riders. They said they are Unclad to get people's attention, I think they just want to get Unclad for the sake of it.

They have my attention alright. smiley
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by wonlasewonimi: 7:15am On Jun 12, 2018
Inkredible:


They have my attention alright. smiley

Go on YouTube and search wnbr for videos or go on Flickr and search wnbr for pictures. Thank me later

Please don't do it at work.

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Mamatukwas: 3:10pm On Jun 12, 2018
MadameKofo:
Good morning all. Also a newbie in UK on a tier 2 dependent visa. Mamatukwas you and i are in similar situations. I have 2 kids under 4.
Looking for how to attack this UK job maket as well. I just applied for my temporary license and would take the theory test soon. Mobility cannot be a hindrance

I have International drivers license from Nigeria. Im just not confident enough to drive on UK roads. The right hand steering still dey confuse me


Chai I'm just seeing you quoted me here. Pele. How have things been? Will buzz you on the other 'side' smiley
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Mamatukwas: 3:13pm On Jun 12, 2018
LagosismyHome:


Working with 3 little children is not easy ooo in terms of childcare bill ....

This depends on what you are earning. I have twins and their nursery bill is over 2k a month..... Except you are earning well it better to be housewife oo until they are old enough for reception / primary .

Nursery of 3 is not beans and has to be more than your income to be worth it. Finding aupair might help as that cheaper than nursery for 3 kids

I'm a Stay at Home Mum for now smiley God is helping us. Taking each day at a time.

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by davide470(m): 4:18pm On Jun 15, 2018
Lovely thread! Read it from beginning to the last post.

Thumbs up Guys.

#JustPassingBy

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by ronvlaar: 9:48am On Jun 21, 2018
I actually didn't believe I could read the posts from page 0 to the last, big ups to everyone who has contributed.

I'm still a freshet here in d UK, came in bout 3weeks ago on a spousal visa. We're based in d Midlands (Nottingham).

Its been a really different experience which I'm enjoying.

I've done all d necessary things, only waiting to get my provisional DL. BRP, bank accounts, GP, NINo all sorted.

I've also been applying for jobs and luckily got one last week to resume July 2nd (though not the kind I really want but make man no just fold arms siddon for house), pay isn't too bad atleast for a newbie like me with no UK work experience and I'm not a professional. I have vast experience in sales, marketing and management (pharmaceuticals). Plan is to do it for few months while I take up some professional courses then switch to something bigger (God help me).

I dey follow this thread bumper to bumper sha.

Make una welcome me o

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by ronvlaar: 9:49am On Jun 21, 2018
I actually didn't believe I could read the posts from page 0 to the last, big ups to everyone who has contributed.

I'm still a fresher here in d UK, came in bout 3weeks ago on a spousal visa. We're based in d Midlands (Nottingham).

Its been a really different experience which I'm enjoying.

I've done all d necessary things, only waiting to get my provisional DL. BRP, bank accounts, GP, NINo all sorted.

I've also been applying for jobs and luckily got one last week to resume July 2nd (though not the kind I really want but make man no just fold arms siddon for house), pay isn't too bad atleast for a newbie like me with no UK work experience and I'm not a professional. I have vast experience in sales, marketing and management (pharmaceuticals). Plan is to do it for few months while I take up some professional courses then switch to something bigger (God help me).

I dey follow this thread bumper to bumper sha.

Make una welcome me o

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by deolutolu(m): 1:24pm On Jun 21, 2018
Hello guys,

I am currently in Perth, Scotland. Can anyone assist me with CV format? I need to start applying for jobs asap

Cheers
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Lexusgs430: 1:56pm On Jun 21, 2018
deolutolu:
Hello guys,

I am currently in Perth, Scotland. Can anyone assist me with CV format? I need to start applying for jobs asap

Cheers


Knock yourself out.....

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by sharpboyus(m): 8:46am On Jun 23, 2018
ronvlaar:
I actually didn't believe I could read the posts from page 0 to the last, big ups to everyone who has contributed.

I'm still a fresher here in d UK, came in bout 3weeks ago on a spousal visa. We're based in d Midlands (Nottingham).

Its been a really different experience which I'm enjoying.

I've done all d necessary things, only waiting to get my provisional DL. BRP, bank accounts, GP, NINo all sorted.

I've also been applying for jobs and luckily got one last week to resume July 2nd (though not the kind I really want but make man no just fold arms siddon for house), pay isn't too bad atleast for a newbie like me with no UK work experience and I'm not a professional. I have vast experience in sales, marketing and management (pharmaceuticals). Plan is to do it for few months while I take up some professional courses then switch to something bigger (God help me).

I dey follow this thread bumper to bumper sha.

Make una welcome me o



Visit this thread. https://www.nairaland.com/4158866/living-uk-life-uk-immigrant

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by lovelygurl(f): 9:07am On Jun 23, 2018
LagosismyHome:
This weekend I had a family visiting from naija so decided to do tourist stuff... take the family to see Big Ben , London eye etc and generally walk around CL

a great shock there was an event by big Ben... some nudist event. I saw loads of Unclad men and women cycling . I didn't hear off the event before hand .. As in all their God given goods were on display .

