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Re: Haitian American Traveling To Nigeria For The First Time by TheKongoEmpire(m): 7:46pm On Mar 30, 2019
Ejadike:
It's good you've expressed your interest to visit this country. I am currently based in Lagos and I work with a financial institution. I could show you around if you wish. Ask for my number if you think you need me to show you around. Stay safe G.
I will brother. thank you.
Re: Haitian American Traveling To Nigeria For The First Time by manitoba(m): 8:21pm On Mar 30, 2019
I believe you will have so much fun in Nigeria.

You can start out with Lagos.

It is close to the places of interest you will love to visit like Ibadan , Ife e.t.c

The night life in Lagos is also very rich.

It is a city that never sleeps.

And it has the good, the bad and the ugly side to it.

If you can get a work permit, Lagos will be a place to thrive with your AC Maintenance service.

Lagos is a potpourri of the Nigerian culture as well as western culture.

Abuja is a more serene city.

It's the capital of Nigeria and mainly adminiatrative in Outlook.

Food is cheap here but Accommodation, health facilities are a bit pricey.

Since you don't need a very big accommodation, I believe 2m naira(over $5000) is too much for a rent.

This doesn't mean there are no rent that are that expensive or more but you need to save cost as much as possible.

Like someone suggested, first get a hotel room in any city you choose and stay there for few days .

Hotel rate should be less than $50 per day.

With longer stay, you can negotiate the rate.

Hotel.ng is a good place to search.

Don't flaunt your dollars around .

Once you get to Nigeria, change some of your money to naira.

Don't pay for any service in Dollars .

There are many nice Nigerians all around and I am sure you will meet a nice one on the plane that will guide you and make you have a nice time in Nigeria .

Best of luck

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Re: Haitian American Traveling To Nigeria For The First Time by TheKongoEmpire(m): 6:27pm On Apr 03, 2019
I was told by a very good friend to stay away from the North as it will get dangerous. Anyone have any experience there?
Re: Haitian American Traveling To Nigeria For The First Time by bravesoul247(m): 6:45pm On Apr 03, 2019
TheKongoEmpire:
I was told by a very good friend to stay away from the North as it will get dangerous. Anyone have any experience there?
bro, I thought a gut called Ejadike here promised to help you with your stay in Nigeria? You can't cope all by yourself if you're new. You need someone to show you around. Or you could employ someone. The North is volatile right now so you need to stay away. Lagos is cool and PH is sharp as well. All the best.
Re: Haitian American Traveling To Nigeria For The First Time by BusinessHub1: 7:26pm On Apr 03, 2019
btins001:



3. I will go where I am wanted
and celebrated. Surely you'd
have the same to say if I was
European, no?


3. I will go where I am wanted
and celebrated. Surely you'd
have the same to say if I was
European, no?



3. I will go where I am wanted
and celebrated. Surely you'd
have the same to say if I was
European, no?

Not particularly. I flat out dont want them. Nothing good ever comes off an african-non African relationship...for the African, anyway. BTW when I say African, not geo limiting.

Again, you or any descendant of slaves are absolutely welcome...as long as you guys are rid of condescension--direct or indirect. Oh and, are absolutely conscious of the fact that you can, and most likely will be used by our mutual enenmy. Yes its happened before--Liberia!

We're brethren, welcome!

Yes, we've got tons to do!
Sorry I have to ask this; WHAT EXACTLY IS YOUR PROBLEM

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Re: Haitian American Traveling To Nigeria For The First Time by londoner: 8:32pm On Apr 03, 2019
TheKongoEmpire:
Hello everyone since this is my first post I'll make this as concise as I can. I am a 30 year old Haitian American who is planning to visit Nigeria for the first time within the next 12 months. Since I do not want to bore anybody here with any Afrocentric rhetoric I would just say that I'm visiting to see the culture of my ancestors. Some of you may be aware of the president of Ghana declaring this year the right to abode. Although there is a large African American community in Ghana, Nigeria as always peaked my interest.

