Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,510,273 members, 5,721,422 topics. Date: Sunday, 12 July 2020 at 02:03 AM

A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African - Nairaland / General - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African (49316 Views)

BREAKING: Finally, IPOB Annouces Official Date UN Will Sit With Kanu Over Biafra / My Room Mate Cut Me With Razor Because I’m More Beautiful Than Her” / My Roommate Cut Me With Razor Because I’m More Beautiful Than Her” – Lady Cries (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (Reply) (Go Down)

A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by ijustdey: 11:00pm On Sep 21, 2019
A South African in Japan narrates how he was snubbed by a Nigerian after he introduced himself, with the Nigerian saying:’South Africans are not my brothers. We share Jason Jetnarayan’s story, which was first published by IOL’



Jason Jetnarayan, left when he arrived in Japan as a teacher



African reaction to xenophobia in South Africa has spread as far as Japan. Durbanite and Manchester United fan Jason Jetnarayan, who works as an IT recruitment consultant after starting as an English teacher in the Land of the Rising Sun, discovered this when he went to a pub in Shibuya to watch the recent match between his team and Leicester.

“The pub was busy and there weren’t any seats available, but I looked around and spotted a black gentleman in a Manchester United jersey with open seats at his table.

“I approached him to let him know my friend and I were Manchester supporters too and asked permission to join him.

“He gave us his approval in an African accent. As a proud African myself, I was excited about this because Africans are rare here. So I ask him where he was from. He said ‘Nigeria’ and reciprocated the question. I extended my hand and excitedly told him I was South African. He didn’t believe me until I proved it to him, showing him my ID as I beat my chest with pride.
“However, he didn’t seem to share the sentiment by the look of it.

“He was visibly upset, and made a statement about South Africans not being his brothers. I immediately realise he was referring to the xenophobic attacks that have unfortunately occurred in SA for the last decade, and only seem to be getting worse.”

Jetnarayan said he felt a sense of uneasiness, which he described as “a sinking feeling in my chest”.

“The pride I felt a moment before sharply deteriorated into one of shame.

“I, for one, have never taken issue with immigrants in my country or any other. I am in no manner responsible for the xenophobic attacks in South Africa, yet I apologised to the gentleman as he got up to leave the bar, having made the choice he would rather not be affiliated with a South African.

“We’re failing our brothers and sisters in Africa, we’re failing our women, we’re failing our children. We need to be better. We need to fight for our people and speak out against atrocities committed on our land, or else we too are part of the problem.

“Let’s be the resolution.”

In his fourth year in Japan, Jetnarayan spoke of his experiences as a foreigner there.

“Japanese people’s perceptions of SA are very uneducated and come across as ignorant.

“They find it hard to understand how an Indian or white can come from Africa. And racism isn’t a prominent topic for them.

“They often don’t know they’re being racist. But I don’t blame them, they live in a very isolated society and are mostly exposed to domestic media only, whereas foreigner perceptions of SA are influenced by movies like District 9, sports, celebrities like Trevor Noah, or apartheid or Mandela.” – IOL



https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2019/09/21/a-nigerian-refused-to-sit-with-me-because-im-south-african/


lalasticlala

31 Likes 2 Shares

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by EddyRex: 11:02pm On Sep 21, 2019
FTC

2 Likes 1 Share

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by Midas01: 11:03pm On Sep 21, 2019
Nice

54 Likes 2 Shares

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by ChristianNorth: 11:05pm On Sep 21, 2019
You guys have lost us. That is the truth.

For me, I don't see myself rolling with a South African. In my place, we don't roll with lazy idiots

411 Likes 34 Shares

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by iPhoneRepairer: 11:08pm On Sep 21, 2019
That is what you get for taking Nigerians for granted but honestly we should try to be one Africa

135 Likes 8 Shares

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by Heybeedee(m): 11:09pm On Sep 21, 2019
tsar! dirty things

4 Likes 2 Shares

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by EricBloodAxe: 11:16pm On Sep 21, 2019
No Nigerian would seat close to a SAfrican henceforth. Because you can never tell how lazy or hungry he is and next thing you'll see is someone trying to loot something from your pockets.

198 Likes 10 Shares

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by olisaEze(m): 11:25pm On Sep 21, 2019
Cause & effect my broda, you can’t eat your cake and still have it waiting for you in the fridge! undecided

106 Likes 4 Shares

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by Nigeria2040: 11:46pm On Sep 21, 2019
The guy is white South African that's why he is reasonable. Black South African mumu are not from this earth

272 Likes 6 Shares

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by booblacain(m): 12:08am On Sep 22, 2019
Wetin concern white man for this matter?