My friend kids who are just 5 and 4 were like yuck aunty what is this..... giving me eyes like Is this how una dey do for London. I had to look for paper to cover their eyes . As in grown men things were in full display . Women the same .I didn't even know it legal to show God given gift in public and full display.

My eyes have seen it all .... shocked but amused . The pics i took are not as censored as this so went online to find a censored pic to show so mod wont delete

Hahaha grin grin grin

Why is this so funny? Lmaooo!

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by angel34real(f): 4:42am On Jul 09, 2018
LagosismyHome,

Please do me the biggest favor. could you help me out? to purchase and post an item I saw on Ebay Uk.com. the seller does not post to United states. All purchase at my expense please. I did send you an E-Mail message please kindly respond. i will be happy if you can help me out. Bless Up Ma.
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Crystallss: 10:04am On Jul 09, 2018
cheesy
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by UKmigrant: 10:40am On Jul 23, 2018
Been a long time. I had some health challenges, thank God for the NHS. I am well and bouncing now. I have been on this thread as a reader grin for a while, time to start posting again.

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by UKmigrant: 10:43am On Jul 23, 2018
Some things are beginning to come to light to me in my few months of being here. As a Nigerian, most people (other immigrants) think they are better than you. Ghanaians, Zimbabweans, Asians all think they are better than you. You only need to have deep interaction with people around for you to know how condescending they could be. Some Nigerians who were born here or who have been here longer also sort of think they are better people, you are even more likely to have problems with these ones than other immigrants. This thing weak me o grin

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by bigfather(m): 11:03am On Jul 23, 2018
UKmigrant:
A little about my last UK trip a few months ago. It was my first time in the UK. I needed to go sort out my runs. I was to stay for a total of 6 weeks. To save cost of accommodation, I contacted my cousin in France who has a friend in the city I wanted to stay in the UK and he linked us up. We started chatting several weeks prior to my trip and I even called him a few times. He said there's no issue at all accommodating me. He even promised to pick me up at the airport. Told me how he is really close to my cousin and I have nothing to worry about.

He even asked me to send my flight itinerary which I did. We finally spoke before i departed Nigeria and he said he'd be waiting for me at the airport as I land.

When we landed, I started trying his numbers all to no avail! Called him on whatsapp but he didn't pick up. Sent him several messages on whatsapp and skype, they were delivering but he wasn't reading them. Later the messages also stopped delivering. I decided to chill a little for him thinking he probably had some delays getting to the airport, I no no say I don jonze!

After 4 hours I was still at the airport with no calls from him or reply to any of my messages, I called my cousin in France who also tried to contact him but also couldn't. I then knew that I was on my own. I booked airbnb and took a black cab to the place.

He never called me back throughout my stay in the UK. I tried to message him once, it was delivered but he didn't reply, even up till now. I wonder what was going on in his mind for setting me up to be stranded like that. Thank Jah I was fully prepped for my trip financially and all, so, I just had to spend the money I was trying to manage.

On speaking with some Londoners about it, I learnt that it is a common behavior amongst Nigerians in London. I say na waa o! Brothers behaving like savages to their fellow countrymen. Unless they see clearly that they have something to benefit from you, they avoid you like a plague. The rest na story for another day sha.

Welcome to the club...Na their way be that ! grin grin grin grin grin.........I have learnt to always book my accommodation since i was messed up on my first ever trip...I dont even tell my families and friends when am around any longer....We see eachother on the street and they are like " Na wa o , you go just enter london , you nor go call person" ...... grin grin grin

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by bigfather(m): 11:05am On Jul 23, 2018
UKmigrant:
Some things are beginning to come to light to me in my few months of being here. As a Nigerian, most people (other immigrants) think they are better than you. Ghanaian, Zimbabweans, Asians all think they are better than you. You only need to have deep interaction with people around for you to know how condescending they could be. Some Nigerians who were born here or who have been here longer also sort of think they are better people, you are even more likely to have problems with these ones than others. This thing weak me o grin

Thats one thing i hate about UK ...Most especially the Asians and those Somalians....They feel like they are so privileged even more than the Britons sef undecided

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by UKmigrant: 11:12am On Jul 23, 2018
My oyinbo babe once asked me if I was planning to marry her to get papers like other Nigerians do. She said she watched a documentary about Nigerians in sham marriages for papers so they could stay here and work and after a few years, they left the country and abandon the woman taking all their money back to Nigeria. I just open mouth wide like cheesy I no even know how I go reply her.

The only thing I said was, I am here right now without being married to anyone and working legally, so why does she think I need to marry her to remain here. She said cos she doesn't want to be played. I reassured her that I am never gonna marry her! grin Case closed!

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by bigfather(m): 11:24am On Jul 23, 2018
dustydee:

The UK tax system is not as bad as you make it look. Someone on £11,500 a year pays less tax than a Nigerian on equivalent pay in Nigeria. It is high for higher earners but some don't mind or simply go contracting where they pay less taxes.