There is a brother on YouTube named Search for Uhuru who frequently visits various countries throughout the continent and it seems that Nigeria is his favorite if I remember correctly. Needless to say that has pushed my interest over the edge. That being said I would like to be in the continent for at least one year and in Nigeria for at least three months. I am an AC mechanic who is also going to University to study mechanical engineering so I hope that in the future instead of spewing old rhetoric I can actually do something conducive for the continent as a whole and for Nigeria specifically among other West African countries.

Since I hope to be in Nigeria for some time I have begin looking for rental properties. Specifically studios or mini flats. Since the air conditioning season is going to start soon in the state of Florida I will be busy for at least 6 months and hopefully I can save at least 6 months rent for this trip. I'm going to presume depending on where I stay the US dollar will take me far. That said I do not plan to live a absolutely lavish style but I am looking for recently built housing specifically within the last 2 years. I have been looking in cities in Lagos Abuja and ibadan. Since I don't have a family I would like to be in a city with a decent nightlife. To be honest I want to be in a city with a great nightlife. But as someone who sees himself as a pan African I do not want to be sidetracked and hopefully can get into productive are conducive social circles. I would also like to volunteer my time in anywhere my skills knowledge and intelligence would be deemed useful.

Any comments suggestions or recommendations or highly appreciated. I do wish I spoke Yoruba or Igbo fluently but I guess that will come with time. I don't want to make this longer then I already have so thank you for attention.



What a beautiful journey you are on. It's good to come home to your roots but the whole continent is yours and I generally see Haitan people as African because you really kept a lot of the culture. If you visit Lagos maybe go with someone you know personally or people that have money because sadly so many people are desperate around people that have more money than them. I also watch Search for Uhuru's videos but like him, you should take short trips instead of staying a whole year or even 6 months at a time. Reach out to him for contacts he may help you. You'll enjoy Lagos but not unless you know people that know the good spots you may not like it and it can be very stressful on vacation let alone for 1 year. Depending on when you travel, Calabar is also nice but my favourite place in Nigeria is Abuja, hands down. I travel there alone and I'm a woman with no family there. If you go to Abuja I can give you a list of places to visit and the safe areas to stay in for you. Admittedly it's not as lively or crowded as Lagos though but you can base yourself there and visit Lagos, it is only an hours flight between the two. You will for sure enjoy Lagos but you will appreciate Abuja.

I'm really proud of you for what you are doing.

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Re: Haitian American Traveling To Nigeria For The First Time by londoner: 8:33pm On Apr 03, 2019
bravesoul247:
bro, I thought a gut called Ejadike here promised to help you with your stay in Nigeria? You can't cope all by yourself if you're new. You need someone to show you around. Or you could employ someone. The North is volatile right now so you need to stay away. Lagos is cool and PH is sharp as well. All the best.

Do you know Ejadike personally?

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Re: Haitian American Traveling To Nigeria For The First Time by TheKongoEmpire(m): 8:45pm On Apr 03, 2019
londoner:




What a beautiful journey you are on. It's good to come home to your roots but the whole continent is yours and I generally see Haitian people as African because you really kept a lot of the culture. If you visit Lagos maybe go with someone you know personally or people that have money because sadly so many people are desperate. You'll enjoy Lagos but not unless you know people that know the good spots. Depending on when you travel, Calabar is also nice but my favourite place in Nigeria is Abuja, hands down. I travel there alone and I'm a woman with no family there. If you go to Abuja I can give you a list of places to visit and the safe areas to stay in for you. Admittedly it's not as lively or crowded as Lagos though. You will for sure enjoy Lagos but you will appreciate Abuja.
I'm really proud of you for what you are doing.
I'm not too familiar with Calabar but my good friend did also highly recommence Abuja as well. The property are also cheaper there than Lagos but not as much as Ibadan.
Re: Haitian American Traveling To Nigeria For The First Time by londoner: 8:53pm On Apr 03, 2019
TheKongoEmpire:
I'm not too familiar with Calabar but my good friend did also highly recommence Abuja as well. The property are also cheaper there than Lagos but not as much as Ibadan.

You are likely to come across a wider variety of Nigerians from many tribes in either Lagos or Abuja though. Property prices depend on the type of area you are in though.