6 Likes 2 Shares

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by cybriz82(m): 2:13am On Sep 22, 2019
Mozambique n Liberia are now our brother grin

122 Likes 4 Shares

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by FSU: 2:49am On Sep 22, 2019
Nigeria2040:
The guy is white South African that's why he is reasonable.

He's not "white", he's Indian South African

121 Likes 2 Shares

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by Nobody: 3:23am On Sep 22, 2019
FSU:


He's not "white", he's Indian South African

Every light skinned person is white to Nigerians... cheesy

125 Likes 4 Shares

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by OruExpress: 4:53am On Sep 22, 2019
In you people's mind, it's Indians that aren't xenophobic.

21 Likes 2 Shares

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by Mightyhaiz: 4:59am On Sep 22, 2019
That's a real Nigerian,..not al sudani grin

86 Likes 4 Shares

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by realstars: 5:03am On Sep 22, 2019
You never see something,

20 Likes 2 Shares

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by Chanchit: 5:45am On Sep 22, 2019
Lmao! See casting.

6 Likes

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by braveboy64(m): 6:11am On Sep 22, 2019
Them never see anything ooooo we just start

17 Likes 2 Shares

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by shamecurls(m): 6:13am On Sep 22, 2019
Look for who is standing and offer him/her the seat.

This life is too easy.


That shouldn't hurt.

2 Likes 2 Shares

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by Duplik8t77(m): 6:13am On Sep 22, 2019
.....and that was how south Africa and south africans became pariah....dem never chee chomtin...they've stepped on the toe of a giant

28 Likes 2 Shares

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by Crazeworld(m): 6:13am On Sep 22, 2019
"...South Africans are not my brother"
I like that Nigerian!

Meanwhile, I'm available for your online documents and Print-out Slips. Check my signature

66 Likes

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by meobizy(m): 6:14am On Sep 22, 2019
Who cares, abeg? It’s not everyone from one race who should act the same way. For that one belligerent Nigerian over a hundred exist who’ll communicate in a friendly manner to him.

4 Likes 2 Shares

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by yeyeosoronga: 6:15am On Sep 22, 2019
Nice...

2 Likes 2 Shares

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by straighttalk(m): 6:17am On Sep 22, 2019
And so What

2 Likes 2 Shares

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by jrusky(m): 6:17am On Sep 22, 2019
Who will allow demon to sit around him South Africans are not fellow Africans brother infact we don't know them.

The guy even behaved better if were to be someone else he wont even allow you to talked further with him.

Nonsense people. You'South Africans has lost your respect and we shall treat you like rags.

58 Likes

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by Pennyways: 6:17am On Sep 22, 2019
Why? Is he/she should sit with you


No no no not at all

South Africans are not our brothers
They are not our sisters

If you fortunately catch one in ur neighbourhood deal with him/her

21 Likes 2 Shares

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by Ifexontop(m): 6:18am On Sep 22, 2019
Why we he/she sit with you? Stupid South African

17 Likes

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by Igbosmoker: 6:18am On Sep 22, 2019
ChristianNorth:
You guys have lost us. That is the truth.

For me, I don't see myself rolling with a South African. In my place, we don't roll with lazy idiots
who una help? South Africans don't need una stop feeling high.


We are the most poverty region in the world
Highest in illiteracy
Boko haram, Isis,herdsmsn
No electricity
No job

6 Likes 2 Shares

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by Cantonese: 6:18am On Sep 22, 2019
Prevention is better than cure as they say. The person when snake bite before if e see worm e must run. Since South Africans declared Nigerians as their enemies let the man go away with his hypocritical friendship. Would he have watched the match with a Nigerian in South Africa? Nonsense.

40 Likes 2 Shares

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by boldking(m): 6:20am On Sep 22, 2019
naija don cast too

4 Likes

Re: A Nigerian Refused To Sit With Me Because I’m South African by greencard: 6:20am On Sep 22, 2019
An eye for an eye will make the world go blind.




And YES, XENOPHOBIA is a SIN,

If he can't put it on his social media platforms that he is against it and vehemently condemn the act, he shouldn't "come and be" playing "we are brothers"....I know my brothers , no come deh "FAMZ" me for foreign land because we both na minority.

we are smarter than that

4 Likes

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (Reply)

Reverend Father Uche Felix Dies In Accident On His Way Back From Ebonyi / Henry Chukwuemeka, Taxify Driver Sues Dorcas Shola Fapson For N5M / Pick Your Sleeping Pattern, Mine Number 4

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2020 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 77
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.