This is fair enough now.....Unlike what i pay in naija .....and still dont get value for money .
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by bigfather(m): 11:25am On Jul 23, 2018
UKmigrant:
My oyinbo babe once asked me if I was planning to marry her to get papers like other Nigerians do. She said she watched a documentary about Nigerians in sham marriages for papers so they could stay here and work and after a few years, they left the country and abandon the woman taking all their money back to Nigeria. I just open mouth wide like cheesy I no even know how I go reply her.

The only thing I said was, ''I am here right now without being married to anyone and working legally, so why does she think I need to marry her to remain here. She said cos she doesn't want to be played. I reassured her that I am never gonna marry her! grin Case closed!

SAVAGE ! grin grin grin grin grin

Bad guy .....

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by bigfather(m): 11:44am On Jul 23, 2018
Moety:

That must have been in Peckham "little Lagos" grin grin

E dey wooliwich too naa smiley
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by error4040: 12:33pm On Jul 23, 2018
UKmigrant:
My oyinbo babe once asked me if I was planning to marry her to get papers like other Nigerians do. She said she watched a documentary about Nigerians in sham marriages for papers so they could stay here and work and after a few years, they left the country and abandon the woman taking all their money back to Nigeria. I just open mouth wide like cheesy I no even know how I go reply her.

The only thing I said was, I am here right now without being married to anyone and working legally, so why does she think I need to marry her to remain here. She said cos she doesn't want to be played. I reassured her that I am never gonna marry her! grin Case closed!
Welcome back gringringrin
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by peacengine(m): 1:05pm On Jul 23, 2018
UKmigrant:
Some things are beginning to come to light to me in my few months of being here. As a Nigerian, most people (other immigrants) think they are better than you. Ghanaians, Zimbabweans, Asians all think they are better than you . You only need to have deep interaction with people around for you to know how condescending they could be. Some Nigerians who were born here or who have been here longer also sort of think they are better people, you are even more likely to have problems with these ones than other immigrants. This thing weak me o grin

Bro don't you think they are better than u?
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Unlimited22: 1:43pm On Jul 23, 2018
peacengine:


Bro don't you think they are better than u?
Seriously??

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by DisGuy: 2:46pm On Jul 23, 2018
UKmigrant:
Been a long time. I had some health challenges, thank God for the NHS. I am well and bouncing now. I have been on this thread as a reader grin for a while, time to start posting again.

hope you're feeling much better!
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by DisGuy: 2:48pm On Jul 23, 2018
UKmigrant:
Some things are beginning to come to light to me in my few months of being here. As a Nigerian, most people (other immigrants) think they are better than you. Ghanaians, Zimbabweans, Asians all think they are better than you. You only need to have deep interaction with people around for you to know how condescending they could be. Some Nigerians who were born here or who have been here longer also sort of think they are better people, you are even more likely to have problems with these ones than other immigrants. This thing weak me o grin

Actually, this is what most other immigrants/people say about Nigerians!!!
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Inkredible(m): 3:07pm On Jul 23, 2018
This really is a problem how again? They think it right? Like it's in their head abi? Then let it stay there and prove them wrong in an embarrassing way.

My paycheck and new babe na Wetin dey give me joy for this country.. cheesy

Dress nice and act with courtesy and watch as they embarrass themselves with stupid questions.

Ps: Always answer the question of "where are you from" with "here". ��

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Sanchase: 3:18pm On Jul 23, 2018
Another JJC thread, 99% of the people you will meet in the UK do not give a shite about YOU and your country, everyone is making pees and that so no big deal.

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Saff(f): 5:10pm On Jul 25, 2018
UKmigrant:
My oyinbo babe once asked me if I was planning to marry her to get papers like other Nigerians do. She said she watched a documentary about Nigerians in sham marriages for papers so they could stay here and work and after a few years, they left the country and abandon the woman taking all their money back to Nigeria. I just open mouth wide like cheesy I no even know how I go reply her.

The only thing I said was, I am here right now without being married to anyone and working legally, so why does she think I need to marry her to remain here. She said cos she doesn't want to be played. I reassured her that I am never gonna marry her! grin Case closed!
hmmmm lol
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by EfemenaXY: 8:38am On Jul 29, 2018
UKmigrant:
Some things are beginning to come to light to me in my few months of being here. As a Nigerian, most people (other immigrants) think they are better than you. Ghanaians, Zimbabweans, Asians all think they are better than you. You only need to have deep interaction with people around for you to know how condescending they could be. Some Nigerians who were born here or who have been here longer also sort of think they are better people, you are even more likely to have problems with these ones than other immigrants. This thing weak me o grin

Depends on where you work, the sort of people you work with, and how you present yourself to them.

One thing I know for sure is that in the highly professional work place, respect is earned. You get it even more if you demonstrate (without an attitude) that you know your stuff and are willing to help out.

Been here for just over 20 years and with time you learn a lot....through making your own mistakes, observing what happens around you, etc. But that’s life isn’t it?

How’s your savings plan coming along? And how’ve you found the heatwave over the last few weeks? cheesy

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by cuteguy201: 8:27am On Jul 30, 2018
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