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Re: Haitian American Traveling To Nigeria For The First Time by TheKongoEmpire(m): 9:20pm On Apr 03, 2019
londoner:


You are likely to come across a wider variety of Nigerians from many tribes in either Lagos or Abuja though. Property prices depend on the type of area you are in though.
That's what I thought but eventually, I'd like to go to the rural areas or at the very least visit the traditional festivals. It's the culture I want to see. I would think Lagos would be a good pivot point to the see the rest of the country (evidently except the North) and the Continent as a hole.
Re: Haitian American Traveling To Nigeria For The First Time by londoner: 9:44pm On Apr 03, 2019
TheKongoEmpire:
That's what I thought but eventually, I'd like to go to the rural areas or at the very least visit the traditional festivals. It's the culture I want to see. I would think Lagos would be a good pivot point to the see the rest of the country (evidently except the North) and the Continent as a hole.

As you realise the culture is in the village and not really the city so you DEFINITELY need to go with someone who will take you because generally, the village is ancestral. You need a bring in.

You sound kind of like Dynast you know.

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Re: Haitian American Traveling To Nigeria For The First Time by TheKongoEmpire(m): 9:53pm On Apr 03, 2019
londoner:


As you realise the culture is in the village and not really the city so you DEFINITELY need to go with someone who will take you because generally, the village is ancestral. You need a bring in.

You sound kind of like Dynast you know.
He's the who inspired me to go Naija.
Re: Haitian American Traveling To Nigeria For The First Time by londoner: 9:57pm On Apr 03, 2019
TheKongoEmpire:
He's the who inspired me to go Naija.

That's really good. You'll also inspire someone else so please document your journey. We all need to see it.

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Re: Haitian American Traveling To Nigeria For The First Time by bravesoul247(m): 11:56pm On Apr 03, 2019
londoner:


Do you know Ejadike personally?
Yea. He's a cool dude. Or the dude could employ someone to show him around and make him feel welcomed

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Re: Haitian American Traveling To Nigeria For The First Time by TheKongoEmpire(m): 5:09am On Apr 04, 2019
londoner:


That's really good. You'll also inspire someone else so please document your journey. We all need to see it.
that's what I plan to do. I don't see many of any men especially black Americans making videos on moving or living in Nigeria.

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Re: Haitian American Traveling To Nigeria For The First Time by Chiiamaka: 12:37pm On Apr 04, 2019
Have you heard of the phrase ‘have you been to my city Lagos ‘ hahahaha... It’s good to know you want to connect to your roots l.. Lagos is your best option as you stand to enjoy so many diversity.. You had get to experience the Nigerian way of living.. All the best
Re: Haitian American Traveling To Nigeria For The First Time by londoner: 5:57pm On Apr 04, 2019
TheKongoEmpire:
that's what I plan to do. I don't see many of any men especially black Americans making videos on moving or living in Nigeria.

Nigerians are yet to actually market themselves or extend a hand to those who are away from home because of the slave trade.

This is what Ghana and a few other countries have done and rightly so. That is why so many people feel they won't be welcomed by Nigerians because they don't see the same move towards them from Nigerian leaders.

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Re: Haitian American Traveling To Nigeria For The First Time by londoner: 6:05pm On Apr 04, 2019
bravesoul247:
Yea. He's a cool dude. Or the dude could employ someone to show him around and make him feel welcomed

Glad to hear it.

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Re: Haitian American Traveling To Nigeria For The First Time by elinocute: 8:39pm On Apr 04, 2019
I stay in ketu, Lagos hit me up if you need any help
In my location u can rent a flat for 500k upward per year with borehole water plus d expresswifi lol
Lagos is sweet if u know ur way
Re: Haitian American Traveling To Nigeria For The First Time by TheKongoEmpire(m): 10:17pm On Apr 04, 2019
londoner:


Nigerians are yet to actually market themselves or extend a hand to those who are away from home because of the slave trade.

This is what Ghana and a few other countries have done and rightly so. That is why so many people feel they won't be welcomed by Nigerians because they don't see the same move towards them from Nigerian leaders.
I hope they changes in the future.

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Re: Haitian American Traveling To Nigeria For The First Time by btins001: 8:55am On Apr 08, 2019
BusinessHub1:
Sorry I have to ask this; WHAT EXACTLY IS YOUR PROBLEM
The bolded aren't my words...OP's.

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